Resveratrol - New Bone Health Research
New research indicates that the red grape skin extract, Resveratrol, can improve bone density. From the desk of Benjamin Brown, Technical Director at Viridian Nutrition.
A new randomised, double blind, placebo controlled study was carried out to investigate the effects of resveratrol supplementation on the bone density of middle aged men who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome.
Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant polyphenol found in red wine and grapes and has been well researched in regards to heart health and it’s anti-inflammatory properties.
The men were supplemented with either 500mg or 75mg of resveratrol or placebo twice a day for 16 weeks.
Results showed that supplementing with resveratrol at 500mg twice daily significantly improved bone density in the lumbar spine through improved bone formation and mineralisation.
This finding suggests that resveratrol supplementation may be of benefit for patients suffering with age related bone loss and osteoporosises.
REFERENCE: Ornstrup MJ, Harsløf T, Kjær TN, et al. Resveratrol Increases Bone Mineral Density and Bone Alkaline Phosphatase in Obese Men: A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014 Oct 16:jc20142799./ BEN BROWN Ben is a naturopath, science writer, lecturer and speaker. He is a lecturer at the UK College of Nutrition and Health and guest lectures at various educational institutions and in university settings. Ben regularly speaks at major conferences and delivers continuing professional development courses on integrative medicine for health care professionals. An established science writer Ben frequently contributes editorials, articles and research to integrative medicine publications and peer reviewed scientific journals. Ben is Technical Director at Viridian Nutrition.
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