Study: Resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, can protect against cognitive decline
by Belle Carter
(Natural News) Several studies have found that resveratrol, a compound found in grapes, berries, peanuts and red wine, can help protect brain cells by stimulating the destruction of specific proteins.
A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroinflammation showed that resveratrol supplementation reduced cognitive and functional decline in patients with mild Alzheimer’s disease.
Resveratrol is a natural substance produced by several types of plants as a response and defense against stress, fungi, toxins or ultraviolet radiation. Because of its protective nature, resveratrol is classified as a flavonoid antioxidant and has been the subject of much scientific scrutiny for its health-promoting qualities.
One such quality is its ability to support brain and nervous system health. Resveratrol is unique among antioxidants because it can cross the blood-brain barrier – meaning, it can be beneficial to neural health. …