ergo-log.com

Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "

about us

/

contact

/

Ergo-Log

30.03.2023


Resveratrol helps type 2 diabetics lower glucose levels

Supplementation with substantial, but not excessively high, doses of resveratrol lowers glucose levels in people with type 2 diabetes. This is the conclusion of a Chinese meta-study, which appeared in Nutrition & Metabolism in 2017.


Resveratrol helps type 2 diabetics lower glucose levels


Study
Chinese endocrinologists, affiliated with Southeast University, traced 9 previously published trials in which subjects with type 2 diabetes had received resveratrol. The researchers aggregated the trials' results and analyzed them again.

In the trials, subjects received 10-3000 milligrams of resveratrol daily for 1-12 months.

More details about the trials can be found in the table below. Click on it for a readable version.


Resveratrol helps type 2 diabetics lower glucose levels


Resveratrol mimics the effects of caloric restriction at the cellular and molecular level. The plant substance activates enzymes that repair cells and increase insulin sensitivity.

Results
Resveratrol supplementation reduced HOMA-IR. That is, insulin sensitivity increased. Click on the tables below for a larger version.


Resveratrol helps type 2 diabetics lower glucose levels


Resveratrol helps type 2 diabetics lower glucose levels


Not all trials in which higher doses were administered were conclusive on their own. If you look at the table at the top of the page, you will see that researchers in those less conclusive studies had used doses of 1 gram of resveratrol or more.

Apparently the optimal doses are between 100 and 1000 milligrams per day. Then we are talking about supplements that contain only resveratrol; not about resveratrol-phospholipid complex supplements. The bioavailability of these complexes is exponentially better than that of regular resveratrol products.

Conclusion
"This study provides novel insights into the beneficial effects of resveratrol supplementation on type-2 diabetes," the researchers write.

"Specifically, resveratrol supplementation may improve fasting plasma glucose, HOMA-IR, and insulin in diabetic patients."

"The long-term risks and benefits of resveratrol supplementation are unknown. Understanding the efficacy of resveratrol in diabetic patients requires large-scale, well-designed, and population-based studies in the future."

Source:
Nutr Metab (Lond). 2017 Sep 22;14:60.

More:
Rutin, a natural medicine against type-2 diabetes 16.02.2023
Supplement with glycine and N-acetylcysteine lowers insulin resistance in type-2 diabetics 02.12.2022
This dose of thiamine increases your glucose uptake 29.10.2022

Archives:
Insulin & Glucose Metabolism
Resveratrol


At this dose, Q10 supplementation increases insulin sensitivity Vitamin D supplement keeps type 2 diabetes at bay This is what happens if you take a gram of cinnamon with every meal

At this dose, Q10 supplementation increases insulin sensitivity
Meta-study.

Vitamin D supplement keeps type 2 diabetes at bay
Trial.

This is what happens if you take a gram of cinnamon with every meal
Not too fit individuals who want to improve their lifestyle become significantly healthier if they take a gram of cinnamon with every meal.