Menopause and Red Wine

by Al Sears, MD on December 8, 2009 · 4 comments

By Al Sears, MD

I just saw a new study that shows why women especially love how resveratrol makes them feel. It may combat the symptoms of menopause as effectively as hormone replacement drugs. And it does it without the cancer and other risks.

This is a remarkable discovery. It gives you one more weapon to combat the hot flashes, night sweats, and worse that come with “the change.”

The study, published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, found that resveratrol mimics the benefits of estrogen. In other words, it fakes out the body into thinking it has the estrogen levels of your youth.

Plus, the study showed it helps keep cells healthy. And when cells function properly, there’s less chance that cancer will form.

The study’s authors concluded, “Resveratrol might be the most promising candidate for HRT and chemoprevention of breast cancer due to its estrogenic activity and high antitumor activity.”

You can get resveratrol from certain foods – red wine, red grapes, cranberries, blueberries, and peanuts. But you’d have to eat a lot of these foods to get the equivalent of 100 mg. So a supplement is your best bet.

I recommend all my patients – men and women – take 100 mg of resveratrol daily. It’s an antioxidant, anti-aging powerhouse.

It’s safe and natural. You can take it any time of day, with or without food.

About the Author:  Dr. Al Sears is a practicing physician and the author of The Doctor’s Heart Cure.  He is a fitness and nutritional expert, and is certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. To learn more about Dr. Sears’ practical health solutions, please click the following link to visit his website: AlSearsMD.com.

[Editor’s Comments:  Another great reason to add a glass of red wine to your daily ritual!

But if you don’t drink, don’t like red wine or just want to add some “extra” protection with a nutritional supplement, the best resveratrol product I’ve found on the market is Purple Defense by Dr. Joseph Mercola.

Click here =>> Purple Defense

My wife and I love red wine, but we’ve also been trying to reduce our daily caloric intake in order to drop a few pounds. Purple defense is a great addition to your supplement program if you’re looking to protect yourself from free radical damage and increse your intake of resveratrol, polyphenols and antioxidents.]

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1 Kelly Rudolph December 9, 2009 at 11:00 am

Thank you for this article, Pete!
I’ve used Resveratrol for over 9 months. The first thing I noticed is that my eyelashes got longer within a week and a half and gray hair stopped coming in at my temples. My roots are now my original hair color, lessening the need for harsh chemical hair color. Yay! I take the mega 500 mg Resveratrol and call it “Reverse It All” although I got the above results with the 100 mg doseage. I purchase it at a huge discount at VitaCost.com. BTW: The hot flashes are “Personal Summers.”
Live safe and happy,
Kelly Rudolph

2 Issac Maez January 7, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Hi, I found this blog while searching for some supplements. I like your information and you seem to have a pretty good website. Looks like you have put in a great deal of effort in creating this site. I will bookmark the site and revisit at a later date.

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