How can Resveratrol Support Bone Health?

How can Resveratrol Support Bone Health?

Resveratrol can counteract age-related bone loss

Osteoporosis is a disease that occurs when the body loses too much bone, makes too little bone, or both. As a result, bones become brittle and weak. They may break after a minor act like sneezing or from a fall, which may lead to serious complications.

Interestingly, our bones have holes and spaces in between. Once Osteoporosis occurs, the bones become larger compared to healthy bones. They weaken and become susceptible to breakage.

Oftentimes Osteoporosis does not have symptoms. You will only know that you have it once your bone breaks or after a clinical diagnosis.

Different factors contribute to Osteoporosis. These include your age, your diet, and genetics. Even smoking, the side effects of certain medications, and the loss of hormones after menopause can also lead to Osteoporosis.

Thankfully, there are gifts from nature that can help keep osteoporosis at bay. One of which is Resveratrol. It is a phytonutrient that you find in red grapes, berries, and other fruits.

In a study published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, researchers detected improvements in bone density in postmenopausal women who took Resveratrol.

In the study, called “Resveratrol for Healthy Ageing in Women (RESHAW),” women took 75 milligrams (mg) of resveratrol twice a day or a placebo for 12 months. Thereafter, researchers measured their bone density using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans, or DXA scans.

"The modest increase in bone mineral density at the femoral neck with resveratrol resulted in an improvement in the study population’s T-score and a reduction in the 10-year probability of major fracture risk," said Peter Howe, an author of the study and professor emeritus at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales, which conducted the study.

A T-score is used to measure the body’s bone density. 

In a sub-analysis of the study results, subjects who supplemented their resveratrol with vitamin D and calcium showed a greater improvement, noted Howe.

Resveratrol combined with Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) by NutraBod can help prevent osteoarthritis and counteract age-related bone loss! These two key ingredients from nature are now in soft gel capsules for bone health and healthy aging.