Charu GuptaAmity University Uttar Pradesh, India
Title: Resveratrol: A Nutraceutical Intervention for Cardiovascular Health
Resveratrol is a natural product produced by plants, and is found, among other sources, in red wine grapes, and nuts. It is an active ingredient with antioxidant activity and is synthesized by wine grapes as a natural defense against both fungal infections and UV light. Preclinical and clinical trials have established the therapeutic effects of resveratrol, including the treatment of various cancers, lipid disorders, as well as the engendering of anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, and anti-aging activity. Resveratrol has been reported to have anti-oxidative, Phyto-estrogenic and cardio-protective activities. It can prevent or slow the progression of a wide variety of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease and ischaemic injuries, as well as enhance stress resistance and extend the life-spans of various organisms from yeast to vertebrates. Resveratrol reverses arterial damage and age-related illnesses, outperforms viagra’s circulatory effect, boosts nitric oxide, buys the cell more time for DNA repair and clears the cell of DNA debris upto 60%. Resveratrol is proven to inhibit colon cancer, neuroblastoma, oesophageal cancer, breast cancer, leukemia, pancreas cancer, liver cancer and cancer of oral, stomach, lungs, ovarian, thyroid and cervical. It has also been found that when resveratrol is coupled with a whole range of essential synergists, co-factors and transporters, including quercetin, curcumin (from turmeric), I3C (a powerful, anti-hormonal agent), the raw and fermented mycelial extracts of cordyceps, modified citrus pectin and others, the synergy of this super nutrient combination is the best cancer-preventative approach.
Charu Gupta (Gold medalist), Professor, Amity Institute of Herbal Research & Studies, Amity University Uttar Pradesh, Noida carries with over 16 years of experience in teaching and research at university level. She has successfully completed several govt. funded projects in the area of medicinal plants and functional foods. She has over 120 publications that have been cited over 2000 times, and her publication h-index is 25. She has been granted few patents related to herbal health care products and functional foods. She has also transferred few technologies related to herbal products to industries. She has been serving as an editorial board member of several reputed journals. Presently, she is working on the project funded by DST-SERB in collaboration with Malaysia & Thailand under ASEAN-India Collaborative research project.