Friday, 22 June 2012

Make mine another glass of red

Reservatrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes and other fruit as well as in red wine, seems to have had a lot of press over the last couple of years. 

The reason being that high levels of Reservatrol can improve exercise performance due to changes in skelatal muscle and heart function.

A great argument for a post race / training glass of red wine.

Initial studies were carried out on mice and rats.  The problem is that any Human trials that have produced any relevent findings have used doses of 1gram of Reservatrol - the equivalent to 667 bottles of red wine.

1 comment:

Andy Pearson's running blog said...

Great excuse for a small glass or two all the same!