Do Real Men Drink Wine?
Dear Men and the Women who LOVE them:
There is a very potent nutrient in wine which has very important qualities that you NEED to know about!
This might SURPRISE, or even SHOCK you.
Wine has been known for hundreds, if not thousands, of years as a way to reduce stress. In the last 50 years or so, wine has been shown to hold powerful antioxidants which may reduce oxidative stress and improve cardiovascular health.
This powerful nutrient is found in the skin and stems of wine-producing grapes.
What could this nutrient that helps improve health and raise testosterone levels be?
Why it is Resveratrol!
Resveratrol is a polyphenol which has tremendous benefits on the cardiovascular and circulatory system in the body. It can also increase the health of blood vessels, aid in immune function and protect against from oxidative stress.
But that’s not all!
Trans-resveratrol, the most active form of resveratrol, can also increase testosterone levels and sperm production in men.
The research is young and evolving, but the consensus is resveratrol can give men a swelling boost of self-confidence.
We all need a little more confidence. Who would have thought we could find that confidence in a glass of wine or grape juice!
Most is not all wine is made from grapes, which has high levels of resveratrol.
But not just wine! Grapes and grape juice can also hold the same capabilities as wine!
Grape juice can also hold the key to increasing testosterone levels.
Whichever form you use, high levels of resveratrol can increase testosterone and to do it NATURALLY!
In fact research done by Juan et al. demonstrated the potency of resveratrol on mice and testosterone. Their research confirms that ingestion of resveratrol can have lasting effects on testosterone, specifically targeting the male reproductive organs.
Ingesting just 20 mgs of resveratrol for 90 days significantly increased tubular density of the testes in mice. This significantly increased sperm counts in the mice. And the sperm quality did not suffer.
Increased sperm count and improved sperm quality could make for a more fertile man!
Here’s the most interesting part: they found resveratrol had an effect on the hypothalamic-pituitary axis, which controls the male reproductive organs.
To show how beneficial resveratrol is on testosterone, let us take a look at research done by Shin et al.
Their research subjects were a step up from mice- rabbits.
Most of the rabbits they used were impotent and were unable to get an erection, let alone keep one. The researchers fed the rabbits 50 mg of resveratrol for 28 days and came to some SHOCKING conclusions.
After ingestion, the rabbits were able to get an erection!
They concluded due to a relaxation of the corpus cavernosum, it allowed for more blood flow into the region, resulting in erections.
In fact, they noticed a 56.8% increase in circulating testosterone, a 15.8% increase in sperm count and a 23.3% increase in sperm mobility.
Resveratrol found in grapes and wine can NATURALLY increase testosterone and how YOUR sperm are produced and swim!
More circulating testosterone means more testosterone available for muscle building!
Naturally, the aging process leads to reduced testosterone. This results in loss of lean mass, weakening of bones and increased risk for heart disease and health related complications.
But not just age can lower testosterone levels. The environment also plays a role in your sexual reproduction health.
Exposure to toxins can decrease function of specialized cells in the body. Those specialized cells are responsible for production and release of testosterone from your testes.
Researchers Jiang et al. were able to create mice with damaged testes, just to prove how powerful resveratrol can be on damaged testicular function.
The mice testes were rendered useless by chemical methods. Then they were given 20-40mg of resveratrol depending on the group. They found that ingestion of resveratrol reversed the damage to the testes leading to increased function.
The researchers noticed the mice regained body weight and testicular weight. The damaged testes, showed dramatic improvements in the damaged tissue, some even improved close to normal.
What Else Can Be Said About Resveratol
Resveratrol, found in grapes, grape juice and wine, can help increase testosterone by stimulating the hypothalamic-pituitary axis in the brain, which is responsible for normal hormone production.
The high antioxidant activity of reservatrol from grapes possesses ant- inflammatory properties, which can reduce inflammation and reverse damage from oxidative stress.
By including grapes, grape juice and moderate intake of wine can increase the body’s natural defenses which might increase testosterone production. This is not the only natural way to increase testosterone levels, but should be included into a healthy diet.
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Jiang, YG. Tao, P. Yong, L. Ming-Chuan, LI. Yun-hua, L. Resveratrol reestablishes spermatogenesis after testicular injury in rats caused by 2,5-hexanedione. Chinese Medical Journal. 2008. Vol. 121(13);pp. 1204-1209.
Juan, ME. Gonzalez-Pons, E. Munuera, T. Ballester, J. Rodriguez-Gil, J. Planas, J. trans-resveratrol, A Natural Antioxidant, Increases Sperm Output In Healthy Rats. J Nutr. 2005. Vol.135(4);pp. 757-760.
Shin, S. Jeon, JH. Park, D. Jang, M. Choi, JH. Choi, B. Joo, S. Nahm, S. Kim, J. Kim, Y. trans-resveratrol relaxes the corpus cavernosum ex vivo and enhances testosterone levels and sperm quality in vivo. Biomedical Of Pharmacal Research. Vol. 31(1);pp. 83-87.