How Does Resveratrol Work?
A new study published in the journal Cell shed more light on how resveratrol works. The study, led by NIH biologist Dr. Jay Chung , revealed that (one way) resveratrol works is by blocking phosphodiesterase enzymes (for their part, these enzymes break down cyclic AMP and regulate cell energy). The end result is elevated levels of cyclic AMP. Down the line, sirtuins are indirectly activated. According to Dr. Chung, “Resveratrol has potential as a therapy for diverse diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and heart disease.”