A natural compound found in red wine, nuts and various fruits may be an effective performance enhancer. High doses of resveratrol were found to improve physical performance, heart function and muscle strength during endurance training.
Researchers are now looking to create a performance enhancing pill using resveratrol and assess whether it can be used to improve heart function in diabetic patients with heart failure.
Resveratrol is already known for its antioxidant properties so why not try consuming some grapes, blueberries, cranberries or peanuts to benefit your health with the potential bonus of enhancing physical performance during exercise!
Dolinsky VW, Jones KE, Sidhu RS, Haykowsky M, Czubryt MP, Gordon T, Dyck JRB, Improvements In Skeletal Muscle Strength And Cardiac Function Induced By Resveratrol During Exercise Training Contribute To Enhanced Performance, The Journal Of Physiology, 2012, 590(11):2783.