A new study published in the journal Neuropharmakology shows that a substance from a plant found in red wine, resveratrol, can actually protect against anxiety and depression symptoms. The compound is found in wine and has a positive effect on anxiety, depression and other mental health problems, according to the study.
Studies have shown that resveratrol has long-lasting effects and could even be used as a treatment for anxiety, depression and other mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Singh wrote in his blog. There is a lot of literature suggesting numerous health benefits, but this is not the first study of its kind in the US.
The discovery was made when researchers who experimented with the substance’s effect on mice found it inhibited the release of the stress hormone corticosterone, which can trigger anxiety and depression. If that is not enough to interest you in this tiny plant substance, ongoing research suggests that it may have a positive effect on stress hormones such as corticosterone, which trigger anxiety or depression in large quantities, according to Singh.
In fact, resveratrol has been observed as a relaxing agent in the body’s response to stress, according to the American Academy of Neurology.
Beyond the extraordinary benefits mentioned above, it is almost certain that red wines can also improve your mental health. Connections in glasses of red wine can reduce severe stress and protect you from developing serious mental health problems to the point where stress goes unchecked. If consumed in moderation, the potential health benefits are undeniable.
Even if you don’t drink much wine, current science suggests that resveratrol can be used as an ingredient in future antidepressants.