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Red wine can help astronauts stay strong, a new study suggests



Red wine can help astronauts stay strong, a new study suggests

Red wine is a favorite among many but recently, a compound developed with this liquor is making rounds in being helpful for maintaining the strength in the astronauts. The compound, named as Resveratrol is believed to help the astronauts in the Mars expedition stay strong.

It has been found that Mars is located nine months away from the Earth and by the time the astronauts reach their endpoint, this compound can keep their strength up.

The findings of the study were published in the esteemed journal of Frontiers in Physiology which suggests that the compound, Resveratrol can help in the preservation of the muscle mass along with the strength on exposure to the wasting impacts which is then stimulated by the Mars gravity. The study was conducted on rats.

It is common for both the muscles and the bones to be affected first when someone is exposed to the gravity and the environment surrounding around.

The lead author of the study, Dr. Marie Mortreux said:

“After just three weeks in space, the human soleaus muscle shrinks by a third.”

He also added:

“The condition is then accompanied by the implied impacts on the muscle twitch fibers which are essential for the overall endurance in the body.”

In order to help the astronauts gain better health through their journey, necessary mitigation strategies are necessary for alleviating the overall condition. Owing to the shortcomings, the researchers do believe that the dietary supplements are the safest bet and in this case, Resveratrol is the best option for the astronauts.

The impacts of the Resveratrol was found to have beneficial impacts in preserving the muscles mass and the bones under similar conditions like the microgravity during spaceflight. This was the reason why the researchers deduced that the daily supplementation with the same can come in handy for the astronauts in the long run.

The researchers have done the initial findings and are focusing on further experiments to find the mode of action and the accessory effects of the dosage of this compound on a regular basis along with the safe dosages.


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