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Molecules 2014, 19(9), 13724-13734; doi:10.3390/molecules190913724

Anti-Stress Action of an Orally-Given Combination of Resveratrol, β-Glucan, and Vitamin C

Department of Pathology, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
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Received: 17 July 2014 / Revised: 30 August 2014 / Accepted: 1 September 2014 / Published: 3 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Resveratrol)
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Stress has repeatedly been found to reduce the abilities of the immune system to fight against individual attacks. The current dissatisfaction with classical medications has led to more attention being focused on natural molecules. As recent studies have suggested that some bioactive molecules can have synergistic effects in stimulation of immune system and reduction of stress, we have evaluated the stress-reducing effects of the resveratrol-β-glucan-vitamin C combination. We found that compared to its individual components, this combination was the strongest reducer of stress-related symptoms, including corticosterone levels and IL-6, IL-12 and IFN-γ production. View Full-Text
Keywords: resveratrol; β-glucan; vitamin C; stress; immunomodulator; cytokines resveratrol; β-glucan; vitamin C; stress; immunomodulator; cytokines
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Vetvicka, V.; Vetvickova, J. Anti-Stress Action of an Orally-Given Combination of Resveratrol, β-Glucan, and Vitamin C. Molecules 2014, 19, 13724-13734.

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