Gila Monster (Helidroma Suspectum) Resveratrol has the property similar to the chemical Exenatide, which a synthetic version of exendin-4, a hormone found in the saliva of the Gila monster; a reptile found in the banks of Gila River, Arizona.
All these mimic the action of glucagon like peptides-1 (GLP-1), which is normally secreted from the duodenum/intestine of people after consumption of food.
- Inhibits the rapid emptying of stomach content, so that rapid rise of blood glucose does not occur.
- Inhibits the action of glucagon which is responsible to raise the blood glucose level.
- Increases insulin secretion that helps in speeding the utilization and storage of glucose.
- Lessens the appetite acting centrally in brain; helping to lose weight.