Researchers from the Kingston University, London in January 2013 declared that Red Wine helps in boosting the performance enhancing hormone testosterone in the body of the athletes and players. The researchers also claimed that the beverage would not only help them in winning the trophies, but an athlete under influence of red wine can also cross all the anti-doping tests.
A team at the University's School of Life Sciences led by Professor Declan Naughton in their findings confirmed that there are chances in which, the amount of testosterone excreted by the body is distorted under the influence of Red Wine and can easily skip the drug tests from the Urine Samples.
Quercetin is the compound found in red wine that have abilities of blocking the action of enzyme called UGT2B17 partially. UGT2B17 is an enzyme that finds out testosterone in the human body and then signals kidney to excrete it.
Testosterone is a natural steroid hormone available in the body of men and women with abilities of increasing the muscle mass, speed up the recovery process and boost stamina to a different level. The research was conducted in test tubes till date and the human trial is yet to be done. The clinical study of its effects on human beings would help in determining the effects of red wine on human being.