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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?
Xeloda-oxali: You may want to stop your multivitamins while you are on xeloda as Folic Acid may exgerate side effect of xeloda. You also need to have your vitamin d level checked and take a supplement if the level is low as vitamin d deficiency may affect the response to chemotherapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antioxidants are substances that protect your cells against oxidation, especially oxidation by molecules called free radicals. Free radicals can damage cells, and may play a role in heart disease, cancer and other diseases. Vitamins a, c, e, as well as beta-carotene, lutein, lycopene, and selenium, are common antioxidants. Foods high in antioxidants include fruits, ...Read more
Dr. Rao is correct: The fact that the principal article on resveratrol was a complete fake should tell you something. Generally, anti-oxidants have been the greatest disappointment in medicine throughout my lifetime. To my knowledge, none of the physicians I work with take any. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No proven benefits: From studies in yeast, sirtuins (sir2 proteins) are believed to have some effects on aging, on cell death, on stress resistance (such as in situations of food scarcity), etc... Researchers are trying to find out if there are anti-aging effects in mammals. Some believe resveratrol activates a sirtuin and possibly extends lifespan, but so far research with mammals has not shown any such benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Very: Resveratrol is derived from the skin of grapes. It is a powerful antioxidant that detoxifies free radicals in the blood, which have an adverse effect on our arteries. It is highly concentrated in liquid or pill or capsule form as opposed to eating lots of grapes or drinking lots of wine. You can by it in any pharmacy it is supposed to make you feel younger & to live longer. ...Read more
This is a purine: Resveratrol is a the antioxidant benefit that is found in red wine which is good for your heart. Unfortunately alcohol in any shape or form is broken down into purines that can cause in increase in purines and thereby increasing your uric acid leading to gout. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perhaps but unproven: Resveratrol is an antioxidant that reduces inflammation, protects against cancer & may slow aging. A recent study showed those with diets high in resveratrol did not fare better than those with lower levels,but the amount in supplements may help. Studies have not yet proven clinical benefits but research like http://cbsn.ws/TxwanU suggest it's likely beneficial in high doses. It seems safe to try! ...Read more
Unknown: Resvertrol from organic grape seed pomace would be safe after the first trimester. It might be helpful for someone with metabolic syndrome. The usual forms from japanese knotweed might not be safe. Certainly there would be no real advantages for mother or baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None: There are no reliable human studies that show any measurable benefit from taking reseveratrol. One of the leading resveratrol researchers was caught fabricating data and was fired from univ. Of ct. Last year don't bother with taking this product. ...Read more
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