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Should one on chemo (xeloda+eloxatin+zometa) take multivitamins, calcium, antioxidants, resveratrol, digestive enzymes, fish oils, curcumin etc?

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 more

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Antioxidant (Definition)

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


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Can anti oxidant n resveratrol increased the effects of chemotherapy for cancer patient?

Can anti oxidant n resveratrol increased the effects of chemotherapy for  cancer patient?

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 more

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How effective is resveratrol?

How effective is resveratrol?

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

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Is resveratrol safe to take if pregnant?

Is resveratrol safe to take if pregnant?

No. It is not.: According to the company’s site “due to its estrogenic nature, resveratrol is not advised for use by women w a history of estrogen-sensitive cancers, such as breast, ovarian, and uterine cancers, as well as those who are pregnant or intending to become pregnant.”. ...Read more

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Does resveratrol affect male bone growth?

Does resveratrol affect male bone growth?

In rats or humans?: Check out http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4277004/ for data of resveratrol on bone growth in rats but we still don't have any human data regarding either benefit or safety ...Read more

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How does resveratrol affect a gout flare up?

How does resveratrol affect a gout flare up?

Still unclear: So there is a ton of crap (excuse my language, but i cannot find another suitable word) regarding resveratrol and gout. There are antedotal reports littering the internet, but following up on those reports leads to dead ends in my opinion. I would say the effects are still unclear, and it does not hurt or help gout based on our current understanding. ...Read more

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What effect does resveratrol have on gout flare up?

What effect does resveratrol have on gout flare up?

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 more

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Could you tell me some good resveratrol supplements to take?

Could you tell me some good resveratrol supplements to take?

HealthTap Doctors: are not allowed to recommend any specific brands of products. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Would everyone benefit from taking a resveratrol supplement?

Would everyone benefit from taking a resveratrol supplement?

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

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What is resveratrol used for?

What is resveratrol used for?

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 more

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