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Do Raisins Contain Resveratrol
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
Grape but moot point: Currently there is no human clinical outcome data suggesting any benefit from consuming resveratrol as dietary supplement. Instead, focus on eating diverse range of fruits & veggies rather than focusing on one specific one. Check out http://www. Quackwatch. Com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol. Html for more info on this supplement. ...Read more
Not enough evidence: Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1166-cissus%20quadrangularis. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1166&activeingredientname=cissus%20quadrangularis. There is not enough evidence to prove either benefit or safety. ...Read more
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
Because it is a food substance, it is safe in high dosages, but not necessary to get benefits.
Since the product comes in different forms & different dosages, it is best to follow the recommendation on the bottle to obtain maximum benefits & cost effectiveness. ...Read more
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
Pills & Liquid:
Resveratrol comes in pills & liquid form.
Since it is absorbable under the tongue, the most bang for the buck is the liquid form placed by teaspoon under the tongue
for maximal absorption.
However, this may not be so easy for some people who make be more compliant with the pills. ...Read more
Does resveratrol really work? I mean does it really slow aging and if so, by how much and how do you know this for sure?
It is debatable: There is some experimental evidence that it is useful but in humans there is no definite data to support that claim yet. But fruits are good for healthy aging and are encouraged. How much do they prolong life...Not certain but could add 4-5 years if you eat healthy (lots of fruits and vegetables with each meal) and avoid animal fats. ...Read more
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
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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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
Of course not: If it were "miraculous", we'd know it. The research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up -- even when there's no profit to be made, science is driven by strongest of emotions (jealousy) and the secret couldn't be hidden. Despite media claims, really good work on this interesting molecule remains in its infancy -- it's likely to have some real uses, but probably is no magic bullet for any. ...Read more
Yes,: But you can't take in enough resveratrol to make a difference in any biological action, reaction or process in your body -- so don't waste your money. ...Read more
No: It shouldn't. It's a supplement, and also found in wines. However, you're on BCP, so not sure what issue you may be having with resveratrol. Please elaborate, and we can help you. ...Read more
Is 500mg trans-resveratrol, 50mg quercetin, 250mg NR, and 75mg pterostilbene too much to take daily? Have early goiter development. Pills to blame?
Supplements: I don't know why you're taking all this stuff. Although these supplements (what is "NR"?) are compounds naturally found in foods, taking megadoses is not "natural"? I don't know of an interaction between these supplements and goiter, but if you have a goiter, you should have it checked out by a doctor. ...Read more
Probably safe: I believe that resveratrol is very safe for men to take but long-term studies on the pros & cons are lacking. Many common foods/herbs are phytoestrogens, such as soy. The benefits seem to outweigh the risks & mild phytoestrogens like resveratrol may protect us from much more potent chemical phytoestrogens from plastics/fire retardants etc. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3074428/. ...Read more