Resveratrol is a custom pharmacy drug supplement, a polyphenic bioflavonoid antioxidant classified in the family of compounds called polyphenols. Resveratrol can be found naturally in certain foods and organic substances such as peanuts, berries, and within the skin of red grapes. Some resveratrol supplements are manufactured from red grape extracts or red wine. Resveratrol is of great interest to the medical and scientific communities and its potential benefits are multitudinous.
Scientists believe plants that produce resveratrol naturally do so in part to protect against radiation. This protection is a key reason why resveratrol supplements are popular in the anti-aging community as they are considered to be effective in reducing free radical damage that may attribute to physical signs of aging.
In addition to its celebrated potential benefits in regard to anti-aging, resveratrol, as a strong antioxidant, may provide antioxidative, anticarcinogenic and antitumor protection, improve circulation for heart health, decrease LDL cholesterol, and boost protection against certain neurological disorders.
In the world of fitness, some studies have indicated that resveratrol supplementation may provide skeletal muscle benefits for endurance training.
Resveratrol is often taken in tablet form but your doctor will decide what form is best for you and your specific condition. Consult with your doctor about dosage and usage and follow her or his directions. Resveratrol recommendations range from 200mgs to 500mgs per day, but only your doctor can decide what is the right dosage for you.
Some resveratrol users may experience no side effects at all, but side effects are a possibility with any drug or supplement. Common side effects seen with resveratrol are listed below.
Many other side effects are possible and until you begin taking resveratrol there is no way to know exactly which, if any, side effects you may experience. Always remember, if any you experience any side effects that are worsening or lingering, see your doctor.
Severe Side Effects:
Resveratrol does not usually cause severe side effects, but as each person is unique it is certainly possible that someone may experience a severe side effect while using resveratrol. If you experience any side effects that seem severe, seek emergency medical treatment at once.
All patients considering the use of resveratrol should consult with their doctor before beginning use. Only a doctor who has an intimate and detailed knowledge of your medical history is qualified to make the decision as to whether resveratrol will be safe for your use.
Resveratrol is contraindicated for the conditions listed below.
WARNING: Resveratrol may interact with many medications. If your doctor suggests resveratrol, be sure to inform her or him about all medications, drugs, and supplements you are currently taking or have recently taken.
CAUTION: Anyone taking any of the following types of medications should never use resveratrol in any form unless their doctor has decided the benefits outweigh the risks:
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