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By Medicover Hospitals / 11 Mar 2021
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What is Resveratrol?

  • Resveratrol belongs to the polyphenols family of compounds. They're thought to act as antioxidants, protecting the body from damage that can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease. It has been shown to widen blood vessels and lower the function of cells involved in blood clotting. According to some findings, resveratrol has negligible oestrogen (a female hormone) impact. It could also help with pain and swelling (inflammation).
    1. Resveratrol Uses
    2. Resveratrol Side effects
    3. Precautions
    4. Overdose
    5. Storage
    6. Resveratrol vs Astaxanthin
    7. Frequently Asked Questions
    8. Citations

    Resveratrol Uses:

  • It is a substance that is present in red wine, red grape skins, purple grape juice, mulberries, and peanuts in limited quantities. It's a form of medicine. High cholesterol, cancer, heart disease, and a variety of other diseases are all treated with this medication. It also has many beneficial effects and bioflavonoids, such as lowering the risk of osteoporosis, influencing fat cell development in a positive way (promoting long-term fat loss), and modulating blood pressure (usually resulting in a decrease in blood pressure).
  • Resveratrol has a number of health benefits, including protecting the heart and circulatory system, reducing cholesterol, and preventing blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It has been shown in animal research to lower blood sugar levels. Since the drug is an antioxidant, it is often marketed as a way to minimise the risk of cancer
  • Resveratrol Side Effects:

  • Some of the common side effects of Resveratrol are:
    • Stomach upset
    • Abdominal pain
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Rash
    • Skin infection
    • Fever
    • Headache
    • Dizziness
  • Resveratrol can cause some serious side effects and can lead to some serious health problems. Talk with your doctor if you are having any serious problems.
  • Precautions:

  • Before taking Resveratrol talk with your doctor if you are allergic to it or any other medications. The drug may contain some inactive ingredients which will cause serious allergic reactions or some other serious problems. Before using the drug talk to your doctor if you are having a blood disorder, kidney disease, stomach disease and abdominal pain. To minimise the risk of bleeding, people who are having surgery should stop taking resveratrol two weeks before the procedure and should resume it again after two weeks. The drug has a small amount of estrogenic activity, so women with cancers or other estrogen-sensitive conditions should seek medical advice before taking it. It inhibits the function of enzymes involved in drug metabolism, although no trials have been performed to see whether it has a major impact in humans.
  • How to use Resveratrol?

  • Single-dose studies indicate that resveratrol 450 mg/day is a daily dosage for a person weighing 70 kg. In a short-term (2-week) trial, doses above 1 g/day seemed to be well-tolerated, but adverse effects can also be noticed. If you are using resveratrol as a moisturizer then apply it after cleansing and toning twice a day i.e. morning and evenings.
  • The drug protects a cell’s DNA. It's a powerful antioxidant. Pollution, radiation, and our bodies' normal fat burning produce free radicals, which can cause cancer, ageing, and brain degeneration.
  • Missed Dose:

  • Missing one or two-dose of resveratrol won’t show any effect on your body. The skipped dose causes no problem. But with some medication, it won’t work if you don’t take the dosage on time. If you miss a dose some sudden chemical change may affect your body.
  • Overdose:

  • Overdose of a drug can be accidental. If you have taken more than the prescribed drug there is a chance of getting a harmful effect on your body’s functions. Overdose of a medicine can lead to some medical emergency.
  • Interactions

  • There have been no drug interaction studies related to this drug. It's important to understand the possibility of drug interaction with blood thinners. Patients who take blood thinners like aspirin, warfarin, or clopidogrel should tell their doctor about the consumption of the medication.
  • Storage:

  • Direct contact with heat, air and light may damage your medicines. Exposure to medicine may cause some harmful effects. The medicine must be kept in a safe place and out of children’s reach.
  • Mainly the drug should be kept at room temperature between 68ºF and 77ºF (20ºC and 25ºC).
  • Resveratrol vs Astaxanthin:

    Resveratrol
    Astaxanthin
    Resveratrol belongs to the polyphenols family of compounds. They're thought to act as antioxidants, protecting the body from damage that can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease Astaxanthin is also available in the form of antioxidants that are said to have many health benefits. It has been linked to healthier skin, endurance, heart health and joint pain.
    Resveratrol has been touted as having a number of health benefits, including protecting the heart and circulatory system, reducing cholesterol, and preventing blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. Astaxanthin works as an antioxidant and helps to reduce free radicals present in the body. The medicine has a reddish tinge to it and is naturally extracted from plants. It has a lot of benefits for the eyes and skin.
    Some of the common side effects of Resveratrol are:
    • Stomach upset
    • Abdominal pain
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Rash
    While large doses of antioxidants have been known to disrupt some of the adaptations to exercise, such as mitochondrial biogenesis, it is currently unclear whether it has any significant side effects

    Frequently Asked Questions:

    Resveratrol has been promoted as having a number of health benefits, including protecting the heart and circulatory system, reducing cholesterol, and preventing blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It has been shown in animal research to lower blood sugar levels.
    Peanuts, pistachios, apples, red and white wine, blueberries, cranberries, and even cocoa and dark chocolate contain this compound. The drug is produced by the plants that produce these foods to fight fungal infection, ultraviolet radiation, stress, and injury.
    Single-dose studies indicate that resveratrol 450 mg/day is a daily dosage for a person weighing 70 kg. In a short-term (2-week) trial, doses above 1 g/day seemed to be well-tolerated, but adverse effects can also be noticed.
    Before using the drug talk to your doctor if you are having blood disorder, kidney disease, stomach disease and abdominal pain. To minimise the risk of bleeding, people who are having surgery should stop taking resveratrol two weeks before the procedure and should resume it again after two weeks.
    Resveratrol, a natural polyphenolic compound found in grapes and red wine, has anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce cytokine overproduction, suppress neutrophil activity, and change the expression of adhesion molecules.
    Some of the common side effects of Resveratrol are:
    • Stomach upset
    • Abdominal pain
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Rash

    Citations:

  • Effects of Resveratrol, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0024320599004105
  • Resveratrol, https://nyaspubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/j.1749-6632.2010.05853.x