Other than helping my body recover after exercise, which health factors does resveratrol benefit?
An increasing number of clinical trials support the use of resveratrol in the treatment of chronic inflammation from diseases such as diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Other studies show promising results in the use of resveratrol for controlling high cholesterol, supporting defenses and fighting cancer cells – thus lowering the dosages of prescription drugs meant for these conditions.
Is resveratrol safe to use?
In general, and at the suggested doses, resveratrol is a well-tolerated supplement with no serious adverse side effects in otherwise healthy people. Consult your doctor before starting the use of any supplement.
Who should take precautions when using resveratrol?
Resveratrol may delay blood clotting and increase the risk of bleeding and is therefore not recommended for people who have bleeding disorders, using medications for such disorders or about to undergo surgery. Resveratrol can also act as an estrogen and is not recommended for people who are sensitive to hormonal changes, such as those suffering from breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis or uterine fibroids.
Can resveratrol help my skin?
Resveratrol has antioxidant properties that promote collagen fibers, helping to combat wrinkles and sagging skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties and protective agents against ultraviolet radiation help reduce and prevent skin issues such as acne.
Can I combine resveratrol with other supplements?
Yes, it can be used with some skin care supplements such as collagen and biotin, and with supplements that support joint health. Preliminary research shows that adding resveratrol to your treatment can enhance the effects against knee osteoarthritis by reducing pain and stiffness while improving movement.