What is Resveratrol?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol RevGenetics Micronized Resveratrol and Tween Mega-resveratrol Show all

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Resveratrol is an antibiotic produced by plants. It has also been produced by chemical synthesis, and is sold as a nutritional supplement. Animal studies suggest beneficial health effects, such as anti-cancer, antiviral, neuroprotective, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and life-prolonging effects.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 35 18
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 21 9
Multiple Sclerosis 4 2
Doctor recommendation 2 0
Fibromyalgia 2 1
Loss of energy 2 0

Show all 23 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Resveratrol

Side effect Patients
Tennis elbow pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Resveratrol

Dosage Patients
600 mg daily 3
250 mg daily 2
1 g daily 1
200 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
250 mg twice daily 1
250 mg three times daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Resveratrol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 13
Expense 11
Other 10
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 3
Side effects too severe 1
See all 31 patients who’ve stopped taking Resveratrol

Duration

Currently taking Resveratrol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 4

Stopped taking Resveratrol

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 23
Usually 7
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 4
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 32
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 8
< $25 12
Not specified 16
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6 patient evaluations for Resveratrol

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EdSikov
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EdSikov
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See EdSikov's full Resveratrol history

Sep 6, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Diagnostic assessment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
16777216
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16777216
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

See 16777216's full Resveratrol history

May 25, 2012 (Started May 08, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take this out of scientific curiosity, and have continued taking it because it has absolutely no side effects. It may be an effective anti ageing substance.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Kimellis
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Kimellis
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See Kimellis's full Resveratrol history

Mar 7, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

Aug 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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