What is Resveratrol?

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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 36 18
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

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Resveratrol

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 4
200 mg daily 3
50 mg daily 2
600 mg daily 2
1 tsp. daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1
120 mg daily 1
300 mg daily 1
250 mg twice daily 1
500 mg daily 1

See all 15 dosages

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
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2

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

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it orally, hold in mouth for one or more minutes, letting it get into my blood stream directly, bypassing liver, which takes about 70% of the resveratrol out of your system.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Sep 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The most efficient way of administering resveratrol in humans appears to be buccal delivery, that is without swallowing, by direct absorption through the inside of the mouth. When 1 mg of resveratrol in 50 mL solution was retained in the mouth for 1 min before swallowing, 37 ng/ml of free resveratrol were measured in plasma 2 minutes later. This level of unchanged resveratrol in blood can only be achieved with 250 mg of resveratrol taken in a pill form.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 14, 2010 (Started May 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2010 (Started Oct 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for antitoxin)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 320 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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