- What other names is Resveratrol known by?
- What is Resveratrol?
- How does Resveratrol work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Resveratrol.
People use resveratrol for "hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis), lowering "bad" (LDL) cholesterol levels, increasing "good" (HDL) cholesterol levels, and preventing cancer.
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Acne. Early evidence shows that applying a gel containing resveratrol to the face might reduce the severity of acne.
- Lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD). Early research suggests that taking a combination product containing resveratrol, vitamin C, zinc, and flavonoids slightly reduces coughing and mucus production in people with COPD.
- Diabetes. Some research suggests that taking 5 mg of resveratrol twice daily for 4 weeks does not affect insulin levels in people with diabetes. However, other evidence shows that taking a specific product that contains resveratrol (Biofort) daily for 3 months reduces blood sugar, blood pressure and fat levels in the blood.
- "Hardening of the arteries" (atherosclerosis).
- High cholesterol.
- Preventing cancer.
- Other conditions.
Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).
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