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Description

Resveratrol is a chemical (polyphenol) that is produced by plants as a reaction to bacteria or fungi. It helps plants to naturally fight against disease. It is naturally found in common foods,such as grapes, berries, and even peanuts. Eating these foods as part of your diet will help add resveratrol to your body. It is also taken as a supplement by people because it is thought by some to have a wide range of benefits.

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How to Do It

Make room in your diet for grapes, berries, or peanut products.

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Take daily supplement, as per manufacturer's instructions, typically 250 - 500mg daily. You may want to consult your doctor before taking.

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Benefits

  • May aid in decreasing heart attack risk
  • May kill cancer cells and limit their spread
  • May help to protect delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
  • May have anti aging properties
  • May Decrease diabetes risk
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Time Commitment

1-2 minutes 

As part of your diet or in pill form as per doctor/manufacturer’s recommendation

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Why it works

  • Prevent insulin resistance
  • Protect cell damage
  • Fight plaque build up
  • Reduce cholesterol and inflammation
  • Antioxidant
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Suggested Frequency

Daily as per doctor/manufacturer's recommendation

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Side Effects

High doses of resveratrol can sometimes increase estrogen, and other times block estrogen.This could be a problem for anyone with estrogen fed cancers. It could also be problematic for those trying to get pregnant, or people who are on hormonal contraception.

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Required Equipment

Resveratrol filled foods or pills

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Gurus/Celebrities/Doing it

Dr. Oz

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Suggested Time of Day

Meal/Snack time

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Notes

  • Most studies done on effectiveness only show results at doses around 2,000mg - however this has not been tested for safety.
  • It may be better to get Resveratrol from natural sources such as red wine, grapes, peanuts, pistachios, dark chocolate, jackfruit skin, blueberries, and cranberries.

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 Health  AntiAging
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