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scotto77 posted:
Please for a medial expert to answer only.

I am interested in Resveratol. It seems to be safe and effective at 150 - 500 mg. Do you recommend? Is it safe? What side effects?

Thank you.
billh99 responded:

The exercise program worked: the subjects made significant gains in aerobic fitness (VO2max), blood pressure, cholesterol, and several other fitness markers. But the gain were severely blunted in the subjects taking resveratrol.

Another thing to remember, the lead researcher points out, is that the supplement dose is way higher than what you'd get from sipping red wine, or consuming any food, for that matter. It's not that resveratrol is "bad" -- it's that extracting isolated compounds from "good" foods and then ingesting them in (comparatively) massive doses turns out time and time again to have effects that we're unable to predict and that seldom turn out to be good. That's why I continue to believe that , for most of us, in most contexts, most supplements are a bad idea.

More details and links to the source in article.
James Beckerman, MD, FACC responded:
I do not recommend it. I do not believe that the medical evidence truly supports its benefit.

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