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Resveratrol Benefits and Side Effects

Since Oprah's Dr. Oz and 60 minutes discuss Resveratrol's "Red Wine Supplement," and it seems to be a miracle that people flock to get in line to take this supplement. Why is it so popular? Well, the benefits are quite impressive, implying weight gain, energy boost and anti-aging effects to name a few. But what about the side effects that are reported such as headaches, feeling 'drowning' or temporary insomnia? This article will take a quick look at the benefits and side effects reported by recent users of Resveratrol.

The Common Benefits of Resveratrol-

  1. Weight Loss - This is often associated with stimulation of the SIRT1 gene, a gene that starts with metabolism and helps to lose weight.

  2. Energy Increase - Again the stimulated SIRT1 gene improves metabolic rate. The more fat you burn, the more energy is released into the body. People have reported happier and more productive use.

  3. Anti-Aging Effects - Resveratrol has been shown to be a powerful anti-oxidant, helping improve cell function and slow cell damage.

Side Effects Reported-

  1. Headache - Just as some people get headaches from consuming too much wine, so some may get headaches from supplements made from grapes.

  2. "Buzzed" temporarily - This is often reported to be the same feeling as the caffeine buzz. Other people have reported it as a dizzy feeling.

  3. Insomnia - Again, it is reported as temporary, but some report feeling 'in a hurry' insomnia for a few minutes until it passes.

So we can see that no "miracle" supplement has ever been promised, and neither is Resveratrol. There are definitely some great benefits, from weight loss, to energy boost plus anti-aging effects, but you may be one of the few who may have side effects as well.


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