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Offline JCarterNZ

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I am after an effective antioxidant and immune system supporter. Iíve been taking resveratrol for a couple of months but donít feel the promised effect. Can anyone recommend anything?

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Re: What effects of antioxidants intake should I experience?
« Reply #1 on: 11/04/2011 08:00:53 »
What exactly did they promise?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 11/04/2011 14:16:48 »
Iíve been taking resveratrol for a couple of months but donít feel the promised effect. Can anyone recommend anything?

Quote from: Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Resveratrol has not been tested in clinical trials, and most clinical trials of other antioxidants have failed to demonstrate the benefits suggested by preliminary studies. Some substancesómost notably beta-caroteneóhave even produced adverse effects. My advice is to ignore the hype surrounding resveratrol and eat a balanced diet that contains adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables.
http://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/DSH/resveratrol.html
 

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What effects of antioxidants intake should I experience?
« Reply #3 on: 11/04/2011 21:02:14 »
What exactly did they promise?

Nothing specific, to be honest, but itís advertised as a ďnatural remedyĒ and many nutritionists recommend it, so Iíve tried it.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 11/04/2011 21:03:06 »
Quote from: Stephen Barrett, M.D.
Resveratrol has not been tested in clinical trials, and most clinical trials of other antioxidants have failed to demonstrate the benefits suggested by preliminary studies. Some substancesómost notably beta-caroteneóhave even produced adverse effects. My advice is to ignore the hype surrounding resveratrol and eat a balanced diet that contains adequate amounts of fruits and vegetables.
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Thanks for the link. 
 

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« Reply #5 on: 11/04/2011 21:04:31 »
Hi
I am after an effective antioxidant and immune system supporter. Iíve been taking resveratrol for a couple of months but donít feel the promised effect. Can  anyone recommend anything?

 

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« Reply #6 on: 12/04/2011 10:41:25 »
Do you want an antioxidant for some particular reason? As I understand it, the evidence for anti-oxidant supplements in improving health generally in otherwise healthy people is rather poor.
http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab007176.html
On the other hand anti-oxidant supplements can serve a useful purpose in some circumstances (the first to catch my eye on the Cochrane site was for subfertility in males, but I'm sure there are others..)
http://www2.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab007411.html
There's an awful lot of money in selling dietary supplements in general, and often they are sold on the basis of "traditional use" rather than any evidence of efficacy. Also, some supplements may be useful for people who are actually not getting enough of something in their diet, but will serve little purpose (or even be harmful) for an individual who's eating a suitable balanced diet.

Note, of course, that very few of the posters to this site are medical professionals, and I'm not aware there are any dieticians. So any views expressed are lay-persons' opinions (I'm a chemist).
 

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What effects of antioxidants intake should I experience?
« Reply #7 on: 12/04/2011 14:40:18 »
Mod edit - I've merged these two identical threads.
 

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What effects of antioxidants intake should I experience?
« Reply #8 on: 12/04/2011 19:24:52 »
Hi
I am after an effective antioxidant and immune system supporter. Iíve been taking resveratrol for a couple of months but donít feel the promised effect. Can  anyone recommend anything?


Stop taking it.
 

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