What should I know before taking resveratrol?

You should know before taking resveratrol as a supplement that it should be treated like any other medication. Speak with your doctor if you think that you need to take a supplement like resveratrol. If you get your resveratrol from red wine there may be additional risks associated with consuming alcohol or combining alcohol with certain foods, medications, or activities.

There are risks in taking resveratrol in a concentrated or supplement form. Taking resveratrol while also using blood thinners, aspirin, or warfarin, could cause adverse affects. If you have a blood condition, or are pregnant or breast feeding, resveratrol may not be right for you to take as a supplement at this time. Also, if you have an illness that is affected by estrogen production, speak to your doctor before taking this as a supplement.

Tell your doctor about all medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, or dietary choices you are currently making so that they can decide if resveratrol is currently safe for you. If you are allergic to this supplement you may have a reaction that includes itching, swelling, hives, or rashes. Speak to your doctor before taking this or any other supplement.

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