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    vinceh4 is offline Senior Member
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    Default Resveratrol...Estrogenic or not?

    I have read both. It has been recomended to me by some family, but I am wary especailly since it may be estrogenic, but I have also read that it blocks estrogen in men. I am confused on the issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinceh4 View Post
    I have read both. It has been recomended to me by some family, but I am wary especailly since it may be estrogenic, but I have also read that it blocks estrogen in men. I am confused on the issue.
    Vince,
    Why do you think you would want to take it - regardless of estrogen effects or not?
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    It is in grapeseed oil and red wine. I don't think either is estrogenic. I wouldn't waste money on a supplement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl View Post
    It is in grapeseed oil and red wine. I don't think either is estrogenic. I wouldn't waste money on a supplement.
    Yeah, just eat some red grapes.

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    True. I don't eat grapes much, but I recently started using grape seed oil on salads and what not.
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    Default Eating grapes, drinking wine won't cut it...

    The amount of resveratrol in grapes, red wine, and (I believe) peanuts is quite miniscule compared to what has been studied as effective in studies. I believe to get the minimum amount to really see the benefits you would have to drink an entire bottle of red wine or more. There is a book out on this very subject by Joseph Maroon called The Longevity Factor. Read that if you would like to learn more, and watch this video here in which he gives an overview of his work:
    The Longevity Factor: Joseph Maroon - Video

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    you would have to drink an entire bottle of red wine or more
    Oh my God that would be horrible!!! Lol. Actually studies I have read say about 2 to 3 4oz glasses of wine will do you fine. If you cannot get an antioxidant from food then you don't need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atl View Post
    Oh my God that would be horrible!!! Lol. Actually studies I have read say about 2 to 3 4oz glasses of wine will do you fine. If you cannot get an antioxidant from food then you don't need it.
    Of course you don't *need* resveratrol. The point is that to achieve the optimum benefits requires a higher dosage than can be safely attained by red wine consumption. That's not to say having a glass or two every now and then won't help, it's just saying that to really benefit from resveratrol's presence in your system you will likely require a good bit more than you can reasonably expect from normal food/drink consumption.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mc View Post
    Vince,
    Why do you think you would want to take it - regardless of estrogen effects or not?
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    Oprah says, " iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's GREAT!" It is supposed to have all of theses wonderful benefits such as killing every kind of cancer cell except lung cancer. Some claim it blocks unwanted estrogen production in men. It lowers cholesterol. It helps to burn fat . It might even make me pretty!

    I know a couple of people who swear by the stuff, besides Oprah. However, I have read that it is both an estrogen agonist and antagonist and this may not be entirely understood how and when it is either.

    I do not want to develop gynecomastia or possibly worse, but I do want to avoid cancer and be "pretty."

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinceh4 View Post
    Oprah says, " iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit's GREAT!" It is supposed to have all of theses wonderful benefits such as killing every kind of cancer cell except lung cancer. Some claim it blocks unwanted estrogen production in men. It lowers cholesterol. It helps to burn fat . It might even make me pretty!

    I know a couple of people who swear by the stuff, besides Oprah. However, I have read that it is both an estrogen agonist and antagonist and this may not be entirely understood how and when it is either.

    I do not want to develop gynecomastia or possibly worse, but I do want to avoid cancer and be "pretty."
    Well the studies suggest that it is quite good for you, but let's not get carried away. I have a feeling that Oprah and many others have a tendency to over-hype products, intentionally or from placebo-type effects.

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