Resveratrol Side Effects

resveratrol side effects

Enjoy your wine! It's good for you!

Have you been paying attention lately to all the talk about resveratrol side effects? When you hear the words, “side effects” don’t they usually conjure up bad images and terrible problems? You know those drug commercials where the announcer talks about the drug and then (quickly or even in fine print) lists all the awful side effects which may result from it’s use? Sometimes the side effects are actually worse than the disease itself! Anyway, when I refer to resveratrol side effects, I am referring to positive side effects….things you actually want to happen! And you will be very pleased with the results when you hear about the many positive side effects of resveratrol. You might not even know what this powerful substance is! If you don’t know much about it, you will definitely want to read on as it can be your new anti aging secret weapon.

Remember a few years ago when all the news reports were saying it was healthy to drink a glass of red wine each night? Apparently research showed it was quite beneficial for the heart! Well, the major ingredient in red wine which makes it so heart healthy is resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant found in the skin of grapes. And white wine will not do, as the darker the skin of the grape, the stronger the concentration of resveratrol. Over the years, more studies have been done proving that resveratrol is more effective than both Vitamins C and E! This super polyphenol has some incredible benefits for the body’s internal functioning, including (but not limited to:)


Controls inflammation

Lowers blood sugar

Anti-carcinogenic as it kills cancer cells

Protects cells from being damaged by free radicals

Keeps hormones balanced

Decreases bad cholesterol and raises good cholesterol


All of these health benefits can have a positive impact not only on your inner body systems, but your outer as well. Let’s look a bit closer at one of the main benefits: resveratrol has been proven to delay cell death. What does this mean? It means it can actually slow down the aging process. This potent antioxidant has the potential to extend our lifespan and keep us younger looking, longer! This is some exciting stuff! In addition to the inner benefits, resveratrol can have a positive impact on your skin too. Resveratrol:


Keeps you hydrated (and we all know a hydrated body means hydrated skin, which means healthy skin!)

Firms and lifts skin

Promotes supple skin

Reduces age spots


You can get your resveratrol in a few ways. The first of course, it to actually ingest it through the food you eat. Dark grapes and a glass of red wine each night can give you the resveratrol naturally. You can also take a resveratrol supplement, just make sure it comes from a good source. I actually started taking a resveratrol supplement a few months ago and then, upon seeing my results and continuing to read about it, decided to write this post, because you all need to know about it! Since taking the resveratrol, I have had numerous compliments on my skin. In fact, in a recent You Tube video, a viewer actually thought I was 10 years younger than I am! I’m not tooting my own horn here, but this is something I want you all to experience too. The recommended dosage is 500 mg a day. You can also use a skin cream for topical application which contains a high concentration of resveratrol. One of my faves is Silk Moisturizing Cream, which contains the red wine antioxidant along with Co-Q 10 and alpha lipoid acid, which are all essential for maintaining healthy looking, supple skin.

Check out the video below by my favorite natural health expert, Dr. Mercola, on how free radicals damage cells and how resveratrol can repair them!

So if you think all the talk lately over resveratrol side effects is just hype, think again! It actually is one of nature’s most powerful secret weapons that we have to use in the fight against aging. Have you had success using resveratrol supplements or skin cream? Tell us about it!

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Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • Danika @ Your Organic Life

    When taking a resveratrol supplement it’s really important to take one that’s certified organic. Resveratrol comes from grapes, and grapes are a highly sprayed crop. Also, it is very concentrated and crosses the blood-brain barrier. You don’t want pesticide contamination of ANYTHING that crosses the blood-brain barrier or over time you could be doing yourself more harm that good.

  • Natural Organics


    You make a great point. Thanks for pointing this out.


  • Lena

    Absolutely love your blog! Thank you for sharing. Your post about stuff in our cosmetic is absolutely GREAT!!!!

  • Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty

    This is good stuff Robin. I need to get me a high dose of it because I have inflammation like nobody’s business.

    Can you leave a link to the supplement you take? I’d like to try it.

  • Natural Organics

    Hi Michelle,
    Sure! Like Danika said in an earlier comment, the safest Resveratrol supplement to take it organic…unfortunately there’s not much choice when it comes to an organic resveratrol. One of them is made by Reservage Organics…and it’s not all that cheap, but to me, the benefits are way worth the cost. Just go to Lucky Vitamin and search for organic resveratrol. They come in different strengths.

    Do you take fish oil? That is very good for inflammation too and boswellia which is an herb. I just started taking a fish oil by Dr. Ron’s Ultra Pure and I love it!

  • Male Enhancement

    Wow, who knew! So eating a lot of red grapes and drinking red wine, with in moderation can actually prolong our life or at least slow down the aging process? This makes me wonder what other beneficial chemicals are out there in everyday food, fruits and vegetables that we don’t know about. We know it is good to eat fruits and veggies, but if we all knew all the benefits they can give us, I am sure we would eat a lot more of them. Thank you for this information! Have a happy new year!

  • NatureGirl

    After reading your review of the Silk Moisturizing Cream, I was so excited to see so many great ingredients, I thought I had to order it right away! However, upon closer inspection of the ingredients, I found that this product includes phenoxyethanol, a known toxic substance, which though controversial, has had FDA warnings issues for its toxic dangers, and most highly respected “natural” products sold in Europe expressly say that they do NOT include this terrible substance. And though this limits my options immensely, I no longer buy any products that contain phenoxyethanol, and am shocked that a product such as Silk Moisturizing Cream which is quite expensive and claims to be so “natural” would include it. I just don’t understand why they would ruin an otherwise great product, there are other options to use! Oh well, I’ll keep looking for the truly NATURAL anti-aging face cream, but as far as I’m concerned no product which contains phenoxyethanol should claim in good conscience that it’s “natural.”

    Here is more info on phenoxyethanol:

    Truth about phenoxyethanol:

    FDA Warning:

    Products without phenoxyethanol:

  • Natural Organics

    Thanks for your comment! I actually agree with you wholeheartedly….I won’t use anything with phenoxyethanol in it too and I was also shocked to see that Silk contained it. When I contacted Pure Radiance, I got the reply, “this has not been proven.” So the vague answer didn’t really answer my question as to why Silk contained phenoxyethanol. However, based on the other ingredients I still feel as though it’s a better choice than most of the commercial creams on the market….having said that though, I wish they would reformulate with a more natural preservative.

  • seo los angeles

    I always hear people saying that red wine is good for you, but I had a hard time believing them haha. But I think that’s because I wasn’t getting the full story. In moderation the resveratrol can be a beneficial antioxidant. Thanks for helping me to understand this issue!

  • Battys Bath

    So happy to hear a nice glass of red wine actually does good for the bod :)