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October 28, 2010: by Bill Sardi
Derived from the medical literature and from reports by consumers to manufacturers.
Symptoms believed to be related to over-inhibition of TNF (tumor necrosis factor)
These symptoms have usually been reported by anemic individuals and are similar to those reported with the use of TNF-inhibiting drugs (etanercept – Enbrel).
Caution: resveratrol has properties similar to grapefruit juice and enhances the effect of certain medications. This may be beneficial or problematic. It is best to take resveratrol pills at a different time than medications.
A few people have what is called reactive hypoglycemia where blood sugar can drop and induce numbness or tingling in the fingers, hands, feet or face, or experience panic attacks, irritability, nervousness, insomnia, even heart palpitations, even 2-5 hours after meals or after taking diabetic medications. Uncommonly, some people who take resveratrol report these same symptoms, which can even occur hours after taking resveratrol. Among individuals who are prone to reactive hypoglycemia, their blood sugar may temporarily drop a bit too far, resulting in unwelcome symptoms. Resveratrol should be taken with food to help avoid any latent hypoglycemia that may occur, and to eat food at regular intervals throughout the day.
Symptoms of Reactive Hypoglycemia
If you recognize any three of these symptoms in yourself over a period of time, you are probably at risk for reactive hypoglycemia.
A more complete list of symptoms:
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