I Stopped Taking Resveratrol

Resveratrol messed with my body, don't do it.

I Stopped Taking Resveratrol
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I stopped taking Resveratrol per my Doctor's orders. About two weeks ago I noticed my ankles were starting to swell slightly and they went crazy over the Christmas holiday. I finally had to go to the ER this past Wednesday (12/26) because my ankles looked like Grapefruits. I couldn't walk and it hurt to stand for more than a few seconds. The initial blood test results show that my kidneys are spilling proteins into my urine and my Doctor is referring me to a kidney specialist.

While this doesn't prove Resveratrol is responsible, it could be numerous other things, it made me think about the coincidence of taking the supplement and then getting sick. I'm a 37-year-old male in good health and I've never had any problems like this before. The only thing out of the ordinary that I've done in the past few months is take Resveratrol.

Let this be a warning, I highly suggest that everyone taking this supplement to be extra careful or discontinue it as a precaution. I will update my readers with more information once I know conclusively if Resveratrol was to blame or not.


I had lingering effects of this supplement for about a year after I stopped taking it. It's been almost 13 years since I stopped taking them and I've fully recovered since then. I'm 99% positive that my illness was related to taking these Resveratrol pills and I still recommend you NOT to take them.

In the end, the best thing for you to get healthy is diet and exercise. If you can walk for 30 minutes a day, then do that low-impact exercise. If you can run, even better. Watch your eating and try to stick with an Intermittent Fasting schedule if you can. Also, cut out alcohol, that's a big one that prevents you from burning fat.

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