Resveratrol : my own personal results, and you ?
I'm new here and only registered to share my experience with dry eyes.
I "caught" this disease when I started to treat my acne with roaccutane (isotretinoine).
Dry eyes is a known side effect, that usually disappear when the drug is stopped, but did not in my case.
Dry eyes (to both eyes) in my case went so bad that I had to go to the emergency room many times because of epithelium wounds (left eye only). I had a laser surgery to make the wound fixed definitely (it worked well).
However, I still have DES since then, and am using drops every day : when waking up (it is really hurting), many times in the day, and before sleeping.
Recently, I started a resveratrol supplement, only for it's general health benefits (dry eyes was not mentioned in what I've read). After two days, I noticed that my eyes were not as dry as usual, and that I needed less drops. Now that is 16 days, if I'm not wrong, and I can use drops only when waking up and when going to sleep. The difference is really significant, and people around me noticed (I was using drops very often).
I hardly only take resveratrol, I'm taking a lot of stuff, so it's possible that resveratrol may enter in synergy with something else (fish oil, vitamin d, curcumin, vitamin c, etc...).
I don't know if I'm allowed to name the brand I'm using ? It's a 250mg pill, with other stuff in it to improve absorption.
I have emailed the company selling the product, and they told me that no studies indicates anything about resveratrol and dry eyes.
I wanted to share my experience, in case it could help other people out there.
I will update my post after more weeks and month of daily use, to confirm that DES in my case is really relieved.
If anyone have experience to share about resveratrol use, I'm interested as well.
I did try taking resveratrol last year - I tried Holland and Barrett extra strength brand. I remember feeling like I was on a caffeine high all the time. From what I read at the time, the Holland and Barrett stuff probably wasn't great quality (the pill was brown - seem to remember this was bad). So stopped taking it. But I've read that resveratrol (grapes, red wine) can have a positive effect on blepharitis. That's all I can offer I'm afraid
hope your eyes are a little better now.
Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant and anti inflammatory that could assist with fighting the inflammation cascade that is so often associated with dry eyes. I believe that Fortifeye products contain some resveratrol along with other inflammation fighters.
I take 100-200mg a day with a good diet. I could probably also just drink more red wine! :-)
My eyes were find until recently so yes, the resveratrol is really working for me, it is a long time since my initial post :-)
Last week however, I went for holidays to a warm and sunny place, at the other side of my country.
The air is so drying there that even my girlfriend who does not usually have any problem with her eyes has a dry eyes feeling
and is using occasionaly eye drops. For me, it results in drier eyes than usual that requires me to use again some eye drops while the day.
I am confident however that as soon as I come back home, in a (unfortunately) more raining place, that everything will come back to normal.
This shows that resveratrol can really help to give more tears and to relieve eye inflammation, but it does not reverse or cure it, for me at least.
It is still such an improvement in life confort for me that I do plan to keep using it for now.
I did not try wine though ;-)
Can you list the brand, you are allowed to do that on this site. I wont buy any brand- only brands that have been proven to work.
I want a cure