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Resveratrol is a substance found in red wine, grapes, berries and dark chocolate. Scientists don’t know how resveratrol works, and it’s unclear what dosage would benefit people with memory loss.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, along with the Alzheimer’s Association and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, is conducting a trial of a nutritional supplement containing resveratrol and other ingredients for treatment of Alzheimer’s. The Medical College of Wisconsin plans a pilot study of resveratrol for Alzheimer’s disease.
Resveratrol in foods may not be well absorbed. If this is confirmed, and resveratrol is found to helpful for memory loss, then a pill form might be best.