Resveratrol is also effective in maintaining hormonal balance after menopause. Hormone Replacement Therapy is most commonly used in post-menopausal women to aid in the halted production of estrogen. However, HRT also makes for an increased risk in breast cancer, strokes, heart attacks and blood clots. Ongoing research demonstrates that resveratrol binds to human estrogen receptors. This increases hormonal activity in the body almost as effectively as HRT without the risks and side effects. It has been suggested that resveratrol supplementation may be a possible alternative to Hormone Replacement Therapy. Further researchers might be able to uncover more benefits for women’s health.