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Product Review: Resveratrol Supplements (Grape, Red Wine, and Polygonum Sources)
 

Initial Posting: 9/6/13  Updated 4/13/14 
Resveratrol Supplements Reviewed by ConsumerLab.com Find Out What's Really in Resveratrol Supplements. Some Contain Little Resveratrol or Do Not Meet Quality Standards.

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Alphabetical list of resveratrol supplement brands covered in report

21st Century Resveratrol Red Wine Extract NutriGold Resveratrol Gold Shaklee Vivix
Country Life Resveratrol Plus Olympian Labs Clinical Trans Resveratrol Solgar Resveratrol with Red Wine Extract
Dr. Sinatra OmegaQ Plus with Resveratrol Pure Encapsulations Resveratrol VESlsorb Swanson Resveratrol
Dr. Whitaker Triveratrol Plus Puritan's Pride Resveratrol Trunature (Costco) Maximum Strength Resveratrol
Finest Nutrition (Walgreen) Extra Strength Resveratrol Puritan's Pride Resveratrol + Red Wine Extract Vitacost Resveratrol Grape Seed & Red Wine Extracts
Life Extension Optimized Resveratrol Reserveage Organics Resveratrol Vitamin Shoppe Reservie Trans-Resveratrol
Nature's Code (QVC) Resveratrex Resvinatrol Complete Vitamin World Extra Strength Resveratrol + Red Wine Extract
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Resveratrol supplements have been popular since 2006, when studies in animals showed "life-extending" and "endurance-enhancing" effects, among other potential benefits.  Although similar evidence does not yet exist for people, a wide-range of resveratrol (or "red wine extract") supplements are marketed, including capsules, liquids, and tablets.
 
ConsumerLab.com tested many popular resveratrol supplements on the market. One supplement was discovered to contain only 2 mg of resveratrol per capsule -- that's just 1 to 2% of the amount provided by most other products. Another supplement failed to break apart properly in disintegration testing. A third resveratrol product lacked FDA-required ingredient labeling.  The good news is that many other resveratrol supplements contained their claimed amounts of resveratrol (30 mg to 250 mg per serving) and passed other important tests -- including tests for contamination by lead and cadmium, which are toxic heavy metals.
 
Among the quality-approved products, ConsumerLab.com calculated the cost to obtain 100 mg of resveratrol to be as much as $3, or as little as just 6 cents -- a huge potential savings!

You must join to get the full test results for 20 resveratrol supplements along with ConsumerLab.com recommendations and quality ratings for resveratrol. You will get results for ten supplements selected by ConsumerLab.com and for ten other resveratrol supplements that passed voluntary, quality certification testing, as well as information about one supplement similar to another that passed testing but which is sold under a different brand.  

In this comprehensive report, you'll discover:
    • Which resveratrol supplements failed testing and which passed
    • Direct comparisons and quality ratings of resveratrol supplements 
    • How the cis- and trans- forms of resveratrol differ and how much of each are in the tested supplements
    • Cost comparisons, showing you which of the best resveratrol supplements are lowest cost  
    • Dosage information for using resveratrol -- and what clinical studies have shown
    • Side-effects, cautions, and potential drug interactions with resveratrol 
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Update:
(9/19/13): The distributor of the product which lacked adequate labeling information has informed ConsumerLab.com that it is in the process of correcting the label. For more details, see the Update at the top of the full review.
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