Red Wine in a Pill?

Resveratrol ("res-vera-trol") is a compound found in red grape skins and seeds. I have written before about several studies on cardiovascular effects of red wine and made up the "R" mnemonic:

Red wine
Reduces stroke area in mice by 40%

The WSJ Health Blog interviews the CEO of a company which is planning to test a pill form of resveratrol in diabetes patients. It has developed new compounds which reportedly mimic the effects of resveratrol and had a beneficial effect on blood glucose and insulin levels. See the video below:

Health Blog Interview: CEO, Red Wine in a Pill, Inc. WSJ Health Blog, 11/2007.
Red Wine Can Prevent Stroke (in Mice). CasesBlog. 10/2006.
A glass of wine daily may prolong life. How you can you predict which patient will have a bottle daily though? CasesBlog, 03/2007.
Doubt on Anti-Aging Molecule as Resveratrol Trial Is Halted
Image source: Wikipedia.


  1. According to Wikipedia, Consumer Lab, an independent dietary
    supplement and over the counter products evaluation organization,
    published a report on 13 November 2007 on the popular resveratrol
    supplements. The organization reported that there exists a wide range
    in quality, dose, and price among the 13 resveratrol products
    evaluated. The actual amount of resveratrol contained in the
    different brands range from 2.2mg for Revatrol, which claimed to have
    400mg of "Red Wine Grape Complex", to 500mg for Biotivia Transmax,
    which is consistent with the amount claimed on the product's label.
    Prices per 100mg of resveratrol ranged from less than $.30 for
    products made by Biotivia, Jarrow, and Country life, to a high of
    $45.27 for the Revatrol brand. None of the products tested were found
    to have significant levels of heavy metals or other contaminants.

  2. I think people want to know what kind of pricing to expect for large resveratrol capsules.

    500mg and 1000mg capsules are already available, just google "Resveratrol 1000mg vcaps"

    also, about pricing, the link below is a forum where public members help track current prices of resveratrol products:

    It includes Biotivia, RevGenetics, and all the others.

    I hope you find what you are looking for.