Reservations about resveratrol?

Q: I noticed resveratrol wasn’t on your new-and-improved Desert Island Supplement list. Why not?

Dr. Fred: If you’re familiar with my old Desert Island supplement list you might be surprised to see resveratrol just didn’t make the “new and improved” version that appeared in the January 2015 issue. I’ve noted its benefits many times in the past, and I stick by that.

It’s not that you shouldn’t take resveratrol. Quite the opposite! (I recommend 500 mg per day, for the record.)

But there has been a lack of research on resveratrol lately. And I need to see that my desert-island supplements are consistently backed up with proven benefits.

Come on, researchers, get going on this one! Maybe we’ll see it back in play in 2016.