Resveratrol is a natural antioxidant found in grapes, red wine, mulberries, peanuts, and polygonum cuspidatum. It has been shown to have positive anti-aging effects and benefits on diabetes, heart health, obesity and certain cancers. Those documented health benefits of the raw material attract a number of supplement industries.

However, there are indications that resveratrol market is still in poorly developed state. The consumers are not known clearly about it. Even some well-known market research firm rarely announced about resveratrol data. Between January 1, 2002 to September 2, 2009, 93 new products were launched around the world. Year the highest number of new product introductions in 2007, 24 new products in 2006 and 2005 were 9 and 8. These new products in 2008, a new resveratrol product number dropped to 18, but it is worth noting that so far in early 2009, have 16 resveratrol new products launched.

In the past five years, despite the products containing resveratrol is still not so common, but its application does become more prevalent, however, is still quite low consumer awareness of resveratrol. In all new products launched since 2002, only 16% claim that a food or beverage glutathione products or products containing resveratrol; about 84% of non-food products, including supplements and cosmetics.

So far, the dietary supplement resveratrol is still the most widely used application, the past seven years, 35 resveratrol new products are dietary supplements, cosmetics 29, food and drink is only 11. New food and beverage products, 4 belong to the functional beverages category, three belong to the static wine, two belong to the everage concentrate, and another two for the chocolate. Obviously, the beverage industry than the food industry is more willing to accept resveratrol, especially in most other product categories of the functional beverage than the application of resveratrol is much more popular.

The use of resveratrol only areas of the food is chocolate and nuts. Resveratrol used in food is rare, let the consumer awareness to the health benefits of resveratrol, the need to spend time and money on their education. Thus, although the application of resveratrol is expanding, but at this stage, sales of resveratrol in the food sector is not into the fast lane.

The potential of pharmaceutical raw materials resveratrol using in supplements is still quite strong. It is particularly in the potential applications for specific diseases. In addition, the consumer preference for natural products will also promote the application of resveratrol supplements. The vast majority of new products containing resveratrol are from the United States. Since 2002, in the new products containing resveratrol, the proportion of United States was 76.3 percent, while Europe accounted for 15.1 percent share.Source: