We’ve all read about the health benefits of curcumin. Curcumin is derived from turmeric (Curcuma longa) root and is one of the most used culinary spices in curry.
Ayurvedic medicine has used turmeric root for thousands of years, and modern science has confirmed that curcumin has a broad range of actions to support good health including strong antioxidant properties that protect against both water- and fat-soluble toxins.
Curcumin has also been used in Traditional Herbal Medicine to help ease joint inflammation, and although curcumin is beneficial when observed in cellular research, in human studies not so much. When it comes to curcumin, it’s not how much you take, but how much you absorb, that matters. Early clinical studies found that it can take a massive dose for a minimal amount of curcumin to be absorbed into the bloodstream, making the health benefits pretty inconsistent. However, continued research has produced a highly absorbable and bioavailable form of curcumin called “Theracurmin”.
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Theracurmin is formulated using proprietary manufacturing methods to increase curcumin’s solubility and bioavailability in the body.
To create Theracurmin, curcumin is mixed with a vegetable gum (gum ghatti) along with other ingredients and ground down using a wet grinding mill to reduce its particle size. This natural process produces a highly absorbable and stable suspension which makes Theracurmin the most bioavailable form of curcumin on the market‡, and there are plenty of double-blind clinical trials confirming the health benefits of Theracurmin.
Theracurmin is currently being studied in numerous conditions, including joint pain and dementia, and the results are clear. Theracurmin improves absorption, which is vital to enjoying all the research-rich health benefits of curcumin.
Theracurmin has the greatest number of published clinical trials of any brand of curcumin on the market. Theracurmin delivers measurable benefits for liver, skin, heart, arterial, muscular, oral, and cognitive health. Suggested dosage: 30–60 mg up to 2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
Suggested dosage: 30–60 mg up to 2 times daily or as directed by a health care practitioner.
‡Scientific scrutiny revealed that Theracurmin was more bioavailable on a milligram-to-milligram basis than other leading◊ enhanced and regular forms of curcumin.
◊As measured by SPINS 2014 data.