Curcumin The Game Changer
CURCUMIN A GAME CHANGER
Micronised Curcumin from Herbal Solutions
It is well documented and accepted that Curcumin provides amazing therapeutic benefits.
Curcumin has always been difficult to absorb in sufficent amounts to achieve its desired and
potential therapeutic benefits. “Micurcin”, a Micronised or Nanocurcumin® is now a game
• 100% water soluble
• 98% absorbable.
Based on the area under the plasma concentration–time
curve (AUC), the micronized curcumin was 14-, 5-, and 9-fold and micellar curcumin 277-,
114-, and 185-fold better bioavailable than native curcumin in women, men, and all subjects, respectively. Thus, women absorbed curcumin more efficiently than men. All safety parameters remained within the reference ranges following the consumption of all formulations.
Conclusion: Both, the micronized powder and in particular the liquid micellar formulation of curcumin significantly improved its oral bioavailability without altering safety parameters and may thus be ideally suited to deliver curcumin in human intervention trials.
Curcumin has documented evidence outlining it’s active properties as an Anti-inflammatory, Anti-oxidant,
Anti-arthritic, Analgesic, Immune Support, Digestive Support, Cardiovascular Support, Early Dementia /
Alzheimer’s Support and more.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is obtained from the dried rhizome of the turmeric plant, which is a perennial herb that is cultivated extensively in south and southeast Asia. The rhizome or the root is processed to form turmeric which contains 2% to 5% curcumin. Curcumin and the curcuminoids found in turmeric can be extracted to produce supplements that have a much higher potency than turmeric. It’s a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to increase the amount of antioxidants that the body produces.
Curcumin provides amazing therapeutic benefits, The issue with Curcumin has always been the difficulty to absorb significant amounts to achieve its desired and potential therapeutic benefits. “Micurcin”, a Micronised or Nanocurcumin® is now a game changer being 100% water soluble and 98% absorbable.
What Exactly Does Curcumin Do?
It’s an antioxidant powerhouse! Along with lessening existing inflammation and dampening future inflammatory pathways, it’s also well known for reducing the pain response, and some people are able to use it in place of NSAIDs such as Advil and Aleve. It’s commonly used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, and many osteoarthritis sufferers report impressive results with consistent use. Curcumin is also lauded for its many anti-cancer effects, and studies are currently underway to determine its efficacy in the treatment and prevention of breast, pancreatic, prostate, colorectal, and lung cancers. But the many uses don’t stop there! Studies have shown that curcumin can protect and repair the gastrointestinal lining, and help people heal from “leaky gut” syndrome. In addition, more research is currently underway to determine how effective curcumin is in the treatment of type 2 diabetes, cystic fibrosis, Crohn’s disease and inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, gallstones, and more.
The History of Turmeric
The use of turmeric dates back nearly 4000 years to the Vedic culture in India, where it was used as a culinary spice and had some religious significance. Turmeric has been in use in Asia for thousands of years. History shows that by 800 AD, the cultivation and trade of Turmeric had spread across much of Asia, including China, and also across much of Africa. By the 18th century, as it continued to become increasingly popular, Turmeric spread to Jamaica and other tropical locations. Today, it can also be found in Hawaii and Costa Rica.
From ancient times, as prescribed by Ayurveda, turmeric has been used to treat sprains and swelling (Araujo and Leon 2001). In both Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, turmeric is considered a bitter digestive and a carminative. Turmeric is best known for that bold yellow-orange color that it gives to curry. Before it was commonly used as a spice for food, it was used to as a natural dye for skin and clothing and as medicine. Turmeric is often referred to as “Indian saffron” because of its deep yellow-orange color. It is sometimes used instead of saffron because it is similar in color and less expensive than saffron. Many consider Turmeric to be a super spice because it is high in antioxidants and contains powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
Curcumin Versus Turmeric
Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant which is scientifically known as Curcuma Longa and that’s probably where curcumin gets its name from. A turmeric root typically contains about 2 to 5% of curcumin. Curcumin belongs to a family of chemicals that are known as curcuminoid. It is this compounds that lends the distinctive colour to the spice. While turmeric contains many plant compounds, much of the credit for its health benefits goes to curcumin. Curcumin belongs to a group of plant compounds known as curcuminoids, and is the primary active compound in turmeric. In fact, curcumin is even responsible for the spice’s characteristic yellow color. It is believed that curcumin works on multiple functions and processes at the same time which is why it has been touted to cure everything from pain and inflammation to fighting tumours and promoting brain health.
There are well over 6,000 studies on the benefits of turmeric, it’s truly one of the most beneficial natural substances you can give your dog. But while consumer demand for curcumin is skyrocketing, the demand comes at an unfortunate price.
Back in 2010, there was a shortage in curcumin supply and curcumin shortages are a very real risk today. To meet demand, curcumin suppliers adulterate their curcumin by adding synthetic curcumin. This is normally made with petrochemicals (petroleum waste). Turmeric can also be adulterated with cassava, talc and chalk powder. To fool consumers and manufacturers, the adulterated curcumin is dyed with colors like lead chromate. These imposters are also much cheaper than pure turmeric and curcumin. While pure curcumin can cost up to $150/kg, synthetic curcumin can be as little as $60/kg. Both the pet and human supplement industry shop by price, but aren’t aware of the risk of adulterated product.