Benefits at a Glance
Supports healthy liver, colon, musculoskeletal and cell function
Provides support for maintaining healthy inflammatory response
May have cancer protective effects
Studies suggest it may induce programmed death of colon cancer cells
Curcumin has a long history of use for supporting cyclooxygenase, prostaglandin and leukotriene metabolism. It also appears to maintain healthy cell cycle function and provides important antioxidant defense. Furthermore, it supports the body's natural detoxification system and helps maintain healthy hepatic function. These actions are associated with its beneficial effects, including support for healthy liver, colon, musuloskeletal and cellular function. Curcumin C3 Complex® has been the subject of scientific investigations at a number of hospitals and universities. Most recently, it has demonstrated the potential to maintain healthy tissue in the brain by supporting macrophage activity and has been associated with powerful support for cellular health in separate trials.
Curcumin, standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids, provides broad spectrum support.
Curcumin C3 Complex® is a registered trademark and patented product of Sabinsa Corporation.
Curcumin exerts potent anti-inflammatory effects, and these anti-inflammatory effects seem to be quite protective against some form of cancer progression. However, curcumin has additional anti-cancer effects that are independent of its anti-inflammatory effects and thus is a heavily researched molecule for both cancer prevention and treatment.
It has a poor oral bioavailability (a low percentage of what you consume is absorbed) and thus should be enhanced with other agents such as black pepper extract, called piperine. This is unless you want the curcumin in your colon (as it is a colon anti-inflammatory and can help with digestion), in which case you wouldn't pair it with an enhancement.
In addition to decreasing inflammation, curcumin appears to decrease pain associated with arthritis, may increase nitric oxide production, and can improve insulin sensitivity.
J Altern Complement Med. 2009 Aug;15(8):891-7. doi: 10.1089/acm.2008.0186. Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in patients with knee osteoarthritis.
Diabetes Care. 2012 Nov;35(11):2121-7. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0116. Epub 2012 Jul 6. Curcumin extract for prevention of type 2 diabetes.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Amount per serving
Turmeric (curcuma longa) extract .....250mg
[standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids]
Other ingredients: hypoallergenic plant fiber (cellulose), vegetarian capsule (cellulose, water)
Dosage and use
- 1–2 capsules three times per day, in divided doses, between meals.
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