Turmeric is definitely the rising star of the health world, with its healing benefits now being praised around the globe.
What is turmeric?
A spice derived from the rhizomes of the tropical plant curcuma longa, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. In addition to its use as a spice and pigment, turmeric has been used in India for medicinal purposes for centuries. Its powerful antioxidant properties are shown to have a multitude of health benefits including supporting brain, heart, skin and gut health, plus joint mobility and metabolic function.
Curcumin, it's turmeric, but better
The bright yellow-orange color of turmeric comes mainly from pigments known as curcuminoids. The most active and powerful curcuminoid is called curcumin.
Curcumin interacts beneficially with a large number of molecules and tissues in the body. The growing evidence that curcumin may have significant health benefits has renewed scientific interest in its potential and made it one of the most thoroughly researched natural compounds today. A search for curcumin on the US National Library of Medicine’s Pubmed database yields almost 17,000 entries.
These benefits could include:
- Anti-inflammatory properties
- Supports brain function
- Increases antioxidant levels
- Heart health
But there is a downside, unfortunately there is only around 3% by weight, curcumin in turmeric. This means that in order to get the health giving properties you will need to consume a large volume of turmeric.
Additionally, in its natural form, curcumin is not soluble in water and is poorly absorbed by the gut. This (again) means that large doses are required to achieve health benefits.
How to increase absorption of turmeric?
Absorption or 'bio-availability' can actually solve both of the above issues.
Bio-availability: the proportion of a medicine, dietary supplement or other substance which enters the circulation when introduced into the body and so is able to have an active effect.
A team of university neuro-scientists at Longvida® developed a patented multi step process that increases bioavailability of curcumin between 65-100 times more effective than standard curcumin.
The product preserves and protects the curcumin from the harsh environment of the stomach, dissolves it at the point of absorption in the GI tract, and delivers curcumin into the blood stream and target tissues. It is able to provide effective amounts of curcumin to target tissues at easily managed daily doses.
Where can I find Longvida® Curcumin?
Here at MitoQ, we have launched a new breakthrough, double-action formulation targeting the brain and digestive health MitoQ +Curcumin.
By pairing our unique, powerful antioxidant compound MitoQ, with Longvida® Curcumin, we have created a research-based, easily-digested and very potent formula for anyone seeking brain or digestive system support. Also for anyone looking for maintaining energy levels and long-term organ health.
MitoQ +Curcumin is a super supplement for super health.
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Reviewed by: Asha Hira/ BPharm