Chronic joint pain, skin problems, recurrent digestive issues, persistent sleep problems, diabetes, fatigue… Where is the link? It can be found in the origin of all these issues that degrade quality of life, day in, day out: inflammation.
The conventional approach to relieve symptoms of inflammation and reduce pain is to rely on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. But they do not address the underlying problem, and long-term use is linked to severe side effects, including increased risk of heart attack.
This is part of the reason why an increasing number of people are turning to natural remedies for long-term benefits. Curcumin is a favourite one: a potent phytonutrient with an amazing therapeutic potential. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant talents extend to joint pain, skin conditions, lung health and gastro-intestinal conditions, and it has shown impressive preliminary results in neurodegenerative diseases and as an adjunctive therapy in cancer treatments.
Unfortunately, curcumin is fat-soluble and extremely poorly absorbed in the body, therefore only a very limited amount can be used before it gets eliminated. This is why the research and development in the field of nutritional science has been focused on increasing its bioavailability and absorption rates.
The latest advancement in supplements is an extract developed in Germany, called NovaSOL curcumin, that has shown in human clinical studies an unprecedented 185 times better bioavailability1 compared to standard 95% extract, and also 24-hour retention in the body2. To achieve this, researchers started with the best standardized extract to concentrate the active compounds. A patented process was used to reduce the particle size of the extract and encapsulate the curcumin within digestive transport vessels called micelles that make it possible for fat-soluble nutrients to be absorbed into the bloodstream as easily as water-soluble nutrients. The process mimics the natural micelles produced during the body’s digestion of fats and fat-soluble nutrients and delivers the active curcumin as a water-soluble, readily-available nutrient.
This innovation has the most efficient delivery technology so far and unlocks the power of curcumin like never before for maximum antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential.
By Dr. Frank Silva, ND
1,2 Schiborr C, Kocher A, Behnam D, Jandasek J, Toelstede S, Frank J. The oral bioavailability of curcumin from micronized powder and liquid micelles is significantly increased in healthy humans and differs between sexes. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2014, 0, 1–12. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24402825