Features and Benefits
Curcumin is the active component of the rhizome of Turmeric (Curcuma longa). ‘Curcumin’ is often used as shorthand for the total curcuminoids, namely curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin –usually curcumin is the majority component. The absorption of total curcuminoids formulated with phosphatidylcholine (phospholipid) is up to 29-times higher than that of unformulated curcuminoids. This number (the relative absorption) depends on the dosage. For example, at a dosage of 2 tablets per day of curcumin phospholipid complex, the relative absorption was 27 times higher than that of unformulated curcuminoids.
Curcumin has demonstrated antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic activity and down-regulates numerous inflammatory mediators
Each tablet contains:
Curcumin phospholipid complex containing curcumin 90 mg 500 mg
Dose and Usage
Adults: 1-2 tablets daily
Contraindications and Warnings
Despite Turmeric and curcumin having low toxicity, caution is advised (due to the increased bioavailability) for the use of curcumin phospholipid complex in pregnancy, women wishing to conceive and patients taking prescribed medications, such as those with a narrow therapeutic window and/or antiplatelet or anticoagulant drugs. Monitoring is advised for patients taking anti-inflammatory drugs, as reduced dosage of the drug may be possible. Contraindicated in obstruction of the biliary tract and caution is advised in gallstones. Discontinue 7 days prior to general anaesthesia.