How it helps you heal
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that has been extensively researched and shown to clinically support your body as it works to lower inflammation. Curcumin has been shown to help lower prostaglandins which are the molecule that causes cramps during menstruation. Curcumin’s ability to help your body respond to inflammation has also been shown to help improve mood and soothe your intestines.
Found in: Curcuma longa, commonly known as turmeric
Amount: 324mg of Meriva®
Supplier: Indena S.p.A. (Italy)
What makes it special: Meriva® is a patented extract of purified curcumin that has been microencapsulated in a phytosome. The phytosome is a special structure of sunflower lecithin that ensures your body can absorb the active ingredients in curcumin as they pass through your body. Meriva® has been studied with over 2,000 patients in clinical trials, and the curcumin in Meriva® has been shown to be over 30X more bioavailable than raw curcumin. Meriva® is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
There are 14,300+ plus published papers looking into how Curcumin works. Take a dive into the research to see what the science says. Below are three papers to get you started.
- Comparative Absorption of a Standardized Curcuminoid Mixture and Its Lecithin Formulation. Journal of Natural Products 74, 664–669 (2011).
- Inhibition of cyclo-oxygenase 2 expression in colon cells by the chemopreventive agent curcumin involves inhibition of NF-κB activation via the NIK/IKK signalling complex. Oncogene 18, 6013–6020 (1999).
- A Meta-Analysis of the Clinical Use of Curcumin for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Journal of Clinical Medicine 7, 298 (2018).