What is curcumin? Effect and dosage of an interesting active ingredient

The substance from turmeric refines every curry. Curcumin not only tastes delicious, but is also said to have many positive properties for health – from digestive problems to inflammation. Nevertheless, preparations should not be taken without caution.

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What properties should curcumin have?

Curcumin is an ingredient of the turmeric root and gives every curry a beautiful yellow color. It has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat digestive complaints and rheumatism.

Unfortunately, the bioavailability of curcumin is very low. This means that it is very poorly absorbed via the intestine. However, there are ways to increase bioavailability, which is why it is possible to benefit from the positive properties of curcumin.

  1. Intestine: Curcumin may improve inflammatory processes in the intestine and thus contribute to the regeneration of intestinal flora and intestinal mucosa. The better the digestion, the better for humans.
  2. Metabolism: Curcumin is said to have a positive effect on cholesterol and insulin levels. This could prevent cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
  3. Brain: Researchers have discovered that curcumin could allegedly enhance the effect of antidepressants.
  4. Inflammation: Scientific studies have shown that taking curcumin could reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis or chronic diseases caused by inflammatory processes.
  5. Antioxidant: Curcumin is said to have antioxidant properties. It can thus reduce oxidative stress, which is the main cause of cell ageing. Oxidative stress is caused by free radicals, which can attack and damage cells. It can be the result of physical and mental stress, environmental pollution, but also of completely normal metabolic processes in the body.

What should you look out for when taking curcuma supplements?

Even if the bioavailability of curcumin is very poor, the daily dose of up to 200 mg should not be exceeded. The dosage of the active ingredient varies greatly in many products from the internet, and the preparations are often contaminated with heavy metals. In addition, curcumin can influence the effect of other medications and may even lead to impairment of the liver. If you want to take curcumin as a dietary supplement, you should only use high-quality phytopreparations and rely on the experience of experts such as medpro.

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What is the best way to absorb curcumin?

Due to its poor bioavailability, scientists at medpro have developed BCM95™ DC (curcuminoids). This is a patented combination of curcumin and piperine. The special formula increases the bioavailability of orally ingested curcumin by up to 7 times. This means that the positive effects of curcumin can be utilized seven times better via BCM95™ DC than with conventional curcumin. Together with the extract of Japanese knotweed, this curcumin-piperine combination is now contained in the high-quality phytopreparation CURCUMIN combi™.

Japanese knotweed is considered one of the best natural sources of the medically famous resveratrol. This phytoalexin is one of the polyphenols that make olive oil, for example, so healthy. Japanese knotweed has long been known as a medicinal herb in Far Eastern medicine. In Europe, it has been the subject of intensive cancer research in recent years. It was discovered that resveratrol can influence the development, growth and spread of various types of cancer – from brain to prostate cancer. Japanese knotweed also contains polydatin, which has shown even greater effects than resveratrol in colon cancer, for example.

CURCUMIN combi™ from medpro has a variety of biological effects on the body due to its valuable ingredients and unique composition. Our medpro experts will be happy to advise you!

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