Reduces inflammation by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandins and leukotrienes. Research shows that curcumin may protect the lungs from damage caused by cigarette smoke. Curcumin also helps detoxify the liver, protects the immune system and has blood thinning (antithrombotic) effects.
Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant which offers numerous health benefits including supporting joint health, brain and heart function, by helping maintain the body's normal inflammatory response. Furthermore, it supports the body's natural detoxification system and helps maintain healthy liver function. Bio-Curcumin® is a patented curcumin extract which has been clinically demonstrated to improve absorption at least five times better than standard 95% curcumin extracts. With added piperine, a black pepper extract to further enhance absorption.
Each capsule contains the following as active ingredients:
|Curcumin (standardised extract)
|Piperine (for enhanced absorption)
The following inactive ingredients are included: Hypromellose (cellulose) vegetarian capsule shell (gelatin free), microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate (vegetarian - flow agent), magnesium silicate, silicon dioxide and colloidal silicon dioxide. Contains plant extracts and natural fillers, with no colourants added – therefore the colour of the capsule contents may vary slightly from batch to batch.
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.
Curcumin seems to maintain a health inflammatory response by inhibiting cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), prostaglandins, and leukotrienes. This effects may explain its benefits in supporting healthy joints and gastrointestinal functions. Curcumin a polyphenol compound also has antioxidant properties by reducing free radicals. These antioxidant properties may also explain the mechanism by which curcumin offers hepatoprotection and supports cardiac and brain health.
Adults and children over 12 years of age: Anti-inflammatory effects: Take 2 capsules twice daily. Immune supporting, detoxifying and antioxidant effects: Take 1 capsule twice daily. Take with or shortly after meals.
Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy. Safety in children has not been established.
Side effects may include heartburn, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and diarrhoea.
There are no known contraindications.
Warfarin and anticoagulants: Concurrent use of curcumin with anticoagulants may increase the risk of bleeding due to decreased platelet aggregation, only use this combination under medical supervision. Some of these medicines include aspirin, clopidogrel, dalteparin, enoxaparin, heparin, warfarin and others.
Bile Duct Obstruction or Gallstones: Curcumin can cause gallbladder contractions. Use with caution in patients with gallstones and gallbladder disease. Surgery: Curcumin has antiplatelet effects and should be discontinued at least 2-weeks before any elective surgery.
Pregnancy & Breastfeeding
Not safe for use in pregnancy. Safety while breastfeeding has not been established.