Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, the extract from the root of Curcuma longa. There is a long tradition in the use of curcumin. Turmeric is part of Indian cuisine as an ingredient of curry, a traditional condiment. Since 1900 is already used turmeric BC and is perhaps one of the most widely used phytonutrients. It is often used to support digestive and liver function. In addition, it could contribute to maintaining healthy joints and a balanced immune response. Finally, it is good for heart and blood vessels and supports the functioning of the nervous system.
Breakthrough in the field of bioavailability of curcumin
A known problem with standard curcuminepreparaten is its low bioavailability. In recent years, the research on curcumin, in particular, is therefore focused on improving the bioavailability. Recently it has been achieved a major breakthrough in this field. Verdure Sciences in the United States has been working with leading scientists of the renowned University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) developed an elegant method to get curcumin in its biologically active form arrive at their destination without prematurely in the liver and intestine to be converted into inactive metabolites (which happens in most other supplements containing curcumin). They named this patented ingredient Longvida® which uses SLCP ™ technology (to which our product derives its name).
The principle is based on the packaging of the curcumin in a fat-like particle (Solid Lipid Particle Curcumin, abbreviated SLCP) which consists of specially selected endogenous fats. In the intestine, this particle is recorded in its entirety and transported with other dietary fats in chylomicrons via the lymphatic system. As a result, in the first instance, bypassing the liver, which is usually the largest part of the inactivation takes place of curcumin. Biologically active curcumin will then circulate in the bloodstream and end up at different destinations.
Curcumin SLCP 65 times more absorbable
Comparative studies have shown that curcumin SLCP at least 65 times more absorbable than standard curcumin products. Also, the half-life of this unique product a lot longer. This indicates that there can be with curcumin-SLCP suffice with a (much) lower daily dose. This obviously has many benefits for the user. Not everyone can simply high doses of curcumin well tolerated and it is finally easier to do only once a day thinking about taking a supplement.