Curcumin Inhibits Inflammation
Curcumin is a chemical compound found within the turmeric root. The spice turmeric gives curry its unique flavor and yellow color. This member of the ginger family has medicinal uses that date back over 6,000 years in India, China, Indonesia and the Middle East. Although the chemical structure of curcumin was determined in 1910, it wasn’t until the mid-1970s that its uses in modern medicine began to be extensively studied. Since then it has gained attention for its multiple health benefits, including its ability to inhibit enzymes that help produce inflammation in the body.1
The benefits of curcumin are so diverse, they affect virtually every organ system in the body. Which is why, no optimal health regimen would be complete without it.
The problem is that curcumin is neither absorbed nor retained well in the blood. So it’s important to find a form of curcumin that is well absorbed. And Life Extension has done just that with BCM-95®, a patented, bioenhanced preparation of curcumin shown to reach up to 7 times higher concentration in the blood than standard curcumin.2 This curcumin is organically grown, cultivated to maturity, and processed to preserve and deliver the root’s most complete nutritional profile.
In studies comparing the effects of the BCM-95® in Super Bio-Curcumin® to conventional curcumin, researchers observed3,4
- Nearly twice the support for immune health.
- Approximately twice the support for inflammatory issues.
- Almost double the antioxidant support.
And a separate study indicated that this antioxidant-rich curcumin extract5 provided powerful support for heart health.
A 400 mg vegetarian capsule of Super Bio-Curcumin® supplies the equivalent of 2,500 mg of commercial curcumin supplements.
A bottle containing 60 vegetarian capsules of Super Bio-Curcumin® retails for $38. If a member buys four bottles, the price is reduced to only $26.25 per bottle.
Curcumin is also available in a combination formulation as Black Cumin Seed Oil with Bio-Curcumin® for both inflammation control and immune support. A bottle of 60 softgels retails for $32. If a member buys four bottles, the price is reduced to only $22.50 per bottle.
For additional products that support a healthy response to inflammation, see the Inflammatory Reactions section of this Directory.