Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, may help to reduce inflammation. Curcumin is isolated from the curry spice turmeric and research suggest it to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and perhaps even anticancer properties.
The root of turmeric has long been used in traditional Asian medicine to treat upset stomach, arthritis pain, and fatigue. Studies have found that the anti-inflammatory spice with powerful antioxidant properties inhibits the formation of amyloid plaque, a major cause of dementia. Further studies suggest that it might ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, like pain and inflammation. Curcumin interacts with the various biochemicals in the body to promote normal inflammatory response and help keep this response functioning as it should.
Curcumin’s molecular structure is what makes it so beneficial to the human body but also is the same reason why it is difficult to be absorbed into the bloodstream. If the curcumin cannot be absorbed, it cannot get to the body's cells that need it. Whether taken as a supplement or from food, regular curcumin is generally poorly absorbed into the bloodstream.
Working with Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, we have found the answer to better curcumin absorption – Phytosome technology. The scientists found a way to attach curcumin to phosphatidylcholine. The result is Meriva Curcumin Phytosome, a well-absorbed curcumin extract. Meriva® is a highly bioavailable curcumin and a breakthrough in its absorption.