The power of spices in protecting and supporting health was since old times a mysterious characteristic we wanted to unveil and understand. Spices are unique antioxidants packed with actives, and phytonutrients, and their anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral properties help keep the immune system robust.
Turmeric is one of the most popularly studied functional foods. Its bioactive compounds known as curcuminoids – the fat-soluble elements, with numerous biological effects including anti-inflammatory, antitumoral activity, antioxidant, neuroprotective and hypolipidemic properties, are the predominant actives in turmeric.
Ingesting turmeric by itself does not lead to the associated health benefits due to its poor bioavailability, in other words poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid elimination. These circumstances limit curcumin’s ability to reach specific cells and tissues and exert its beneficial action.
Using turmeric in your recipes at home is great. You should expose this spice to heat, combine it with a source of oil and add an enhancing ingredient such as black pepper. Did you know that piperine is the major active component of black pepper and, when combined with turmeric, has been shown to increase bioavailability by 2000% ?
Turmeric is the core of the Holistic Health’s ingredient CAVACURMIN®
Bioavailability has been the major curcumin therapeutic limitation also in food supplements, and to solve this problem new formulations have been developed to improve curcumin targeting, pharmacokinetics and efficacy.
For our Holistic Health formulations, we have used a unique Cavacurmin complex. The curcumin is complexed with naturally occurring vegetarian oligosaccharide CAVAMAX® W8 and the bioavailability is around 40 times higher that of a pure extract obtained from turmeric. Curcumin encapsulated by water-soluble gammacyclodextrin, offers an excellent solution for increasing its absorption.
The human body is then able to assimilate the curcumin much more readily and benefits from all health promoting effects of turmeric. This is why the science and technology behind food supplements is crucial to deliver efficiently these unique nutraceuticals.
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