Curcumin is Poorly Absorbed into the Bloodstream
In fact, most consumers may not realize that even pure curcumin (including all known curcuminoids) is very poorly absorbed into the blood after oral ingestion so many studies achieved effective blood levels of curcumin by intravenous injections (directly into the veins). Until recently, very high doses of curcumin were required to obtain desired blood levels. (4)
Bioavailability is measured in the blood.
Contrary to a popular theory, consuming curcumin with various oils or a meal does not improve absorption of curcumin into the bloodstream, as demonstrated in human trials where curcumin levels are measured by taking blood samples.
Some formulators add piperine (Piper nigrum) to enhance absorption of curcumin in their products. (4) But the additive is a problem for many consumers because piperine should be taken cautiously (if at all) by anyone taking medications. (5)
Now, a new, patented manufacturing process dramatically increases blood plasma curcumin to levels not previously seen through oral supplementation. (This impressive rise in bioavailability is achieved without piperine.) The patented curcumin is comprised of a specific ratio of curcuminoids and a high content of turmeric essential oil compounds. (24)
How much Curcumin is in Turmeric?
Turmeric consists of 2-6% curcuminoids. (2, 6)
Composition of Turmeric
|Volatile (essential) oils
Buyer Beware of Misleading Comparisons—
Compared to What? Native (2%)? 45%? 95%?
Several well-known brands of curcumin inflate their product claims by misleadingly comparing their curcumin products against “native” curcumin (which is only 2%) whereas a fair test compares against "standardized" to 95% curcumin.
Why 95% (not 100%) Curcumin?
Purification from 95% to 100% curcumin does not increase absorption of curcumin but the manufacturing costs are substantially higher.
Buyer Beware—Look for the (%) Standard
How Much Curcumin is Truly in Each Capsule? 20%? 30%? 45%? 95%?
Many of the "nano" small-particle brands contain only 20% or 30% curcumin. Some well-known brands of curcumin fail to disclose any (%) standard used, so consumers are left guessing about how much curcumin is truly in each capsule!
See: How to Compare Curcumin Supplements
There is a better way: a new, patented technology dramatically increases blood plasma curcumin to levels not previously seen through oral supplementation. (8,24)
How Much Curcumin Can You Absorb?
Unfortunately, even pure curcumin (including all known curcuminoids) is very poorly absorbed into the bloodstream after oral ingestion due to rapid metabolism in the liver and intestinal wall, and rapid systemic elimination. (4, 16)
Other 95%-standardized curcumin products are mostly excreted as waste. Human trials show BIOMOR® Curcumin has up to 800% better absorption into the blood and organs. (23)
Bioavailability is Measured in the Blood
Until recently, extremely high doses of curcumin were required to obtain desired blood levels. Scientists have long sought a more bioavailable form of curcumin to maximize curcumin's efficacy. In fact, most consumers may not realize many research studies achieved effective blood levels of curcumin by intravenous injections--directly into the veins. While it may be available in other parts of the world, injectable forms of curcumin are not sold in the United States.
The good news is a patented curcumin product dramatically increases blood plasma curcumin to levels not previously seen through oral supplementation. (This impressive rise in bioavailability is achieved without piperine.) The patented curcumin relies upon a specific ratio of curcuminoids reconstituted with a high content of sesquiterpenoids (turmeric essential oil compounds).
This new, patented manufacturing technology increases absorption of curcumin up to a remarkable 800% greater than other standardized curcumin preparations. (This superior bioavailability is achieved without piperine or lecithin additives.) (8,24)
ABOVE: A well-conducted human clinical study shows BIOMOR® Curcumin is up to 800% more bioavailable (in both absorption and sustainability over 8 hours) than conventional 95%-standardized curcumin extracts. (8,23)
Many commercial curcumin products include additives to increase bioavailability of curcumin. The most common additives, piperine and lecithin, are shown to spike blood levels of curcumin. (4, 9)
NOTE: Experts advise against consuming more than 15 mg of piperine per day. See warnings about the piperine, below.
ABOVE: A cross-over human clinical study shows BIOMOR® Curcumin provides 637% greater bioavailability (absorption and sustainability over 8 hours) than 95%-standardized curcumin blended with piperine and lecithin. (9,23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is manufactured using a patented blend of curcuminoids and essential oil compounds of turmeric (with no piperine or lecithin).
ABOVE: Human clinical trials show taking 500 milligrams of BIOMOR® Curcumin is equivalent to 3,185 milligrams of 95%-standardized curcumin with piperine, is equivalent to up to 4,000 milligrams other 95%-standardized curcumin, or 210,500 milligrams (421 x 500 milligram capsules) of turmeric with native curcumin. (9)
Unlike other 95% curcumin/curcuminoid products which rely upon purification of curcuminoids, BIOMOR® Curcumin is formulated with components of turmeric normally removed during the extraction process. This proprietary formula thereby relies on the inherent synergy of turmeric's natural components to dramatically increase blood levels of curcumin. The manufacturing process is patented and the subject of on-going clinical trials. (8,24)