Curcumin: Higher Absorption Means Greater Benefits

Curcumin, (Curcuma longa) from the popular spice turmeric, is perhaps the most studied spice in the scientific literature. And yet, we often think we’re getting curcumin’s benefits when we’re not! Absorption is key and Theracurmin® is there. What’s so amazing about curcumin is the broad range of body systems it can help support.


Curcumin’s Benefits

Immunity, Inflammation, Memory & Brain Function

When we think of this powerful antioxidant, we often think about immunity and inflammatory responses. However, curcumin can do so much, much more. For example, a 2018 study featured in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry showed that curcumin (specifically Theracurmin®) helped support memory and brain function in older adults aged 50 to 90 years. This follows a 2018 review published in the journal Neural Regeneration Research showing that curcumin supports brain health via many important pathways.


Joint Health

Perhaps the most-studied application for curcumin is in supporting joint health. According to a 2016 review of randomized clinical trials published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, curcumin was effective in supporting joint health.


Organs and Mood

A 2017 review published in the journal Foods also showed that curcumin can support heart health and blood glucose. Additionally, a review published in the journal Advanced Biomedical Research also described curcumin’s benefits to the gastrointestinal system, liver, and lungs. A 2014 study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders demonstrated that curcumin can even support mental health, specifically those struggling with low mood.
Theracurmin curcumin's benefits and studies

You Must Absorb It

That’s a lot of curcumin benefits locked in a turmeric root! However, research shows that standard curcumin in amounts as high as 8,000 mg fail to raise blood levels. The scientific literature is clear that it’s not how much you take, it’s how much you absorb.

Not all forms of curcumin are created equal. In fact, only one type of curcumin is more bioavailable than all of the other forms and that’s Theracurmin. The fact is, there are more double-blind clinical trials using this form of curcumin than any other form. The reason is that Theracurmin contains microscopic curcumin particles in a natural colloidal suspension that is absorbed into the blood faster and stays there longer. In fact, Theracurmin from Natural Factors is the number one absorbed form of curcumin.

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Scientific scrutiny revealed that Theracurmin was more bioavailable on a milligram-to-milligram basis than other leading enhanced and regular forms of curcumin.

As measured by SPINS 2014 data.


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Daily JW, Yang M, Park S. Journal of Medicinal Food. 2016; 19(8):717-729.

Hewlings SJ, Kalman DS. Curcumin: a review of its effects on human health. Foods. 2017; 6(92).

Lopresti AL, Maes M, Maker GL, et al. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2014; 167:368-75.

Rahmani AH, Alsahli MA, Aly SM, et al. Adv Biomed Res. 2018; 7:38.


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