Steadfast Nutrition’s CURCUMIN provides 500 mg of curcumin and 5 mg of piperine, which helps boost immunity, reduce inflammation, improve bone and joint pain, boost skin, heart, and brain health, and maintain gut health.
The curcumin extract (turmeric) in Steadfast Nutrition’s CURCUMIN is derived from the rhizomes of curcuma longa, a horizontal underground stem that sends out shoots and roots of turmeric, a vibrant yellow spice from India, commonly used in cooking. Curcumin accounts for turmeric’s health-boosting, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. It supports heart function and blood circulation and helps maintain skin, joint, bone, and liver health. However, turmeric contains only 2-5% curcumin, making supplements a good option.
Steadfast Nutrition’s CURCUMIN contains piperine, a substance found in black pepper. Curcumin has poor bioavailability across the blood-brain barrier- piperine enhances curcumin absorption by up to 2,000% and has anti-inflammatory properties, relieving nausea and headaches. Combining Curcumin with Piperine increases its potential health benefits.
Why Steadfast Nutrition’s CURCUMIN?
Curcumin and Piperine act in synergy to:
• Protect cells and tissues by fighting free radicals
• Reduce inflammation
• Maintain a healthy immune system
• Maintain healthy joints & bones
• Manage degenerative eye conditions
• Improve overall wellness and health
• Maintain healthy skin
• Reduce gut spasms and flatulence
What are the constituents of CURCUMIN?
Curcumin Extract (10%), Piperine Extract (5%), Starch, Bulking Agent [INS 460(i)], Disintegrant [Sodium Starch Glycolate, INS 466], Dispersing Agent [INS 1201], Anti-Caking Agent [INS 553(iii), INS 551], Anti-Sticking Agent [INS 470(iii)], Colour [INS 172(ii), INS 171],
Health Benefits of CURCUMIN
1. Promotes Comfort and Flexibility
Studies have shown that curcumin reduces certain key inflammation-promoting, promoting comfort and flexibility without any side effects. It is a boon for athletes and fitness enthusiasts to support muscle recovery and joint health.
2. Supports Healthy Joints and Bones
Antioxidants play a role in keeping our joints healthy. The human body uses them to combat free radicals- unstable particles created as a result of millions of chemical reactions in the body that can cause oxidative stress and damage on a cellular level. Research shows blood and fluid in joints of patients suffering from joint discomfort have a higher activity of free radicals and lower levels of antioxidants- curcumin is in antioxidants that support the joints by combating inflammation and free radicals due to its chemical structure.
3. Promotes Youthful and Radiant Skin
Curcumin, a powerful, natural antioxidant, helps reduce and neutralise free radicals, which may damage and destroy cells and DNA, accelerating ageing. Since most ageing disorders are driven by oxidative stress, CURCUMIN can be a beneficial daily supplement for ageing adults.
4. Boosts Immunity
The immune system is a network of organs, tissues, and cells that work together to protect our body- curcumin helps enhance the responses of antibodies and cells within the immune system and may help down-regulate the expression of pro-inflammatory substances.
5. Promotes Heart Health
Studies have shown curcumin helps reduce the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein- oxidised LDL can react with surrounding tissues, leading to inflammation and organ damage. Free radicals disrupt oxidised LDL, which can produce inflammation in the cardiovascular system- studies suggest the antioxidant effects of curcumin can help fight free radicals and protect the heart.
6. Improves Gut Health
Curcumin boosts gut health by encouraging the growth of gut-friendly bacterial strains such as bifidobacteria and lactobacilli, among others, and reducing the pathogenic strain of bacteria. Studies have shown treatment with curcumin decreases microbial richness and diversity, particularly that of a species found as cancer-related.
7. Reduces Inflammation
The polyphenolic components of curcumin help reduce inflammation by suppressing the activity of 'NF-κB', a protein complex that causes inflammation.
8. Improves Eye Health
Several clinical studies suggest the polyphenolic component of curcumin helps treat various eye diseases such as glaucoma, cataract, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, corneal neovascularisation, corneal wound healing, and dry eye disease.
9. Improves Digestion
Curcumin calms the digestive system, relieving gas, bloating, and other stomach and bowel issues. It works differently than probiotics or enzymes, naturally soothing the gut and reducing the overproduction of acid.
10. Supports Liver Health
The liver helps stabilise and balance the maintenance of the body. Liver health can be directly impacted by oxidative stress and pro-inflammatory substances- curcumin may help boost antioxidant defences to help the liver detoxify and restore balance.
11. Supports Brain Health
The connection between inflammation and cognitive health cannot be overstated. Neurons are especially susceptible to inflammation. The release of inflammatory compounds in the body can be neurotoxic. Curcumin may help protect those precious brain cells.
Who can take CURCUMIN?
Anyone who wants to improve immunity naturally and minimise the symptoms of inflammation can take CURCUMIN.
When Should You Take Curcumin?
Take one to two tablets any time during the day, preferably with meals or as directed by your healthcare professional.
How Should You Take Curcumin?
Take one to two tablets every day with milk or normal water.
1. What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is an active ingredient present in turmeric which accounts for its yellow colour and all benefitting attributes like antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anticancer and antioxidant.
2. What is the difference between Turmeric and Curcumin?
Turmeric is a root that is derived from the plant Curcuma longa and commonly used as a spice in culinary dishes. Whereas Curcumin is the main bioåactive compound present in Turmeric providing all health-promoting benefits.
3. Why is Piperine added to Curcumin?
Piperine is the major active component of black pepper and, when combined with Curcumin, has been shown to increase its bioavailability by 2000%. The combination helps improve the body’s energy, treat pain and swelling in joints, and improve overall health and wellbeing.
4. What are the benefits of Curcumin?
Research suggests that Curcumin helps in the management of inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. It may also help in reducing muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and relieving pain.
5. Is Curcumin safe to take daily?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined 0.3 mg/kg of body weight as an acceptable daily intake. High doses of Curcumin are not recommended long-term since research confirming their safety is lacking.
6. How much Curcumin should I take?
Scientific research revealed that a dose of 500 to 2,000 mg of turmeric per day had potential benefits. The exact dose depends on the medical condition. The Arthritis Foundation suggests taking turmeric capsules 400 to 600 mg 3 times per day.
7. How long does Curcumin take to work?
Once the curcumin level starts to build up in the system, that's when one will start to see the beneficial effects. The time will vary depending upon one's body mass and condition, it will take approximately 4 to 8 weeks for one to observe visible results.
8. Does Curcumin boost immunity?
Yes, Curcumin boosts immunity by enhancing the response of certain antibodies and cells within the immune system. It also helps to down-regulate the expression of certain pro-inflammatory (inflammatory cytokine) substances.
9. Is Curcumin safe for the liver?
Due to the anti-inflammatory activity, Curcumin is observed to be beneficial on alcoholic liver injury. It may also help to boost antioxidant defences to help the liver detoxify and restore balance.
10. Is Curcumin safe for kidneys?
Curcumin is completely safe for our renal health and does not have any side effects. Moreover, some studies also support its nephroprotection attribute. However, it is always recommended to consult your nephrologist in case of any medical condition.
11. How does Curcumin reduce inflammation?
By up-regulation of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ) activation.
12. Can Turmeric lower cholesterol?
A review of controlled trials found that turmeric or its active component Curcumin can lower total cholesterol, triglycerides, and LDL (Nutrition Journal, Oct. 11, 2017)
13. Are there any side-effects of Curcumin?
Curcumin is safe to consume with no side effects at all.
14. What is the best way to consume Curcumin?
The best way to consume Curcumin is 1-2 tablets per day with milk or normal water.
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