12 Hour Sustained Release
Curcumin is one of the most promising ingredients for promoting balance between excitatory and inhibitory cytokines.* As a result, it promotes joint comfort, supports heart health and provides antioxidant protection.*
However, curcumin is very difficult for the human body to absorb and what little is absorbed is quickly excreted. MicroActive Curcumin was developed to address this issue through a micronized, sustained-release technology that allows for better and more uniform absorption and retention.
Supported by two studies, 12-hour multi-staged sustained release MicroActive Curcumin has shown that when compared to other curcumin formulations[i] it:
- Has superior bioavailability: 10x greater absorption than regular curcumin
- Reaches peak blood levels more quickly: 2 hours versus 4 hours for regular curcumin
- Delivers two important curcuminoids: demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin
- Delivers sustained release over 12 hours
Mechanism of Action
MicroActive Curcumin is micronized, meaning the particles have been reduced to a small particle size (10 microns) allowing for greater transport through veins and capillaries. In addition, the special mix of polymers in MicroActive Curcumin slows the rate at which the curcuminoids are released, so they stay in the bloodstream longer.
Curcumin is derived from turmeric, a spice that has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Human toxicological research has found curcumin to be safe.[ii] In very large doses, curcumin can cause stomach upset. However, MicroActive technology eliminates the need for excessive consumption by helping deliver smaller, more bioavailable doses to the body.
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