Curcumin with Organic Coconut Oil - How it works
Inflammation - the silent killer
Inflammation is a natural response to stress, injury, or illness as part of the body’s normal recovery process. However problems arise if you’re constantly in an inflammatory state. Inflammation is the #1 performance robber. It can negatively affect your joints, brain function, and gut health on a daily basis.
Unfortunately, in today’s world it’s impossible to completely protect yourself from inflammation. Things like exposure to wireless internet signals, too much artificial light, not getting enough sleep, and consuming too much sugar or processed foods are all causes of inflammation.
And the negative side effects of inflammation are cumulative. It may go unnoticed until you experience things like minor joint pain or occasional brain fog, but then it can develop into serious health problems. In fact, chronic inflammation is the common link among the leading causes of death in developed nations. It’s the root factor for 7 of the top 10 causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. (1)
Reducing inflammation is essential for performing at your highest level every day and living a long, healthy life.
Curcumin - fight inflammation and live optimal
The root of the turmeric plant has been used has been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to treat various inflammatory conditions. The natural phenol of turmeric responsible for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties is called Curcumin.
Curcumin is capable of interacting with a number of different molecular targets involved in inflammation. It modulates the inflammatory response by down-regulating the activity of enzymes such as lipoxygenase, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS), and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). It also inhibits the production of inflammatory cytokines including tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-a), interleukin (IL) -1, -2, -6, -8, and -12, monocyte chemoattractant protein (MCP), and migration inhibitory protein.
This multi-pronged attack on inflammation is the key to its effectiveness.
Numerous studies over recent decades have substantiated the exciting mental and physical performance boosting benefits of curcumin. It’s has been shown to:
- Reduce inflammation (2,3)
- Improve health and vitality (2,3)
- Increase BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) (4,5)
- Increase insulin sensitivity (6)
- Reduce symptoms of sadness or anxiety and increase mood (5,7)
- Speed recovery (8)
- Protect against neural degradation (9)
- Increase testosterone and boost muscle growth (10,11)
However, curcumin powder has very low bioavailability….
The downside for curcumin - and the reason it hasn’t (yet) become a health superstar - is that it has very low oral bioavailability, resulting from poor solubility in the aqueous phase of the digestive fluids, limited intestinal uptake, rapid metabolism, and urinary excretion. (12)
Our goal with Natural Stacks Curcumin was to change that. The science is too convincing and the benefits are too life-changing to simply throw curcumin away due to “low bioavailability”.
Creating a superior curcumin supplement
Unlike regular curcumin powder, we start with a standardized 95% curcumin extract - purified and concentrated from raw turmeric root. We use the patented NovaSOL solubilisation technology to suspend the curcumin extract in microscopic spheres called micelles which transform the dense and opaque extract into a body-ready liquid form. The liquid micelles are completely stable at gastric pH and are so microscopically small that the curcumin is readily absorbed and passed directly into the bloodstream.
A human clinical trial showed that NovaSOL Curcumin is 185X MORE BIOAVAILABLE than regular curcumin powder and 10X MORE BIOAVAILABLE than a fully standardized (95%) curcumin extract. It was also shown to be long lasting, remaining in blood plasma for up to 24 hours. (13)
To take it a step further, we combined the liquid curcumin micelles with organic coconut oil for superior bioavailability.
- Sharma, R. A., Steward, W.P., Grescher, A. J., Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of curcumin. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 2007, 595, 453-470.