What makes Curcumin Extreme unique?

I’ve posted several articles on the health benefits of curcumin, the powerful antioxidant found in the spice turmeric.  The product that my husband and I take is Curcumin Extreme™ from SHOP.COM (powered by Market America).  So what makes Curcumin Extreme™ different from other curcumin products on the market?

BCM-95®

One of the issues with curcumin is that it is not very bioavailable, which means that your body can’t readily absorb it.  Studies have shown that we can only absorb a small amount of curcumin when ingested.  However, a special formulation called BCM-95® by DolCas Biotech has been shown in clinical studies to be over 6 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin.  BCM-95® contains the natural spectrum of the turmeric rhizome and is 100% natural.

(Additional information on BCM-95 is available at www.bcm95.com)

Broccoli Seed Extract

Curcumin Extreme™ also includes 167mg of broccoli seed extract, a powerful source of sulphoraphane glucosinolates. Sulforaphanes support the normal production of Phase II liver detoxification enzymes including glutathione synthase, heme-oxygenase and catalase. Sulforaphanes also support gene transcription, the process by which genetic information is copied from DNA to RNA. They also support the body’s natural defense systems. Glutathione is the master antioxidant in the human body which serves to preserve and protect the brain and other body tissues by protecting them from the damage of free radicals. Furthermore, glutathione recycles vitamins C and E which are also powerful antioxidants.

Related research:  Immunomodulatory activity of sulforaphane, a naturally occuring isothiocyanate from broccoli (Brassica oleracea). Phytomedicine vol. 14: 538-545, 2006.

Selenium

Selenium is a required cofactor for selenoproteins such as glutathione peroxidase. Selenomethionine is incorporated directly into proteins because selenomethionine cannot be distinguished from methionine during the translation of mRNA into protein. This serves as a storage form of selenium and is liberated upon protein catabolism. Selenium accumulates in the prostate, promoting the health of the prostate. Selenium supports immune function by promoting normal growth and development of T helper cells.

Related research:  Selenium, selenoproteins and human health: a review. Public Health Nutrition vol. 4: 593-599, 2001

6 Comments

  1. Studies show natural Resveratrol & Curcumin inhibit Rheumatoid Arthritis « Engineered for Health said,

    May 25, 2010 at 12:07 am

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  2. AL AND JERLYN SPICER (AL) said,

    June 7, 2011 at 2:54 am

    what % of an increase in glutathione levels can i expect?

  3. Julie Lange said,

    June 7, 2011 at 8:59 am

    The ability to metabolize nutrients varies significantly among individuals and fluctuates over time. This is primarily due to genetics, diet, age, overall health and the specific nutrient type. Therefore, it would be very difficult to offer a percentage increase to expect. Blood lab work on your glutathione levels would be the only conclusive way to track changes. Test results on curcumin supplementation which were analyzed and written up at the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University made the following observations:

    “In a clinical trial conducted in Taiwan, serum curcumin concentrations peaked 1-2 hours after an oral dose; peak serum concentrations of curcumin were 0.5, 0.6, and 1.8 micromoles/liter following doses of 4, 6, and 8 g of curcumin, respectively (8). Curcumin could not be detected in serum at lower doses than 4 g/day. More recently, a clinical trial conducted in the UK found that plasma concentrations of curcumin, curcumin sulfate, and curcumin glucuronide were in the range of 10 nanomoles/liter (0.01 micromole/liter) one hour after a 3.6 g oral dose of curcumin (9).”

    This excerpt can be read in its entirety at: http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/phytochemicals/curcumin/
    Knowing the form of curcumin used in these tests is relevant, due to the notoriously low degree of bioavailability most oral curcumin supplements possess. That is why the enhanced and clinically proven bioavailability of the patented BCM-95 utilized in Curcumin Extreme is so important. Curcumin is a wonderful supplement when it’s provided in a useable bioavailable form to the body.

  4. Pharmacy Technician said,

    July 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    vegetable natural oil can usually be good for your skin.

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    April 16, 2012 at 7:25 pm

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  6. Priyanka said,

    November 21, 2013 at 5:31 am

    The curcumin extracts have amazing health benefits for which they have been the incredible part of industry in the present days.They are used for healing the wounds in an easier manner.

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