Curcumin is the principle active compound found in the plant curcuma longa and is the main ingredient of turmeric. This beautiful plant is part of the Ginger-family. Curcumin is a 100% bioavailable compound from the Turmeric root. In Asia, this plant has been used for ages for all kinds of applications. Turmeric has a tasty, soft-spicy taste, and is therefore still used in various Indian and Pakistani dishes, like curry.
The picture shows curcuma longa. Curcumin is the active ingredient in this plant and responsible for its yellow color.
Its bright yellow color has also made Curcumin a popular colorant, not only for food such as candy and soups, but even clothing. It will thus come as no surprise that Synofit Premium liquids have this same intense yellow color. Curcumin has been reported to be a potent antioxidant and inhibitor of inflammations that can be responsible for joint complaints. These are the reasons that Curcumin has been added as one of the ingredients in Synofit premium.
Synofit Premium contains a different type of Curcumin than is used for cooking. The reason is that regular curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream and in addition only stays in our body for a very brief period of time, before it is removed by excretion.
Synofit Premium contains the patented Bio-Curcumin BCM-95® which has an exceptionally high bioavailability. The special liquid formulation includes various essential oils from curcuma longa that enable curcumin to be absorbed much faster and more completely into the bloodstream than regular curcumin. In addition, it has been shown that these oils help curcumin to remain in our body for a longer period of time. BCM-95® not only is more potent but also has more prolonged anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects than regular curcumin. It has been said that taking regular curcumin together with black pepper increases the absorption of curcumin, however black pepper does not prevent rapid excretion of curcumin. Comparative research shows that the bioavailability of BCM-95® to be 6.3 times better than the combination of regular curcumin and black pepper! After intense testing and various other safety procedures the FDA (Food and Drug Association) issued the GRAS status (Generally Recognized as Safe) for BCM-95® in September 2017.
Synofit Premium is a liquid that results in a rapid distribution of its ingredients in the gastrointestinal tract and a subsequent rapid and complete absorption into the bloodstream. This process is far more efficient and complete than the process that happens when powders or capsules are used.
Curcumin in Synofit Premium is a 100% natural ingredient. Curcumin is also frequently used as an additive in food, for example as a colorant. Even though it is extremely unlikely that any side effects will occur from taking food or any preparation with curcumin, there are certain conditions where we advise not to consume any curcumin. In case there is any doubt or question, you should ask for further information about curcumin from you pharmacist or medical doctor. Some studies have shown that people with gall stones should not take curcumin; the reason is that curcumin stimulates contractions of the gallbladder, which by itself is positive. In case there are large gall stones in your gallbladder however, this may result in contractions that cause pain or even a gallstone attack. In addition, it is advised not to take curcumin in combination with certain medications, we recommend you consult your pharmacist first in case you want to use Synofit Premium in combination with any of these medications. Your pharmacist can find additional information about Synofit Premium through our site, or by contacting us directly. Other than these precautions there are no known side effects or limitations of use for Curcumin.
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