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• Highest clinically proven bioavailability on the market
• At least 100 TIMES more bioavailable than standard curcumin extracts
• Each 133mg capsule is EQUIVALENT TO OVER 13g of a standard curcumin extract
• Studied in fragile populations


Serving Size: 1 Capsule

Longvida® Optimized Curcumin (from Curcuma longa root 25:1) … 133.3 mg

Non-medicinal ingredients: ascorbyl palmitate, soy lecithin (non-GMO), maltodextrin, microcrystalline cellulose, silicon dioxide, stearic acid. Capsule: hypromellose.

AOR Guarantees: that no ingredients not listed on the label have been added to the product. Contains no wheat, gluten, nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sulphites, mustard, eggs, dairy, fish, shellfish or any animal byproduct.

Source: Longvida® Optimized Curcumin from turmeric root


Pro Curcumin provides Longvida® Optimized Curcumin. Curcuma longa is traditionally used in Herbal medicine to as an anti-inflammatory to help relieve joint pain and provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health.

Mechanism of Action

Solid Lipid Particle (SLPTM) technology makes the curcumin particles gastric resistant, hides it from phase II detoxification and enhances their absorption through the gut and through cell membranes; shown to be over 100x more bioavailable than standard curcumin
Prevents phosphorylation of IkB, which inhibits NF-kB activation and therefore proinflammatory cytokine production (ie. ILs, TNF- α )
Inhibits PGE2, 5-LOX, 12-LOX, COX-2
May enhance activity of glutathione-S-transferase, a detoxifying enzyme
Mechanisms related to A β :
May enhance binding of amyloid- β to type I macrophages
Decreases IL- β , which reduces deposition of A β
Protects cerebral endothelial cells against A β -induced mitochondrial damage by inhibiting AP-1 (activator protein 1)
May help chelate copper and iron which reduces the toxicity of A β
May suppress JNK activation which would reduce A β and glutamate-induced neurotoxicity
May inhibit A β -heme peroxidase which causes oxidative damage in the brain

New Research

Longvida® curcumin lowered plasma beta amyloid protein, plasma TG, plasma sICAM readings, salivary amylase, plasma alanine amino transferase activities
Longvida® curcumin increased salivary radical scavenging capacities, plasma catalase activities, plasma myeloperoxidase without increased c-reactive protein levels, plasma nitric oxide
Research evidence for the safety and superiority of curcumin treatment in patients with active RA
Research on the effects of curcumin in cancer and Alzheimer's disease is booming, however most studies to date have not used a highly bioavailable curcumin and have therefore found poor solubility and low results
Curcumin is beginning to be considered a general anti-inflammatory for any inflammatory disease (ie. diabetes, IBD, Crohn's, atherosclerosis, etc.)

Current Use in Clinical Practice

Powerful antioxidant protection
Joint pain & inflammation
Intestinal inflammation

Traditional Use

Relieves pain and inflammation
Disease prevention
Cognitive health
Wound healing


90 Vegi-Caps, 133.3 mg per capsule


Suggested Use: Take 1 to 2 capsules daily, or as directed by a qualified health care practitioner.

Potential side effects/Safety

Caution: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant, taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners, if you have gallstones, a bile duct obstruction, stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid or if symptoms persist or worsen.


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