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How to Really Benefit from Taking Curcumin

You’ve probably heard of the benefits of taking turmeric. Packed with vitamins and nutrients like fiber, vitamin B6, Vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium, it’s also known to promote a healthy inflammation response.* 

The secret behind turmeric’s success is curcumin. It’s a naturally occurring compound in turmeric, and it’s what has given turmeric is superfood reputation.

However, when this “golden spice” made headlines, the media might have gotten carried away.

They claimed that turmeric was a promoter of healthy inflammation response and rich in antioxidants. It was praised for its brain-boosting abilities. What the media failed to mention is that the body doesn’t readily absorb curcumin.

So, even though curcumin could be the super supplement of our generation, if the body can’t utilize its nutrients, we can stuff our faces with turmeric or take supplements daily without seeing any benefits.

Not All Curcumin is Created Equal

That’s why we’ve developed Curcumin-SR (short for sustained release). Our unique formula contains a proprietary form of turmeric root, called MicroCurcumin™. This ingredient is curcumin in micronized form. This means that the diameter of the particles is smaller, which allows them to be better absorbed by the body’s membranes.

The size of micronized curcumin particles is about 4 to 10 times smaller than comparable curcumin supplements. In a world, when everyone wants things to be bigger, we have taken the opposite approach! Micronization improves drug and supplement bioavailability, and it’s a pivotal component to Curcumin-SR’s success.

Specifically, our curcumin formulation comes with the following three benefits:

  1. 10x greater bioavailability than regular curcumin– The micronization process allows the supplement to be absorbed and processed by the body, even without food.
  2. Fast absorption– The small particle size also absorbs the body much more quickly, allowing you to receive maximum benefits from the superfood.
  3. Sustained-release– In typical curcumin supplements, by the time the ingredients get absorbed into your system, they’re already on their way out of your body. Our unique sustained-release formula delivers the supplement over 12 hours. By controlling the release's pace, you can have a steady supply of curcumin in the body.

Another way to ensure maximum absorption of a supplement is to eat it as food. While we’re strong proponents of getting nutrients from food, the problem with trying to get turmeric is that turmeric's actual curcumin content isn’t very high. You would have to eat a lot of turmeric to get any real benefit. You’d also have to pair it with a lot of black pepper to increase natural absorption.

By concentrating a high-quality form of curcumin in Curcumin-SR, you get the best of both worlds: a convenient and potent way of curcumin without having to eat a mountain of turmeric.

Have you tried QOL’s Curcumin-SR yet? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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