Curcumin is a flavonoid extract of turmeric root but it is poorly absorbed in the body and rapidly metabolised into inactive forms. Longvida® Optimised Curcumin™ harnesses a patented lipid delivery technology that offers 285x greater bioavailability, 65x higher peak plasma levels, and 7x longer-lasting action than standard curcumin. Longvida® curcumin is highly stable and highly soluble, optimised to deliver free curcumin (the active form that is not metabolised or glucuronidated) into the bloodstream and target tissues. Free curcumin is the only form that is proven to reach the brain.
Longvida® technology addresses factors associated with poor bioavailability by providing a unique phospholipid and fatty acid coating that surrounds the curcumin molecule and enables it to be transported into the lymphatic system rather than the circulatory system. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system bypasses the liver (the major organ for metabolism), so less curcumin is exposed to metabolic enzymes and remains in the free active form.
Size: 30 capsules, providing a 1-month supply at the standard 500 mg daily dose.
Directions: Adults: take 1 capsule daily with food. For intensive support, take 2 capsules daily as a split dose.