Kirkman® offers a unique water soluble curcumin, CurcuWIN™ (containing 20% curcuminoids) ingredient, in its new Curcumin/Tumeric Root Extract (275 mg) that makes this product highly bioavailable.
Curcumin is the ingredient in the turmeric root that offers excellent health benefits. In fact, the turmeric root has been harvested as a health remedy in many parts of the world, dating back to 2000 B.C. Turmeric (also known as curry) is part of the ginger family and has a deep, vibrant yellow color when used in supplements or in cooking.
Tumeric is still a staple in Indian and Asian dishes but extracts of turmeric yield a compound far exceeding the content of the common spice.
More recently, research regarding curcumin has exploded. Researchers have confirmed that this ingredient works on multiple pathways at multiple levels of those pathways all simultaneously.
Some of the health benefits that turmeric and curcuminoid products are believed to support include:
• antioxidant activity
• mood balance
• joint health
• tissue health
• blood sugar balance
• healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
Bioavailability is key to receiving the full health benefits that a curcumin/turmeric root supplement has to offer. A typical turmeric root contains two to five per cent curcumin, so when the curcumin is not properly processed for solubility, commercial supplements can lack the amount of curcumin required for optimal health benefits.
Kirkman® uses curcumin that has been processed with special technology called “Ultrasol™” to water solubilize the curcuminoids, which significantly increases its bioavailability.