Curcumin is a biologically active polyphenolic compound found in turmeric that is known to possess properties that may support immune health, relieve pain, aid in digestion, and fights inflammation and oxidation agents.
Curcumin (1,7-bis(4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenyl)-1,6-heptadiene-3,5-dione), also called diferuloylmethane, is the main natural polyphenol found in the rhizome of Curcuma longa (turmeric). It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric, a member of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. Curcumin incorporates several functional groups whose structure was first identified in 1910. The aromatic ring systems, which are phenols, are connected by two α,β-unsaturated carbonyl groups. The diketones form stable enols and are readily deprotonated to form enolates; the α,β-unsaturated carbonyl group is a good Michael acceptor and undergoes nucleophilic addition.
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What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a yellow pigment found primarily in turmeric, a flowering plant of the ginger family best known as a spice used in curry. It’s a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory properties and has the ability to increase the amount of antioxidants that the body produces. It has been shown to target multiple signaling molecules while also demonstrating activity at the cellular level, which has helped to support its multiple health benefits.
Curcumin Benefits and Uses
Studies have shown that Curcumin may have the following benefits:
- Anti-metabolic syndrome
- Anti-oxidation effects
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Pain management
Additional Information on Curcumin
Curcumin belongs to a family of chemicals that are known as curcuminoid and which have a bright yellow colour. Curcumin was first identified as a compound back in 1815. Since then, there have been several studies conducted to learn more about its abilities. It is believed that curcumin works on multiple functions and processes at the same time which is why it has been touted to cure everything from pain and inflammation to fighting tumors and promoting brain health.
These benefits are best achieved when curcumin is combined with agents such as piperine, which increase its bioavailability significantly. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people. In addition, a relatively low dose can provide health benefits for people that do not have diagnosed health conditions.
Where to Buy Curcumin?
Botany offers high-quality plant-derived Curcumin powder in a quantity of 50g. Our Curcumin has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
For Best Results:
- Take 1000 milligrams orally once a day.
- Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
- Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
- A 50 grams jar contains 50x 1000mg servings.
- We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.
One Serving (1000mg) Contains:
- Curcumin 1000mg
- Other Ingredients: None
- No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.
This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.
Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.
Do not use if tamper seal is broken.