NATURE'S SUNSHINE CURCUMIN BP
Provides antioxidants for the maintenance of good health. Used in Herbal Medicine to help relieve joint inflammation. Traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine as an antiparasitic and to improve digestion. 550 mg of curcumin combined with black pepper extract for enhanced bioavailability.
How It Works: Nature’s Sunshine’s CurcuminBP contains 550 mg of the powdered rhizome of turmeric. Turmeric contains curcuminoids, the major active constituents of the root which give turmeric its intense yellow pigment, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Due to the poor bioavailability of curcuminoids, CurcuminBP also contains black pepper extract piper nigrum to enhance the bioavailability and absorption of curcumin.
In India turmeric root has been safely used as a spice and medicine for centuries. Today, it is consumed as a regular part of the Indian diet, at approximately 2-2.5 grams daily for an adult. This amount would provide approximately 40-100 mg of curcumin (powdered turmeric root contains about 2-4% curcumin). In traditional Indian Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used to assist rheumatic and inflammatory conditions, support digestive, gall bladder health and as a general tonic.
Ongoing and cumulative studies have revealed that curcumin has powerful properties that have a beneficial effect on pain and inflammation.
Many of curcumin’s beneficial effects are attributed to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Numerous animal, pre-clinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that curcumin has antioxidant, immune-modulating and anti-inflammatory activity. Curcumin is a potent free radical and nitric acid scavenger, helping protect cellular membranes in oxidative stress-mediated conditions. Curcumin inhibits several enzymes that mediate inflammatory processes, such as COX-2.
Ingredients: Medicinal Ingredients: Each capsule contains Curcuma longa (curcumin) rhizome 550 mg, Piper nigrum (black pepper) fruit extract (50:1) 2.5 mg. Non-medicinal Ingredients: Gelatin, cellulose, magnesium stearate, dicalcium phosphate and silicon dioxide.
Recommended Use: Recommendation (adults):Take one capsule twice daily. For use beyond 12 weeks, consult a health care practitioner. For occasional use only.
Risk Information: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have gallstones or a bile duct obstruction or have stomach ulcers or excess stomach acid. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. If you are taking any other medications or natural health products, consult a health care practitioner prior to use, as black pepper/piperine may alter their effectiveness. If symptoms worsen or if they persist for more than 2 weeks, consult a health care practitioner.