Clinically Proven Safe and Effective
BIOMOR® Curcumin is a breakthrough product. A large body of scientific literature shows many remarkable health benefits of curcumin (extracted from turmeric) but the problem is that curcumin is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream. (1,4)
BIOMOR® Curcumin has been extensively tested in clinical trials at academic institutions worldwide. (23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is composed of a patented combination of curcuminoids and essential oils—with no additives. (23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is produced using a patented technology that results in up to 800% greater curcumin absorption in humans—and it's faster-acting and longer-lasting compared to other curcumin extracts. (8,9,23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin contains no additives. BIOMOR® Curcumin is formulated with components of turmeric normally removed during extraction and creates an inherent synergy of turmeric's natural components to dramatically increase blood levels of curcumin. The manufacturing process relies upon a specific ratio of curcuminoids reconstituted with a high content of sesquiterpenoids (turmeric essential oil compounds). The process is patented and the subject of on-going clinical trials. (8,9,23)
Bioavailability is accurately measured by what your body can absorb into your blood.
Contrary to a popular theory, eating oil when taking curcumin is not shown to improve absorption of curcumin into the blood. See “Oral Curcumin Absorption" chart, below.
BIOMOR® Curcumin Contains No Additives
BIOMOR® Curcumin Contains No Piperine
Piperine (pepper extract) is commonly added to curcumin supplements to increase blood levels of the herb. However, piperine is a problem for many consumers because the additive should be taken cautiously (if at all) by anyone taking medications. According to the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism, which means piperine spikes blood levels of many prescription medications. (5)
BIOMOR® obtains superior bioavailability, enhanced absorption, and longer retention in the blood without piperine.
A review of published research articles reveals piperine is toxic in experimental animals. (17-21) Some research suggests piperine is safe in small amounts but large amounts of piperine may be damaging to the liver or other organs. Experts advise against consuming more than 15 mg of piperine per day. (11)
Piperine has known central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects. (12, 13) Finally, since piperine is a component of black pepper, consumers with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to black pepper should avoid piperine.
BIOMOR® Curcumin Contains NO STEARATES and NO “Vegetable Lubricants”
Stearates (known as “vegetable lubricants” and including magnesium stearate) are hydrogenated oils added at production as a flowing agent, to save manufacturing costs. These fatty substances coat every particle of curcumin, so the particles flow rapidly through machinery.
Magnesium stearate is formed by adding a magnesium ion to stearic acid. Research found stearic acid suppresses T cells, causing collapse of cell membrane integrity and eventually cell function. Another study found that using stearates in supplements reduced the dissolving rate by 65%. (25, 26)
Do the production-coating-oils compromise safety and bioavailability? We think so and that is why BIOMOR® Curcumin is manufactured without it.
Warnings About Unapproved Solvents Found in Curcumin
Widespread Use of Toxic EDC Solvent Found
Shocking data shows widespread contamination of curcumin products with a Class-1 residual solvent known as EDC (1,2-dichloroethane). According to the Toxic Substances and Disease Registry of the Department of Health and Human Services, the potential health effects of exposure to the Class-1 solvent at levels above 5 ppm (parts-per-million) are:
- SHORT-TERM EFFECTS OF EDC: central nervous system disorders; adverse liver, kidney, and lung effects; and heart failure.
- LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF EDC: probable carcinogen.
EDC contamination was found in finished curcumin products, according to a study published in Integrative Medicine. The problem is so widespread, according to the researchers, “curcumin extract with an EDC amount less than 5 ppm is not easily found.” (24)
Why do companies use harmful solvents in manufacturing turmeric extract?
To reduce costs. EDC results in a higher yield of curcumin.
The problem is further complicated because an unapproved testing method is often used so the toxin remains undetected and blindly passes through GMP standards. (GMP is the minimum legal requirement for supplements manufactured in the USA.) So, uninformed manufacturers and retailers may not even realize their curcumin products contain unsafe solvents.
Facts consumers need to know:
Which testing methods are available for herbal extracts?
- GC-MS (Gas Chromatography–Mass Spectrometry)
- GC-HEADSPACE (Gas Chromatography Headspace)
How should curcumin be tested?
Why don't all manufacturers use the correct method?
- Cost. GC-HEADSPACE is far more expensive. The most common testing method used for herbal extracts is GC-MS.
Use of GC-MS testing for curcumin has been deprecated by the USP because GC-MS fails to dissolve curcumin crystals and contaminants remain undetected.
Each batch of BIOMOR® Curcumin is tested using GC-HEADSPACE to confirm purity and safety—always exceeding current USP/FDA standards.
So, while GC-MS is reliable for other herbal extracts, only GC-HEADSPACE is reliable for curcumin. This is why the current USP/FDA standard for testing curcumin is GC-HEADSPACE.
Every batch of BIOMOR® Curcumin is tested using GC-HEADSPACE to confirm purity and safety—always exceeding current USP/FDA standards.
Why is GC-MS testing most commonly used?
Cost. GC-MS is cost-effective and reliable for most other herbal extracts. Also, it's important to note that use of GC-MS for curcumin is not illegal but merely un-approved by the USP/FDA.
Use of GC-MS testing for curcumin was acceptable years ago but has been deprecated by the USP because GC-MS fails to dissolve curcumin crystals and contaminants remain undetected.
WARNING ABOUT TESTING METHODS used to Determine Solvent Residue in Curcumin
GC-HEADSPACE is the only approved method for testing curcumin for the following reasons:
- GC-HEADSPACE is approved by USP/FDA for curcumin because it vaporizes curcumin crystals and releases any solvents.
- GC-MS is un-approved by USP/FDA for curcumin is because it does not break or dissolve curcumin crystals, so contaminants remain undetected.
Warning About Synthetics Found
Petroleum-Based Synthetic Curcumin Sold as Natural
Radio-carbon-dating testing by the University of Georgia shows various commercially available “natural” curcumin supplements are not all-natural, but are mixed with synthetic, petroleum-derived curcumin.
Why Does it Matter?
There are physical and pharmacological differences. Natural curcumin is extracted from the turmeric plant, whereas synthetic curcumin is made from petroleum-based chemicals. Natural curcumin contains naturally-formed compounds of curcuminoid molecules bonded with small portions of other helper-compounds in turmeric. Synthetic curcumin may copy three curcuminoids, or only one, or two. Artificial molecules lack any synergistic helper-compounds found in the turmeric plant. Most importantly, synthetic curcumin has no record of long-term safe use, nor are there studies showing whether it is beneficial in the same manner as natural curcumin for health.
BIOMOR® Curcumin is 100% Turmeric and All Natural
The patented manufacturing method for BIOMOR® Curcumin uses a specific ratio of all-turmeric-derived curcuminoids with a high content of sesquiterpenoids (turmeric-derived essential oil compounds). (24)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is Non-GMO
- BIOMOR® Curcumin is NON-GMO.
- Genetic engineering (GMOs) prohibited.
- BIOMOR® Curcumin is cultivated using organic practices.
Proven Safety of BIOMOR® Curcumin
BIOMOR® Curcumin has been extensively tested in clinical trials at academic institutions worldwide.
BIOMOR® Curcumin is composed of a patented combination of curcuminoids and essential oils—with no additives.
Even though many herbs and medicinal plants contain various biologically active compounds that may trigger side effects and interact with other herbs, supplements or medications, curcumin (without piperine) is considered very safe. (1)
BIOMOR® Curcumin has been tested for toxicity. BIOMOR® Curcumin was found safe and nontoxic in high doses. There were no significant changes in hematological and biochemical parameters. Interestingly, the same study found high doses of BIOMOR® Curcumin caused a healthy decrease in serum cholesterol. (10)