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 the bloodstream. (1,4)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is a clinically-proven and patented combination of curcuminoids and essential oils—with no additives—which results in up to 800% greater curcumin absorption in humans—and it's faster-acting and longer-lasting compared to other 95% standardized curcumin extracts. (8,9,23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin has been extensively tested in clinical trials at academic institutions worldwide. (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)
Some curcumin brands claim to be zillons of times better than “native” curcumin. But that's not a useful comparision since turmeric contains only 2-6% native curcumin.
The following charts show how BIOMOR® Curcumin compares to other 95%-standardized curcumin extracts in human clinical trials. The chart data was taken from published studies, cited in the U.S. Patents. (23)
BIOMOR® Curcumin is a clinically-proven and patented combination of 95% curcuminoids PLUS essential oils (components of turmeric normally removed during the extraction process) which results in up to 800% greater curcumin absorption in humans—and it's faster-acting and longer-lasting compared to other 95% standardized curcumin extracts. (8,9,23,24)
*Until very recently, all reputable curcumin products were standardized to 95%. But now that curcumin has become so popular, many newer brands use lower standards—and some brands fail to disclose a standard used.
Why isn't curcumin standardized to 100%? It's simply not cost-effective. So, the industry-standard for curcumin is 95% and the remaining 5% is un-standardized curcumin.
Ambiguous terms like “Proprietary Complex” and using undisclosed standards leave consumers guessing about how much curcumin is truly in each capsule. See chart below.
Shocking data shows widespread contamination of curcumin products with a Class-1 residual solvent known as EDC (1,2-dichloroethane). A study published in Integrative Medicine found EDC contamination in finished curcumin products. The researchers said the problem is so widespread that “curcumin extract with an EDC amount less than 5 ppm is not easily found.” (24)
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:
To lower manufacturing costs. Using EDC results in a much higher yield of curcumin.
The problem is further complicated because an unapproved testing method is often used so toxins remain 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.
Cost. It's important to note that use of GC-MS for curcumin is not illegal but merely un-approved by the USP/FDA.
The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) sets the standards used by the Food and Drug Association (FDA).
GC-MS is reliable for many other herbal extracts. And, use of GC-MS testing for curcumin was acceptable years ago but has been deprecated by the USP because they found it fails to dissolve curcumin crystals and contaminants remain undetected.
So, only GC-HEADSPACE is reliable and approved for testing curcumin.
The turmeric used to manufacture BIOMOR® Curcumin is grown in northeast India without the use of pesticides or chemicals. The crops are sustainably tended by independent local farmers who receive fair and competitive payment. Each batch of raw materials is analyzed and tested in India and the United States according to USP/FDA standards.
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. Piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism, which means piperine spikes blood levels of many prescription medications, according to the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. (5)
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)
A review of published research articles reveals piperine is toxic in experimental animals. (17-21)
Piperine is known to have central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects. (12, 13)
Since piperine is a component of black pepper, consumers with a known allergy or hypersensitivity to black pepper should avoid piperine.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 in peer-reviewed safety studies. In all investigations, BIOMOR® Curcumin was found safe and nontoxic in high doses. There were no significant changes in hematological and biochemical parameters. Interestingly, researchers found high doses of BIOMOR® Curcumin caused a healthy decrease in serum cholesterol. (10)
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