Brand ingredient Longvida® Optimized Curcumin
High dosage per capsule
95 times higher biological availability
Active for 24 hours
Easy on the stomach and intestines
Curcumin is quickly gaining popularity. At least one in five Americans aged 55 and older who use supplements take a curcumin supplement. The use of curcumin is taking off rapidly in Europe too. It is now the most popular supplement.
Curcumin is a natural substance that is present in the root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma), also known as the Golden Spice from India. Turmeric is also widely used as a spice in Indian cuisine. Curcumin is one of the substances that give turmeric its yellow colour.
Turmeric also contains closely related compounds such as desmethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Together, these compounds are known as curcuminoids. The turmeric spice contains about 3% curcuminoids. These curcuminoids can be found in Optimized Curcumin.
The curcuminoids in this supplement are aided by vitamin C, a vitamin that contributes to normal formation of collagen and thus normal cartilage function. Optimized Curcumin also contains vitamin B12 and methylcobalamin. Vitamin B12 plays a role in the cell division process and contributes to normal psychological function.
Ask Kris Kuiper, MSc,
On its own, curcumin - just like the other curcuminoids - is not well absorbed by the body. To get the most out of curcumin supplements, scientists have sought different ways to improve this absorption. The best method is one that combines very good absorption with maximum safety of use.
We have selected Longvida® Optimized Curcumin as the ingredient that excels in these two qualities. The phospholipids method used for this curcumin ensures a 95-times higher absorption of curcumin. In contrast to several other methods, it does not have any potential adverse effects.
One of the well-known techniques to improve absorption of curcumin involves adding the extract of a second spice. The combination of the two spice extracts improves absorption of curcumin by about 20-fold. At the recommended dosage, however, the second extract also temporarily diminishes the activity of detoxifying enzymes of the human body. This can have adverse effects.
Another technique that improves the absorption of curcumin uses nanotechnology, with even higher gains in terms of absorption. We believe that there is still too little knowledge about the use of nanotechnology in nutrients. Nano-applications can cause unexpected and adverse reactions between substances. For this reason, this type of curcumin was not our choice.
The best way to increase the absorption of curcumin in a supplement is by enveloping the curcumin in minuscule fat-soluble pellets. These pellets are made of healthy phospholipids that can also be found in nutrients and in every cell wall of the human body. The phospholipids protect the curcumin against breakdown and are transported in the bloodstream, where the curcumin is active up to 24 hours after intake.
The phospholipids method used for this curcumin ensures a 95-times higher absorption of curcumin. Plus, it is completely safe. This method is applied in Longvida® Optimized Curcumin. This is why we have chosen this brand ingredient for our supplement.
By choosing Optimized Curcumin from Glucosamine.com, you are choosing quality. We can guarantee it in the following way:
The right dosage. Because of the varying and generally low absorbability of many curcumin preparations, it is often difficult to specify a correct dosage. With Longvida® Optimized Curcumin this is not a problem. A total of 19 scientific studies have been conducted with this ingredient up to 2018. These studies have shown that already with 400 mg Longvida® a large amount of curcuminoids find their way through the human body. After more than 7 hours half of the absorbed curcuminoids are still active, and 24 hours after intake a significant amount remains in the bloodstream. Thanks to this long-lasting release, you only have to take one dose of Optimized Curcumin a day.
Guaranteed quality. Glucosamine.com always searches for the best ingredients for its products. For Optimized Curcumin this has resulted in the choice for Longvida®. This top-quality ingredient is produced by Verdure Sciences, an American company that has widely invested in scientific research. The processing of Curcuma plants into the final ingredient is done in conformity with ISO 22000 and ISO 9001 standards. The processing of the ingredients into capsules takes place in the Netherlands under strict procedures (GMP standard).
Independently tested. The end product is randomly tested for heavy metals and biological pollutants by the independent laboratory NutriControl. Click on the microscope symbol below for the most recent test results. Read more about the independent laboratory tests here.
Specialist since 2000. Glucosamine.com is a specialist in dietary supplements. The company was founded in 2000 by exercise physiologist and human movement scientist Kris Kuiper and has developed several unique supplements since then. Plenty of knowledge and experience is available about the effect and the safety of these supplements.
90 capsules, each containing:
% of RDA = Percentage of the recommended daily allowance.
The recommended use is 1 to 2 capsules of Optimized Curcumin per day.
When taking two capsules, you can choose to take them at the same time or spread over the course of the day. You can take the capsules with a meal or on an empty stomach.
Do not surpass the maximum recommended dosage. Dietary supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied diet.
Do you have difficulty swallowing capsules? You can open the capsule by separating the two halves and just use the powder. You can combine it with water, fruit juice, or yoghurt, for instance.
Curcumin has a slightly inhibiting effect on blood coagulation. In combination with anticoagulant medication, curcumin can increase the risk of bleeding. You should therefore not use this supplement in combination with anticoagulant medications without first consulting with a doctor.
This supplement can diminish the effect of the cytostatic drug Vinblastine. You should therefore not use this supplement in combination with cytostatic drugs without first consulting with a doctor.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
It is not recommended to use curcumin during pregnancy or during breast-feeding. No research has been conducted into the effects of curcumin supplements in these situations.
Read more about the safe use of curcumin below.
The spice turmeric, which contains about 3% curcuminoids, has been consumed by people for centuries without problems. It is used in considerable quantities in many Asiatic dishes, and plays an important role in traditional Indian as well as Chinese herbal medicine.
The highly absorbable Longvida® Optimized Curcumin is also tolerated very well. In one clinical study a dose of 2000 mg was used for 12 weeks. This is the same amount contained in 5 capsules. Only one person from both the Longvida® group and the control group reported mild side effects.
When using Optimized Curcumin we recommend a dose of 1 to 2 capsules per day (80 to 160 mg curcuminoids). The dose may be used uninterruptedly. It also falls within the safe acceptable intake established by the European Food Safety Authority EFSA. For certain situations and when using certain medications, a number of indications must be taken into account (see 'warnings' above).
Optimized Curcumin is a powerful nutritional supplement that is satisfactorily effective for many people. If you want support for a specific application, Optimized Curcumin combines very well with the following supplements: