Fish-based gel caps
- NSF-certified pure and potent
- Highly absorbed BCM-95 extract*
- 500mg curcumin + 230mg omega-3s per serving
- Sustainably harvested wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil
- No artificial preservatives or colors
- No dairy, starch, wheat, yeast, sugar, or soy protein
- Product of USA
*Absorbed 7-9 times better than standard curcumin extracts.
Turmeric root has long been prized in Asian medicine.
And curcumin is turmeric’s trio of yellow-orange antioxidants, called "curcuminoids”.
Although curcumin has antioxidant properties, it offers a far broader spectrum of benefits.
NSF International certifies that our Curcumin in Sockeye Salmon Oil provides the contents stated on the label and meets strict U.S. and international safety standards.
Lab and preliminary clinical studies confirm that curcumin supports immune and brain health in unique and powerful ways.
The Vital Choice Curcumin advantage
When it's extracted from turmeric and taken "straight", curcumin is very poorly absorbed.
Fortunately, clinical studies show that the curcumin extract we use – called BCM-95 – is absorbed 7 to 9 times better than the curcumin in conventional supplements.
This advantage means that one 500mg serving (two softgel capsules) of Vital Choice Curcumin is equivalent to about 3,000mg of a typical curcumin supplement.
Our curcumin supplement's big absorption benefit stems from two features:
- The BCM-95 extract includes turmeric's volatile compounds (e,g, turmerones, curcumenes, zingerbene), which enhance the absorption of curcumin, and provide benefits of their own.
- Curcumin is absorbed much better when it's consumed along with fats, so we mix it into Vital Choice Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil, which consists of beneficial omega-3s and other fats.
Last but not least, the Indian firm that makes our curcumin extract is widely recognized for its pioneering "green" practices*.
Curcumin is the trio of polyphenol-class antioxidant compounds that gives turmeric root its yellow-orange hue.
Turmeric in the field
Folk history and modern research
Turmeric grows wild in the forests of South and Southeast Asia, and is cultivated for culinary and medicinal use.
It's also a key ingredient in the yellow-orange curry spice blends used in many Indian, Persian, Thai, Chinese, and Indonesian dishes.
The ancient Indian medicine tradition known as Ayurveda has long featured turmeric in healing.
Together with modern epidemiological evidence from India, where turmeric root and turmeric-rich curries are dietary staples, that ancient tradition has triggered extensive, promising research into its health-promoting properties**.
Among other effects, curcumin appears to exert beneficial effects on gene switches affecting inflammation and stress- and aging-related degenerative processes**.
Curcumin cautions and drug interactions
- Dietary turmeric may inhibit the anti-tumor action of chemotherapeutic agents such as cyclophosphamide.
- Curcumin may interact with drugs that are substrates of P-glycoprotein (P-gp) or cytochrome P450 enzymes.
- Patients with gastrointestinal disorders or predisposed to kidney stone formation should use this supplement with caution.
- Patients with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, and GI disorders including stomach ulcers and hyperacidity disorders should not take this supplement.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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Keep out of the reach of children.
Bottle has been sealed for your protection. Do not use if seal on cap is broken.
Adults take two softgels daily, preferably with a meal, or as recommended by a health care professional.
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