Curcumin in Sockeye Salmon Oil
860mg softgels, 120 ct |
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- No oxalates
- 85% curcuminoids
- 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; also known as Biocurcumax® or or Curcugreen®.
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.
The orange-yellow "curcuminoid" compounds that give turmeric its rich hue are believed responsible for the root's potential health benefits.
Researchers use the term "curcumin" in reference to three specific curcuminoids, which appear largely — though not completely — responsible for its potentially beneficial effects.
Together with modern epidemiological evidence from India, where turmeric root and turmeric-rich curries are dietary staples, its ancient healing tradition has triggered extensive research into the possible health-promoting properties of curcumin. (To learn more, click here.)
Among other things, curcumin appears to exert beneficial effects on gene switches affecting inflammation, which is a factor in many degenerative processes.
The Vital Choice Curcumin advantage
In its "raw" form, curcumin is very poorly absorbed.
Fortunately, clinical studies show that the curcumin extract we use — called BCM-95® (also known as Biocurcumax® or Curcugreen®) — is absorbed 7 to 9 times better than the curcumin in conventional supplements (Antony B et al. 2008).
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.
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.
And 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 provides beneficial omega-3s fatty acids (Goindi S et al. 2010; Jäger R et al. 2014).
Last but not least, the Indian firm that makes our curcumin extract is widely recognized for its pioneering "green" practices (see their video at YouTube).
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.
- The oxalates in turmeric promote formation of kidney stones, but these compounds are virtually absent from curcumin.
- Curcumin prevents gallstone and kidney stone formation in rodents, but promotes contraction of the gallbladder, which could exacerbate gallstone problems in human patients. People with bile duct obstruction, gallstones, or GI disorders, including stomach ulcers and hyperacidity disorders, should consult a physisican before taking 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.
- Anand P, Kunnumakkara AB, Newman RA, Aggarwal BB. Bioavailability of curcumin: problems and promises. Mol Pharm. 2007 Nov-Dec;4(6):807-18. Epub 2007 Nov 14. Review.
- Antony B, Merina B, Iyer VS, Judy N, Lennertz K, Joyal S. A pilot cross-over study to evaluate human oral bioavailability of BCM-95CG (Biocurcumax), A novel bioenhanced preparation of curcumin. Indian J Pharm Sci. 2008 Jul-Aug;70(4):445-9.
- Antony B, Merina B, Rao SB. Enhancing the absorption of curcuminoids. Spice Board of India. July 2005, 23-26.
- Antony B, Merina B. Bioavailability of Curcumax (BCM – 095™). Little Flower Medical Research Center, Angamaly, India (Research Center of Mahatma Gandhi University). September 2006. Spice Board of India.
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- Volak LP, Ghirmai S, Cashman JR, Court MH. Curcuminoids inhibit multiple human cytochromes P450 (CYP), UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT), and sulfotransferase (SULT) enzymes, while piperine is a relatively selective CYP3A4 inhibitor. Drug Met. Disp. 2008;36(8), 1594–1605.
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"Curcumin" Review: My husband’s doctor has recommended he include curcumin in his daily supplements. We’ve taken your fish oil for years and had confidence yours was the best choice! I wish you had magnesium too!
"Curcumin Sockeye Salmon Oil" Review: Have not used enough to compare with the other Curcumin I was currently using. Interested in the change to Vital Choice"s product because I've appreciated the other items I use from Vital Choice
"Great Product" Review: I like the idea of Sockeye Salmon oil mixed with curcumin in a capsule. I have tried mixing the curcumin with olive oil and the taste is terrible plus it stains my teeth. This is the perfect way to take curcumin except it is super expensive! Any chance you could lower the price? I take it and also give it to my dog. Would order it a lot more if it wasn't so expensive.
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Nutrition & IngredientsIngredients:
Wild Alaskan sockeye salmon oil (salmon oil, astaxanthin, non-GMO mixed tocopherols), Turmeric rhizome, Organic beeswax, softgel capsule (fish gelatin, glycerin, purified water).
Nutrition FactsCurcumin in Wild Alaskan Salmon Oil - 250mgServing Size 2 softgel capsulesNumber of servings: 60
Amount Per ServingCalories 12 Calories from Fat 12
% Daily Value*Total Fat 1g 2%Saturated Fat .2g 1%Trans Fat 0 0Cholesterol 6mg 2%Sodium 0 0Total Carbohydrate 0 0Dietary Fiber 0 0Sugars 0 0Protein 0 0
Curcumin (Curcumin longa) Extract standardized to 95% curcuminoid complex consisting of Curcumin, Desmethoxy Curcumin, Bis-Desmethoxy Curcumin and Volatile Oils of Turmeric Rhizome: 500mg
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Oil: 1150mg**
Total Omega 3 Fatty Acids: 230mg **
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid): 92mg **
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid): 80mg **
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Adults take two softgels daily, preferably with a meal, or as recommended by a health care professional.
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