Curcumin, the most active compound of turmeric, is one of the most powerful botanicals in the world today. Curcumin offers a wide spectrum of benefits to the body because of its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to both prevent and fight a wide range of serious inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, metabolic diseases, cardiovascular disease and cancer — through a variety of mechanisms. These include powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, chemo-preventive (cancer-preventive), and antineoplastic (cancer-fighting) properties.

But despite its rich antioxidant properties that make it a potent agent to fight these serious, chronic conditions and its impressive array of beneficial bio-activities, the poor bio-availability of curcumin in the human body severely limits its application to these diseases.

One of the most important activities of curcumin in the human body is its ability to inhibit activation of the transcription factor, nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB), a potent inducer of chronic inflammation. NF-kB is a protein that turns on inflammation by activating genes involved in the production of inflammatory compounds. As NF-kB activation is the reason behind all stages of carcinogenesis, this transcription factor is a potential target in cancer chemoprevention and is the subject of intensive research.

Enhanced bio-availability with BCM-95™

Despite its many benefits, the effectiveness of oral supplementation with curcumin has been limited by its poor absorption into the bloodstream through the digestive tract. This is where BCM-95™, a bio-available form of curcumin that provides even greater pharmaceutical potencies to maximize curcumin’s efficacy, comes in. BCM-95™, a 100 percent standardized extract of turmeric, is produced with a unique and patented process that delivers a superior-absorbing curcumin formulation that is seven to 10 times more bio-available than conventional curcumin extracts!

A recent analysis of curcumin products with enhanced absorption shows that blood levels of BCM-95™ are not only much higher than other forms of curcumin, but that they also remain in the bloodstream for 8 to 12 hours.