Posted by sigismund on July 1, 2012, at 15:02:53
In reply to Re: Longvida curcumin, posted by Hugh on June 29, 2012, at 11:51:18
My doc recommended soluble curcuminoids once. I assumed he meant BCM extract, but it must have been this..........
Theracurmin: Water Soluble Curcumin Variant from Japan
The publication Innovative Preparation of Curcumin for Improved Oral Bioavailability contains research by Japanese scientists associated with Theravalues Corporation regarding a new curcumin supplement they call Theracurmin. They claim it to be water soluble and the photographs in the paper appear to demonstrate that. As measured by human blood concentrations, their claim is that Theracurmin is 27 times more bioavailable than regular standardized curcumin extracts.
Theres a bit of discussion online about it being available, but I had no luck finding a US source after several minutes of searching. I did find a source for Theracurmin in Japan, however it is prohibitively expensive at US$62.50 per bottle of 30 capsules each containing 30 mg of active curcumin. Surprisingly they even have a 10 mg dosage packaged as gummy style candies for about half that price. However, given the amount of active ingredient reaching the blood per dollar, the other alternatives listed above are probably better overall and certainly more cost effective for most people.