Which Curcumin Supplement Has The Best Absorption?
I get asked a lot about which supplement to buy and why. I am writing based on this article (http://www.superfoodly.com/best-turmeric-curcumin-supplement/) - read for full in depth research.
Here is the summation:
So who’s the winner?
For curcumin bioavailability Theracurmin and Longvida are the clear winners.
For curcumin plus other nutrient bioavailability the old school BioPerine is still a good choice. It has the most versatility of use, since it doesn’t contain curcumin and you can choose the dose yourself. This can be useful, considering that research has pointed to a difference in absorption ability based on dosage amount. Those who care to follow the most current research can change the amount of curcumin they consume based on the latest findings. Plus, it’s fairly cheap versus the phospholipid supplements. With a cheaper price per pill, for the same price you can take more dosages throughout the day, which may help compensate for BioPerine’s inferior absorption.
That said, remember the caveats…
Unfortunately, the clinical trials conducted by the curcumin supplement companies have several limitations that make answering our question difficult.
First off, none are brave enough to compare their product directly with a competitor’s formula on an apples-to-apples. All use standard curcumin as their control group.
Those who do animal trials are unable to say much about absorption in humans, because of the vast differences between human and rat biology. Also, the size of the dose seems to influence the supplement’s effectiveness, as is the case with basic piperine and Longvida. That said, these studies do paint a picture of how well the different ingredients aid curcumin absorption, so we can get a general idea about which product is the best choice.
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