Turmeric is a root containing a yellow pigment, curcumin, which is believed to be a complementary remedy in chronic, inflammatory and degenerative diseases.
It inhibits both COX (cyclooxygenase) and LOX (lipoxygenase), two enzymes that regulate the inflammatory processes.
Turmeric’s medical use counts with a longstanding tradition; it is highly unstable at intestinal pH, little soluble in water, little bioavailable if taken by mouth and rapidly eliminated.
To overcome these problems, Meriva® Curcumin Phytosome was born: a patented compound with 20% curcumin content, obtained from highly purified soy phospholipids (phosphatidylcholine) that act as curcumin carriers into the cell membranes. In this form, curcumin bioavailability is 10 times higher.
Phytosomial curcumin has proved to be particularly effective in the complementary treatment of osteoarthritis, reducing pain and increasing articular mobility.
Curcuminoids are capable of both preventing and neutralising the formation of free radicals; they have anti-inflammatory and antiphlogistic action against rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and granuloma.
Many positive effects have also been described in the treatment of colon, breast, prostate, lung and skin cancer.
Curcumin is useful to support the hepatic and digestive functions.
Turmeric essential oil has stomatic, digestive and carminative properties.
Curcuminoids have good hepatoprotective action and increase the fluidity and secretion of bile, bile acids, bile salts, as well as cholesterol and bilirubin.
Curcumin seems to be involved in the regulation of the MtorC2 receptor, which activity promotes cell proliferation and differentiation with a downregulating effect.
Curcumin is therefore used for preventive and therapeutic purposes in certain types of cancer.
Biocurcuma is ideal for promoting joint wellbeing, and it is useful in the treatment of osteoarthritis, reactive arthritis and myopathies of varying aetiology; in addition, it is indicated to support the digestive-hepatic functions and antioxidant defences.
Take 1 capsule, 3 times a day, after the main meals to counteract chronic inflammation situations.