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Looking to harness curcumin’s natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant potential? Try these powerful new formulas featuring Theracurmin™, the number one absorbed form of curcumin. 

Curcumin – Nature’s Answer to Inflammation
Curcumin is one of the most prized and promising natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds. Found in the root of turmeric (Curcuma longa), and responsible for turmeric’s yellow pigment, curcumin has been called the master switch for inflammation as it blocks more than 30 different inflammation pathways.

Numerous clinical trials and laboratory studies have confirmed curcumin’s anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties, and have noted the compound’s potential to:
– Reduce tissue damage caused by inflammation
– Improve liver function
– Increase the heart’s ability to pump blood more efficiently
– Increase the flexibility of the arteries
– Relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis
– Help protect brain cells and support healthy cognitive function
(Shimatsu et al., 2012; Sugawara et al., 2012; Deodhar et al., 1980; Frautschy & Cole, 2010).

Recognizing these significant potential benefits, many manufacturers have scrambled to find a place on the shelves for their turmeric and curcumin supplements. Most of these products offer little benefit, however, as curcumin is poorly absorbed in standard formulas.

Early clinical studies found that even when using dosages of curcumin as high as 12,000 mg, most people did not have measurable levels of curcumin in their blood. This is because curcumin is relatively insoluble in water and rapidly metabolised and excreted from the body (Henrotin et al., 2013).

In response to this challenge, a group of scientists worked hard to create Theracurmin, the number one absorbed form of curcumin.

It’s Not How Much You Take, It’s How Much You Absorb
Theracurmin is an advanced formulation that uses proprietary dispersion technology to create microscopic particles dispersed in a colloidal suspension for better absorption. The curcumin in Theracurmin is absorbed faster into the blood, and stays there longer (Kanai et al., 2012).**

Published studies have demonstrated that this innovative form of curcumin is more bioavailable than regular curcumin powder, ensuring a therapeutically effective level in the blood to support a healthy inflammatory response.

Going a step further, Natural Factors® recently launched an innovative range of new CurcuminRich™ products featuring Theracurmin alongside complementary nutrients to address a variety of specific health concerns and for overall health and wellness.

4556_nf_cehrCurcuminRich Cardio Optimizer
Featuring 30 mg of Theracurmin and 630 mg of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids per softgel, CurcuminRich Cardio Optimizer from Natural Factors offers synergistic support for healthy heart and brain function.

This highly bioavailable formula is designed to address undesirable inflammation and free radical damage that are key contributors to poor cardiovascular health. Together with Theracurmin, omega-3 essential fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) promote:
– Healthy vascular function and elasticity
– A normal inflammatory response
– Protection against oxidative damage
– Reduced oxidation of LDL cholesterol
– Decreased triglycerides and LDL cholesterol synthesis
(Davidson et al., 2007; Kiecolt-Glaser et al., 2012; Henrotin et al., 2013; Napoli et al., 2016).

4554_nf_cehrCurcuminRich Joint Optimizer
Clinical trials have found that curcumin and omega-3 can help decrease pain intensity and inflammation in joints, improve repair of connective tissue and bone, reduce reliance on prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and decrease morning stiffness and joint tenderness.

Natural Factors CurcuminRich Joint Optimizer combines Theracurmin with extracts of boswellia, white willow bark, and devil’s claw, as well as antioxidant-rich InflamRelief™ Complex to help relieve joint pain due to osteoarthritis, promote a healthy inflammatory response, and for antioxidant protection from free radical damage.
(Henrotin et al., 2013; Goldberg & Katz, 2007).

4553_nf_cehrCurcuminRich Memory Optimizer
Highly bioavailable forms of curcumin such as Theracurmin offer exciting potential to help protect neurons and prevent cognitive decline. Curcumin has demonstrated neuroprotective effects, helping to promote the growth of new neurons, and guard against oxidative damage, including protecting cells in the hippocampus, the region of the brain associated with memory

CurcuminRich Memory Optimizer from Natural Factors is a synergistic blend of antioxidant Theracurmin, anti-aging ResveratrolRich® resveratrol, a bioactive form of quercetin (EMIQ), bacopa extract, and other key brain-boosting nutrients that help support cognitive health at any age.
(Stankowska et al., 2015; Frautschy & Cole, 2010).

4555_nf_cehrCurcuminRich Whole Body Optimizer
Natural Factors CurcuminRich Whole Body Optimizer combines antioxidant Theracurmin curcumin with omega-3 EPA/DHA, boswellia extract, InflamRelief complex, and astaxanthin, for a multifaceted approach to whole body wellness.

This formula features long-chain omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA to support cell membrane health and cellular signalling, while Boswellia serrata extract helps mediate normal inflammatory processes. This formula is also designed to support the health of blood vessels, nerves, and brain tissue, and includes astaxanthin and plant polyphenols in the InflamRelief complex to further support healthy joints, tendons and muscles.

Inflammation and oxidative damage are at the root of many health conditions, affecting cardiovascular health, joint health, brain function and whole body wellness. With this new range of innovative formulas featuring Theracurmin, Natural Factors have made it is easier than ever to harness the natural power of curcumin for help with joint pain, heart health, cognitive function, and overall health and well-being.


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‡Scientific scrutiny revealed that Theracurmin was more bioavailable on a milligram-to-milligram basis than other leading* enhanced and regular forms of curcumin.
*As measured by SPINS 2014 data
**Bioavailability comparison of curcumin from two published studies showing blood levels of curcumin over a 12-hour period normalized at the same dosage level.