Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Filter by Categories
Active Lifestyle
Adaptogens
Allergies
Amino Acids
Antioxidants
Bladder Support
Blood Sugar Health
Body Care
Bone Health
Brain Health
Children's Health
Cleansing/Detox
Cold/Flu
Digestive Health
Environment
Essential Fatty Acids
Essential Oils
Fatigue
Fermentation
Functional Foods
Greens
Hair Health
Hair, Skin, Nails
Healthy Living
Heart Health
Herbal Remedies
Homeopathics
Homepage Feature
Hormone Health
Immune Health
Inflammation
Joint Health
Liver Health
Men's Health
Minerals
Natural Beauty
Oral Care
Pain Relief
Pet Health
Positive Aging
Prenatal Health
Probiotics
Recipes
Sexual Health
Skin Care
Sleep
Stress
Vision Health
Vitamins
Weight Loss
Women's Health
< Back to Antioxidants

The Power of Nutrition

For millennia, humans have relied upon the innate wisdom of food to promote health and longevity. From supporting muscle development through a protein-rich diet to curbing the harmful effects of scurvy or rickets with citrus fruits and dairy products; we’ve learned to respect the power of nutrition. Even in today’s fast-paced society, full of grab-and-go meals, over-refined snack foods and produce grown in often less-than-ideal conditions[i], our need for these vital nutrients is arguably at an all-time high. For this reason, many people are choosing to augment their dietary needs through the use of natural supplements, like protein powders, vitamin C and vitamin D. But among the expansive array of nutritional supplements currently on the market, one compound in particular is still largely flying under the radar of the general public, despite both thousands of years of faithful use as well as thousands of clinical studies. That compound is curcumin.

Derived from the spice turmeric, and comprising roughly three percent of the plant[ii], curcumin’s long history of traditional use began in India, where it was, and continues to be, relied upon for addressing everything from joint pain and allergies to asthma support[iii]. Of course, when brought under the light of scientific scrutiny, many potentially helpful substances begin to fade, as they fail to live up to the hype. However, in the case of curcumin, the decades of research into this extract’s purported benefits seem to only heighten its potential use for many of today’s most common (and concerning) ailments. In addition to the previous claims of alleviating chronic inflammation and supporting immunity, curcumin has also proven to be a powerful antioxidant[iv], with ongoing research exploring potential roles in many health conditions.

If this all sounds too good to be true, well, for many curcumin supplements on the market, it may be. The “catch” in all of this is that despite its plethora of potential health benefits, curcumin has very poor bioavailability. This means that when ingesting a standard curcumin supplement, very little of the extract actually gets absorbed and reaches the blood stream to exert its effects. This is because curcumin is a fat-soluble compound, meaning that it has a hard time being efficiently digested and absorbed when in a largely water-based environment. To work around this, some supplement companies package their curcumin capsules with a small amount of black pepper. Just as adding a little pepper to your food helps you digest that steak dinner, so, too, does it enhance absorption of curcumin. To a degree. Sisu’s Full Spectrum Curcumin approaches the issue a little differently. With its exclusive Nova SOL® curcumin extract, the absorption barrier is addressed through the use of a patented process whereby 95% curcumin powder is encapsulated into tiny, water-soluble spheres called micelles[v]. This allows for enhanced bioavailability, consequently unlocking the antioxidant power of this incredible nutrient[vi].

Unlike many other highly-touted “natural remedies” on the market, curcumin truly does offer a unique combination of traditional use and scientific merit. However, like many other supplements, its usefulness appears largely dependent upon using a high-quality form. With Sisu’s Full Spectrum Curcumin, you can get the best of both worlds.

 

[i] Davis DR, Epp MD, Riordan HD. Changes in USDA food composition data for 43 garden crops, 1950 to 1999. J Am Coll Nutr. 2004;23(6):669-82.

[ii] Tayyem RF, Heath DD, Al-delaimy WK, Rock CL. Curcumin content of turmeric and curry powders. Nutr Cancer. 2006;55(2):126-31.

[iii] Ammon H.P., Wahl M.A. Pharmacology of Curcuma longa. Planta Med. 1991;57:1–7. doi: 10.1055/s-2006-960004.

[iv] Pulido-moran M, Moreno-fernandez J, Ramirez-tortosa C, Ramirez-tortosa M. Curcumin and Health. Molecules. 2016;21(3):264

[v] Purpura M, Lowery RP, Wilson JM, Mannan H, Münch G, Razmovski-naumovski V. Analysis of different innovative formulations of curcumin for improved relative oral bioavailability in human subjects. Eur J Nutr. 2018;57(3):929-938.

[vi] Dei cas M, Ghidoni R. Dietary Curcumin: Correlation between Bioavailability and Health Potential. Nutrients. 2019;11(9)

 

Product-Slot1_EN

 


About the Author: Sisu

“Sisu”

Sisu is committed to helping Canadians find their perfect balance. Their ever-expanding line of natural health products is driven by innovative, clinically-validated ingredients and industry-leading environmental awareness. Learn more at sisu.com.