Curcuma longa extract (CLE), commonly known as turmeric, may effectively reduce inflammation and support glucose metabolism in overweight individuals, according to recent findings published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition.
New research in male elite footballers reveals reduced incidences of upper respiratory symptoms (URS) and gastrointestinal (GI) distress following an intervention with The Tumeric Co. Raw Tumeric Vitamin D & C3 shot during the competitive season.
A botanical formula of turmeric (Curcuma longa L) and frankincense (Boswellia serrata) has demonstrated abilities to control the hormones that both sense pain and contract the uterus, thereby helping to alleviate menstrual cramps.
A combination of standardized extracts of tamarind seeds and turmeric may improve joint comfort and function, aerobic capacity, and lower body strength in people with mild to moderate knee osteoarthritis, says a new study.
Supplementation with a highly bioavailable curcumin formulation may improve knee joint health and mobility in people with mild osteoarthritis, says a new multi-centric, randomized, double-blind, parallel, placebo-controlled study.
A new paper reports a small number of cases of liver injury associated with turmeric supplements, but independent experts tell us that any such phenomena appear to be “rare”, and noted that the botanical has a low risk profile.
Düsseldorf-based Cellavent Ingredients has announced the launch of a turmeric ingredient produced by three Lactobacillus strains that is said to offer the benefits of the botanical plus postbiotics and paraprobiotics.
The Italian Ministry of Health has acted on recent adverse events linked to turmeric-based food supplements by prohibiting all health claims linked to the botanical, and issuing a new warning to be used on product labels.
Concerns that restrictions may be coming about turmeric-containing food supplements may be premature, but the issue could have “wider ramifications for the industry”, leading regulatory experts tell NutraIngredients.
OmniActive Health Technologies’ new Curcuwin Ultra+ ingredient, launched last fall in the US, is effective at boosting curcuminoid levels in the body at a “considerably smaller dose” than standard curcumin.
More than 40% of curcumin supplements purchased online and from health food shops in France failed to match label claims, a report has found, shining a spotlight on quality control issues within the industry.
By Traci Kantowski, Communications Director, Global Curcumin Association
When asked to write this article, the Simple Minds song “Don’t You forget about me” immediately popped in my head. While it’s no longer the exciting new kid on the block, curcumin is the “friend” the industry needs.
Twelve weeks of supplementation with a turmeric extract led to significant reductions in body weight for overweight but healthy people. The extract was also associated with improvements in mental health scores.
A new review concludes there is strong evidence for how curcuminoids can support vascular health. But the authors note that much of that evidence comes from in vitro tests and trials using animal models.
A study using a Sabinsa curcumin ingredient combined with a black pepper absorption booster that was done with traumatic brain injury patients has shown a reduction in an important inflammatory cytokine.
French authorities are warning of turmeric-containing food supplements that could disrupt the immune system by interfering with inflammatory defence mechanisms that fight infections such as the coronavirus.
The Botanical Adulteration Prevention Program has issued a lab guidance document on turmeric. The publication is timely as interest in the botanical, which was already high, has spiked during the current coronavirus crisis.
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