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Optim Curcuma

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Food supplement based on Optimized Curcumin (Longvida) – 45 capsules 

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One capsule a day may :
  • relieve discomfort in joints, tendons or back.
  • detoxify and protect against free radicals and cellular ageing.
  • maintain cognitive related functions and memory.
Lactose free Lactose-Free
Gluten freeGluten-Free
Plant-based capsuleVeggie capsule
VeganVegan
Made in BelgiumMade in Belgium

AN INNOVATIVE FOOD SUPPLEMENT

The formula Longvida® of Optim Curcuma has been developed by a group of scientists and physicians from the University of California – Los Angeles ( UCLA) to solve the problem of the weak absorption of curcumin into the body.

After more than ten years of research, the key to the effectiveness of the formula Longvida® was found in the patented process: SCLP (Solid-Lipid Curcumin Particle). In this process, curcumin powder is carefully covered with natural lecithin to form small particles that increase the absorption of “free” curcumin, i.e. its active form, into the body and bring the best benefits of Turmeric with one single capsule a day.

This formulation does not contain black pepper, which can be aggressive to the stomach. It was recently shown that it does not contribute to the increased absorption into the body of “free” curcumin, i.e. the biologically active form. (to learn more about curcumin absorption)


Originally from India, turmeric (Curcuma Longa L) is a plant of the ginger family that has been used for centuries in traditional cuisine and medicine.

To overcome the poor uptake of curcumin, the active principle of Turmeric, a group of researchers from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) developed this innovative formula.

One capsule of Optim Curcuma may:

- relieve discomfort in joints, tendons or back

- detoxify and protect against free radicals and cellular ageing

- maintain cognitive related functions and memory.

Serving size

One small capsule (400 mg) of Optim Curcuma, preferably before a meal.

2 or 3 capsules per day can be taken at once and during the first two weeks for faster benefits.


Precautions for use

Optim Curcuma is a food supplement that has demonstrated good tolerance up to 4g per day – the equivalent of 10 capsules per day. There are, however, a few precautions you might take.

When initially ingested, Optim Curcuma can cause digestive disturbances in some people, so it is best to take it with food for the first few days. These symptoms generally abate after a few days, and then they can be taken on an empty stomach.

As relevant data on its use during pregnancy and lactation is lacking, Curcuma longa can not be recommended in these cases. Because curcumin was found to stimulate the gall bladder, the use of curcumin or turmeric is contraindicated in a person with obstruction of the biliary tract (WHO Monograph).

Consult your doctor or pharmacist in case of concomitant use of anticoagulants.

It is advisable to follow recommended doses and have a diverse and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Keep out of reach of children. Keep in a dry place.

Ingredients: 
400 mg Longvida® preparation (Curcuma Longa L. extract from India containing 80 mg of curcumin, anti-caking: stearic acid, carrier: maltodextrin, emulsifier: sunflower lecithin, antioxidant: ascorbyl palmitate, anti-caking: silica), capsule shell: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, filler: microcrystalline cellulose and anti-caking: talc.

Gluten-free, lactose-free and registered at the Vegan Society (UK)

Nutritional Values per 100g :

Carbohydrates: 40g of which sugars 0g

Lipids: 32g of which saturated fats 20g

Proteins: 0g

Salt: 0g


Energy Value per 100g:
511 Kcal/2136 KJ or 3.0 Kcal per capsule.


Optim Curcuma has a shelf life of 3 years after production.


Net Weight: 26g -  45 capsules

Notification Number (Belgium) PL: 2708/1
An innovative formulation with an high bioavailability: Longvida

In the 1990s, a group of top neuroscientists at the UCLA School of Medicine, led by Dr Sally Frautschy PhD and Dr Greg Cole PhD, began their quest to find a safe, effective, and affordable way to support cognitive functions.

After ten years, nearly 200 curcumin-based formulas, and endless trial and error, curcumin’s bioavailability issue has been solved, with the Optimized Curcuma’s patented Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle Technology (SLCP™).

The secret of Optim Curcuma lies in the Longvida Solid-Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP™) patented process, which consists of encapsulating the curcumin to enhance its dissolution at a precise point in the gut and thus deliver it into both plasma and red blood cells as free curcumin, the biologically active form of curcumin (DiSilvestro 2012).


Bioavailability studies in humans

Gota et al. (2010) investigated the pharmacokinetics of Longvida® preparation in adult human subjects. They performed a crossover, double-blind analysis, where six healthy men were given Longvida® SLCP curcumin preparation and 95% curcuminoids formula (containing > 60% curcumin) in capsule form in a single oral dose of 650 mg (containing 130-195 mg of curcumin from Longvida® preparation and >390 mg of curcumin from 95% curcuminoids extract).

Blood samples were collected before dosing and from 1 to 12 hours after administration, and HPLC analysed plasma samples (as free form curcumin). Figure 1 reports the mean free plasma curcumin concentration profile for the Longvida preparation.

Gota Graph.001
Figure 1 Mean Free Plasma Curcumin Concentration-Time Profile of healthy human subjects (N=6) from Gota et al. (2010).


In healthy subjects, the mean peak concentration of curcumin achieved from dosing 650 mg of Longvida® preparation was 22.43 ng/mL. In contrast, plasma curcumin from dosing an equal quantity of unformulated 95% curcuminoids extract was not detected (<1 ng/ml).

Table 1 reports the maximum concentrations (Cmax) of curcumin in the plasma after dosing with either 650 mg of Longvida® preparation- minimum 130mg Curcumin – or 650 mg of a standard 95% curcuminoids extract – 390mg curcumin – (Gota et al. 2010). The longvida® preparation was at least 65 times more available than the usual 95% curcuminoid extracts.

 

Table 1: Curcumin Cmax of Longvida versus standard 95% Curcuminoid Extract (Gota et al. 2010)


Human Plasma Curcumin
Cmax (ng/ml)

650mg Longvida®  SLCP curcumin preparation with 130 mg curcumin min.

22.4

 

650 mg 95% Curcuminoids extract with 390mg Curcumin min.

 

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Is the dosage of optim curcuma effective?

A recent clinical trial led by a group of researchers from the Ohio State University – USA (DiSilvestro 2012) analysed various biological markers among healthy middle-aged people (40 to 60 years old) taking either a placebo (N=19) or 400 mg of Longvida® preparation (N=19) for 30 days.

They reported that Longvida® SLCP curcumin preparation significantly reduced circulating amyloid-beta peptides, reduced vascular adhesion molecules in the blood (sICAM-1); reduced blood lipids (plasma triglycerides); reduced enzymes for physiological and emotional stress (salivary amylase); and significantly increased the antioxidant status by 24% and the endogenous antioxidant defence (catalase) by 72%; the vasodilator activity (plasma nitric oxide) by 37% and decreased liver enzymes levels (ALT: Alamine Amino Transferase) by 11%.

Chart DiSilvestro .001

   


Longvida® curcumin vs ibuprofen - pain reduction


A clinical study demonstrates the efficacy of longvida® curcumin in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

The researchers in this study wanted to find a natural alternative to ibuprofen (an anti-inflammatory drug) without side effects.

Forty-two patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomised to receive either 400 mg twice daily of Longvida® curcumin or 400 mg once daily of ibuprofen for 90 days.

This study shows that Longvida® curcumin was effective and safe in relieving symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis when given for 90 days.

Taking 2x400mg/day of Longvida® curcumin is equivalent to 400mg/day of Ibuprofen in reducing knee pain and stiffness. (Gupte 2019)


Longvida® Curcumin vs VS Ibuprofen - Pain Reduction
A clinical study demonstrates the efficacy of longvida® curcumin in reducing the symptoms of knee osteoarthritis.

The researchers in this study wanted to find a natural alternative to ibuprofen (an anti-inflammatory drug) without side effects.

Forty-two patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were randomised to receive either 400 mg twice daily of Longvida® curcumin or 400 mg once daily of ibuprofen for 90 days.

This study shows that Longvida® curcumin was effective and safe in relieving symptoms in patients with knee osteoarthritis when given for 90 days.

Taking 2x400mg/day of Longvida® curcumin is equivalent to 400mg/day of Ibuprofen in reducing knee pain and stiffness. (Gupte 2019)
Muscle recovery and inflammation

A study from the University of  North Texas published in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta Clinica suggests that the formulation Longvida of OptimCurcuma reduces inflammation and improves muscle recovery after a leg press exercise, compared to a placebo group. (McFarlin 2016)

Twenty-eight young participants (average 20 years old) were randomly assigned to consume either 400 mg of Longvida SLCP curcumin – the formulation of OptimCurcuma – or a placebo (rice flour) for two days before four days after the Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage. Blood samples were collected before exercise and on days 1,2,3, and 4. The muscle damage biomarker (Creatine Kinase) and the inflammatory biomarkers (cytokines: TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, and IL-10) were measured.

Among participants in the curcumin group, researchers observed significantly smaller increases in Creatine Kinase (–48%), TNF-α (–25%), and IL-8 (–21%) following exercise compared to the placebo group. No significant decrease was found for IL-6, IL-10, or quadriceps muscle soreness.

The findings demonstrated that a daily intake of 1 capsule of the formulation of Optim Curcuma – reduced biological inflammation during recovery after the Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD), which may translate to faster recovery.


Memory and cognitive functions

A group of researchers from the University of Swinburne in Melbourne, Australia, recently published the results of a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study (Cox et al. 2014).

During four weeks, 60 participants from 60 to 85 years old took either:
- either 400 mg/day of either the patented LongVida SLCP curcumin complex of OptimCurcuma (80 mg curcumin)

- or 400mg of placebo.

Compared with placebo, the authors reported that the curcumin supplementation significantly improved both acute and chronic cognitive functions, mainly working memory tasks, general fatigue, and calmness.


Optim Curcuma: a safe, high quality and efficient product



The formulation of Optim Curcuma has demonstrated its efficacy in several clinical studies (read the section on studies with Longvida®).



The curcumin found in Optim Curcuma is of natural origin and is recognised as safe (GRAS). The formulation of Optim Curcuma demonstrated excellent tolerability in healthy human subjects for doses up to 4g per day or the equivalent of 10 capsules per day(Gota et al. 2010).



Optim Curcuma is manufactured according to HACCP food quality principles and ISO22000 standards. The minimum curcumin content is guaranteed and controlled in Germany by the laboratory Eurofins Analytik GmbH (Latest Certificate of Analysis)



Gluten-free – Lactose-free – Does not contain any animal products, sugars, or synthetic additives such as polysorbate – GMO-Free – Suitable for vegetarians.



Optim Curcuma is registered with the Vegan Society (UK)



Turmeric rhizomes are grown in india to achieve the best quality



Turmeric rhizomes are grown in the Karnataka region, collaborating with more than 200 local producers. Plantations and production methods are meticulously auditioned to obtain high-quality curcumin.




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Optim Curcuma

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