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We are now offering Meriva-SF, which has the same sustained-release curcumin phytosome formula as Meriva-SR – but it is made with sunflower phospholipids – so it’s soy free! Same nutritional benefits, same relief, but now soy free.
curcumin complexed with phospholipids for optimal absorption*
- to help maintain the body's normal inflammatory response through optimization of cytokine production*
- provides antioxidant support*
- research suggests support for joint, eye, GI tract, liver, prostate, and nerve health*
- can provide relief from occasional soreness*
- sustained-release formula allows for an optimal curcumin blood level over time*
- increased blood levels of curcuminoids from phytosome preparation*
Meriva-SR is a unique, patented, time-release curcumin product. People throughout Asia have benefited from the healthful effects of curcumin for centuries. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric (the primary ingredient in curry), and is a potent antioxidant that offers numerous health benefits, including supporting joint health and cardiovascular function, and helping to maintain the body's normal inflammatory response through optimization of cytokine production.*
Whether taken as a supplement or from food, curcumin is generally poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. In conjunction with Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, we have uncovered the key to curcumin absorption – phytosome technology. Meriva curcumin phytosome is a unique curcumin extract that is significantly better absorbed than other curcumin extracts.*
Phytosomes are plant extracts bound to phospholipids, essential components of human cells. Our bodies can make PC, but we can also get it from food or supplements. When taken orally, PC is very well absorbed. The scientists at Indena found a way to attach a curcumin extract to PC for superior absorption, resulting in Meriva. When you take Meriva your body absorbs the PC and the attached curcumin, resulting in more curcumin reaching the cells that can benefit from it.*
A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated Meriva's superior bioavailability compared to ordinary curcumin. Liver levels of curcumin were also higher with Meriva supplementation. A human study demonstrated 29-times greater bioavailability. In both studies, Meriva supplementation resulted in higher plasma concentrations of curcumin from a much smaller dose than with ordinary curcumin.
In a recent eight-month human trial, Meriva was shown to support a healthy inflammatory response.* Individuals experienced improvements in clinical and biochemical end-points associated with joint health.*
Several studies have illustrated curcumin's hepatoprotective effects, leading researchers to suggest its use in protecting the liver from exogenous insults from environmental toxins.* Curcumin also has the capacity to increase both the flow and solubility of bile.* Curcumin's hepatoprotective effects are due in part to direct free-radical scavenging; but curcumin also enhances the body's natural antioxidant system, which increases glutathione levels, thereby aiding in hepatic detoxification and inhibiting nitrosamine formation.*
Suggested Use Take 1-2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner.
Two Capsules Contain: Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex) 500 mg
Other Ingredients: High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose and CalciumCitrateLaurate, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose.
*Curcumin Phytosome (Meriva®) complexed with Time-Sorb®, a time-release matrix. This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (Meriva®). Meriva is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).