Thorne Research, Meriva-SR, Curcumin Phytosome, 120 Veggie Caps
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- Dietary Supplement
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.
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 phosphatidylcholine (PC), an essential component 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 recent human study (not yet published) 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.
Take 1-2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.
High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methyl-cellulose and CalciumCitrateLaurate, hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, leucine, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose.
Contains ingredient derived from soy (phytosome).
Tamper Evident: Use only if bottle is sealed.
If pregnant, consult your health-care practitioner before using this product.
Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.
|Serving Size: Two Capsules|
|Servings Per Container: 60|
|Two Capsules Contain:||Amount Per Serving||% DV|
|Curcumin Phytosome† (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phosphatidylcholine complex)||500 mg||*|
|*Daily Value (DV) not established.
† 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.
iHerb Customer Reviews
this has helped with an inflamed hip and nerves in the hip. Has help reduce the pain and inflammation while my hip heals.
I have severe psoriasis all over body and I am using to curb the overall itch sensation. Taking 2 caps 3x per day (with meals). This is my 2nd bottle and am getting the relief I need. Psoriasis suffers please don't give up hope on getting natural relief!
Posted by 5563996035167001097 on Dec 09, 2015
Helps relieve arthritis.
Posted by Reviewer1927374 on Sep 24, 2014
Highly recommended by top doctors 100% top brand
Good for Body Aches
Posted by 4801916820385796331 on Aug 12, 2014
I have cfs/fibromyalgia and found this product to reduce the severity of my body aches. When used in conjunction with glutathione, I find the body aches disappear completely. An added bonus has been significantly reducing period pain with this product.
Posted by Reviewer1517618 on Jul 20, 2014
As a chronic pain sufferer, I find turmeric is a great alternative to pain killers/anti-inflammatory drugs. It helps me get through the day without my usual battle with pain or side effects that can come with drugs.