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Thorne Research, Meriva-SR, Curcumin Phytosome, 120 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)

Thorne Research, Meriva-SR, Curcumin Phytosome, 120 Veggie Caps (Discontinued Item)

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  • Shipping Weight:
    0.3 lbs
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  • Product Code: THR-77501
  • UPC Code: 693749775010
  • Package Quantity: 120 Veggie Caps
  • Dimensions:
    4.3 x 2.4 x 2.4 in, 0.25 lbs
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Product Overview

Description

  • Dietary Supplement
  • Hypoallergenic

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.

Suggested Use

Take 1-2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health-care practitioner.

Other Ingredients

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).

Warnings

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.

Supplement Facts
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
 

Good, but not the best esp for the price

Posted by Reviewer2498510 on Feb 10, 2017 | Verified Purchase

I tried a few different Curcumin brands to see which worked best for me. This one was good, but not as effective as Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin... definitely cheaper, though, if you have a tight budget.

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Curcumin Supplement

Posted by 5298331996289406485 on Apr 22, 2016 | Verified Purchase

A little early to tell as this is the first time I am taking this. However knowing the Thorne brand, it is sure to be of very good quality.

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For A Good Mood

Posted by Reviewer1456755 on Jan 10, 2016 | Verified Purchase

I had read the many health benefits of curcumin on the internet and had been taking other brands and then about a month ago I decided to try Meriva SR. I'm glad I did! I began taking two capsules in the morning and two in the afternoon with olive oil and after a few weeks I began to notice something I had not noticed with the other brands. My mood began to change. Late in the afternoons instead of feeling like " I Don't Want To Do Anything" I started feeling like " Yes Let's Do It". I felt Great and the only change I had made was started taking the Meriva SR. I Highly Recommend Meriva SR. One other thing, IHerb is #1!

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good

Posted by 5106373776915459896 on Dec 25, 2015 | Verified Purchase

good

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Good product.

Posted by 5563996035167001097 on Dec 09, 2015 | Verified Purchase

Helps relieve arthritis.

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