Curcumin Plus Questions & Answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Curcumin Plus is unlike any other dietary supplement. Specially formulated with four unique ingredients, all of which are clinically tested and three of which are patented. No other natural dietary supplement product can compare.

Natural ingredients, when skillfully combined, are more potent. Such compounds have a balancing effect and can be used over long periods of time without building a tolerance or decreasing the efficacy and potency of the ingredients.

Formulated using ingredients that have been carefully chosen not only for their individual actions but also using the concept of synergy.

All ingredients are grown wild-crafted and sustainably harvested without the use of pesticides, or herbicides, and are non-irradiated from selected farms. They are also manufactured soy-free, gluten-free, vegan, kosher, and non-GMO.

All ingredients used are clinically tested, patented, and recognized as the “gold standard” for setting the potency and purity of the most active compounds.

Curcumin C3 Complex® has the highest amount of human clinical studies and is used in more universities, research centers, and hospitals versus any other brand of curcumin/turmeric extract. It is also Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, has safety dosage limit studies, and has been used for over 20 years by millions of people worldwide compared to other products. Some companies that claim higher bioavailability are actually measuring metabolites of curcuminoids such as glucuronides, not curcuminoids themselves. These metabolites recently have been shown in studies NOT to have anti-inflammatory effects. Thus, they are providing only a lower percentage of curcuminoids.

There is really no need to take a break from using Curcumin Plus as it works on numerous pathways within the body rather than just a single target, like many NSAIDs and medications. This makes it very effective and beneficial for continual and long-term use.

If you are pregnant or nursing, we recommend consulting with your health care professional before use, as a precautionary measure.

Curcumin Plus should be stored at room temperature, in a cool dry place. Preferably in a medicine cabinet or pantry. However, it is perfectly fine to store them in the freezer or refrigerator. If Curcumin Plus is traveling through extreme temperatures, the quality/potency will not be degraded in any way, according to the manufacturer.

Curcumin C3 Complex contains curcumin along with two other forms of curcumin, which help stabilize it. Studies revealed that the additional curcumins help protect from oxidative stress. C3 is more absorbable in the gastrointestinal tract versus standard curcumin by itself.

A recent study (The Strong Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Curcumin) showed that the major generic 95% curcuminoid products on the market had little to no anti-inflammatory or immunological benefit in comparison – only Curcumin C3 Complex had strong significant benefits.

There have been numerous clinical studies conducted showing the vast benefits of Curcumin C3 Complex, most notably it's ability to reduce inflammation.

There are several institutions using Curcumin C3 Complex in pre-clinical and clinical studies. For instance, UCLA School of Medicine, MD Anderson, and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine all are researching C3, among many others.

BioPerine offers many different health benefits, but it's main use is to improve the bioavailability of other nutrients, like Curcumin, for example.

Due to the potency of Curcumin Plus, we recommended for human consumption only. However, if you would like to try using Curcumin Plus for your pets, please consult with your veterinarian before doing so.

Ingredients

No, Curcumin Plus nor it's ingredients are irradiated.

Curcumin Plus contains Boswellin® Super, the highest grade of boswellia extract available. Boswellin® Super is a patented formulation of boswellia serrata extract, derived from the Boswellia tree known for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is designed to enhance bioavailability and improve therapeutic efficacy compared to standard boswellia extracts. Boswellin® Super is used to support joint health and manage inflammatory conditions, offering a specialized option in the realm of herbal medicine and dietary supplements.

Gingerols are one of the most important compounds researched from a ginger extract. Most products are not standardized at all. For those that are, the range may be between 2 – 10%. Curcumin Plus provides ginger extract at 20%, which is the highest available for a dietary supplement.

Only BioPerine® used in Curcumin Plus is guaranteed to be standardized to 95% piperine. All other generic black pepper extracts are not. Also, the amount of BioPerine® used in each caplet of Curcumin Plus is at the optimum clinical dose for enhancing absorption at 5 mg, unlike other products that use between 1-2 mg.

Curcumin Plus is manufactured at the highest standards in the industry with Sabinsa, named the manufacturer of the year multiple times by the dietary supplement industry as they have been the leader in not only potency and purity but also in the quality of production.

With over 240 global patients with their ingredients (3 of which are in Curcumin Plus), the manufacturing is not just cGMP as many supplement manufacturers will claim but it is produced in an FDA-registered and audited facility. The reason for such higher standards is that these products are directly used in human clinical trials at hospitals and universities. For example, just with Curcumin C3® Complex, there are 70+ (and counting) human clinical studies. If you take all the competitors on the market, there are only about 30 studies combined. In addition, all the ingredients are grown on Sabinsa-owned controlled farms (over 400,000 acres) and the right cultivator of each plant is specifically used to get the right phytonutrients and compounds necessary. In addition, the patents are for the processing and extraction of specific compounds which make all the difference in efficacy.

In fact, a recent study (The Strong Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Curcumin) showed that the major generic 95% curcuminoid products on the market had little to no anti-inflammatory or immunological benefit in comparison – only Curcumin C3® Complex had strong significant benefits. Sabinsa, who owns the patents to the ingredients in Curcumin Plus, even wrote the Monograph for Curcuminoids for the USP (United States Pharmacopeia). Thus the manufacturing standards utilized are much higher than what all the suppliers in the supplement industry are held to since they are not regulated.

You should not be concerned about the use of Other Ingredients (Excipients) since they are “inert” and are in such trace amounts that they cannot be measured. What should be of concern is the following ...

  1. Learn about what types of curcumin and other ingredients are in your products and whether they are natural and pesticide-free.
  2. Is it synthetic (43% of one of the largest major suppliers to the U.S. of generic turmeric/curcumin extracts was found to be using synthetic forms made in a lab)?
  3. Is the curcumin extracted using harmful solvents (which are commonly used in generic and cheap turmeric/curcumin extracts)? These harmful solvents leave larger amounts of residue in the products and cause side effects.
  4. Is it irradiated? Almost all turmeric/curcumin products (as well as most natural herbal products) are irradiated.
  5. Is your curcumin tested for heavy metals (recently generic turmeric extract was found to have lead contamination due to the grinding devices from China) – ours is tested for heavy metals including lead and has no heavy metals. This is what the main problem is with many turmeric/curcumin products. Curcumin Plus is pesticide-free, gluten-free, soy-free, Non-GMO, and non-irradiated.

Magnesium Stearate is a fine white powder that sticks to your skin and is greasy to the touch. It is a simple salt made up of two substances, a saturated fat called stearic acid and the mineral magnesium. Stearic acid can also be found in many foods, such as chicken, eggs, cheese, chocolate, walnuts, salmon, cotton seed oil, palm oil, and coconut oil. However, the Magnesium Stearate in Curcumin Plus is plant-based.

Magnesium Stearate is commonly added to many foods, pharmaceuticals, and cosmetics. In medications and vitamins, its primary purpose is to act as a lubricant. Magnesium Stearate is an additive that’s primarily used in medication capsules. It is considered a “flow agent.” It prevents the individual ingredients in a tablet or capsule from sticking to each other and the machine that creates the tablets and capsules. It helps improve the consistency and quality control of medication tablets and capsules.

It is possible to create supplement tablets and capsules without Magnesium Stearate, but it is more difficult to guarantee the consistency and quality of those tablets. Magnesium Stearate is used to delay the breakdown and absorption of medications, so they’re absorbed in the correct area of the bowel.

Magnesium Stearate is Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) to consume. Since it is used as an excipient or inert ingredient, there is not enough to cause any problems. However when it is used as a major filler in many other supplements and medications on the market, if you ingest too much, it can have a mild laxative effect.

Some people on the internet claim that Magnesium Stearate suppresses your immune T-cell function and causes the cell membrane integrity in your helper T-cells to collapse. However, there is no scientific evidence to support those claims.

These claims have been made based on a single mouse study that was related to stearic acid, NOT magnesium stearate. Mice lack an enzyme in their T-cells that humans have. This makes stearic acid safe for us to ingest.

Some people have also claimed that Magnesium Stearate might interfere with your body’s ability to absorb the contents of medication or supplements tablets and capsules. But again, there is no scientific evidence to support those claims.

Some people report having negative reactions to Magnesium Stearate and feel much better when they eliminate it. These people might have a sensitivity to it. It is possible to be allergic to Magnesium Stearate like any ingredient (although it would be rare) and it can be difficult to avoid this food additive since it's in many packaged and processed foods whether listed or not.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Magnesium Stearate for use as an additive in food and supplements.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, it is considered safe for consumption in amounts below 2,500 milligrams (mg) per kilogram per day. That means for a 150-pound adult, that equals 170,000 mg per day that can be consumed (about 1/3 of a pound). Since there is less than a trace amount in Curcumin Plus, that can not be measured, (again being an excipient or inert ingredient), it is very safe to consume without concern and does not have enough to cause negative side effects.

Our Curcumin Plus does not contain nor is it manufactured with yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, fish, or shellfish ingredients. However, it is produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens. Curcumin Plus does contain a trace amount of Non-GMO corn starch, as an excipient.

Our Curcumin Plus has a 2-year shelf life from the date of production.

Our Curcumin Plus is manufactured in Utah, USA.

Curcumin C3® Complex contains a minimum of 95% curcuminoids. The stringent manufacturing process allows the purest form of curcumin available.

Curcumin C3® Complex is extracted from sustainably grown curcuma longa.

Yes, there are numerous certifications/accolades including GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) by the FDA, Kosher, Allergen-Free, Halal, GMP Certified, and Non-GMO.

BioPerine® is an extract from Black Pepper. More specifically, it is the active ingredient in piperine, a pungent alkaloid.

BioPerine® contains 95 to 99% pure piperine.

Piperine content is much higher in BioPerine® (95 to 99% pure). Piperine is only about 3 to 9% in all parts of black pepper. An extract allows for a wide range of applications other than the traditional use of black pepper.

BioPerine® is extracted from sustainably grown Piper-nigrum.

Due to the unique proprietary extraction process, our curcumin products do not contain a measurable amount of oxalates.

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