MELLOW YELLOW? THE MOOD AND COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF CURCUMIN FROM TURMERIC
October 4, 2016 – Curcumin is the component of turmeric (Curcuma longa) that gives the spice its bright yellow colour. It is one of more than 5,000 flavonoids, a group of plant-based compounds thought to contribute to the health benefits of fruit and vegetables.
The purported medical effects of curcumin have a long history, going back at least to the 18th century. In 1937, a paper in the Lancet medical journal described successful case studies using curcumin in the treatment of inflamed gall bladders.
Around 150 curcumin studies are under way to investigate the effects of curcumin (alone or in combination with other drugs) on...
POMELLA® EXTRACT HELPS IMPROVE CARDIO-METABOLIC HEALTH
Natural Products INSIDER, October 2016 - Researchers with the Srikot Research Institute studied the effects of Pomella® Extract (from Verdure Sciences) in patients (20-60 years of age) with myocardial infarction in conjunction with regular prescribed medications. The study determined the effects of 300 mg/Pomella twice daily for 30 days on biomedical parameters like HDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, non-HDL cholesterol, serum homocysteine,
hs-CRP, and OX-LDL as an add-on with regular medication showing improved antioxidant status of the blood biomarkers associated with cardiac health.
REDUCED INFLAMMATORY AND MUSCLE DAMAGE BIOMARKERS FOLLOWING ORAL SUPPLEMENTATION WITH BIOAVAILABLE CURCUMIN
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of oral curcumin supplementation (Longvida® 400 mg/days) on muscle & ADL soreness, creatine kinase (CK), and inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10) following EMID (eccentric-only dual-leg press exercise). Subjects (N = 28) were randomly assigned to either curcumin (400 mg/day) or placebo (rice flour) and supplemented 2 days before to 4 days after EMID. Blood samples were collected prior to (PRE), and 1, 2, 3, and 4 days after EIMD to measure CK and inflammatory cytokines. Data were analyzed by ANOVA with P < 0.05. Curcumin supplementation resulted in significantly smaller increases in CK (− 48%), TNF-α (− 25%), and IL-8 (− 21%) following EIMD compared to placebo. We observed no significant differences in IL-6, IL-10, or quadriceps muscle soreness between conditions for this sample size.
NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER: IMMUNE HEALTH
June 2016 – Natural Products Insider's Immune Health issue shares commentary from Sonya Cropper, VP of Marketing & Innovation, on various Verdure Ingredients.
A PILOT COMPARISON OF PHOSPOLIPIDATED LUTEIN TO CONVENTIONAL LUTEIN FOR EFFECTS ON PLASMA LUTEIN CONCENTRATIONS IN ADULT PEOPLE
The solid-lipid particle complex lutein gave much higher plasma lutein values than conventional lutein ester. The lutein complex showed superior effects based on absolute mean value after 10 days of supplementation, change in value from baseline to 10 days, and value at 7 days after supplement discontinuation.
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CURCUMIN SUPPLEMENT IMPROVES VASCULAR ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION IN MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER ADULTS
Mounting evidence suggests that curcumin, an ingredient in the Indian spice turmeric, has vascular protective effects in aging animals and humans. We tested the hypothesis that curcumin improves vascular endothelial function, as assessed by endothelium-dependent dilation (EDD), in middle-aged and older (MA/O) adults (45-74 yrs) by...
NATURAL PRODUCTS INSIDER: CONSIDERING CURCUMIN
July 2016 – Natural Products Insider's July issue on "Considering Curcumin: Examining curcumin's raport, benefits beyond inflammation".
LATEST STUDIES ON BRAIN-HEALTH NUTRACEUTICALS
May 05, 2016 – Nutritional Outlook's Irfan Qureshi delves into cognitive health nutraceuticals such as healthy fats, resveratrol, turmeric (Longvida), and pycnogenol. This editorial covers the latest studies for healthy cognitive aging.
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