Why Qunol's Turmeric Supplement is Better
Turmeric provides one of nature’s best kept secrets, curcuminoids, a group of antioxidants that can help support healthy inflammation response† due to physical overexertion.* While you can add turmeric to food in the form of a spice, taking a supplement is a better way to ensure you are able to experience the potential benefits. Read on to learn about the types of turmeric supplements and find out why our Qunol Turmeric is the better choice!
The Problem with Regular1 Turmeric
When it comes to turmeric supplements, absorption is key to seeing the potential benefits. When we take a supplement, it must travel through our stomach to our intestines where it is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Studies show that curcumin is poorly absorbed by the intestines.2 This is because curcumin clumps together inside the body. It has also been found that curcumin is quickly eliminated by the body, so very little makes it to the bloodstream.3
Black Pepper Extract Enhances Absorption
One way to overcome the curcumin absorption issue is by adding black pepper extract. This is why you will often see black pepper as an ingredient in recipes containing turmeric. Turmeric supplements also utilize this absorption “hack” because black pepper extract helps curcumin pass through the wall of the intestines and leads to higher blood levels.4
While black pepper extract can enhance the absorption of curcumin, there is an even better option.
Water Dispersion Technology for Superior Absorption
Since turmeric’s tendency to clump together is one of the main reasons for its poor absorption, researchers figured out that breaking up these clumps can greatly improve absorption. In order to do this, scientists combined turmeric with a carbohydrate called gamma cyclodextrin.
Gamma cyclodextrin is a donut shaped molecule that surrounds and separates the turmeric. This allows it to disperse in water and increases the amount of turmeric absorbed by the body.
Why Qunol is Better
Qunol’s Extra Strength Turmeric Curcumin Complex has water dispersion technology which delivers superior absorption compared to regular1 turmeric. In fact, a human clinical trial showed that the Qunol’s bioenhanced turmeric curcumin complex increased bioavailability by a factor of 40!5
1Regular turmeric is standardized unformulated curcumin extract.
2Schiborr C, Kocher A, Behnam D, Jandasek J, Toelstede S, Frank J (2014) The oral bioavailability of curcumin from micronized powder and liquid micelles is significantly increased in healthy humans and differs between sexes. Mol Nutr Food Res 58(3):516–527. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201300724 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/mnfr.201300724
3Ammon HP, Wahl MA (1991) Pharmacology of Curcuma longa. Planta Med 57(1):1–7. doi:10.1055/s-2006-960004 https://www.thieme-connect.de/DOI/DOI?10.1055/s-2006-960004
4The Advantages Of Curcuminoids + Bioperine® Combination http://www.sabinsa.com/newsroom/articles-download/1024-sabinsa-article-12
5Purpura, et al (2017). Analysis of different innovative formulations of curcumin
for improved relative oral bioavailability in human subjects Euro Journal of Nutr. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28204880
†May help reduce temporary inflammation associated with physical overexertion or other lifestyle choices.
This product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure inflammation associated with any disease.