I am countering a Claim made by one of our members to another member[Spaceman210]. Though articles by people having Doctor titles, but these Doctors are totally uneducated in the technology available to us from the supplemental industry, as they lack advanced degrees in Food Science and Food/Supplemental Chemistry, and did not explore the entire landscape about which they were writing on.
The claim was made that Curcumin extracts had less than 1% bio-availability, and a half life of less than an hour. Well that can be true of some/many of the products that fill our Drug store Shelves. But these claims are not the whole story. We within this industry, including myself, are well aware, that when dealing with supplements that have low bio-availability in the body, that we are blessed to have many technologies to off-set such instances. Not all suppliers can provide these technologies. There are recognized technology leaders who have overcome the bio-availability and half life of Curcumin.
When certain non experts generalize, they provide poor information, and maybe they should stay in their lane.
I have a relationship, that goes back to 1980 with Life Extension, Inc. and a direct line to their Research and Development Group. Back about 2006-7 Life extension, realized the issue with Curcumin, and set about finding ways to make it a very useful anti-inflammatory. They used a trademarked Extract, which is Patented called BCM-95, which combines Curcumin Extract, with Co-CO2 Extracted Oils, of Turmeric, supplied by my old Extraction Plant in England, to enhance absorption and the period of time it stays in the body. And for those that do not know, Curcumin is more than one individual compound, and belongs to a class of compounds called Curcuminoids, of which there are 3 that make up most of a Curcumin Extract.
Thusly Life Extensions product, today Advanced Bio-Curcumin with added Gingerol from CO2 Extract of Ginger, and other Turmerones is up to [SEVEN] times more absorbable than any standard Curcumin extract. This product is also active at higher blood levels, for a more extended period of time in the body. This means one capsule can be detected in the blood up to [EIGHT] hours after dosing. So one capsule every eight hours keeps Curcumin, active for 24 hours in the body.
The sustained retention time in the body, was confirmed by human clinical studies. Each serving of The Advanced Bio-Curcumin is equivalent to up to 2,772 mgs of your typical Curcumin Extract.
There are some here, that recognize the scientific excellence available today to overcome the issues of Bio-Availability. Some of these techniques are nanotization, co-oil solubility, where the other oils act as protective carriers. An old Technology from an Industry that I was involved in from the 1980's---->the Micro-Encapsulation Technologies, allowing for release at different points in the bodies digestive system, as well as the new Popularity of using Liposomal Technology to get the supplement to the Liver for release into the blood at this point.
For those that need more info, you can go to the following:
ncbi.nim.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC27925534/ and PMC3918227--again https://www. precede these 2
In closing, I emphasize, that there is a lot of dis-information on both sides of certain issues, and if needing a referee ask for clarification--someone here may have an answer, that gets past the NOISE!