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Theracurmin (a more bioavailable form of curcumin) and Alzheimer's disease (and maybe PD?)

"... not only did the patients who were randomized to the active form of curcumin have improved memory function at 18 months, but they actually had less amyloid in specific parts of their brain that correlated with Alzheimer’s disease."

Article: Curcumin's Cognitive Benefits Look Convincing.

Research paper (open access):

Memory and Brain Amyloid and Tau Effects of a Bioavailable Form of Curcumin in Non-Demented Adults: A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled 18-Month Trial.

Clinical trial webpage:

Sunvox started a thread on this topic about a month ago:

I'm now thinking of adding Theracurmin to my list of supplements.

Is anyone (besides sunvox) taking it already, and if so, can you share with us what dosage you have chosen, and what your experience is so far?

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For anyone wanting to read more about Theracurmin, I think that this article would be a reasonable place to start (and then perhaps follow the embedded links for more information):


I have never taken curcumin because I already take high doses of DHA/EPA fish oil. Both fish oil and curcumin have blood thinning properties (be careful):

Fish oil interaction with warfarin.

Turmeric Effects on Warfarin


Thanks for the input, silvestrov.

Here is a relevant grab from my last link:

"Curcumin interferes in activity of drug metabolising enzymes. Therefore it is suggested to maintain 3-4 hour gap between taking curcumin and any medication. UMM states that curcumin can have drug interactions with blood thinning medications, stomach acid reducing drugs, blood sugar lowering drugs."

"If taking any medications, it is best to consult a doctor before taking curcumin supplements."

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Thanks, Rich! Didn't know so my husband is taking both, EPA-DHA (Omega Genics 720) and Theracurmin*HP by Integrative. Guess he's got to stop Theracurmin which his doc did not prescribe, I DID. :(

The question is which one is more effective on PD? I know Turmeric crosses the BBB, does fish oil do the same?