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If you have been feeling in a low mood lately, then you’ve probably been searching for ways to lift your spirits. Consider this: whatever is ailing you, the powerful antioxidant known as curcumin could be your answer. Curcumin is the most active ingredient in turmeric, a culinary spice that’s well-known for giving curry its yellow color.  Although it has long been common in India as both a food ingredient and a natural remedy, its renown in the West is more recent.

The interest in curcumin is growing substantially. In the last three decades, there have been over three thousand publications involving curcumin. Of particular interest is finding out if curcumin can have significant positive effects on the mind, such as for treating conditions like depression, or improving cognitive functions like memory retention and concentration.

Curcumin as a Potential Treatment for Depression

Curcumin has shown promise in treating depression. In a number of studies where groups of patients were treated with curcumin versus a placebo, curcumin has been observed to provide noticeably more relief than the placebo. Although more studies are needed in the future, the results so far have left many people optimistic.

In a 2014 study conducted by the Department of Pharmacology at the Government Medical College in India, it was even found that curcumin can achieve similar results to a pharmaceutical antidepressant. This study also noted that “curcumin was well tolerated by all patients”. Curcumin is sought-after as a natural remedy and is widely believed to carry no major side effects, unlike many medicines.

Benefits to Cognitive Function

Research has also been done on how curcumin may improve cognitive function. Curcumin has several positive effects on the brain, such as increasing blood flow and helping to stimulate the production of new brain cells. These can lead to improved memory and attention span.

One study, published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, administered cognitive tests to a group of adults, some of whom were given curcumin on a regular basis, and others a placebo. The study found that participants who took curcumin performed better on the memory tests, and some even experienced some improvements to their mood.

This can be great if you’re having problems at school or work. Trouble focusing or retaining memories are common problems that afflict numerous people, with solutions always being looked for. Try curcumin and see if it helps you form better study habits. It will surely make you happy if you can excel at school or work, thanks to a healthier mind.

Adding Curcumin to your Diet

So how can you add curcumin into your life? One option is to eat foods that include turmeric as an ingredient. Many recipes have turmeric to spice up meats, soups, and other dishes. If turmeric’s flavor doesn’t suit you, you can still reap the benefits of curcumin! Volt03, a pharmaceutical grade curcumin dietary supplement, actually provides over 80 mg of curcumin in each capsule – delivering all the benefits in a single dose.  Talk about a mood enhancer!

 


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“What benefits can pharmaceutical grade curcumin provide?”

Turmeric is a well-known culinary spice, but it also has profound medicinal properties that are just now being realized and utilized in the Western world. In contrast, people in India have been using turmeric for centuries to help treat laryngitis, bronchitis and diabetes. Turmeric, which is derived from the plant Curcuma Longa, includes the active ingredient, curcumin. Curcumin accounts for approximately two to six percent of the spice and has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin as an Anti-Inflammatory  

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Curcumin provides strong natural pain relief.

Anti-inflammatory products and medications are important in the Western world because chronic inflammation plays a role in almost every major Western disease, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Cancer
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Alzheimer’s
  • Muscle Wasting

Acute inflammation can be a normal physiological process (especially if you exercise) and can be a natural part of living a healthy life and repairing the bodily damage. However, inflammation can become a major problem if it becomes chronic and untreated.

Curcumin fights this problem by targeting multiple areas of the inflammation process. Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that is responsible for the inflammation of many cells and subsequently, plays a role in many chronic diseases.


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“Curcumin has many health benefits, but can it help athletic performance?”

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Curcumin has many health benefits. New research suggests curcumin can help muscular fatigue.

Curcumin for Athletes 

Curcumin has dramatically increased in popularity during the past few years. Curcumin is a cucuminoid found in turmeric and has recently been a big player in the supplement industry. Due to the versatility and effectiveness of the supplement, curcumin has seen a substantial rise in popularity and sales.

Recognized for its anti-inflammatory and neuro-protective benefits, curcumin has been shown to have numerous other benefits.


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In our last blog posts, we discussed recipe ideas for cooking with turmeric. But some of them may have seemed a little sophisticated. In this blog post, we take it back to basics and give you some good ways to introduce turmeric into your diet with yummy recipes you won’t even realize contain a magic mineral. Read below for exciting ways to spice up your daily vitamin intake!

Moroccan Chicken

Chicken is a crowd-pleaser for almost all people and all cultures. A good way to introduce your friends and family to the wonders of turmeric is by utilizing something as widely loved as chicken to be the vessel that carries the magic mineral into your loved one’s mouths. Read on to discover steps for an amazing recipe that implements our favorite spice in a palatable manner.

Heat olive oil in a Dutch oven set over medium heat. Add onions, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened and browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Add garlic, paprika, cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chicken broth and bring the mixture to a boil. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken pieces with pepper, then add to the pot along with preserved lemon. (It’s okay if not all the chicken pieces are fully submerged in the broth.) Cover, turn the heat to medium-low, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender and almost falling off the bone, 50 to 60 minutes. Use a pair of tongs to transfer the chicken to a platter.

Add olives and lemon juice to the pot. Raise the heat to high, bring to a boil, and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 5 to 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper, and spoon the sauce over the chicken. Sprinkle with parsley. Serve hot.

Persian Frittata

Frittatas have become popular in recent years, due to their simplicity and ability to be dressed up in various ways. This persian frittata is a spin on the classic breakfast dish and it showcases the miraculous turmeric. Read on to find out how you can add a little middle eastern flavor to your daily routine.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Whisk together eggs, garlic, flour, turmeric, salt, and a few cracks of black pepper. Whisk in herbs, walnuts (if using), and dried fruit (if using). Heat butter or oil in a 10-12″ skillet over moderate heat. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and use the back of a spoon to spread it out evenly. Cook until the eggs start to set around the edges of the skillet, about 2 minutes. Place the skillet in the oven and bake until the eggs are completely set, about 5 minutes. To test, cut a small slit in the center.

Serve hot or cold, cut into wedges. This dish is especially delicious with a dollop of yogurt.

Superfood Baked Potato

This delightful, new-age spin on the classic baked potato features a slew of superfoods: kale, quinoa, salmon and our favorite, turmeric. It’s a little complicated, but follow the directions below to have your body feeling super!

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Rub potatoes lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in a foil-lined baking pan and roast for 50 to 60 minutes or until the potato can be easily pierced. Next, direct your attention to the salmon component of the baked potato. Pat the salmon dry and remove any visible pin bones. Steep tea leaves in hot water for 5 minutes, then strain them out and stir soy sauce and rice vinegar into the green tea. Pour the mixture into a deep dish, and place the salmon in it, skin up.

In the last 20 minutes of baking the potatoes, remove the salmon from the marinade and pat dry. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, and roast, skin-down, in the upper third of the oven for 12 minutes or until it can easily be flaked with a fork. Then, shred the cooked salmon for serving. Now you’ll want to focus on kale- wash chopped kale thoroughly then pat dry. Over medium heat, heat the coconut oil in a deep sauté pan. Add minced garlic and ginger and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute or until fragrant. Pour in lemon juice and water, cover the pan, and cook for 10 minutes or until the kale is cooked and tender but still toothsome.

Now our favorite part- turmeric yogurt. To make, whisk the turmeric into boiling water, then whisk in maple syrup. Whisk into yogurt, making sure the turmeric is completely stirred in. Lastly, to make popped quinoa, heat a deep pan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons quinoa and cook undisturbed for 1 minute or until you hear a tiny pop. Watch for all the seeds to pop lightly and turn a darker golden color. Remove and cool.

To serve this delicious, healthy treat, split a baked potato down the center and top with the turmeric yogurt, kale, salmon, popped quinoa, flax seeds, and pomegranate arils.

For more contact Neutron Therapeutics or call us on 561-208-3033.


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Often times, people will be confused about what exactly curcumin and turmeric are. Curcumin has recently stepped into the scientific limelight, as it may offer a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. Turmeric is a spice that has long been used for its perceived medicinal properties. For example, it has been used traditionally in India as a treatment for bronchitis, diabetes, laryngitis, and as a disinfectant. Often used in cooking, this culinary spice gives Indian curry its yellow color and contains the powerful antioxidant, Curcumin. As the most active ingredient of turmeric, it makes up two to six percent of the spice.

The Evidence for Curcumin

Scientific studies have been conducted on India’s population, where they have significantly lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s begins as an inflammatory condition of the brain and Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties have been shown to help. There has been much speculation regarding whether the increased turmeric (and subsequently, curcumin) consumption by Indians has led to a decreased rate in related inflammatory disease in that region. Research has shown that the polyphenol curcumin can aid in the curative management of inflammatory and oxidative conditions that plague a large percentage of populations in developed countries. Anxiety, arthritis, metabolic syndrome and hyperlipidemia are conditions that also may benefit from curcumin supplementation.

Curcumin

To obtain curcumin, the rhizomes of the plant turmeric are grinded or grated and then

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added to foods. Traditionally, turmeric is mixed with other spices in Indian cuisine to create curry powder, which is a staple in traditional Indian cuisine. Supplementing with Volt 03 or using turmeric as a rub or marinade may have profoundly beneficial effects on your health; however, turmeric rhizomes do not contain nearly as much curcumin as Volt 03.

Many studies of turmeric and curcumin have shown promising and surprising benefits, such as:

 

  • Alleviation of knee pain associated with osteoarthritis and reduced joint pain in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Curcumin seems to have cancer-protective effects by acting as a phytoestrogen.
  • Curcumin supplementation has been shown to treat many different types of cancer, such as prostate, skin, breast, and colon cancers.
  • Curcumin supplementation has been shown to decrease the disease relapse rate for those who are in remission from ulcerative colitis when compared to a placebo.

Scientific Evidence for Curcumin Supplementation

In one study, it was found that patients who received 400mg of curcumin three times a

yellow capsuleday for six days experienced an 84.2 decrease in post-surgical pain intensity when compared to the placebo group. This was due to a decrease in postoperative inflammation. After the experiment was conducted, Curcumin was shown to produce a better anti-inflammatory response than a placebo.

Volt 03 – A Pharmaceutical-Grade Complex of Curcumin

Our Product – Volt 03 – provides enhanced bioavailability, giving users over 80 mg of curcumin in each capsule. Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been shown to improve brain function, have anti-inflammatory benefits, provide relief from arthritis, and may help lower the risk of heart disease and Alzheimer’s.


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Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant mineral, and one of the main active ingredients responsible for the health benefits provided by the herb turmeric.

Not to be confused with cumin, another popular herb used in curries, curcumin is found primarily in turmeric, the bright yellow herb. This herb can be added to just about anything, including herbal tea, and works best when taken with black pepper.

Since the discovery of its many health benefits, curcumin is also available in capsule form, and as a pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplement.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties of Curcumin

 

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The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin have been used in traditional eastern medicine for years. Anti-inflammatory action can work internally to combat pain or disease, and externally for skin care and swelling.

Medical studies have described the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin.

Similar to the action of some steroids and anti-inflammatory pain relief medication such as ibuprofen, yet without the adverse effects.

The anti-inflammatory properties have been found helpful in the treatment of chronic pain caused by arthritis.

Anti-Oxidant Properties of Curcumin

Cucurmin powder benefitsCurcumin contains powerful anti-oxidants that work against the oxidative damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals attack the bodies cells causing disease and degradation.

Curcumin also helps boost the bodies natural ability to fight free radicals. Both effects increase the bodies overall ability to combat cell damage, preventing disease, improving health, and reducing the effects of aging.

Anti-carcinogenic Properties of Curcumin

Studies have shown that curcumin, a polyphenol, can reduce the growth of cancerous tumors, and even kill cancer cells at a molecular level.

Laboratory and animal studies have shown significant benefits, although the testing in humans is not complete, many studies indicate curcumin’s anti-inflammatory action. This naturally sourced supplement can block cancerous growth, and contribute to treatment and prevention of cancers, especially those in the digestive system.

Chronic Disease

Modern research has linked cell inflammation or free radical damage to the cause of most chronic diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, cancer, and heart disease.

Besides anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, curcumin has a number of other actions that help fight chronic disease. Curcumin is shown to improve endothelium function to regulate blood pressure and clotting which protects against heart disease.

Curcumin improves BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor) a growth hormone which improves memory, reduces the risk of neurological disease, and helps fight depression. Studies have shown curcumin to assist in regulating blood sugar levels by enhancing the processing of sugars in our diet.

Curcumin versus Turmeric

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Regularly adding turmeric to our diet will help aid general health, wellbeing, and protection. We would need to use quite a lot of turmeric to get enough curcumin to combat any chronic disease.

In this case, it is beneficial to take curcumin supplements directly, rather than turmeric.

Best with Black Pepper

Studies have found that there is a vast increase in absorption rates when curcumin is combined with piperine, a substance that occurs naturally in black pepper.

These spices together make a perfect combination for many sauces, for adding to rice, stews, or vegetables. Or served combined, black pepper, turmeric, and ginger sprinkled in green tea, or just with hot water make a refreshing hot drink.

Summary of Benefits of Curcumin

Curcumin can be an incredibly beneficial natural treatment for pain, depression, heart disease, detoxification, and anti-aging, and prevention of chronic disease.


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If you’ve never heard of curcumin, try this. Go into your cupboard or pantry and look for a bottle of yellow spice. If you have a bottle of turmeric lying around, this bright-yellow spice is the source for curcumin, a powerful phytoestrogen and antioxidant. Turmeric is extracted from the root of the Curcuma longa plant and has been used throughout Southeast Asia and India as a spice, folk remedy, fabric dye, and as a preservative.

Curcumin wasn’t very well-researched until the 21st century rolled around. Since it’s discovery as a medicinal cure-all, scientific studies and experiments have been popping up from around the globe. Almost 3,000 research studies have been published (and that’s just for the journals in the English language)! Studies have shown that curcumin may play a role in helping the body develop a positive response to inflammation, all the way down to the cellular level.

Curcumin: A Potent Antioxidant

Curcumin has shown promising results by helping cells repair the damage done by free radicals. Curcumin exhibits a number of different mechanisms to help neutralize free radicals. By scavenging reactive

cutting board with knife and spicesnitrogen, peroxyl, and oxygen radicals, as well as managing enzyme activity, curcumin helps reduce oxidative stress. In turn, this benefits us on the cellular level by supporting the structural integrity of cells and by maintaining healthy cellular function

By supplementing with curcumin, this antioxidant can help facilitate an optimal response to inflammation. Considered nature’s most powerful anti-inflammatory, you should consider supplementing with curcumin for the management of diseases that can be brought on by chronic inflammation. Many of these diseases can be caused by chronic inflammation:

  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Alzheimer’s

Curcumin is shown to block the mechanism of action of a number of enzymes that are involved in the body’s inflammatory response.

Help Reduce Blood Glucose Levels with Curcumin

One study has shown that by reducing the hepatic glucose production, curcumin can help reduce blood glucose levels in individuals who are worried about blood sugar levels. This is a great, natural supplement to take for individuals who are suffering from diabetes or a pre-diabetic condition. Combined with a healthy diet and exercise, curcumin can help decrease inflammation while stimulating glucose uptake. This will help increase the production of insulin from the pancreas to aid in a healthy blood sugar level.

Best Curcumin Supplement

One of the drawbacks of supplementing with curcumin is the poor availability of the substance. This is due, in Curcumin’s natural state, to poor bio-absorption, rapid systemic elimination and half-life, and very rapid metabolism. Many supplements have added compounds such as bioperine is an

heart balloonsextracted form of black pepper and has been used as a bioavailability enhancer for years with a number of different supplements and compounds.

Our product, Volt 03, uses a compound that is even stronger than bioperine and aids in the absorption of the polyphenolic compound Curcumin. We use a pharmaceutical-grade cyclodextrin complex that was found that, compared to other curcumin supplements, our cyclodextrin-complexed curcumin showed the highest plasma concentrations of curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and total curcuminoids. When compared to standardized unformulated curcumin, it showed a 39-fold increase in total curcuminoids.

Where Can I Purchase Volt 03?

You can purchase Volt 03 on our online store.


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If you’re on Nutent Therapeutic’s site, you probably understand the value of turmeric, and its active ingredient curcumin. However, we here at Nutent Therapeutics are always looking for new and innovative ways to implement turmeric and curcumin in our diets and lifestyles. Of course, one practical and easy way to get the amazing health benefits turmeric possesses is by taking a turmeric or a curcumin supplement. One great, new option in terms of turmeric products is VOLT03, which is the first highly purified and well-regulated pharmaceutical-grade curcumin supplement. This product utilizes the most widely-studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, curcumin. Furthermore, this curcumin is purer and more effectively absorbing. This allows for full utilization of the miracle characteristics curcumin possesses. Seeing a need for a purer, more effectively absorbing curcumin, Nutent Therapeutics developed, tested and launched VOLT03. VOLT03 delivers the full effect of curcumin to your body at a rapid rate. Curcumin’s absorption in VOLT03 is improved through the complexation with gamma cyclodextrin, boosting solubility and ultimately bioavailability. It dissolves completely in water and reaches the bloodstream in high concentration (39 times more than common curcumin), therefore being more potent, less frequently dosed and available in smaller, easy-to-take capsules.

Bioavailability and Other Advantages of a Curcumin Supplement

hiThe bioavailability offered in VOLT03 brings up the immense health effects of curcumin, especially as administered via curcumin supplements. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound (and inflammation plays a part in almost every major disease), it also increases the antioxidant capacity of the body (oxidative damage causes aging and several diseases), curcumin boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which improves brain function and lowers your susceptibility to brain diseases, and also can help prevent cancer by reducing angiogenesis, curcumin lowers your risk of heart disease, curcumin is helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by crossing the blood-brain barrier, curcumin helps combat depression by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor, curcumin helps delay aging and promote longevity by fighting oxidation and inflammation and lastly, curcumin supplements have helped arthritis patients treat their inflammation.

Other Ways to Obtain Curcumin

But curcumin supplements are not the only way to absorb all of those valuable nutrients. Turmeric can also be used in your diet. Turmeric tea is one way you can get the nutrients offered by curcumin and turmeric- you can brew turmeric tea with a variety of spices including nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, allspice and black pepper. You can also make a turmeric tonic with fresh ground curcumin. You can also implement turmeric in a number of dips and spreads. Hummus is one good spread that can use turmeric. You can also use it in cheese style spreads. Another good way to start using turmeric in your everyday diet is to add a pinch of turmeric into the next smoothie or milkshake you make. Another great way to use turmeric at dinnertime is to infuse it into the grains you use for pasta and other entree dishes. You can throw turmeric powder into the pot while you cook, or you can add a few pieces of fresh turmeric and remove it when you’re ready to serve.

The Nutent Therapeutics Difference

Of course, utilizing turmeric in your diet does not get you all of the health benefits available with a curcumin supplement, such as VOLT03, as offered by Nutent Therapeutics. It has the best to offer in terms of curcumin and turmeric supplements, which you can find on our site.


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VOLT03 by Nutent Therapeutics Delivers Pharmaceutical-grade Curcumin with Enhanced Absorption

BOCA RATON, Fla., July 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The first highly purified and well-regulated pharmaceutical-grade curcumin, the most widely-studied plant-derived medicinal chemical in modern science, is now commercially available. Seeing a need for a purer, more effectively absorbing curcumin, Nutent Therapeutics developed, tested and launched VOLT03.

The active ingredient in the turmeric plant (curcuma longa), curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant shown to improve brain function. It has also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease, help prevent and possibly aid in cancer treatment, provide relief for patients with arthritis and possibly help in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

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If you’re not a fan of adding turmeric to your diet in dishes like turmeric soups, smoothies or as a spice for meat, you may try a turmeric supplement. Turmeric supplements also contain higher percentages of curcumin than naturally occurring turmeric, which is great because curcumin is really the star player behind turmeric, and its there that you will receive all the fantastic health benefits of turmeric supplements, curcumin supplements and other nutraceuticals.

Major Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

If you can’t remember what these health benefits are, here’s a little recap.  Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory compound (and inflammation plays a part in almost every major disease), turmeric increases the antioxidant capacity of the body (oxidative damage causes aging and several diseases), curcumin boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) which improves brain function and lowers your susceptibility to brain diseases, turmeric can help prevent cancer by reducing angiogenesis, curcumin lowers your risk of heart disease, curcumin is helpful in preventing Alzheimer’s Disease by crossing the blood-brain barrier, curcumin helps combat depression by increasing brain-derived neurotrophic factor, curcumin helps delay aging and promote longevity by fighting oxidation and inflammation and lastly, curcumin supplements have helped arthritis patients treat their inflammation.

How To Take a Turmeric Supplement

So how should you take a turmeric supplement? How do you ingest curcumin in general? Well, turmeric has a poor oral bioavailability (a low percentage of what you consume is absorbed into your body and entered into your circulation) and thus should be taken with other agents such as black pepper extract. Supplements also help to pair turmeric and its subsequent curcumin with chemicals that help increase its bioavailability. Increased bioavailability is desirable unless you want the active ingredient curcumin in your colon (it is a colon anti-inflammatory and can aid with digestion), in which case you wouldn’t pair it with an enhancement.

turmericHow Much Curcumin To Take

And how much curcumin should you take? Well, doses that include up to eight grams of curcuminoids (in humans) have been shown to not be associated with many adverse effects at all and in vitro tests suggest curcumin has quite a large safety threshold. The acceptable daily curcumin dosage is three mg/kg body weight (three mg for every kg of bodyweight), according to the European Food Safety Authority Panel. It is important to follow these dosage guidelines, because turmeric supplements are comprised of a much larger curcumin concentration than natural turmeric is. Organic turmeric only contains between two and seven percent curcumin. Curcumin and turmeric supplements, however, are manufactured to contain a higher dosage and concentration of curcuminoids. Some of these supplements are standardized to contain a concentration of curcuminoids as high as 95 percent, so make sure you are cognizant about the dosage and not taking too much (or too little for that case, you still want it to be effective).

If you want the best in turmeric supplements, turn to Nutent Therapeutics. We have the highest quality, most effective curcumin supplements, turmeric supplements, and nutraceuticals on the market today.




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