Biopure C3 (60 ct)

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Biopure C3 is a patent pending, highly bioavailable curcuminoid formulation. This product contains a unique combination of three bioactive, health-promoting curcuminoids: curcumin, bisdemethoxy curcumin and demethoxy curcumin, along with turmeric oil. The three curcuminoids are the strongest, most protective and best researched constituents of the turmeric root. Naturally occurring turmeric root powder contains only 5-7% curcumin, while the blend in our formula is concentrated to contain 95% curcuminoids, of which curcumin represents 70%.

The crystalline structure of curcumin renders it difficult to absorb in the GI tract. According to researchers, “The potential health benefits of curcumin are limited by its poor solubility, low absorption from the gut, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination.”1 For this reason, Biopure C3 is manufactured using a new process, which is an all-natural formulation that improves the absorption and delivery of curcumin. This process uses a proprietary blend of turmeric oil, sunflower lecithin, and vitamin E, without the use of potentially harmful surfactants.

This delivery technology increases the absorption rate and reduces the absorption time for nutrients and may allow for superior effects through lower dosages. Curcum-Evail® is unique in that it has been shown to increase tetrahydrocurcumin as well as curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin in plasma. Tetrahydrocurcumin is a major metabolite of curcumin and demonstrates remarkable antioxidant properties exceeding those of curcumin alone.2-4

Compared to reference products containing equal concentrations of curcuminoids, Biopure C3 exhibited several-fold higher absorption, resulting in plasma levels of tetrahydrocurcumin that were nearly 30 times higher. Area under the curve (AUC) amounts for plasma levels of all three curcuminoids in this formula were significantly higher than for the reference products.

BENEFITS SHOWN IN RESEARCH USING CURCUMIN EXTRACTS:

IMMUNE SYSTEM REGULATION

Inflammation – injury, postoperative, joint wear and tear (osteoarthritis)

Allergic reactions – asthma

Autoimmune activity reduction – rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis in animals

NK cell activity increase

Anti-cancer properties – breast, prostate, colon, pancreatic, glioma, ovarian

ANTIMICROBIAL • Antiviral, Epstein Barr and HIV virus

Antibacterial, antiparasitic

GI PROTECTION & HEALING

Stomach ulcer, Crohn's or proctitis9

CARDIOVASCULAR PROTECTION

Reduces cholesterol oxidation and levels, increases HDL

Reduces fibrinogen

Reduces platelet aggregation

BRAIN PROTECTION

Reduces brain damage following ischemia (reduced blood flow)

Reduces development and regression of Alzheimer's disease progression in animal models

Reduces gliomas (brain tumors)

Antidepressant effects

LIVER PROTECTION from alcohol and aflatoxin (peanut fungus)

TOXIC METAL CHELATOR

Effective chelator of copper and iron

ANTIOXIDANT

BILE SUPPORT

Enhances bile flow and solubility

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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