DescriptionOptimal Curcumin, by Seeking Health, boosts antioxidant defenses and has beneficial effects on lipid (fat) oxidation which helps reduce the potential for oxidative damage to blood vessels.* Studies also suggest that curcumin may also support normal glucose regulation and protect delicate ocular tissues such as the lens of the eye.* What makes Optimal Curcumin superior to other Turmeric supplements on the market?
- Optimal Curcumin provides a potent turmeric extract, standardized to 95% curcuminoids: Curcuminoids are natural phenols that lend the vibrant yellow color to the turmeric root. It is also hypothesized that curcuminoids are the "active" compounds in turmeric root, potentially responsible for the renowned benefits of this traditional tonic.* Many turmeric supplements simply include dried turmeric root. Depending on the preparation, these products may contain between 18 and 41% curcuminoids. Optimal Curcumin, on the other hand, contains turmeric extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids.
- Helps support healthy inflammatory responses: Inflammation is a complex defense and repair mechanism that is activated in response to challenge by infectious or allergenic agents, injury, disease, and even aging. If inflammation is not properly regulated, it can produce damage to tissues and slow down the body’s normal healing and repair processes. By favorably modulating the activity of certain inflammation-promoting compounds, turmeric may help maintain cell integrity.*
- Supports the body's antioxidant defenses: Tissues and genetic material are vulnerable to free radical damage caused by factors such as environmental pollution, poor diet, and medications. Active compounds in turmeric have been shown to help neutralize free radicals, enabling the body to better support itself against molecular and cellular damage.* These properties may be especially beneficial for protecting brain and spinal cord neurons needed for maintaining healthy central nervous system function and cognition.