Whether taken as a supplement or from food, curcumin is generally poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Meriva curcumin phytosome is a unique curcumin extract that is significantly better absorbed than other curcumin extracts. Phytosomes are plant extracts bound to phosphatidylcholine (PC), an essential component of human cells. When taken orally, PC is very well absorbed and curcumin can be bound to PC to enhance its absorption.
A human study demonstrated 29-times greater bioavailability than ordinary curcumin. Meriva supplementation resulted in higher plasma concentrations of curcumin from a much smaller dose than with ordinary curcumin.
Recommended Dose (Adults): Take 1-2 capsules twice daily or as recommended by a health-care practitioner. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 3 months.
Medicinal Ingredient: Per Capsule:
Curcuminoids-Phosphatidylcholine complex 150 mg
(Curcuma longa (root) / Helianthus annuus (sunflower) (seed))
Standardized to 33% curcuminoids
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Time-Sorb), L-Leucine, Calcium Laurate, Calcium Citrate, Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose.
Caution: Do not use if you have a bile duct obstruction or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have excess stomach acid, or if you have stomach ulcers or gallstones, or if you are taking antiplatelet medication or blood thinners. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if security seal inside the cap is broken. Store tightly sealed in a cool, dry place.