It’s the turmeric plant’s rhizome, or stem found underground, that has been celebrated for centuries as both a spice and a medicine. As a part of ayurvedic medicine, the ancient Indian system of healing, the use of the turmeric plant goes as far back as 2500 B.C. It’s ingrained in Indian culture for everything from curry recipes to dye for clothing.
Curcumin is a nutritional compound located within the rhizome, or rootstalk, of the turmeric plant.
An average turmeric rhizome is about 2% to 5% curcumin.
Extensive study in modern science has revealed it’s the curcumin in the turmeric rhizome that has powerful health benefits.
Suppose you decide to take an unstandardized amount of turmeric powdered root as a supplement. You would have to take hundreds of capsules to get a clinically studied amount of curcumin.
Curcumin in name only
Modern studies have shown curcumin to be a sought-after ingredient for outstanding cellular protection.
Plain curcumin extracts are poorly absorbed in the intestinal tract. Without effective absorption, you’re taking curcumin in name only.
In other words, standard curcumin, which doesn’t absorb effectively, is a waste of effort and money.
How can you know that the curcumin you are choosing is getting absorbed?
Are all curcumin supplements the same?
Follow the evidence
Judge curcumin product on three things:
- Curcumin content
- Scientific proof
When you hold plain standardized curcumin extracts up to those benchmarks, they will fall short because of poor absorption. Things like soy lecithin and polysorbate 80 used as delivery systems should be avoided. Some curcumin extracts have turned to black pepper extract, also called piperine, for increased absorption. While it does accomplish that task, it can also have many adverse effects for certain individuals depending on their current health regimen, something most people will want to avoid.
So what is the gold standard for absorbability?
With more than 50 published studies, the answer is a curcumin extract combined with turmeric CO2 essential oil containing ar-turmerone to boost absorption and retention in the bloodstream.
This curcumin extract has the ability to support a healthy inflammation response and protect cells against oxidative stress as nothing else can.
Known as BCM-95 or Curcugreen, it not only accomplishes the absorption goal, but it also contains ar-turmerone, which has many of the same clinical effects as curcumin. That’s a win-win.
Turmeric CO2 oil
The turmeric CO2 oil is smooth and spicy with earthy melon-like nuances. Either Co2 extract or essential oil may be used in aromatherapy.
For perfumery, we recommend Turmeric essential oil for its crisp ginger-like nuances.
Comprised predominately of sesquiterpenes and ketones.
While the percentage of Tumerones is important ar-Curcumene in Turmeric CO2 Oil should not be overlooked. The turmeric CO2 Oil are a-Turmerone 16.73%, ß-Turmerone 29.61%, Ar-Turmerone 25.12%, Ar-Curcumene 3.98%, ß-Sesquiphellandrene 6.42%, a-Zingiberene 4.70%.
Department of indicates Turmeric extract and essential oil have many beneficial pharmacological effects which include, but are not limited to, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antiangiogenic, neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, and antidiabetic activities.
Most importantly curcumin possesses an immense antitumorigenic effect.
Tumeric oil extracted from the rhizome or the root contains compounds that are oil-friendly and has many amazing properties to promote health. It has a woody, earthy, warm, strong, and spicy aroma. Turmeric oil is a certified organic oil obtained from the rhizome by Co2 extraction. It comes from the Zingiberaceae botanical family, and the sesquiterpenes and ketones chemical family.
It contains rare compounds and around 400-500 molecules of different kinds namely, zingiberene, sesquiterpene, other sesquiterpene hydrocarbons, cineol, d-a-phellandrene, d-sabinene, valeric acid, and d-borneol which have receptor sites in neuroendocrine systems of the human body.