Sure, we get it. It's stoicism in the face of harsh reality. Claiming "pain doesn't hurt" is a nice philosophy to have if you're in a fight or you're getting set to do twenty squats with a weight most mortals couldn't even lift once.
But unfortunately, pain does hurt, especially when you're lying in bed at night trying to find the one position where you're comfortable, find the one muscle or two that you neglected to beat the tar out of during your last workout.
Ask anybody who's serious about weightlifting, and dealing with the aches and pains that come with it. Oh yeah... pain does hurt.
Given the history of most pain relievers, BIOTEST started looking for something that seemed paradoxical: Find a formula that deals with the aches and pains that come from hardcore lifting that's both effective and healthy.
After looking at practically every substance on the planet, the one thing that kept showing up in the research, again and again, was a compound called curcumin. Derived from the spice turmeric, curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound.
Modern science has subjected curcumin to some rigorous testing for over half a century. It appears that its effects are so diverse that in addition to managing pain, the benefits affect practically every organ system in the body!
COX-2 is the body's main enzyme responsible for the production of pain and inflammation in muscle and other tissues. Curcumin has not only been shown to be a COX-2 inhibitor, but it's also well tolerated, has no known negative side effects, and it has a lot of healthy benefits, as well.
Benefits of Curcumin
And here are the findings from laboratory studies showing the healthy benefits of curcumin:
- Curcumin has been shown to exhibit anti-aromatase properties.
- Curcumin helps enhance cardiovascular health.
- Curcumin may reduce body fat.
- Curcumin has been shown to support healthy cholesterol levels within a normal range.
- Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant.
haven't you heard of curcumin?
Maybe a better question is, why aren't you using it?
Traditionally, there have been a couple of problems with curcumin supplements and the problems are common to most medically useful plant products:
- They rarely contain a standardized formulation.
- They typically have low bioavailability rates.
Historically, most curcumin formulations simply consisted of a ground up concoction of the whole turmeric plant. As such, the amount of curcumin in a typical dosage was wildly inconsistent and low potency.
Furthermore, as stated, curcumin generally has a poor bioavailability rate. It's rapidly metabolized in the liver and in the intestinal wall.
BIOTEST took pure curcumin and combined it with something called piperine. Piperine is a known inhibitor of hepatic and intestinal glucoronidation that's been shown to increase the bioavailability of curcumin by up to 2,000%! The end result is the most powerful curcumin formulation available.
BIOTEST's Curcumin is the first potent and fully natural pain reliever – for those aches and pains that come from hardcore lifting – that's also good for you.
If you're experiencing muscle soreness as a result of hardcore lifting and all the massages and heating compresses in the world haven't helped, take 2 to 4 capsules of BIOTEST® Curcumin twice per day, as need.
Curcumin is only intended for mild, non-permanent pain. If you have arthritis, or if you're experiencing chronic or serious pain, please see your physician.
To derive all the other health benefits associated with regular use of curcumin, take 2 capsules per day.