NEW FORMULA NOTICE: The new formula contains twice the curcumin complex per capsule as the previous version (500 mg versus 250 mg), which means each dose is now only one capsule instead of two. Additionally, we've increased the amount of piperine per serving from 3.75 mg to 5 mg. As a bonus, we've added 50% more servings per bottle.
CAUTION: Curcumin is only intended for mild, non-permanent pain. If you have arthritis, or if you're experiencing chronic or serious pain, see your physician.
Healthy Benefits of Curcumin*
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 inflammation, the benefits affect practically every organ system in the body!*
Here are the findings from studies showing the healthy benefits of curcumin:*
- Relieves the discomfort of post-exercise DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness).*
- Acts as an anti-inflammatory agent without inhibiting muscle growth as many others do.*
- Mildly increases testosterone levels in men, exhibits anti-aromatase properties.*
- Reduces body fat, increases insulin sensitivity.*
- Controls cortisol levels.*
- Helps prevent muscle loss (catabolism) during diets or during times when you can't train.*
- Helps enhance cardiovascular health and protects arteries.*
- Supports healthy cholesterol levels within a normal range.*
- Improves sexual health.*
- Decreases oxidative stress caused by common food pesticides.*
- Improves gut health.*
But Not All Curcumin Supplements Work
Many curcumin supplements don't contain a standardized formulation, meaning sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. The amount of curcumin in a typical dosage can be wildly inconsistent and low potency. Many curcumin products also have low bioavailability rates.*
Biotest took super-pure curcumin extract and combined it with 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 anti-inflammatory agent — for those aches and pains that come from hardcore lifting — that's also good for you.*
How to Use
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 1 to 2 capsules of Biotest® Curcumin twice per day, as need.*
To derive all the other health benefits associated with regular use of curcumin, take 1 capsules per day.*
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*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.
Disclaimer: Individual results may vary.