Curcumin – a powerful oxidant

Curcumin – ein starkes Oxidans
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Curcumin - a strong oxidant

Our team's development competence and modern production methods allow the knowledge of several thousand years old traditional Indian medicine to be put to good use.
One of the oldest food additives is the spice turmeric and the curcumin it contains, which occurs in a number of slightly different variants (desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin). These curcuminoids give the spice its intense yellow colour.

Turmeric has been consumed in Asia in a variety of foods since time immemorial, but is also applied locally to wounds and diseased skin as a healing substance, including for reactive skin symptoms such as inflammation and rashes.

Orthodox medicine has engaged in research into the substance ever since 10 September 1949, when an article by E. Schraufstätter & H. Bernd entitled "Antibacterial Action of Curcumin and Related Compounds" appeared in the renowned scientific journal "NATURE" (NATURE 164, p.456-457). Its publication gave rise to several thousand scientific articles attributing anti-inflammatory properties to curcumin.

Many studies conducted on cell cultures, animals and humans show that turmeric inhibits inflammatory signalling pathways in the body, but at the same time also activates anti-inflammatory signalling pathways. This is the reason why inflammatory processes in the body are positively influenced and thus chronic diseases associated with inflammation, such as Alzheimer's, allergies, vascular diseases and cancer, can also be tackled. More than 40 clinical trials are currently under way in the USA to investigate the effect of curcuma on a wide range of diseases.

Curcumin is extraordinarily well tolerated and is described in publications as having few or no side effects when up to 10 g or more per day is taken.

The use of curcumin is unfortunately limited by two main properties: The intensive yellow colour makes it unsuitable for local application as a cream on the skin, as it is immediately apparent, unsightly and stains clothing. What is more, curcumin is not absorbed in sufficient quantities in the gastrointestinal tract after oral administration for it to reach internal organs.

Our products overcome these limitations.