A correlation between curcumin, turmeric consumption and liver injury risk does not imply causation, trade body Complementary Medicines Australia (CMA) has pointed out, in response to reports on how the ingredient could have been linked to a fatal outcome.
This round-up looks at the latest health and nutrition research on the benefits of Essence of Chicken and hydrolysed collagen type II on muscle and joint health, how medium GI rice could reduce the need for insulin therapy in women with gestational diabetes,...
Supplementation of curcumin extract has shown to reduce body mass index (BMI), body weight, as well as the waistline more effectively than whole compounds or bioavailability-enhanced forms, according to a meta-analysis conducted by researchers from Thailand.
The supplementation of curcumin, vitamin D, and fish oil together has shown to reduce the progression to diabetes in pre-diabetic individuals, according to the findings of a 24-week trial conducted in Thailand.
Curcumin supplementation is more effective than coenzyme Q10 in reducing cholesterol levels, but the combination of both had no effect on body composition, hypertension, and glycaemic control, according to a new RCT.
The supplementation of a hot water extract of Curcuma longa L. has been shown to reduce fasting blood glucose in individuals with chronic low-grade inflammation, according to an analysis of two clinical trials by House Wellness.
This round-up looks at the latest scientific findings in Asia-Pacific’s health and nutrition industry, including the benefits of curcumin-piperine supplementation in reducing weakness in COVID-19 patients, how Singapore researchers are upcycling kale...
The supplementation of both omega-3 and nanocurcumin could decrease the incidence and severity of episodic migraine by reducing the genetic expression of a particular molecule in the body, based on the findings of a two-month RCT.
Japan-based Therabiopharma says new findings show its curcumin formulation curcuRouge has displayed impressive bioavailability and is now trialling its efficacy in immunity, cognition and osteoarthritis studies.
Curcumin from the branded curcumin-fenugreek complex, CurQfen, may be delivered to the hippocampus of the brain and improve locomotor activity and spatial memory, says a new pharmacokinetic study with rats.
Thailand-based Tera Food and Beverage Company Limited, which manufactures the curcumin drink QminC, has set a target of selling 20 million bottles this year, following its foray into the market in 2020.
Ingredients with poor bioavailability, such as curcumin, can be applied in new nutraceutical product formats, including stick sachets, juice, and oral spray, with the use of advanced delivery technologies.
MGC Pharma is registering a botanical and vitamin supplement that is currently being trialled on COVID-19 patients for sale in Slovenia, while the long-term goal is to launch it as a pharmaceutical product.
Drinking a high bioavailability curcumin formulation before and after exercise could speed up recovery, allowing athletes to resume training quicker and exercise at higher thresholds, says a new study funded by Gencor Pacific.
Consuming a curcumin-enriched iron supplement for six weeks is able to significantly raise the level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which is essential for normal neuronal function and energy homeostasis, as well as being linked to improved...
A curcumin and artemisinin-based oral spray has been proposed as a treatment for COVID-19 patients and a clinical trial will be conducted, ASX-listed phytocannabinoid firm MGC Pharmaceuticals has revealed.
International ingredient firm Wacker says that the use of natural ingredients, such as curcumin and hydroxytyrosol in functional food is gaining steam in Asia, but there is a need to address issues such as low bioavailability.
Functional food, nutrition and beverage forms striving for success in the healthy ageing and active nutrition markets need to help consumers overcome the barriers to exercise, while also creating products that are enjoyable as well as effective.
A first-of-its-kind study has found Arjuna Natural's patented curcumin formulation, BCM-95, to be as effective against knee osteoarthritis as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain relief.
Researchers in Iran compared the effects of a curcumin supplement versus placebo in a cohort of obese individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). They found that the curcumin supplemented participants exhibited improvements at the end...
Wacker is seeking to boost its nutraceutical business in South East Asia by introducing its antioxidant nutraceutical ingredients, CAVACURMIN and HTEssence, for the first time in Malaysia at an exclusive event in Kuala Lumpur.