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GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
GAL Curcumin Forte Turmeric
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-Allergen-free
- Glutenfree
- Egg-free
- Soy allergen-free
- Dairy and lactose-free
- Free of sulfur dioxide
- Sugar-free
- GMO-free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
- Packaging from carbon-neutral production
- 100% recyclable packaging

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GAL Bio-Curcumin+Forte, Turmeric Extract (60 Capsules)

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We enhanced our BCM-95® with ginger and BioPerine® which increased the bioavailability to 2000% and to be absorbed 7 times faster.

  • It may improve the cardiovascular system
  • It is a strong antioxidant
  • I may support the immune system
  • It is a strong anti-inflammatory
  • It can help to balance the brain and nervous system

Recommended consumption for adults: 1 capsule per day with a meal. Best to take it with 6 oz. of liquid during a meal.

If you have problems with pungent/hot foods or have gall problems, consult with your physician before use.

Product Properties

-Allergen-free
- Glutenfree
- Egg-free
- Soy allergen-free
- Dairy and lactose-free
- Free of sulfur dioxide
- Sugar-free
- GMO-free
- Vegetarian
- Vegan
- Packaging from carbon-neutral production
- 100% recyclable packaging

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Turmeric root has been used for at least 4,000 years in India and its Asiatic neighbours. It is one of their most highly reputed herbs and also a spice found in almost all Indian cuisine. It is worthy to note that in India, many common diseases occur remarkably less frequently, including tumour diseases. Relative to this it is even more surprising as their consumption levels of sugar, refined carbohydrates and milk are high, factors which are known to increase the risk of these illnesses in the West. High turmeric consumption is traditionally thought to explain the lower occurrence of diseases. As a consequence, this plant attracted significant scientific attention and study and analysis. The outcome of these investigations suggested that it was very effective in in vitro and animal studies relative to cases of cancer, arthritis and nervous system conditions and other health problems.

 

Hitherto, studies performed on people (human clinical studies) only found it useful in cases of intestinal conditions, because of the traditional limitations enacted by orally administered turmeric and curcumin (the main active substance). These substances could not pass from the intestinal system to the blood, through ingestion. Whereas, to be effective in the body as a whole, the active substance has to successfully cross the so-called blood-brain barrier. Therefore it has to get into the bloodstream, to be effective in the digestive system, the brain, the nervous system etc. Historic observations suggested that to achieve absorption into the bloodstream, turmeric extracts with high curcumin content (95%) were administered in the form of injections, thus entering the blood circulation system directly. Modern innovation has furnished an increasing number of solutions to deliver orally taken curcumin into the bloodstream efficiently. Many of the products were found effective in a myriad of conditions (Arthritis, Alzheimer’s, Depressions, Digestive and Intestinal disorders etc.). But! In the main, these proffered solutions were compromised by harmful side effects. A consequence of the inclusion of differing absorption additives (e.g. polysorbate emulsions or soy proteins). Many of which increase the permeability of the intestinal walls, which is not good.

 

Through the implementation of modern technologies and methodologies, the oral delivery system has greatly benefitted over the years from research, discovery and the development of natural and healthy solutions. These natural remedies are carefully selected and utilised in our product. This expertise and finesse are what makes our product unique.

 

The active substances of turmeric

 

The better researched active substances are Curcuminoids (of which there are 3 types). The spice itself contains approx. 3% of these. The majority of research studies related to turmeric are focusing on curcuminoids (and among these, primarily on curcumin). It also has to be mentioned that turmeric root contains -1-2% of essential oils, some constituents of which - called turmerones - have strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Besides having similar and synergistic effects with curcuminoids, they significantly increase the absorption rate of orally administered curcuminoids into the bloodstream. Conventional turmeric extracts, standardized for curcumin, do not contain turmerones present in essential oils.

 

The issue of absorption and its practical implications

 

The following natural and healthy techniques are available to improve the absorption rate without adverse effects:

 

A pungent active ingredient of peppers and chilli, piperine increases the blood supply of the intestine system, which in itself helps absorption; on the other hand, it decreases the activity of the liver enzyme P450, which would break down curcumin into ineffective degradation products. In a human clinical trial, the group that took curcumin together with a black pepper extract with high piperine content - patented under the name of BioPerine® - had 20 times higher blood curcumin levels compared to the other group taking the same amount of curcumin without BioPerine®. In addition, BioPerine® helps curcumin to cross the blood-brain barrier, thus it can perform its beneficial effects on the brain and the nervous system. Similarly to piperine, gingerols extracted from ginger increase the bioavailability of curcumin through similar mechanisms, although this was not yet confirmed in clinical trials, only in animal studies. Meanwhile, it was clinically confirmed that ginger extracts standardized for gingerols have a strong anti-inflammatory effect, with a similar mechanism to that of curcumin. Historic research discovered, that in the ancient Indian medicine system, Ayurveda, turmeric was combined over millennia with a preparation that helped absorption, called “trikatu”, which contains black pepper, long pepper and ginger, that is, piperine and gingerol. 

 

A better and more most natural method has been developed recently:

 

Curcuminoids are mixed with a special version (high aromatic turmerone content, obtained without heat or chemical treatment) of the previously mentioned turmeric essential oil, then this special essential oil - curcuminoid complex is micronized, thus resulting in the production of a full-spectrum extract. This was patented under the names BioPerine® and BCM-95®. By comparing this with the piperine-lecithine-curcumin complex (the method used previously to promote absorption), it was determined that employing this method generated a 6-fold plus increase in the amount of curcumin entering the bloodstream of the study participants. Allied to this; is the benefit of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of the turmerone constituents of turmeric essential oils.

 

The extraordinary effects of BioCurcumin® have recently been proved in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. This demonstrates that the substance really entered the bloodstream (and thus, the joints as well), moreover, relative to the Alzheimer’s disease outcome it must have crossed the blood-brain barrier to enter the brain (Alzheimer).

 

1g of BioCurcumin® increases blood curcumin levels more than a 12g of a traditional extract with high (95%) curcuminoid content, complemented with a high-fat diet with a slow transit time that is favourable in terms of absorption.

 

Effects already confirmed by human clinical trials

 

Reducing and removing arthritic problems

 

A study in 2012 targeted a group of patients suffering from moderate rheumatic pain were divided into two trials. In group one each received 2×50mg strong anti-inflammatory and analgesic medication containing the active substance diclofenac. Group two of the patients received 2×500mg BioCurcumin®. Patients who received BioCurcumin® experienced more significant improvement in their status and more pain relief compared to the group taking the strong medication.

 

It was noteworthy to observe that while the medication has a direct pain reducing the effect, the pain-reducing effect of BioCurcumin® can only be explained by an improvement in the cause of the problem. In another study in 2011, the efficacy of a preparation comprising BioCurcumin® and BosPure® incense extract was confirmed in patients suffering from osteoarthritis pain.

 

Easing depression

 

In a study in 2014, a group of patients with depression took 500mg Bio-Curcumin® daily for 6 weeks, which resulted in a 62.5% improvement measured on the Hamilton-scale. This was similar to the improvement achieved in the patient group taking antidepressants. The patient group taking both Bio-Curcumin® and antidepressants showed, even more, 77.8% improvement.

 

Managing Alzheimer’s disease

 

In a study in 2008, daily 1g Bio-Curcumin® improved the state of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. It significantly decreased the amount of beta-amyloid plaques in the brain, which cause the disease; therefore it was observed that not only could it relieve the symptoms but might also reverse them.

 

Research studies concentrating on Bio-Curcumin® continue... It has been proved to be effective in in vitro and animal studies against urogenital diseases and breast and prostate cancer, and also that it helps the detoxifying function of the liver.

 

Other effects of curcumin, confirmed in human studies

 

It greatly reduces general inflammation in the body, the level of CRP, triglycerides and cholesterol, pain, lipid peroxidation, blood pressure, oedema, depression, the risk of a number of tumour diseases, and the occurrence and symptoms of gastric or colorectal ulcers. In addition, it is a very strong antioxidant, and it also increases insulin sensitivity.

It has to be noted that, Bio-Curcumin® in itself elevates blood curcumin levels highly effectively, and it can cross the blood-brain barrier as the above-mentioned studies demonstrate clearly. We further increased its effectivity, as we have combined it with other methods to help absorption. As an extra to Bio-Curcumin®, our product is infused with large amounts of turmeric essential oil, ginger extract, ginger essential oil and BioPerine® welcome additions. We are not aware of any other product that combines all of the available methods to promote the absorption of turmeric.

 

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Warnings

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT EXCEED RECOMMENDED DOSE.

If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult your medical practitioner before introducing supplementary foods to your normal routine. The dietary supplement should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle. Store tightly closed in a cool and dry place.

 

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