CurcuVET-SA50 is a curcumin (turmeric) supplement for cats and dogs. Curcumin is an antioxidant and is beneficial for joint health, liver support and GI problems. Curcumin complexed with phosphatidylcholine for superior bioavailability
-for maintenance of the animals normal inflammatory response
-provides potent antioxidant and hepatoprotective activity
-significantly increased bioavailability from the phytosome preparation
CurcuVET® is a unique, patented curcumin product available exclusively from ThorneVET. For centuries people throughout Asia have benefited from the healthful effects of curcumin. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric (the primary ingredient in curry) and is an antioxidant that offers numerous health benefits including for joint health, hepatic support, gastrointestinal health, and cardiovascular function – by helping to maintain the animal's normal cytokine balance.
CurcuVET is a unique curcumin extract that is significantly better absorbed than other curcumin extracts. Whether taken as a supplement or from food, curcumin is generally poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Scientists at Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, have uncovered the key to curcumin absorption – phytosome technology. Phytosomes are plant extracts bound to a phospholipid, in this case phosphatidylcholine (PC), an essential component of cell membranes. When taken orally, PC is very well absorbed. By attaching a curcumin molecule to a PC molecule, the PC ushers the curcumin across the cell membrane for superior absorption.
Curcumin has demonstrated its potential to help maintain the animal's normal inflammatory response. In numerous animal studies, curcumin has shown the ability to help maintain healthy intestinal mucosa under various adverse conditions. Among the effects noted in the various trials have been decreased nuclear factor-kappaB, nitric oxide, and free radicals in the colonic mucosa. For example, a small human pilot study on patients who had poor gastrointestinal health demonstrated that the administration of curcumin improved overall well-being, maintained the levels of biomarkers generally associated with the body's normal inflammatory response, and served as a non-drug adjunct that did not disrupt the use of conventional medications.
CurcuVET is a unique curcumin extract that is significantly better absorbed than other curcumin extracts. The curcumin in CurcuVet is bound to a phospholipid, an essential component of cell membranes. By attaching a curcumin molecule to a phospholipid, the curcumin is ushered across the cell membrane for superior absorption. Better absorption means better efficacy!