ZURCUMIN is a combination of Curcumin, Moringa, Lycopene and Piperine, available as tablets for oral use.
Derived from the rhizome of herb Curcuma longa, Curcumin is a hydrophobic polyphenol with multiple biological & pharmacological activities. Moringa is highly nutritious, rich in healthy antioxidants and bioactive plant compounds found from Moringa oleifera plant. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that can protect and repair the body from damage caused by a multiple diseases. Piperine is known to enhance the bioavailability of Curcumin by 2000%5.
Composed of powerful antioxidants and other bioactive agents, ZURCUMIN is recommended for improved health benefits in critically ill persons and even cancer patients. It can also be taken by healthy individuals for overall wellbeing.
Each film-coated tablet contains (Approx)
Curcumin …………………. 500mg
Lycopene (6%)………… 2000mcg
- Established as powerful anti-oxidant with anticancer properties
- Highly nutritious profile : 4 times the Vitamin A of carrots, 7 times the Vitamin C of oranges,4 times the Calcium of milk, 3 times the Potassium of bananas, ¾ the iron of Spinach, and 2 times the Protein of yogurt
- Well known powerful antioxidant
- Enhanced bioavailability with addition of Piperine
Curcumin is present as curcuminoids, the biological active components in turmeric. Comprehensive research over the last century has revealed several important functions of curcuminoids. Various preclinical cell culture and animals studies suggest that curcuminoids have extensive biological activity as an antioxidant, neuroprotective, antitumor, anti-inflammatory, anti-acidogenic, radioprotective and arthritis (anti-arthritic). The array of biological activities suggests a potential role for curcuminoids in cancer patients as a preventive and / or therapeutic agent.
Efficient first-pass metabolism and some degree of intestinal metabolism, particularly glucuronidation and sulfation of curcumin, might explain its poor systemic availability when administered via the oral route. Piperine is known to enhance bioavailability of Curcumin by 2000%. A daily oral dose of 3.6 g of curcumin is compatible with detectable levels of the parent compound in colorectal tissue from patients with cancer. The levels demonstrated might be sufficient to exert pharmacological activity. There appears to be negligible distribution of the parent drug to hepatic tissue or other tissues beyond the gastrointestinal tract.
Curcumin supplement is most commonly useful in:
- Patients undergoing Radiation & Chemotherapy
- TB patients
- Patients recovering from Cancer
- Adults for healthy living
One tablet twice a day or as directed by the Dietitian.
Large amounts of Curcumin, more than the recommended doses, may cause severe stomach upset and irritation. Because of its blood-thinning effect, Curcumin may stimulate contractions in pregnant women. Hence, caution is needed.
- Blood-thinning medications:Curcumin supplement may make the effects of these drugs stronger, raising the risk of bleeding. Blood-thinners include warfarin, clopidogrel, and aspirin, among others.
- Drugs that reduce stomach acid:Curcumin supplement may interfere with the action of these drugs, increasing the production of stomach acid: Cimetidine, Famotidine, Ranitidine, Esomeprazole, Omeprazole and Lansoprazole
- Drugs for diabetes (that lower blood sugar):Curcumin supplement may make the effects of these drugs stronger, increasing the risk of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
Caution should be used while using these drugs with Curcumin supplement.
Curcumin supplements are contraindicated in patients suffering from gallstones or bile duct obstruction and bleeding disorders
Store in a cool and dry place below 25o C.
Box containing 3 strips of 10 tablets each.
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