Joint Health – Important Information
MERIVA BIOAVAILABLE CURCUMIN COMPLEX
The Meriva Bioavailable Curcumin Complex is an innovative phytosome that delivers water-soluble curcumin wrapped in fat-soluble soy lecithin for improved stability and absorption. Studies have shown it to be up to 30 times more bioavailable than standard curcumin extract.
MERIVA®+GLUCOSAMINE MORE EFFECTIVE THAN CHONDROITIN+GLUCOSAMINE FOR JOINT SUPPORT AND MOBILITY: AN OBSERVATIONAL STUDY
Joint discomfort and immobility are major causes of physical disability and poor quality of life. Over-the-counter drugs are the most used treatment for osteoarthritis (OA), but they are often associated with adverse effects, prompting research into alternative therapies.
A study published in the European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences compared the benefits of a combination of Meriva®+glucosamine to chondroitin+glucosamine over 4 months in a ‘real-life’ scenario. Meriva® is a new and highly bioavailable form of curcumin, a powerful antioxidant known to be beneficial in many conditions related to chronic discomfort.
Subjects using the Meriva+glucosamine combination scored significantly higher on both physical and emotional tests than the chondroitin+glucosamine group. Both combinations resulted in a reduction in the use of drugs and medical attention, but the reduction was even greater in the subjects using Meriva+glucosamine.
The overall results of this study shows that the 4-month administration of the combination of Meriva and glucosamine may result in a faster onset of action and improved outcomes than a combination of chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine in patients with osteoarthritis in the knees.
Comparative Absorption of a Standardized Curcuminoid Mixture and Its Lecithin Formulation