The consumption of curcumin has yielded many positive health results. It is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which in many research findings seem to suggest that inflammation
is a large contributor or even the cause of many illnesses. Curcumin has been seen to boost immunity thereby helping the body to defend itself against various diseases. Therefore, besides using
curcumin for specific purposes, it can be consumed daily as a general health guard.
- Not too long ago, in order to get the full health benefit of tumeric powder, you would need to consume a large amount.
Eventually scientists managed to extract curcumin - the yellow substance that holds the healing property within tumeric. But it was still relatively hard to
absorb into the body.
- Then came 'nano-curcumin' - although it could be absorbed by the body efficiently and you only need to consume a small amount, however, nano-curcumin only stayed
available within your body for a very short duration (around 2 hours) which therefore reduced precious healing time.
- Finally, with the birth of Polymer Encapsulated Nano Technology and other far-reaching improvements - as reflected in our
PEN-Cur name and product - its bioavailability has been enhanced, thus sustaining free curcumin release for 6 to 8 hours!
A High-Quality Product
PEN-Cur (Polymer Encapsulated Nano Curcumin)
is water-soluble and processed to a very high-performance grade quality using polymer encapsulated nano technology that maximises and
prolongs its bioavailability (absorption
into the body). Manufactured within state-of-the-art specialised nano laboratories under strict guidelines (GMP seal
of approval) and overseen by notable scientists, our formula is one of the most effective in the market.
Safety & Side Effects
Curcumin is well-known for its safety profile. Clinical trials have shown that no organ toxicity were observed even with the high dose of 8 grams per day for 4 months. Although some of types
of nano technology might create toxicity to our body, a pre clinical trial has shown that PEN-Cur (Polymer Encapsulated Nano Curcumin) was very safe, and no organ toxicity were observed at
31.25 mg / kilo of body weight dosage per day. PEN-Cur actually boosts up red and white blood cells, hemoglobin - which is very important for health, especially in cancer patients*. For
example: For a body weight of 70 kilos - no organs toxicity is observed at a dose of 2,187 mg per day (31.25 x 70 = 2,187 mg).
On the whole, curcumin is very safe to use. But in some instances curcumin may cause some side effects, such as, when consumed in conjunction with certain medications such as heart
medications and blood-thinning drugs, and also, those naturally allergic to tumeric, or if consumed in mega doses. It is important to note that PEN-Cur's dosage is extremely low and to have
an effect of toxicity, or to react with medications, a person would usually have to consume very large doses to have an adverse effect, if at all.
If you are unsure if you can consume curcumin, or if you have any allergic reactions or adverse side effects after taking curcumin, then do not consume curcumin until you consult a
professional healthcare physician.
(*Reference: Systemic administration of polymeric nanoparticle-encapsulated curcumin (NanoCurc™) blocks tumor growth and metastases in
preclinical models of pancreatic cancer. Mol Cancer Ther. 2010 Aug; 9(8): 2255–2264. PMCID: PMC2942082, NIHMSID: NIHMS231506 (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2942082/)