Optimally absorbable curcumin-sunflower phospholipids to maintain a healthy inflammatory response in animals
CurcuVET-SA50 is curcumin formulated to help maintain the normal inflammatory response in the GI tract, liver, and musculoskeletal system of cats and smaller dogs. CurcuVET-SA150 is for medium-to-large dogs.
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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.
Curcumin's liver-protective effect is due in large part to its ability to scavenge free radicals. But curcumin also enhances the animal's natural antioxidant system by increasing the level of glutathione, thereby aiding in liver detoxification and inhibiting nitrosamine formation.
Scientists at Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, uncovered the key to curcumin absorption – phytosome technology. Phytosomes are plant extracts bound to phospholipids, which are essential components of all cell membranes. When taken orally, phospholipids are very well absorbed. So by attaching a curcumin molecule to a phospholipid, the curcumin can be carried across the cell membrane for superior absorption.
A 2007 study published in the journal, Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, demonstrated the superior bioavailability of curcumin phytosome (as Meriva®, the CurcuVET equivalent for humans) compared to ordinary curcumin. In particular, liver levels of curcumin were higher with this form of curcumin supplementation. In a more recent, randomized, single-blind, crossover study in nine humans, total curcuminoid bioavailability measured in the blood was about 29 times higher for Meriva than for a conventional turmeric extract.
A recent equine study on the effect of CurcuVET on pro-inflammatory cytokine gene expression found significant down-regulation of interleukin-1? and interleukin-1RN in mares, and inhibition of cyclooxygenase-2, tumor necrosis factor alpha, and interleukin-1RN, and an increase in interleukin-6 in foals.
Active Ingredients per Capsule:
Curcumin Phytosome* (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phospholipid complex from Sunflower) (CurcuVET®) 150 mg.
Other Ingredients: Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide.
* This product uses Indena S.p.A.'s curcumin phytosome (CurcuVET®). CurcuVET is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A.
For use in dogs only.
Recommended for hepatic, musculoskeletal, and GI support.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals. In case of accidental overdose, contact a health professional immediately.
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