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At Health Ingredients Europe 2014 Sabinsa Europe were focusing on their Curcumin C3 Complex. Curcumin is a commonly used ingredient in South East Asian cuisine with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is an important mechanism in how the body defends and repairs itself from injury and infection. At a cellular level the NF-κB (nuclear factor kappa-light-chain-enhancer of activated B cells) protein complex acts to regulate the immune response with incorrect regulation of NF-κB has linked to cancer, inflammatory, and autoimmune diseases. A number of studies have shown that Curcumin C3 Complex helps the body to regulate the immune response reducing the risk of such conditions developing at a chronic level.
In addition to combating inflammation at a chronic level, curcumin also helps to combat acute inflammation such as that experienced in the aches and pains associated with heavy exercise, enabling for a more speedy recovery process. It also has powerful antioxidant properties with a high ORAC value that acts in two ways to combat the formation of free radicals as well as pacifying existing free radicals.
However one of the main issues with curcumin is bio-availablitiy as it is not well absorbed by the body and it has a tendency to be rapidly eliminated. Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex employs novel technology to make it more water soluble and bio-available.