Company: Life Enhancement
What They Say
“Curcuminoids—the most biologically active compounds in turmeric—have been highly praised for their across-the-board, high-end potential to dramatically improve health. Yet these remarkable benefits have been somewhat elusive, owing to extremely limited bioavailability when curcuminoids are taken orally. Not only has it been difficult to enhance their solubility and increase absorption—owing to acids and digestive enzymes in the stomach, intestinal lumen, intestinal wall, and liver—but it has also been a challenge to prevent their metabolism to other substances while sustaining high plasma levels. Moreover, delivering them in adequate amounts to the most important tissue targets has been virtually unachievable. Until now.
Solid-lipid nanospheres (SLNs) are about to change all that, because they embrace and embody state-of-the-art nutrient-delivery technology that can defeat the pitfalls of the oral delivery route.
SLNs, a product of nanotechnology, as the name implies, are very small particles, measured in billionths of a meter. These nanoparticles, with dimensions in the range from 1 to 1000 nanometers (nm), are now burgeoning into the field of drug- and nutrient-delivery systems as nanospheres, with diameters as small as 50 nm or even lower. The ones starting to show particularly great efficacy are made of natural lipids, in which lipophilic compounds, such as curcuminoids, can readily dissolve. Their purpose is to improve the bioavailability of such compounds by exploiting their own special size range and unique properties.”
Last Updated 03/08/11
June 15, 2009