Curcumin C3 Complex® Could Help Manage Alzheimers

December 11, 2006

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Curcumin C3 Complex® Could Help Manage Alzheimers

PISCATAWAY, N.J.—Curcumin C3 Complex®, an extract of turmeric standardized to 95-percent curcuminoids, could boost the body’s ability to clear the build up of plaque in the brain that is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.

Blood taken from six Alzheimer’s disease patients and three healthy controls was isolated for macrophages (cells of the immune system that function in the destruction of foreign antigens). The isolated macrophages were exposed to Curcumin C3 Complex (provided by Sabinsa Corp.) in a cell culture for 24 hours, after which time amyloid-beta was introduced. The treated macrophages from the Alzheimer’s disease patients showed improved ingestion of amyloid-beta compared to those not treated with curcuminoids. Macrophages from the healthy controls, which were shown to be effectively clearing amyloid-beta, showed no changes with curcuminoids treatment.

“The amount of research being conducted on curcuminoids in different and diversified fields of medicine is staggering, and it is becoming evident from results of basic, preclinical and clinical research that they are some of the most promising food derived compounds for managing inflammatory and degenerative conditions,” noted Vladimir Badmaev, M.D., Ph.D., vice president of scientific and medical affairs, Sabinsa Corp. (www.sabinsa.com). The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (10:1-7, 2006).

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