Olive Lifesciences announced that in a new study, BioTurmin-WD (water dispersible curcuminoids from Curcuma longa) demonstrated better bioavailability compared to regular 95 percent pure cucuminoids (Journal of Food Research. 2014;3(3)).
“The study was carried out using human Caco-2 cell monolayer, the permeability efficacy of BioTurmin-WD was evaluated and compared with that of 95 percent curcuminoids. Caco-2 model predicts the in vivo absorption of substance across the gut wall by measuring the rate of transport of a compound across the Caco-2 cell line," said Dr Shiv, Ph.D., one of the study’s authors and vice president of research at Olive Lifesciences. “Permeable curcuminoids across the cell monolayer was analyzed through reverse phase high pressure liquid chromatography. The apparent permeability coefficient of BioTurmin-WD was 7.03 fold higher than 95 percent curcuminoids, indicating its higher absorption capacity (bioavailability) compared to 95 percent curcuminoids."
The water dispersion ability of BioTurmin-WD allows food and beverage manufacturers an ingredient with applications such as dry drink mixes, ready-to-drink products and more where curcuma benefits can be achieved as a lower dosage, according to C.A. Anzar, managing director of Olive Lifesciences.