Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., CSCS*D, assistant professor, University of Tampa, will give insights during the session on Wednesday, October 8, from 2:55 to 3:20 p.m. (booth 39089).
“Curcumin is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been extensively studied for its role in regards to various risk factors and disease conditions," Wilson said. “The benefits of curcumin are undeniable."
During the session, Wilson will discuss the issue of poor bioavailability and will provide expert insight into the complex matter of absorption. He will also provide a side-by-side comparison along with the latest science surrounding curcumin.
“It’s a very exciting time for curcumin. Science is building, consumer interest and awareness are rising and it’s not surprising to see curcumin ranked among the fastest growing supplements," said Lynda Doyle, vice president of global marketing, OmniActive. “Curcumin touts many health benefits based on its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory potential, and savvy consumers of today who are trying to maintain quality of life well beyond what individuals could hope for decades ago look to natural, food-based supplements as part of their healthy lifestyles."
OmniActive Insights also includes a session directly before Wilson’s, which is being conducted by Hector Lopez, M.D., CSCS, FAAPMR, principal and co-founder, the Center for Applied Health Sciences LLC and Supplement Safety Solutions LLC. Lopez will host a VendorBrief seminar entitled "Capsaicinoids: Not Just A Hot Trend," which will focus on the latest science and mechanism of action of capsaicinoids, the bioactive compounds of capsicum (aka hot red peppers). The session will be held on the show floor at booth 39089 on Wednesday, October 8, from 2:30 to 2:55 p.m.
In addition, the Natural Products INSIDER Education Track includes a presentation by James M. Stringham entitled “The Three Macular Carotenoids: Complementary Functions of Lutein, RR-Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin," which will take place on October 7 from 4 to 4:50 p.m. at Mandalay Bay South Convention Center, Level 3, in room Jasmine A.