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Curcuma Hydrogel® Pastilles

New formulation!
Sucralose has been substituted by Stevia, Sodium benzoate eliminated!
Through buccal absorption, direct in the blood!

Recent publication (Turmgel Lozenge is sold in the Netherlands as Curcuma Hydrogel pastilles)

1 pastille = upto 188ng curcumin per ml blood
Maintain curcumin levels in blood
An adult can take upto 6 pastilles spread over the whole day.
This is unique!

  • Superior quality Curcuma longa extract from India
  • Contains all important active components (not only curcumin)
  • Avoids the digestive tract, so active components do not get broken down
  • High bio-availability of bio-active active components
  • While a lot of focus is put on the bio-availability of curcumin in the blood stream, very little focus is put on whether the curcumin is bio-active. Curcuma Hydrogel® Pastilles are unique in both aspects. Through buccal (mucosal) absorption a high percentage of bio-active curcuminoids along with all other active components available in turmeric directly enters the blood stream. The digestive tract is predominantly avoided.

    Why Hydrogel technology?

    One of the main problems with turmeric (extract) is its low bio-availability in the blood plasma due to its low solubility and low permeability. Upon oral intake, as it goes through the digestive system it undergoes rapid biotransformation and eventual excretion. Consequently, high doses of turmeric extract are required to attain significant curcumin levels in the blood plasma. The main reasons contributing to low plasma levels of curcumin thus are poor absorption, rapid metabolism and rapid systemic elimination. A high dose of turmeric could lead to thinning of blood or complaints of the digestive tract.

    Increasing the bio-availability of curcumin from turmeric
    There are different delivery systems to increase the bio-availability of curcumin from turmeric e.g. combination with various spices and/or oils or micellar forms. These delivery systems are still oral and have to pass the digestive tract.

    Hydrogel technology
    Hydrogel technology on the other hand is a unique delivery system whereby turmeric extract is offered in lozenge form! The lozenges dissolve slowly in the mouth. Through buccal (mucosal) absorption a high percentage of bio-active curcuminoids along with all other active components available in turmeric directly enters the blood stream. The digestive tract is predominantly avoided.

    Advantages
    While a lot of focus is put on the bio-availability of curcumin in the blood stream, very little focus is put on whether the curcumin is bio-active. Curcuma Hydrogel® Pastilles are unique in both aspects. Through buccal (mucosal) absorption a high percentage of bio-active curcuminoids along with all other active components available in turmeric directly enters the blood stream. The digestive tract is predominantly avoided.

    Facts about turmeric supplements

    Turmeric root (Curcuma longa) consists of 3 curcuminoids (importantly curcumin) and other active components (e.g. ar-turmerone). Turmeric powder (from root) contains a maximum of 5% curcuminoids. The curcuminoids do not dissolve in water. They are broken down rapidly in the digestive tract and most of it gets excreted. Taking turmeric powder orally is therefore not effective.

    Taking turmeric powder with black peper and/or oil increases the absorption of the active components of turmeric significantly. But this still does not deliver levels of bio-active curcuminoids worth a mention. Thus there is a need for special turmeric supplements.

    Instead of turmeric powder, turmeric extract (from Curcuma longa) is used. All active components or only curcumin are extracted from the root. Most of the heavy metal and pesticide content remains behind in the residue.

    The extraction process can vary quite a bit resulting in varying qualities of turmeric extracts.
    A manufacturer claim of a specific product being "xx" times more bio-available than a reference product is therefore very relative and does not offer any basis for comparing various turmeric supplements.

    Manufacturers use different methods or technologies to increase bio-availability of curcumin e.g. turmeric extract or powder or only curcumin with black pepper or black pepper extract, with or without ar-turmerone, with phytosomes, liposomal or micellar, or nano- or hydrogel technology.

    The patented products/technologies are among others (in alphabetical order):

    BCM-95® e.g. LifeExtension® Super Bio-Curcumin®
    Curcuma Hydrogel® Pastilles
    CureSupport Liposomal Curcumin C3 complex®
    Longvida® e.g. Vitals Curcumin SLCP™
    Meriva® e.g. Now® Curcumin Phytosome
    NovaSOL® e.g. SOLGAR® Full Spectrum Curcumin
    Sabinsa Curcumin C3 Complex® (with BioPerine®) e.g. VitamineMan
    Theracurmin™ e.g. Natural® Factors CurcuminRich™ Theracurmin™
    UltraSOL® e.g. Lamberts® Curcumin Ultra

    Due to the diversity of turmeric supplements available, the obvious manner to compare them is on the basis of the curcumin levels delivered in blood (bio-availability) by each supplement.

    Most manufacturers do not as yet place enough importance in measuring the effectiveness of a supplement (hopefully this will change in the near future).

    Please click here for a comparison based on bio-availability.

    Comparison

    Comparison of turmeric supplements based on bio-availability

    Based on published studies or manufacturer claims on manufacturer websites (complied on March 15, 2017), of all known turmeric supplements only 3 supplements deliver curcumin levels in blood of more than 100ng/ml per 100mg active components on the basis of C-max values per 100mg of actiive components.
    These are Thercumin™, Curcuma Hydrogel® Pastilles and NovaSOL®.
    Table with comparison of bio-availability of different turmeric supplements. How much curcumin do they deliver in the blood? Which curcuma products are most favourable? Curcuma Hydrogel pastilles deliver relatively high doses of active components in the blood for a relatively low price!
    Sources:
    Theracurmin™ Sunagawa Y, et al, Curcuma Hydrogel® Gelnova study, NovaSOL® Schiborr C, et al.
    The curcumin levels in blood for CureSupport Liposomal Curcumin C3 complex® are not known,
    Supplements that deliver less than 100ng/ml in blood per 100mg active components are among others
    BCM-95® e.g. LifeExtension® Super Bio-Curcumin®
    Cureit®/Acumin®
    Longvida® e.g. Vitals Curcumine SLCP™
    Meriva® e.g. Now® Curcumin Phytosome
    Sabinsa Curcumin C3 Complex® (with BioPerine®) e.g. VitamineMan
    UltraSOL® e.g. Lamberts® Curcumin Ultra.

    One may not conclude that these products do not work or are less effective.
    This is purely a comparison on bio-availability.
    Note:
    The above comparison has been compiled with due care.
    The reference product used per manufacturer/study can vary in quality, so a claim of "xx times better than reference product" is relative. Protocols are also varied.
    The curcumin levels delivered in blood (nanograms per milliliter) is an appropriate bio-availability parameter to compare various supplements.

    Product information

    Ingredients
    Each pastille contains 100mg premium quality Curcuma longa extract from India, Glycerin, Gelatin, Purified water, Soya lecithin, Stevia, Spearmint oil, Eucalyptus oil, and Menthol.

    Not suitable for vegetarians (contains bovine gelatin).

    Nutritional values per pastille (1,5g)
    Energy: 4.73kcal, Proteins: 0.0258g, Carbohydrates: 1.086g, Fat: 0.032g, Fibers: 5mg.

    Directions for use
    Keep in a dry and cool place away from (young) children.
    A food supplement should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet or a healthy life style.
    Consult a professional in case of sickness or if using medication. Do not use if pregnant or lactating.

    Persons above 18 years: 1-6 pastilles spread over the whole day.
    Persons 13 to 17 years: 1-3 pastilles spread over the whole day.
    Persons 6 to 12 years: 1 pastille per day.
    To maintain curcumin levels in the blood, one could take upto 6 pastilles spread over the whole day.
    Children from 6 to 12 years: 1 pastille twice a day.
    Do not take more than the recommended dose.
    It takes 3 minutes or longer for the pastille to melt completely in the mouth. With your tongue you can play with the pastille. Moving the pastille and your saliva around in your mouth enhances mucosal absporption. Do not chew or swallow, suck lightly, rinse entire mouth with saliva before swallowing saliva.
    Gives off yellow colour. Remove non-ceramic tooth implants before use. Rinse mouth before putting implants back.

    10 pastilles are packaged in a blister strip in a box.

    Points to note

    A high dose of turmeric (extract) can result in thinning of blood or complaints of the digestive tract.
    Consult a professional in case of sickness or if using medication.
    Do not use if pregnant or lactating.

    It takes 3 minutes or longer for the pastille to melt completely in the mouth. With your tongue you can play with the pastille. Moving the pastille and your saliva around in your mouth enhances mucosal absporption. Do not chew or swallow, suck lightly, rinse entire mouth with saliva before swallowing saliva.
    Gives off yellow colour. Remove non-ceramic tooth implants before use. Rinse mouth before putting implants back.

    Reviews

    These are the reviews in English.

    Annette O. (Hoofddorp) (translated by us from Dutch):
    What a discovery! I started using these pastilles not so long ago, using 3-4 pastilles per day and am enthusiastic. I can't as yet say much regarding the anti-inflammatory function but by letting the pastilles dissolve slowly, they help reduce the dryness in the mouth exceptionally well. It suits me better than using artifical saliva and it tastes better, similar to a candy. The mouth feels fresh and clean. I feel good that Dr. Heger is including this product in his curcumin research and I am very curious about the results.

    Ton Claessen () (on FB, translated by us from Dutch):
    Hydrogel pastilles are a significantly better way of optimising the bio-availability of the active component, curcumin, in the body.

    Antje B. () (translated by us from Dutch):
    Last year since I was confronted with this disease, I quickly became aware of the excellent working of turmeric. Used this already in the early stages as capsules and now as pastilles. Having used this for a few weeks, I can say that they suit me well. Yes, you could sometimes swallow the pastille if you are not alert, but who cares. It is all about how it works.

    Hans v. H. () (translated by us from Dutch):
    Tried this form of curcumin delivery during the past days. It is certainly remarkable if curcumin can be buccally absorbed into the blood. So not through the stomach and intestines any more. I can say that the lozenges are pleasant to suck; the taste is fine too. You have to get used to keeping the lozenges in the mouth as long as possible. But you get used to it quickly. (You can also keep the lozenge under the tongue for a long time). Buccal absorption sounds logical (some medicines are also taken like that). I hope to be informed soon through research, how much curcumin is actually absorbed.

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    You can order Curcuma Hydrogel® pastilles from us for €4 per box of 10 pastilles.
    Quantity: 10 boxes = 100 pastilles (€40)
    20 boxes = 200 pastilles (€80)
    30 boxes = 300 pastilles (€120)
    40 boxes = 400 pastilles (€160)
    50 boxes = 500 pastilles (€200)
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    Dissel 4
    3902 GL Veenendaal
    Tel.: +31 6-40414298 (Mondays through Thursdays 9-12 noon)
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