HydroCurc® is a cold water dispersible Curcuma longa extract powder, specifically designed to increase the bioavailability of curcuminoids using LipiSperse®, a patented delivery system that facilitates gastrointestinal absorption and increases functionality. With over a dozen awards to its name, HydroCurc® delivers the most bioavailable curcumin supplement to date.
Curcumin is best known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It has been extensively researched and is well-known for its many health benefits, including support for cognitive, immune, joint and heart health. It has also been found to help improve exercise recovery and quality of life.
However, curcumin’s health-supporting benefits are not easy to come by, as the compound is not very bioavailable on its own, meaning our bodies cannot absorb and utilize it fully. In addition to its low bioavailability, curcumin has extremely low water solubility. Rather than being hydrophilic (water-loving), curcumin is lipophilic (fat-loving) and hydrophobic. As our digestive tracts are full of water, this can make curcumin absorption difficult.
The HydroCurc® Difference
A solution to curcumin’s hydrophobia problem is found with HydroCurc®’s patented delivery system called LipiSperse®. Also known as a Cold Water Dispersible (CWD) powder, LipiSperse® improves curcumin’s bioavailability by utilizing repulsive forces between the curcumin particles. These forces hinder the aggregation of curcumin that prevents it from being dispersed properly. To imagine this, think of how oil will sit on top of water rather than mixing with it, but the addition of vinegar or another emulsifier allows them to combine. With LipiSperse®, the fat-loving curcumin can experience facilitated intestinal absorption without needing additional compounds to increase its bioavailability.
This purported boost in bioavailability was validated in a 2019 trial. In a group of 18 healthy young adults, a single dose of HydroCurc® led to significant increases in blood plasma concentrations of curcuminoids — the family of active components in turmeric that includes curcumin. The LipiSperse®-enhanced curcumin increased plasma curcuminoid levels to 807 ng/mL, compared to 318 ng/mL when the participants consumed raw curcumin (1).
With the patented LipiSperse® delivery system — and its impressive study results so far — HydroCurc® provides the highest amount of bioavailable curcuminoids from a single dose to date.
Briskey D, Sax A, Mallard AR, Rao A. Increased bioavailability of curcumin using a novel dispersion technology system (LipiSperse®). Eur J Nutr. 2019;58(5):2087-2097. doi:10.1007/s00394-018-1766-2
* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat cure or prevent any disease.