SOURCE: Kirkman Group, Inc.

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November 15, 2016 12:37 ET

Kirkman® Introduces An Exceptionally Bioavailable Curcumin/Tumeric Root Extract

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - November 15, 2016) - The spice that gives curry its savory flavor, curcumin, has become a popular nutritional supplement because of its extensive health benefits.

Kirkman®, the leading supplier of nutritional supplements for individuals with food and other sensitivities, has just introduced a highly bioavailable form of curcumin in its new Curcumin/Tumeric Root Extract 275 mg (#0530-060). What makes curcumin in this supplement more potent is a special technology called "Ultrasol™[1]" to water solubilize the curcuminoids, which significantly increases its bioavailability.

Curcumin is the ingredient in the turmeric root that offers excellent health benefits. In fact, the turmeric root has been harvested as a health remedy in many parts of the world, dating back to 2000 B.C. Turmeric is part of the ginger family and has a deep, vibrant yellow color when used in supplements or in cooking. Tumeric is still a staple in Asian dishes, but extracts of turmeric yield a compound far exceeding the content of the common spice.

More recently, research regarding curcumin has exploded. Researchers have confirmed that this ingredient works on multiple pathways at multiple levels of those pathways simultaneously.

Some of the health benefits that turmeric and curcuminoid products are believed to support include:

  • antioxidant activity
  • mood balance
  • joint health
  • tissue health
  • blood sugar balance
  • healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Bioavailability is key to receiving the full health benefits that a curcumin/turmeric root supplement has to offer. A typical turmeric root contains two to five per cent curcumin, so when the curcumin is not properly processed for solubility, commercial supplements can lack the amount of curcumin required for optimal health benefits.

About Kirkman®:

Founded in 1949, Kirkman® is the oldest nutritional supplement company serving the special needs community. This experience has allowed Kirkman® to pioneer effective products in many areas of nutritional supplementation for individuals with special health needs.

Kirkman® is also a pioneer in the area of purity testing. Their Ultra Tested® protocol calls for testing every raw ingredient in every nutritional supplement it produces for more than 950 environmental contaminants. No other nutritional supplement company comes close to this level of commitment to producing pure, contaminant free supplements.

To learn more about Kirkman®, visit the company's website at:

[1] "Ultrasol™ is a registered trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies

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Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Kulani Mahikoa
    Executive Vice President, Marketing
    Kirkman Group, Inc.
    Telephone: 503-694-1600
    Email: Email contact