[2 of 5] Under The Microscope: Curcumin - How This Secret Indian Spice Powers Up Provitalize

January 21, 2020

Curcumin... This is the key ingredient that gives turmeric, curry and even Provitalize their unique yellow-orange color.
Found abundantly in a household Indian spice called turmeric, it hosts a lot of health benefits to its vibrant color.

Curcumin turmeric

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory

Reviewed by the Department of Medicine, The University of California San Diego, curcumin is found to possess very strong anti-inflammatory properties.

This is where it gets interesting because inflammation in the long-term is linked to problems... like low energy, body pain, weight gain and even poor mood.

Such problems could potentially be better managed if you help your body control inflammation, and curcumin sure does the job.

Where Can Curcumin Be Commonly Found?

Curcumin can be found in a few peculiar spices namely turmeric, curry powder and ginger.

But you’d be surprised that you can actually find curcumin in many western foods as well.

Curcumin is responsible for the yellow color of American mustard. It is often added to condiments and sauces to add that earthly flavor and rich color.

Don’t expect your body to improve from eating mustard sauce though. Curcumin in common foods is generally too low in concentration, and not readily absorbed into your body. In fact, it’s such a common myth that we need to address it here.

Myths About Curcumin

Many people has the wrong belief that taking curcumin on its own or with regular ingredients will give you the benefits it’s supposed to give.

But what many of them don’t know is that curcumin, on its own, has very low bioavailability. This means that virtually all the curcumin just gets peed out!

In order to experience the benefits of curcumin, you must pair it with another ingredient... called Bioperine.


Bioperine is a special black pepper extract (not your common table pepper) that massively boosts the bioavailability of curcumin by 20 times! This will allows you body to utilize curcumin and your body gets to fully enjoy its anti-inflammatory properties.(:


Bioperine black piperine

The good news is, Bioperine is already added inside Provitalize so you don’t have to scour around to find this unique ingredient. :D

So far we've spoken about L. Gasseri's fat-disrupting properties as well as Curcumin's effect on your weight...

In the next email of this series, we'll be looking at an unsung hero we've included in Provitalize, Sunflower Lecithin.

Few people understand what this actually does, but the moment you do analyze its impact on your brain, liver and heart, you'll realize how much work we put into our formulation process! (:


Linda Summers
Happiness Manager
Better Body Co