This is a review of Longvida’s Optimized Curcumin Extract Powder, a powdered turmeric supplement aimed to address inflammation and other health concerns. This powdered form is especially bioavailable which means more of this supplement reaches your cells, rather than being destroyed in your digestive system. Other benefits include enhanced levels of antioxidants which help protect against cancers, improved cognitive and digestive health, and increased energy and sense of well-being. Studies have also shown curcumin to be beneficial for those suffering from autoimmune disorders like Lupus.
This supplement contains only optimized curcumin extract from the Curcuma Longa root. The product, which comes in a bulk powdered form, claims to be one of the most bioavailable sources of curcumin available. The high concentration of antioxidants neutralizes free radicals that cause cell damage and some cancers. It’s anti-inflammatory properties not only relieve joint and chronic pain, but also help to reduce inflammation in the brain, which improves cognitive function and reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. In some studies of curcumin, scientists have also found it to have a serotonin-boosting effect in the brain, which helps relieve anxiety and depression. While not a replacement for medication for these disorders, it can be a powerful tool in management.
For best results, you should take 200mg once per day, measuring this with a scale for accuracy. There are no instructions for how best to take this 200mg of powder, but reviewers have dissolved it in water or non-dairy milk, or have mixed it into smoothies. The flavor on its own can be quite strong, so it is recommended to dissolve it when you first begin taking.
Possible Side Effects
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid this supplement. Anyone with a chronic illness, who are taking prescription or over-the-counter medications should consult a doctor or other healthcare provider before taking this supplement to avoid negative interferences.
You can purchase this supplement online directly through the company’s website in 30g and 60g jars. A 30-gram jar is sold for $29.99 and 60 grams is sold for $54.99. This product is packaged by weight, rather than exact doses, so the number of 200mg doses per jar may vary slightly from batch to batch.
There is no product guarantee with this product, but returns are processed through the company’s discretion. This indicates there may be limited efficacy of the product. Aside from this, user reviews are overwhelmingly positive, with benefits including reduced joint pain, increased energy, and an enhanced sense of well-being. One complaint is the lack of the provision of a scoop with the product so you will need to measure each dose out with a scale.
Conclusion of Our Lonvgvida Optimized Curcumin Extract Powder Review
There are several positives for this supplement, beginning with the highly bio-available form of curcumin. The science-backed research that indicates a variety of health benefits is another positive, especially given the quality of the ingredient at the price point. There is no mention of whether the ingredient is organic or non-GMO, and the lack of product guarantee raises questions over how effective the product ultimately is when compared to similar products that are backed with a guarantee. This product can also be annoying to administer as you have to measure the exact dosage each time using a scale.