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What is phytosomal curcumin? Does it have better absorption than other curcumin formulations?

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As discussed in the Curcumin Supplements Review, only a limited percentage of curcumin taken orally will be absorbed into the blood. Phytosomal formulations, such as Meriva, which combine curcumin with phosphatidylcholine (a natural surfactant that dissolves in both water and oil), can help to improve bioavailability compared to regular curcumin. Other formulations, such as BMC-95, CurcuWin, Theracurmin, and black pepper extract (Bioperine) may also improve bioavailability. More details about these and how they compare, are found in the Bioavailability section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>

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