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Quality of Life Labs Curcumin-SR, 125 mg, 30 Vcaps


Curcumin, the active constituent of turmeric, is one of the most promising ingredients for promoting a healthy inflammation response. While short-term inflammation is a normal part of immune response, long-term inflammation may increase oxidative stress and contribute to the aging process.

Curcumin is the major component of Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) and extensive scientific research on Curcumin has demonstrated its potent antioxidant properties. Through its antioxidant mechanisms, Curcumin supports colon health, exerts neuroprotective activity and helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system.

Curcuminoid polyphenols are the primary antioxidant in turmeric root. Curcumin is the principle curcuminoid, and it is responsible for the majority of health benefits attributed to turmeric. The other curcuminoids include desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin.

Blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance are huge factors that promote inflammatory conditions in the body. Elevated blood sugar creates hazardous glucose cross-links with proteins, causing Advanced Glycolytic Enzymes (AGEs) to form. These AGEs damage cell membranes, vital enzyme systems and perpetuate inflammatory conditions throughout the body.

Curcumin modulates blood sugar and improves insulin receptor function by improving its binding capacity to sugar. Curcumin activates PPAR (peroxisome proliferator-activator receptor), which is a group of key nuclear proteins that regulate gene expression and modulate sugar uptake and utilization in the bloodstream.

Curcumin also reduces the activity of specific liver enzymes that release sugar into the bloodstream while activating enzymes that store sugar as glycogen. Research on diabetic rats resulted in blood glucose stabilization and lowered triglyceride levels in the group that consumed curcumin.

Curcumin also reduces the activity of liver enzymes that release sugar into the bloodstream while activating enzymes that store sugar as glycogen. Research on diabetic rats resulted in blood glucose stabilization and lowered triglyceride levels in the group that consumed curcumin.Turmeric is the fourth most antioxidant-rich herb with an ORACof 159,277.

The curcuminoids boost levels of the body's most potent antioxidants including glutathione, superoxide dismutase and catalase. These molecules are critical for the body to limit oxidative stress-related damage to the important organ systems.

Curcumin has been shown to reduce inflammation-mediating prostaglandins, cytokines and other molecules such as interleukin 6, nuclear factor-kappa beta (NF-kb) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). With a high enough dosage, this has the ability to pull the body out of a strong inflammatory cascade and reset anti-inflammatory behavior at the cellular level.

Research done by the Life Extension Foundation found that curcuminoids target ten factors involved in cancer development. This includes chronic inflammation, DNA damage and disruption of cell signaling pathways. Curcumin supplementation was shown to destroy cancer cell mitochondria, disrupt the cancer cell cycle and halt stem cell development that facilitates cancer cell formation.

There are hundreds of other studies that have shown that curcumin turns on naturalcell suicide switches in cancer cells. They also reduce inflammatory prostaglandins that promote cancergrowth. A study out of China showed that curcumin was able to induce apoptosis within triple negative breast cancer cells. TNBC is a type of cancer that defies conventional chemotherapy and radiation, and is very difficult to treat.

Curcumin-SR features the MicroActive Curcumin complex, which delivers curcumin in a special micronized, sustained-release matrix to increase absorption and bioavailability.

  • Delivers sustained release over 8 hours.

  • Released slowly over time so blood levels stay consistently elevated.

  • Is absorbed faster.

  • Elevates blood levels more quickly than regular curcumin.

  • More bioavailable than regular curcumin.


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Why Quality of Life

Quality of Life's Beginnings

Incorporated in 1998, Quality of Life was established with the mission to provide American consumers with access to AHCC and other life-changing nutraceutical ingredients. For over a decade, Quality of Life has been the leader in bringing clinically backed ingredients from all over the world in finished product form to the U.S. market.

Notable Awards and Recognition

We are honored that three of our products have won the Nutracon NutrAward for “top evidence-based supplement product of the year”:

  • AHCC® patented medicinal mushroom extract, the world’s most researched specialty immune supplement* (2002)
  • Oligonol®, the first commercially produced low-molecular-weight polyphenol, with documented anti-aging effects* (2007)
  • VitaPQQ™, the first dietary supplement ever to feature the newly discovered vitamin PQQ, which preserves mitochondrial function* (2010) 

The NutrAward is part of the Nutracon Conference, held in conjunction with Natural Products Expo West/SupplyExpo, the natural products industry's largest event drawing nearly 56,000 attendees from throughout the world.

In addition, we appreciate the recognition that consumer and natural products industry magazines have bestowed on us and our products, as we always strive to go above and beyond and we are thankful when this is noticed.

In July 2012, Oligonol®, manufactured by Quality of Life Labs, was selected as a beauty category recipient of the “2012 Essentials” award from Taste for Life - a health and wellness magazine that reaches 300,000 readers monthly. “In choosing the top dietary supplements for 2012, Taste for Life assessed products, read the science behind the ingredients, and ultimately recommended the stand-outs in 20 categories,” said Lynn Tryba, editor-in-chief of Taste for Life. “Oligonol received this year’s beauty award based on its potent antioxidant properties, which fight inflammation and other underlying causes of aging.”

In the January 2012 issue of natural products industry magazine, Vitamin Retailer, Dan Lifton, COO of Quality of Life Labs was prominently featured in this article which offered predictions for health-food retailers as to what they can expect in the market in 2012.

In the December 2011 issue of natural products industry magazine, Nutrition Industry Executive, writer Rajiv Leventhal interviewed Dan Lifton about the importance of using the highest quality ingredients in supplements that are backed by science.

In Better Nutrition magazine's November 2011 "Annual Guide to Superstar Supplements," Quality of Life Labs' Oligonol won an award in the Multivitamins and Antioxidants category. In the section called "Why we love it," the magazine's editors wrote: "Polyphenols from lychee and other foods promote healthy aging inside and out."

In the September 2011 issue of Vitamin Retailer, associate editor Shari Barbanel interviewed Dan Lifton about supplements for immune support. The article noted: "QOL’s best-selling product is Kinoko Gold® AHCC®. AHCC is an acetylated alpha-glucan-rich compound made from Japanese medicinal mushrooms fermented in rice bran that, according to the company, supports normal immune function and may improve the number and functions of immune system cells. Lifton explained that QOL focuses on the quality and quantity of the research, and noted the fact that there are 30 studies on AHCC in PubMed-referenced journals."

Not all formulas on the market use meaningful dosages of key ingredients. What sets Quality of Life's formulas apart is that we take only clinically researched ingredients for specific health conditions and formulate them into products consistent with suggested dosages.


* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


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