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Americas: Curcugen curcumin formulation found beneficial after intense workout

Results of clinical research published in the Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo, December 2020, confirmed Curcugen’s positive anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and analgesic capacity on subjects engaging in acute exercise.

In this double-blinded, placebo-controlled study, led by Neil Schwarz, PhD, 24 participants were randomized to either a daily dose of 500 mg of Curcugen or the equivalent dose in rice flour prior to an intense exercise protocol of 50 hurdles and 50 drop jumps.

Joint range-of-motion, soreness, and markers of inflammation and oxidative stress where significantly better in the Curcugen group 72 hours post- exercise demonstrating its capabilities in accelerating post workout recovery.

“Following an exercise bout, acute serial supplementation with Curcugen at 500mg improved knee range-of-motion and thigh pain tolerance when compared directly with placebo,” says Schwarz, Associate Professor of Exercise Science at the University of South Alabama.

“This is an interesting finding which warrants further investigation into the proper use of Curcugen for recovery after exercise.”

“Curcumin is not entirely new to the sports health industry,” notes Dr. Shavon Jackson-Michel, Director of Medical & Scientific Affairs for DolCas.

“Curcumin most commonly appears in capsule and pill formulations. This could be due to its water-insoluble nature.”

“While also applicable to conventional formats, like capsules and pills, Curcugen has been uniquely formulated with a self-dispersing mechanism that allows it to be easily integrated into powdered shakes and other functional applications, even at room temperature — perfect for on-the-go enjoyment.”

Curcugen’s recently awarded self-affirmed GRAS confirmation has deemed the ingredient safe for use in smoothies/shakes, nutrition bars, and yogurts at a dose between 210-1400 mg/day.