FAQs for Curcumin EX
1. Why did Dr. Connealy create this
New research suggests the
curcuminoids in turmeric can combat the various factors contributing to the
aging process. Unfortunately, most curcumin products on the market are
particularly difficult to absorb.
Therefore, Dr. Connealy created
Curcumin EX—a curcumin product that is up to 8 times more absorbable than
regular curcumin extracts. The patent-pending ingredient in Curcumin EX helps
target the free radicals associated with premature aging and helps promote
joint and cardiovascular health.
Please Note: Dr. Connealy has designed all of the NNH supplements so that they can be safely taken as stand-alone supplements or in combination with each other. Therefore, it is perfectly fine to take both Curcumin EX and Complete Cardio Solution or Joint Renewal together and receive the benefits of a higher dosage of Curcumin.
2. Who should take this product?
Curcumin EX is designed for anyone
looking for extra antioxidant support. It is also ideal for anyone eager to
normalize their inflammatory responses to maintain a healthy cardiovascular
system, comfort their joints and age gracefully.
What to know if you're taking medications:
If you are taking any blood thinning prescription medications, including
Warfarin (the brand name for this drug is Coumadin) or Plavix, you must consult
with your physician before taking Curcumin EX. Pregnant or lactating women
should consult a health care professional before taking this product.
3. What benefits should I expect
from this formula?
- Promotes overall health and well being
- Provides antioxidant protection against free radical
- Promotes cardiovascular health
- May help to maintain cellular health
- Helps promote joint health
- Helps to support the body's natural detoxification
- Helps promote normal inflammatory response
4. What are the ingredients and what
are they good for?
Per 1 softgel
Curcuminoids Complex plus volatile
Components (as bioenhanced BCM-95®, an extract of turmeric rhizome)
- Turmeric root is
traditionally used in India and South-East Asia to alleviate aches and
- BCM-95® is a patent-pending
turmeric extract that may help support healthy aging due to its
antioxidant capacity and its ability to promote cellular health and
normal inflammatory processes.
- In a recent bioavailability
study, BCM-95® was found to be up to 8 times more bioavailable than
powdered curcumin. It is also retained in the body for a greater period
of time than other extracts.
- This antioxidant helps to
promote a normal inflammatory response, and preliminary evidence
suggests that curcumin may help to support optimal cardiovascular,
mental, and overall health.
- Preliminary evidence also
suggests that curcumin may promote phase II-metabolizing enzymes, which
supports liver detoxification. This helps the body rid itself of waste,
which may play a role in accelerated aging.
5. Are there any ingredient
6. Is the formula kosher?
7. Is the product suitable for
No. The gelatin found in the softgel
is made from bovine (cow) and porcine (pig) sources. Our softgels are all
pharmaceutical grade, and are made from the same gelatin that is used by
leading pharmaceutical companies.
8. Is the formula free of common
The product contains soy. However it
contains no milk or milk by-products, egg or egg by-products, fish or fish
by-products, shellfish, tree nuts, wheat or wheat by-products, peanuts or
peanut by-products. It contains no artificial colors or preservatives.
9. What excipients or "other
ingredients" are used in this product?
Medium chain triglycerides, gelatin,
glycerin, high P.C. lecithin, hydroxylated lecithin, purified water, yellow
beeswax and sunflower oil.
10. Are there any side effects
associated with this product?
There are no known side effects
associated with this product. However, as with any food product, there may be
infrequent and unusual highly sensitized reactions associated with this or any
other nutritional supplement. If such a reaction occurs, you should
discontinue use of this product.
11. Are there any potential
warnings, reactions, or contraindications, with this product and any other medications?
If you are taking any blood thinning
prescription medications, including Plavix (clopidogrel), Coumadin (warfarin), or Pradaxa (dabigatran etexilate), you must consult with your physician before taking Curcumin EX.
Pregnant or lactating women should consult a health care professional before
taking this product.
12. Can I take this product with Dr.
Connealy's other recommended nutritional supplements?
Yes, Curcumin EX is designed to be
taken with all of the products in the Newport Natural Health line.
13. How should I store the product?
To preserve the quality and
freshness of this product, keep the bottle tightly closed, and stored in a
cool, dry place.
14. Is this product tested for lead,
mercury, and other heavy metals?
Every batch of Dr. Connealy's
Curcumin EX is tested for lead and heavy metals. Each batch is delivered to
Newport Natural Health with a Certificate of Analysis from the manufacturer
stating that the products are free from heavy metals or within the limits set
by California's Proposition 65 - the most stringent in the country.
15. How and when should I take this
Take one (1) softgel daily with or
after a meal, or as directed by a medical professional.
16. How many softgels are in the
17. How long has curcumin been
Curcumin occurs naturally as the
major antioxidant found in turmeric—a plant that's a member of the ginger
family and native to Southern India. You might be familiar with turmeric, as
it's been used for centuries as a condiment and in both Traditional Chinese and
Ayurvedic Medicine. But, most famously, turmeric is the main ingredient in
curry powder and is a staple in the Indian diet. It also happens to be one of
the most powerful antioxidants in existence.
Curcumin nutritional supplements have been around for many years, have been
researched extensively, and are completely safe. However, if you are taking any
blood thinning prescription medications, including Warfarin (the brand name for
this drug is Coumadin), or Plavix, you must consult with your physician before
taking Curcumin EX. The form of curcumin in Curcumin EX is a relatively new,
highly bioavailable form of the nutrient called BCM-95. It's a patent-pending,
bioenhanced form of curcumin that's absorbed more completely and maintained for
a period of time longer than any other form ever found. So simply put, you will
absorb this form of curcumin faster, and you will enjoy the nutritional
benefits for longer.
17. I am already taking your other
curcumin supplement. If I take Joint Renewal, is it necessary to take the
We do have different curcumin
materials in these items - with different bioavailability levels. The story is
that the material in Curcumin EX (BCM 95) has very good clinicals showing
support for brain health and that the Meriva in "Joint Renewal" has
very good clinicals showing support for joint health. And both have very good
clinicals showing reduced inflammation overall. They can both be taken daily
per the directions on the bottles.