Meriva is one of the most popular curcuminoid formulations on the market, and for good reason! Meriva is unique because it takes a full spectrum approach, not just focusing on curcumin, but also other curcuminoids such as demethoxycurcumin (DMC) which is more potent than curcumin itself. However, this is not even the most interesting aspect of Meriva! The most interesting thing about Meriva is that the full spectrum curcuminoid extract is complexed into a phytosome. This drastically increases bioavailability (up to 30 times more bioavailable) when compared to uncomplexed curcuminoids!
Meriva is also perhaps one of the most studied curcuminoid products on the market, being backed up with a mind boggling amount of studies, including 35 human clinical trials! If that doesn’t give you confidence in the effectiveness of Meriva, we don’t know what will! Meriva is a fantastic supplement for pain management, but in addition to this effect, also has great mood boosting and neuroprotective effects.
Meriva Phytosome is likely the world's most studied curcuminoid product, with a whopping 35 human clinical trials! Curcuminoids are notorious for poor bioavailability though, but Meriva solves this in a very elegant way, by complexing the curcuminoids into a phytosome. This increases the bioavailability of the curcuminoids by almost 30-fold! Better yet, Meriva curcumin phytosome contains very high levels of DMC, one of the most potent curcuminoids (more potent than curcumin!), which further adds to the efficacy of Meriva!
These full spectrum curcuminoids are first being extracted from the rhizomes of the Curcuma longa plant. These rhizomes are most commonly referred to as turmeric. Curcuma longa is a herbaceous plant that is actually a part of the ginger family! Turmeric is well loved for its uses as both a cooking spice as well as a dietary supplement. Turmeric and the curcuminoids found within it have a long history of use within ayurveda that we continue to benefit from today, with new and improved technologies, such as phytosomes!
Meriva is standardized to 18-22% Curcuminoids!
Curcuminoids are very potent compounds when they reach their targets, however, absorption of curcuminoids is extremely low. This means that significant effort must be made to enhance bioavailability. Traditionally this is done with piperine, which mimics the traditional Ayurvedic use of turmeric. While this strategy works well, modern research has yielded much more effective bioavailability enhancement methods. One of those methods is loading the curcuminoids into a phytosome. Once loaded into the phytosome, the curcuminoids have a much easier time absorbing, which increases the bioavailability by almost 30 fold! In addition to this, the curcuminoids also release slowly from the phytosome, which leads to longer and more sustained effects. The sustained effects makes Meriva an ideal supplement for pain management.
Meriva is a perfect pain management supplement due to the powerful inflammation and oxidation regulating effects of the curcuminoids. These Meriva pain management effects have been backed up by multiple human clinical studies, showing high efficacy. The science behind pain management can be quite complex, which is why we recently made a podcast about it, which you can listen to here. However, the gist of it is that inflammation increases the sensitivity of pain sensing neurological pathways, making you more susceptible to nociceptive signals. In order to circumvent this, we can mitigate inflammation, which can reduce the sensitivity of nociceptive neurons. This is exactly what Meriva does! Another important aspect of pain is oxidative stress, which feeds into inflammatory processes too. Meriva does a fantastic job of regulating both inflammation and oxidative stress, leading to a very comprehensive pain management effect!
While in high amounts inflammation and oxidative stress rear their ugly heads as pain, in low amounts they can often go unnoticed, while still hampering our bodily functions. This is sometimes referred to as “silent inflammation”. This silent inflammation can negatively impact a lot of aspects of human health, such as immune function, cardiovascular health and even neurological function! This is why incorporating an excellent natural inflammation regulating product, such as Meriva, can have such a wide range of benefits! The same is true for oxidation, in high amounts we sometimes experience it as pain, but oxidative stress is also often silent and can have major negative effects on overall health too. Thus, Meriva acts as a bit of a shield, protecting us from the negative effects of both inflammation and oxidation!
Meriva’s oxidation regulation effects also have very interesting effects on kidney health. In a study on Meriva, it was found that 87 participants experienced decreased oxidative stress and fatigue, specifically in the kidneys. Curcumin supports the kidneys from oxidative damage and allows them to function in peace.
Last but not least, the curcuminoids, partially through their inflammation and oxidation regulating effects, also have fantastic mood boosting properties! This is further backed up by the curcuminoids ability to modulate neurotransmitter and BDNF levels. The mood boosting properties also translate to mild cognitive enhancement and neuroprotective effects.
The Pain Management Stack: Meriva Phytosome + Supercritical Holy Basil Solution
Supercritical Holy Basil has two key elements that make it a powerhouse for pain management. Eugenol is effective both topically and internally for pain management and digestive comforts. Caryophyllene then takes it up a notch by activating the non-psychoactive CB2 receptors that radically promote pain management. When taken in tandem with Meriva Phytosome, this is not one you want to miss!
The Oxidation Balance Stack: Meriva Phytosome + Reduced Glutathione Tablets
Glutathione is present in every cell and is the main defender against oxidative stress throughout the body. Reduced Glutathione is only more effective in the fight against oxidative stress and makes for the perfect pair with Meriva!
The Mood Stack: Meriva Phytosome + Maca Extract Capsules
As one of Maca’s main effects, it only made sense to include it in this mood promoting stack! Due to the similarities in Maca’s macamides to endocannabinoids, the macamides have significant endocannabinoid mood effects. Combined with Meriva, this creates the ultimate mood stack!
As a dietary supplement, take one 500mg capsule of Meriva Phytosome twice daily.
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Nootropics Depot offers 60ct. or 180ct. jars of high-quality Meriva Phytosome. Nootropics Depot’s Meriva Phytosome has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.
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