MicroActive® Curcumin


Curcumin is one of the most promising ingredients for promoting balance between excitatory and inhibitory cytokines.* As a result, it promotes joint comfort, supports heart health and provides antioxidant protection.*

However, curcumin is very difficult for the human body to absorb and what little is absorbed is quickly excreted. MicroActive Curcumin was developed to address this issue through a micronized, sustained-release technology that allows for better and more uniform absorption and retention.

Supported by two studies, 12-hour multi-staged sustained release MicroActive Curcumin has shown that when compared to other curcumin formulations[i] it:

  • Has superior bioavailability: 10x greater absorption than regular curcumin
  • Reaches peak blood levels more quickly: 2 hours versus 4 hours for regular curcumin
  • Delivers two important curcuminoids: demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin
  • Delivers sustained release over 12 hours

Curcumin. An ingredient known across the world, either for its prevalence in cuisine or its many natural health benefits. But there is just one problem, curcumin is very difficult for the human body to absorb, making it nearly impossible to enjoy its plethora of benefits.

MicroActive Curcumin was developed to solve this problem. Utilizing a micronized, sustained time release, it allows for nutrients to be fully absorbed by the body for over 12 hours, granting significantly higher bioavailability and 10x better absorption compared to regular curcumin.

It works by shrinking the particles down to 10 microns, allowing for easier transportation through the bloodstream and then, utilizing a special mix of polymers, it slows the release, allowing for continuous delivery of curcumin.

Curcumin has naturally been found to have many benefits, including promoting joint comfort, supporting heart health, providing antioxidant protection, and it may help manage exercise-induced soreness.

Find the full potential of Curcumin with Microactive Curcumin!





    MicroActive Curcumin is micronized, meaning the particles have been reduced to a small particle size (10 microns) allowing for greater transport through veins and capillaries. In addition, the special mix of polymers in MicroActive Curcumin slows the rate at which the curcuminoids are released, so they stay in the bloodstream longer.


    Curcumin is derived from turmeric, a spice that has been used for both culinary and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Human toxicological research has found curcumin to be safe.[ii] In very large doses, curcumin can cause stomach upset. However, MicroActive technology eliminates the need for excessive consumption by helping deliver smaller, more bioavailable doses to the body.

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    [i] Madhavi, D, Kagan D. Integrative Medicine. Vol. 13, No.3. June 2014.

    [ii] Chandran B, Goel A. Phytother Res. 2012 Nov;26(11):1719-25.