A recent update about curcumin supplements by ConsumerLab prompted my decision.
I'm a member of two online forums for people with Parkinson's: Patientslikeme and HealthUnlocked. Before bedtime last night, I sent posts to both forums about my planned switch to CurcuWIN.
This morning, two responses awaited me, both from a HealthUnlocked member.
Here's the first:
Recent Amazon 1-star review of the Curcuwin product FYI:
"Very deceptive! They are measuring inactivated curcumin and comparing to Longvida's active curcumin in blood!" By Amazon Customer on April 14, 2015.
"Their research mentioned in Product Description distorts the facts. They measured inactive curcumin in the bloodstream and then compared it to active, free curcumin measured in Longvida's testing. The fact is that almost all of the curcumin measured in the bloodstream with Curcuwin is inactivated by enzymes and is not effective at all. Only Longvida has published graphs of actual active Curcumin in the blood vs time. Most brands, including Curcuwin have deliver measurable active curcumin to the blood."And here's the second:
I was surprised to find absolutely no mention of any of the curcumin products licensed to use the bioavailable 'Longvida' version (65x more bioavailable than regular curcumin) anywhere in the ConsumerLab reviews. Either they're behind the times, or they operate on kick-backs(?). There are a few companies currently licensed to use the technology in their superior versions of this amazing supplement.
For summary of Longvida: http://longvida.com/ (click links on right side of main page for in depth details)I just sent an email to ConsumerLab quoting these posts and requesting a response. I'll also research the topic further. Stay tuned.
BTW, I have been taking the Longvida curcumin supplement... and may be sticking with it.