Evaluation of Increased Absorption of a Curcumin Emulsion (BIOCURC) in Healthy Volunteers

2019-10-01 07:55:14 | BioPortfolio


This study is intended to evaluate the comparative effects of direct analysis of serum samples versus pre-treatment with enzymatic hydrolysis in split samples obtained from dosing with a highly absorbed curcumin emulsion product that is commercially available as BIOCURC.


When curcumin is absorbed by the body, it is primarily found in the bloodstream as curcumin glucuronide (C-gluc) and curcumin sulfate (C-SO4) metabolites. Traditionally bioavailability studies have performed an enzymatic hydrolysis pre-treatment of serum samples with both a glucuronidase and a sulfatase enzyme in order to produce free curcumin for analysis via HPLC. In subsequent years, standards have become available for the metabolites (C-gluc & C-SO4) that make it possible to determine these compound levels directly in serum samples using HPLC-MS-MS. Initial pilot work had indicated that enzymatic hydrolysis was producing falsely elevated results for bioavailability. We wanted to evaluate this in a more formal setting.

Study Design




95% Curcuminoid Powder, BIOCURC


QPS Bio-Kinetic
United States




ESM Technologies, LLC

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