A Curcumin Formula for Superior Absorption

Curcumin, the main active ingredient of the spice turmeric, has significant benefits for your health. Read on to learn how the potent combination of curcumin and other Human Performance Hub Curcumin Complex compounds supports your health and wellbeing.

What are turmeric and curcumin?

Turmeric is a yellow-orange spice popular as the main ingredient in Indian curry powders. It’s been widely used in India for thousands of years as a spice and healing herb. 

Turmeric is one of the most researched substances for its medicinal properties, called curcuminoids. The most crucial property of turmeric is curcumin, known for its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. 

Inflammation and oxidative stress are at the heart of all chronic diseases, from cancer to heart disease. Excessive inflammation may lead to joint tissue destruction, cancer, cardiovascular events, insulin resistance/diabetes, and brain/liver/kidney degenerative diseases. 

Human Performance Hub offers an exclusive curcumin formula to help support a healthy inflammatory response and boost the immune, endocrine and cardiovascular systems and the brain, gastrointestinal and liver health. 

Supplementing with Curcumin 

Human Performance Hub Curcumin Complex is a bioavailable formulation containing a unique combination of health-promoting curcuminoids from the turmeric root: curcumin, bisdemethoxy curcumin, and demethoxy curcumin. These curcuminoids are the most potent, protective and best-researched components of turmeric root. 

While naturally occurring turmeric root powder contains only 5-7% curcumin, the blend in Curcumin Complex has 70% curcumin (of a total of 95% curcuminoids). This blend provides a much higher concentration of the active compounds than one could typically get from food alone.

This comprehensive product also contains turmeric oil with a high concentration of curcumin.

Curcumin Complex is unique because it increases levels of a major metabolite of curcumin, known as “tetrahydrocurcumin,” which has more antioxidant effects than curcumin alone. 

How does Human Performance Hub Curcumin Complex offer superior absorption? 

Curcumin is formed of a crystalline structure that makes it difficult for the body to absorb. Curcumin Complex is manufactured using an all-natural, patent-pending process that optimises how the body absorbs curcumin to overcome this hurdle.

This technology increases the absorption rate and reduces the absorption time for curcumin, allowing superior effects through lower dosages.

Benefits of Curcumin 

Supports a healthy inflammatory response

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant,  proven to be an even more potent anti-inflammatory than anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen and aspirin. It also has a better cardiovascular safety profile than aspirin. 

Provides gastrointestinal protection

Curcumin provides gastrointestinal protection that benefits ulcer, proctitis (inflammation of the rectum common in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease) and may help to reduce leaky gut syndrome.

Enhances the immune system 

Curcuminoid compounds support a healthy immune system and the body’s natural defence against bacteria.

Helps autoimmune conditions

Curcumin downregulates mediators characteristic of rheumatoid arthritis and reduces disease activity in Crohn’s disease. Curcumin was also shown to reduce disease activity in a model of multiple sclerosis in animals.

Provides antioxidant effects

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that supports numerous positive effects on the body. Curcumin pretreatment was shown to reduce liver damage induced by alcohol and aflatoxin (the fungal toxin often found along with peanuts/peanut butter).

Decreases allergic reactions

Curcumin’s ability to decrease histamine release suggests it plays a significant role in exerting antioxidative and antiallergic activities. Research shows that curcumin’s beneficial effect on the allergic response works by inhibiting cytokine production affecting eosinophil function and IgE synthesis.

Recommended use

Take one softgel per day with a meal or as directed by a health care practitioner.

There is no upper level of toxicity established for turmeric or curcumin. Various 200-1200mg/day applications have been used with significant benefits. Effective dosage may depend on the inflammation severity.

One factor that affects inflammation and proliferation is the AA/EPA ratio in cell membranes. The higher the AA/EPA ratio, the higher the demand for COX and LOX enzyme inhibition, so a higher dose of curcumin may be beneficial. 


  • It is not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Close monitoring of individuals on blood-thinning therapy or those with gallstones (stimulates bile flow), ulcers, and GI inflammatory conditions are recommended.  
  • Inhibits various P450 enzymes. 


Buy HPH Curcumin Complex


We’re always here to help. If you have any questions or would like advice on nutrition, supplements or training, please book in for a consultation.

Further reading

[widgetkit id=”164″]


  1. Jäger R, Lowery RP, Calvanese AV, Joy JM, Purpura M, Wilson JM. Comparative absorption of curcumin formulations. Nutrition Journal. 2014;13:11. 
  2. Osawa T, Sugiyama Y, Inayoshi M, Kawakishi S. Antioxidative activity of tetrahydrocurcuminoids. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1995 Sep;59(9):1609-12. 
  3. Lai CS, Wu JC, Yu SF, Badmaev V, Nagabhushanam K, Ho CT, Pan MH. Tetrahydrocurcumin is more effective than curcumin preventing azoxymethane-induced colon carcinogenesis. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 Dec;55(12):1819-28. 
  4. Okada K, Wangpoengtrakul C, Tanaka T, Toyokuni S, Uchida K, Osawa T. Curcumin and especially tetrahydrocurcumin ameliorate oxidative stress-induced renal injury in mice. J Nutr. 2001 Aug;131(8):2090-5. 
  5. Araujo CC, Leon LL.Biological activities of Curcuma longa L. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2001 Jul;96(5):723-8. 
  6. Yadav VS, Mishra KP, Immunomodulatory effects of curcumin Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2005;27(3):485-97. 
  7. Takada Y, Bhardwaj A. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents differ in their ability to suppress NF-kappaB activation, inhibition of expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and cyclin D1, and abrogation of tumour cell proliferation. Oncogene. 2004 Dec 9;23(57):9247-58. 
  8. Swarnakar S, Ganguly K.Curcumin regulates expression and activity of matrix metalloproteinases 9 and 2 during prevention and healing of indomethacin-induced gastric ulcer. J Biol Chem. 2005 Mar 11;280(10):9409-15. Epub 2004 Dec 22. 
  9. Suzuki M, Nakamura T. Elucidation of antiallergic activities of curcumin-related compounds with a special reference to their antioxidative activities. Biol Pharm Bull. 2005 Aug;28(8):1438-43. 
  10. Kobayashi T, Hashimoto S Curcumin inhibition of Dermatophagoides famine induced interleukin-5 (IL-5) and granulocyte macrophage-colony stimulating factor (GM-CSF) production by lymphocytes from bronchial asthmatics. Biochem Pharmacol. 1997 Oct 1;54(7):819-24.
  11. Yamamoto H, Hanada K. Inhibitory effect on ccurcuminon mammalian phospholipase D activity. FEBS Lett. 1997 Nov 10;417(2):196-8.
  12. Chainani-Wu N. Safety and anti-inflammatory activity of ccurcumin a component of turmeric (Curcuma longa). J Altern Complement Med. 2003 Feb;9(1):161-8.
  13. Holt PR, Katz S Curcumin therapy in inflammatory bowel disease: a pilot study. Dig Dis Sci. 2005 Nov;50(11):2191-3.
  14. Heck AM, et al. Potential interactions between alternative therapies and warfarin. Am J Health Syst Pharm. Jul2000;57(13):1221-7
  15. Reddy AC, et al. Effect of Dietary Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Iron-induced Lipid Peroxidation in the Rat Liver. Food Chem Toxicol. Mar1994;32(3):279-83