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Here we review Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract Powder. Curcumin is extracted from turmeric and is what gives the root its signature bright color and spicy taste. Ongoing research is exploring the many possible benefits of curcumin. Supplements are widely available and one of them is Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract Powder. It is said that it may reduce inflammation, aid digestion and maintain proper cholesterol levels.
This product contains a single proprietary ingredient, Optimized Curcumin Extract. It contains no piperine, an extract of black pepper thought to enhance the effectiveness of curcumin. The producer claims that the piperine is unnecessary thanks to the optimization process that increases the bioavailability of the curcumin. However, since the manufacturer appears to have no third-party testing and verification, or GMP certification, we cannot be entirely confident in this statement. The location of the factory is not disclosed.
The manufacturer suggests taking 200mg daily. Unless the optimization changes the nature of the curcumin by making it more potent, this is far lower than the 1000mg suggested as optimal by recent studies. We see no point in taking too little of any supplement. It is a waste of time and money.
The dosage is by weight not volume. Customers need a sensitive kitchen scale to properly measure this product.
Possible Side Effects
Turmeric products generally have few side effects and the manufacturer lists none.
Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract is available from the manufacturer at prices of 30g for $29.99 and 60g for $54.99. It offers free shipping for orders over $50.00.
Guarantee and Feedback
The manufacturer offers no guarantee and has no set return policy, simply stating that returns are at their discretion. This concerns us. Guarantees can indicate the confidence level of a company in its product. The better the item, the stronger the guarantee.
The only reviews of this product are a handful found on the manufacturer’s website and one unverified buyer at Amazon. Since a company controls the content of its website, we treat such reviews with some skepticism.
Our Conclusive Review About Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract
Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract has some good points. Its ingredient list is very simple. It seems to contain no fillers, flavorings or colorants. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
There are negatives as well. There is no piperine in the product. The manufacturer’s strong claims of efficacy are not backed up by third-party testing and verification. The dose appears too small to achieve the benefits claimed. Considering all this we were dismayed to find no guarantee or even a set return policy. We do not recommend this product.