For more than 10 years, Verdure Sciences has proudly offered Longvida® Optimized Curcumin®, our patented Curcuma longa extract, to the global marketplace. While curcumin has traditionally been associated with significant bioavailability issues, Longvida was specifically designed by UCLA scientists to offer a solution to deliver bioefficacious levels of free curcumin to the blood stream and target tissues. Throughout Longvida’s decade-long history, more than thirty human clinical trials have been published in support of the delivery of free curcumin. Additionally, we are honored to have received multiple awards backing the astounding efforts by researchers, both published and ongoing, as we continue to invest in innovative research initiatives supporting Longvida, and other Verdure branded ingredient solutions, even further.
While the curcumin trend has seen exponential growth over the past few years, Longvida® was developed and optimized over the past decade, supported by an extensive research portfolio. This enables Verdure to provide the tools, substantiation, and reliability to our finished product formulators, marketers, and manufacturers so that they can translate a trustworthy curcumin solution to their final consumers.
What is Longvida Optimized Curcumin?
When posed the ever-consistent questions about Verdure's branded ingredient solutions, the most frequent is often: ‘What is Longvida?’ and there is a lot to say; due in thanks to the tremendous efforts from farmers to researchers, and each person involved in bringing Longvida from root to extract for our customers in the plant-based ingredient industry. Simply put, Longvida® Optimized Curcumin® is Verdure’s patented and proprietary curcumin extract optimized to deliver free curcumin and support sustained health benefits. From the farm to standardized extract, each part of the process is met with strict quality assurance and control parameters with traceability and sustainability measures held in high esteem to ensure a consistent ingredient with clinical backing for the global market.
What sets Longvida curcumin extract apart?
Longvida offers an array of differentiation points that translate to unique selling features for this optimized curcumin extract. To name a few, studies have indicated systemic circulation of free curcumin and 24-hour metabolite detection supporting a once daily dose.1 Further, researchers have also indicated Longvida's fast-acting free curcumin is detected circulating in the bloodstream within one hour of ingestion.2 Longvida also offers a host of tangible health applications supported by research that appeal to marketers and finished product formulators alike, such as eye and neural health support, healthy aging, antioxidant support, sports nutrition and joint health, gut health, mood and cognitive health, animal health and many more. Aside from the possible applications and optimized bioavailability Longvida offers to formulators, it is also part of many initiatives here at Verdure that are strategically aligned with industry goals that aim to establish responsible systems for bringing Longvida, and all ingredient solutions, to the global market.
Longvida curcumin holds many certifications and accreditations within the industry from third party organizations dedicated to upholding quality and promoting elite standards within the natural products industry. We are proud that Verdure is either accredited, verified, and/or compliant with the following organizations and standards specifically associated with Longvida® Optimized Curcumin®:
- Non-GMO Project Verified / Compliant
- Meets or exceeds USP/ICH/Prop-65 standards
- Certified Glyphosate Residue Free
- Self-GRAS affirmation
- Informed Choice / Informed Sport compliant
- WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency compliant)
- C-14 testing compliant
- National Animal Supplement Council approved/compliant
Verdure Sciences, in support of Longvida curcumin extract, is a Founding Member of the Global Curcumin Association (GCA), in which we partner with key industry players to jointly promote the betterment of curcumin as a category and the industry as a whole. As Founding Members of GCA, we hold traceability, sustainability, and adulteration controls paramount to the success and understanding of curcumin. Aligned with these objectives, we are proud to work with local farms and famers to establish generational relationships and offer supply chain controls and traceability standards. Check out our traceability video here:
In addition to the efforts for a united global initiative through GCA, Verdure has an internal program (Verdugration™) which promotes the traceability, sustainability, and global stewardship we incorporate into our ingredient solutions, of which Longvida is amongst the standards we established this program on. Finally, we are proud of the recognition Longvida extract has received for the rigorous scientific support and proven efficacy of a curcumin extract that delivers beneficial support to a wide variety of health applications. It has earned multiple industry awards and global recognition for groundbreaking research initiatives:
How was Longvida developed?
Longvida® Optimized Curcumin® was designed by university neuroscientists to survive initial hydrolysis and deliver free curcumin and metabolites to the brain and throughout the body via the lymphatic system. These elite researchers examined traditional use and applications where ghee and lipids were commonly used to bolster the absorption of turmeric and curcumin. Longvida utilizes Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP™) Technology, which enables the uptake of free curcumin to the blood and target tissues; inspired by traditional use. Extensively studied by independent researchers globally, Longvida® Optimized Curcumin® is able to cross the blood brain barrier, offering efficacious free curcumin at easily managed daily doses. Through numerous studies and ongoing developments, the technology behind Longvida is what makes it a clear choice for many of our customers.
What research supports Longvida’s health applications?
Longvida is backed by more than thirty published clinical trials with extensive research underway. The immense database of supportive studies, trials and research has established Longvida as a leader for its rigorous scientific support amongst optimized curcumin extracts.
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Notably, Longvida curcumin has been clinically studied to support a number of tangible health applications with a single daily 400mg/dose, such as:
- Cognitive health and working memory: Scholey A et al. Curcumin [Longvida® Optimized Curcumin®] improves hippocampal function in healthy older adults: A three month randomized controlled trial.
- Cognitive function: Cox KH et al. Investigation of the effects of solid lipid curcumin [as Longvida®] on cognition and mood in a healthy older population.
- Memory, attention, mood, and stress: Scholey A et al. A highly bioavailable curcumin extract [Longvida® Optimized Curcumin®] improves neurocognitive function and mood in healthy older people: A 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
- Oral health: Hazarey K et al. Efficacy of curcumin [as Longvida®] in the treatment for oral health – A randomized clinical trial.
- Exercise recovery, joint health, and sports nutrition: McFarlin BK et al. Reduced inflammatory and muscle damage biomarkers following oral supplementation with bioavailable curcumin [Longvida®].
- Healthy aging and cardiovascular support: DiSilvestro et al. Diverse effects of a low dose of lipidated curcumin [as Longvida® Optimized Curcumin®] in healthy middle aged people.
Additionally, several of these studies show the positive impacts of Longvida® extract on cognitive health, supporting Longvida as the Cognitive Curcumin of Choice™. According to researchers “results confirm that Longvida® improves aspects of mood and working memory in a healthy older cohort. This pattern of results is consistent with improvements in hippocampal function and may hold promise for promoting healthy cognitive aging in some populations.”3-4
Looking forward with Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract
We are proud to offer Longvida Optimized Curcumin® and thrilled to exceed our customers' expectations in a variety of ways, such as offering targeted marketing collateral tailored to applications and needs, clinical studies specific to Longvida curcumin, and dedicated customer service support that contribute to the auxiliary benefits Verdure provides to exceed our customers' expectations.
To learn more about Longvida, reach out to one of our customer service representatives to get the full picture, or visit our Longvida Optimized Curcumin page for additional resources and information on our optimized Cognitive Curcumin of Choice™. †
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1 – Gota et al. Safety and pharmacokinetics of a solid lipid curcumin particle formulation in patients and healthy volunteers. Tata Memorial Cancer Centre. J Ag Food Chem. 2010. 58(4): 2095-2099. doi: 10.1021/jf9024807
2- Cox KH et al. Investigation of the effects of solid lipid curcumin on cognition and mood in a healthy older population.Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University. J Psychopharmacol. 2015 May. 29(5): 642-651. doi: 10.1177/0269881114552744
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