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The proprietary bioavailable formulation based on fresh turmeric – CurcuFresh™ – protects against muscle damage & muscle soreness. This complete turmeric complex from Akay helps to eleviate oxidative stress & inflammation after exercise.

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Influence of CurQfen® on obesity-associated cardiovascular disease risk factors and arterial function: A double-blinded, randomized, controlled trial

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CurQfen Improves Hepatic Function Markers in Chronic Alcoholics

The nutritional intervention of CurQfen was found to offer a significant hepatoprotective effect to attenuate the alcohol induced alterations to hepatic function markers. It was found to be significantly effective on the liver toxicity markers, oxidative stress markers & inflammatory markers.

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CurcuFresh™ – Botanical Product Of the Year

CurcuFresh™ – Solvent free bio available curcumin developed & manufactured by Akay Flavours & Aromatics Pvt. Ltd., India and marketed by Now Foods USA, won the NutraIngredients USA Award 2018 under the category – Botanical product of the year.

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TurmaFEED – A natural growth promoting poultry feed additive

Feed grade ingredient from turmeric for improving the growth performance and carcass quality of broilers. TurmaFEED TM is a natural feed additive to improve growth performance in poultry, due to the better antioxidant activity and antimicrobial effects contributed by the better bioavailability of curcuminoids and turmerones.

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New human clinical study on the anti-inflammatory potential of CurQfen

AKAY’s R&D published a new human study about the anti-inflammatory effect of CurQfen against oxidised low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) induced inflammatory responses in human peripheral blood mononuclear cells. CurQfen is found to down-regulate and reverse the ox-LDL-induced alterations indicating its potential anti-inflammatory effect. The low-density lipoprotein (ox-LDL) is recently identified as a key risk factor in cardiovascular diseases (Pawlak et al. 2012). The results of the study indicated that CurQfen has significant anti-inflammatory effect on ox-LDL-induced inflammatory condition, as evident from the biochemical assays and gene expression analysis. The study concludes that CurQfen is a safe antioxidant-rich natural formulation of curcumin, possessing potent anti-inflammatory effect and might have implications for strategies that aim to prevent and attenuate cardiovascular diseases, especially atherosclerosis.

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procynCi® received USA patent for its processing technology & composition.

Natural cinnamon extract from Akay, procynCi® received USA patent for its processing technology & composition. It is standardized to the highest levels of bioactive & bioavailable procyanidin type A/B polymers.

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Know your curcumin bioavailability better than before!

Bioavailable formulations of curcumin continue to increase with claims on a various number of folds. To better evaluate bioavailability claims, the current status on curcumin bioavailability measurement techniques and its biotransformation is required.

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CurQfen®- the FINALIST in the Nutra Ingredients Awards 2017 for the Ingredient of the Year – Heart Health category

Recent research at University of Kentucky, USA demonstrated the significant effect of CurQfen®, to reduce the aortic stiffness and brachial pulse pressure in young obese individuals by up-regulating the anti-inflammatory cytokines, when supplemented at just 500 mg/day.

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The results of the double blinded randomized placebo-controlled study assume significance from the fact that aortic stiffness is directly linked to CV risks and CV mortality.  Earlier human clinical trials also indicated the enhanced effect of CurQfen® in reducing the stress, anxiety and fatigue with a significant elevation in endogenous antioxidants such as glutathione. The remarkable ability of CurQfen® in reducing lipid peroxidation with detoxification potential also demonstrated the potential of CurQfen® to ameliorate cardiovascular risks.   The uniqueness of CurQfen® lies in its ability to provide the bioactive free-form of curcuminoids to plasma and further into tissues, with improved blood-brain-barrier permeability. CurQfen® is setting up a new benchmark in bioavailability of curcumin, more than just the absorption of curcumin glucuronides to plasma!



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