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Robertet has launched a bioavailable, clean-label curcumin extract called curcuRouge.
Robertet (Grasse, France) has launched a bioavailable, clean-label curcumin extract called curcuRouge. The ingredient is part of a strategic partnership with bioavailability expert Tadashi Hashimoto, who developed curcuRouge. Hashimoto has developed 50 clinical studies on curcumin, 15 of which has been published. The patent-pending process used to create the extract is purportedly “clean,” using a non-controversial additive, making it a non-Novel Food ingredient. The increased bioavailability, solubility, and stability comes from the use of the non-crystalline form of curcumin, stabilized with a polymer matrix.
According to Robertet, research undergoing publication has shown 93 times greater absorption from curcuRouge, compared to a traditional extract. The ingredient’s solubility in water is 40% minimum, making it one of the highest concentrations of curcumin on the market, and allowing for use at low doses of 225-450 mg/day. CurcuRouge is therefore compatible with a number of applications in the nutraceutical, and functional food or beverage markets.