Meriva curcumin

April 18 2012 post ( Some blog readers have asked me to ask all of you out there if by any chance you’ve tried the “Meriva” curcumin. If so, do you have any results? I’m curious, too, even though I have such a huge supply of Doctor’s Best (the 500 mg capsule form) that I won’t be trying anything new for months…But still, I’d love to know…Thanks!

A reader sent me the link to this “Medical News Today” article about a recent, comparative Meriva study: Since I don’t have access to the full study, I don’t know what type of “corresponding unformulated curcuminoid mixture” was used in this comparative test…that would be a bit of interesting info, methinks…oh well…

The abstract of the original study can be found here: Interesting quote: …the major plasma curcuminoid after administration of Meriva was not curcumin (1a), but demethoxycurcumin (1b), a more potent analogue in many in vitro anti-inflammatory assays. Well, well…

Anyway, for the first time since I tested BCM-95 (with terrrrrrrible results), I am tempted to try something new…But not until I finish what I already have…especially since the price of curcumin has soared in recent months…mamma mia!  8-O


  1. I am tryig it. Two grams at night. It seems to be very soluble in water or in coconut oil.
    I also tried to test BCM-95 from LE and I could not take it. It tasted funky.

  2. Margaret I started on Meriva I take 4 x 660mg in the morning and the same in the evening…Amazing results in my whole being, I can walk normally first time in 8 yrs.All my hips area was very stiff and my muscles in both legs in several places would just give away for no reason, couldn’t walk up or down stair without hanging on to something .Completely clear mind, and no more naps with SEVERE tiredness, and that was only starting at day 8, I am currently hitting 3 weeks, with blood tests in two weeks.
    We are all different, the first entry here says VELCADE did not work for her and yet it did for me from third month …while continuing into a 9 month cycle, and then 2 yrs without progression. We are only allowed one 9 mth cycle in New Zealand public health…I am now on Melphan for about 5 months and slightly raised free light chain, but stable….as of this month doing Melphan, pred. and the curcumin as listed above.

    1. Hello Paula

      That is really interesting. A pharmacologist who has written about curcumin and whom I am corresponding with emailed me telling me that Meriva is much more bioavailable than the c3 curcumin I am currently taking. Absolutely fascinating, but I had problems finding the equivalent dose to take to what I am taking at the moment. 8 grammes at night on an empty stomach, according to the anderson protocol that Margaret posted about I think in 2007.

      Where did you get the quantities to take from, and how do you take it, with food, or just with water?


      1. Could someone please clarify whether it’s more effective to take curcumin away from food? I’ve been taking it with meals. This is the first I’m hearing about doing so away from food.

        Thanks, Steve

      2. Active Ingredients:

        Each capsule provides
        Hello Dieneke…This is the brand I take…I take 4 am and 4 pm just with a cup of tea.
        I discovered they have 3-4 other products with Piperine, so I am going to call them and ask for more info, and will let you know…Nobody gave me quantities, I read of a husband whose wife took 2g daily that made little difference, but when she took 4g it DID make a difference…also the trials seem to be 8g, so I decided to try around the 5g to see if I got any results…I was shocked at the results as was my oncologist, my free light chain supposed to be 6 – 26 has been hovering around 50 for the last four months, so I am continuing to take Melph and Pred, with the curcumin, I will let you know, but the brand is NUTRALIFE..

        MERIVA® Curcumin phospholipid complex 550mg
        Equiv. Curcuminoids 110mg
        Encapsulating aids.

        Meriva® is a registered trademark of Indena S.p.A

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