January 8 2008 post. Today the BioCurcumax experiment officially begins. BioCurcumax is, allegedly, a more bioavailable form of curcumin manufactured by an Indian company called Arjuna (you can read a bit more about it on my Bioavailability page). It’s basically curcumin mixed with essential oil of turmeric (curcumin mixed with a fat).
Quercetin capsules with bromelain: 1.5 grams, 10 minutes (if possible) before taking curcumin.
BioCurcumax capsules: 8 grams, divided into two doses, on a empty stomach.
Black cumin oil (nigella sativa): 1 gram total. Taken at same time as two above substances.
Vitamin D drops, cholecalciferol, oil-based preparation: 2000 IU per week, equal to 56 drops of the brand I use (“Dibase”).
A multivitamin on occasion, with mostly B vitamins. In Italian, it’s called “Energistar.” You can read about it here: http://www.stardea.com/8.html (Italian website IN Italian).
Next tests in early March. We shall see!
Update: well, this experiment failed miserably, both for Sherlock and yours truly. I have a detailed update in my March 18th 2008 post. Too bad! I had high hopes for this one…