Researchers test curcumin in new bone-building study

After enhancing the bioavailability of curcumin using polymers, a group of Washington State University researchers proved that curcumin can increase bone growth by between 30% and 45%  in a matter of weeks: “The presence of curcumin in TCP results in enhanced bone formation after 6 weeks.” (Quoted from the abstract.)

The researchers are currently testing other natural extracts as well, namely “aloe vera, saffron, Vitamin D, garlic, oregano and ginger [… ] that might help with bone disorders, including those that encourage bone growth or that have anti-inflammatory, infection control, or anti-cancer properties.” (Quoted from Science Daily, see link below.)

The bone-forming qualities of curcumin are nothing new to us (I’ve written a number of posts on this topic), but it’s always good to learn that researchers are looking for, and apparently FINDING, new ways to make curcumin more bioavailable, especially if it has to do with our precious bones!

Note: this study was carried out on 3D-printed, ceramic bone scaffolds, not on human beings. So there is still a long way to go. Still, it is encouraging to have one more study prove the importance of curcumin for bone health and growth…

Curcumin forever!

Here’s the very interesting write-up in Science Daily (easy to read, to boot): There is a link to the study’s abstract there, for those who want to know more.

Happy reading! 🙂


  1. I have read about Dieneke in the 2017 BMJ article. How wonderful for her! She said she had been following your Drs Best curcumin protocol.

    On 2/3/2018 Dieneke posted a question under your blog post entitled “Meriva” which was dated 4/18/2012. In her post she was seeking a source for Meriva curcumin to which to she did get an answer from another reader.

    Do you know if she changed to Meriva? It would be interesting to know her results if she has moved from Drs Best to Meriva.

    I’ve been following your protocol for 4 years with great results. Thanks so much for all you do for us!

  2. I was diagnosed with smoldering myeloma last september! I researched through your site and the internet and I am so glad I have followed your protocol because my test results are incredible!!!!! At the begining i used drs best with biopiperine then I tried meriva and currently i am using theracurmin. My results are unbelievable! I am down to normal now and I am planning to stay there!!!! I am also using the ketogenic diet and i am taking many healthy supplements !!!! God bless you Margaret!!!! Thank you so much!!!!

  3. 24/11/17 Igg-2520.00
    KF/LF -3.23
    13/2/18 Igg 1680.00
    KF/LF 1.57
    6/6/18 Igg 1750.00
    KF/LF 1.41
    Soooo happy!!!!! I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!!

    1. Katarina

      Brilliant! Can you advise dosages when you shifted from Dr Best to Meriva to Theracurmin? Particularly, if starting from around 8g Dr Best. Also, can you tell me what brands you take. Many thanks.

      1. I was taking Dr’s best 8 grams for 4 months then I tried Meriva 4 to 5 grams for maybe 3 months and then I continued with theracurmin from natural factors and I take 6 or 7 tablets each day two in the morning, 2 at lunch and 3 before bed. I also take around 10 grams of vitamin c and many other supplements
        No sugar at all and I mean no rice no potatoes no bread no fruit just vegetables olive oil butter eggs and some sheep and goat yoghurt and cheese

        1. Which brand of Theracurmin are you taking? I am also considering switching from Best Curcumin. Appreciate a reply

        2. Hi Katerina, great results, how are you doing now hope all is well.

          Can I ask if you are still on Theracurmin? Looking at your results, wasn’t the biggest change while you were on C3, so wondering what promoted you to change?

          My dad has got possible SMM, so just trying to find the best one to start him off on.


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