Nootropics Depot Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract Powder Review
This is a review of Longvida Optimized Curcumin Extract powder, an anti-oxidizing supplement which is said to be specially formulated to enable greater absorption of the active ingredient. According to the manufacturer curcumin is useful in nullifying the free radicals created in the process of cell oxidation. If left unchecked, cellular oxidation may damage your DNA and cells, with the possibility of one of a number of diseases developing. Apart from its anti-oxidant function, studies suggest that curcumin may protect you from high cholesterol, stomach ulcers, colitis and some skin diseases. It is also claimed to provide relief for joint problems.
The main ingredient is curcumin extract in powder form. This extract is a potent antioxidant that absorbs the free radicals created as a result of cellular oxidation. If you allow free radicals to accumulate in your body, you could experience serious health problems, such as high cholesterol, colitis and stomach ulcers, among others.
As this is a powder the dosage is measured by weight (not volume). The manufacturer recommends taking 200 mg per day. It also notes that to ensure correct dosage, scoops measuring volume should not be used; rather a scale showing weight in milligrams.
Pregnant or nursing women as well as anyone under the age of 18 should not use this product. Those with existing medical conditions or on prescription or over-the-counter medication should also avoid this product.
You can purchase the product from the manufacturer’s website at $29.99 for a 30 gram pack or $54.99 for 60 grams. When following the recommended dosage, a 30 gram container should last you 150 days (about 5 months). At the time of our review there was no information on any discounts offered on the manufacturer’s website.
Possible Side Effects
Many users can tolerate standard doses of curcumin in their bodies. You may experience temporary adverse effects which include diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. Some users have also reported heartburn and bloating. As soon you detect any of these side effects, it is important to consult your healthcare provider before resuming use.
We were not able to find any information on the availability of a guarantee from the manufacturer. The only policy given is that returns are “at the discretion of” the company. Not the most customer-centric return policy. Lack of a guarantee information may cast doubt on the effectiveness of the product.
Longvida Optimized Curcumin Review – The Bottom Line
This supplement could be an effective anti-oxidant. What we like about is that it is affordable supplement and has a simple, natural formulation. While there are a handful of customer reviews on the manufacturer’s website, we generally don’t rely on these as the manufacturer can hand-pick which reviews it posts. More importantly, we are concerned by the effective lack of a guaranteed refund. And taking the supplement requires buying a milligram scale to measure out servings. We would suggest looking for a product that allows you to test its effectiveness, by permitting you to return any unused portion for a full refund.