Curcumin; Bioavailability, Absorption and Efficacy

Curcumin is one of the most heavily researched herbs due to its potential to impact the inflammatory process in several models. One key concern, in some studies, is bioavailability or absorption, which has likewise raised concerns as to its true efficacy in regards to health conditions.  Are these concerns truly founded or is it all hype? Experience tells us that it is a little of both.