Following the positive results obtained in sports support, new data demonstrate the potentially interesting effect of Meriva® in the muscular mass maintenance.
Milan, May 5th, 2016 – A recently published registry study  further demonstrates that the addition of Indena’s bioavailable curcumin formulation, Meriva®, to a regimen of standardized diet and exercise contributes to improve strength and physical performance in healthy elderly subjects, helping maintaining the muscular mass.
Remarkable improvements in all parameters such as: hand grip; weight lifting; time/ distance before feeling tired after cycling, walking and climbing stairs; general fitness; oxidative stress measurement; Karnofsky scale; cardiac function with respect to baseline values, were observed in the supplementation groups (p<0.05 for all comparisons). At three months, intergroup comparison also revealed a statistical advantage in all parameters for both supplementation groups compared with the standard management- only group (p<0.05 for all comparisons).
“At Indena, we have always been inspired by a rigorous scientific approach in our research to guarantee botanical extracts that make the real difference in our customers’ finished products.” – commented Cosimo Palumbo, Indena Marketing Director. “The safety and efficacy profiles of Meriva® are supported by 24 clinical trials and these new positive data broaden the existing findings of dietary supplementation with Meriva® on healthy inflammatory response after exercise and Delayed Onset of Muscular Soreness.”
Thanks to its unique clinical profile, Meriva® has been shortlisted for the Nutraingredients Awards – “Sport & Energy” category – that will be granted during the Vitafoods Europe 2016 in Geneva”.
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Meriva® is a patented delivery form of curcumin based on Indena’s proprietary Phytosome® technology, for healthy inflammatory response, joint health and eye health. Pharmacokinetic comparison studies have shown Meriva® to improve the overall curcuminoids bioavailability by about 30-fold, and significant absorption benefits; in particular demethoxycurcumin (the most potent curcuminoid in numerous bioassays) was found to be 50-fold more bioavailable as compared to a non formulated curcumin extract. Indena technology relies on the use of dietary adjuvants (lecithin) and is supported by 24 clinical trials on efficacy and by a robust tolerability and safety profile.
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