Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the famous spice that has been used for thousands of years, contains curcumin which is the most active constituent. Curcumin has the ability to control inflammation in the body, across multiple pathways, all at the same time. Curcumin is known to help reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness. It may also help to protect and maintain the health of joints and bones, and their flexibility. Celapro™ contains turmeric enhanced with Cavamax® technology to increase its absorption, making it 40 x more readily absorbable than standard turmeric.
Selenium is an essential trace mineral that can easily be lacking in our modern diet. It plays a vital role in the body and contributes to: the protection of cells from oxidative stress; the normal function of the immune system; the maintenance of normal hair and nails; and normal spermatogenesis (the production of sperm). Selenium has powerful protective properties itself, as well as being an essential cofactor nutrient for the production of glutathione peroxidase – the body’s “master antioxidant”.
Alpha lipoic acid is an integral part of the formula. Lipoic acid is found most abundantly in the mitochondria of the cells. Biologically, alpha lipoic acid is important for the conversion of sugars and fats into energy within the body, and for “regenerating” other nutrients, specifically vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione and Coenzyme Q10.
Resveratrol, extracted from the roots of Polygonum cuspidatum, has been shown to protect cells from free radical damage.
Lycopene is a vibrant red carotenoid that is found most abundantly in tomatoes. Pomegranate is rich in polyphenols and ellagitannins. Studies have shown that these phytochemicals may help to protect cells from oxidative stress.