Tetrahydrocurcmin is a natural, plant-based chemical, curcuminoid, and a metabolite of curcumin. It is found to be a minor, but active metabolite of curcumin and is also found to occur naturally in turmeric (Curcuma longa). It is similar to the molecule of curcumin, but two double bonds have been saturated into single bonds (a process known as hydrogenation). Unlike curcumin, which is bright yellow in color, tetrahydrocurcumin is a white powder with no coloration.
This hydrogenated form of curcumin is significantly more bioactive due to its increased lipophilic (fat-soluble) and BBB (blood-brain barrier) penetrating properties. As a result, tetrahydrocurcumin is expected to be a more orally bioavailable, potent alternative to curcumin. It may have applications as a diet supplement, or research applications into its medicinal benefits. It is also a commonly used cosmetic ingredient in skincare products.
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