Bio-availability of a New Liquid Tumeric Extract

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2011 by Hadassah Medical Organization.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: October 10, 2007
Last updated: June 22, 2011
Last verified: June 2011

Curcumin is a commonly-used spice and food coloring. Evidence suggests that curcumin can suppress tumor initiation, promotion and metastasis in a variety of tumor cell lines. The current available curcumin has low bioavailability restricting the effect of curcumin in non-colon cancer. In this study we plan to test a new liquid tumeric/curcumin extract, Curcumol (patent pending, Israel Patent Application No. 181,121). We predict the bioavailability of the liquid tumeric/curcumin extract will be better compared to the currently used curcumin powder.

Condition Intervention Phase
Drug: liquid tumeric/curcumin extract
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Bio-availability Study
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Liquid Tumeric Extract for Increasing Bio-availability of Curcumin in the Human Body: Pharmacokinetic Study.

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Estimated Enrollment: 12
Intervention Details:
    Drug: liquid tumeric/curcumin extract
    30 drops (4 participants), 50 drops (4 participants) and 70 drops (4 participants). one dose.
    Other Name: Curcumol (patent pending, Israel Patent Application No. 181,121).
Detailed Description:

Twelve healthy participants enrolled to the study. All volunteers will have pre study evaluation to confirm healthy state. After enrollment, each participant will be tested twice, one with the liquid tumeric/curcumin (study drug) and once with the curcumin powder (control). The days of testing will be on two days, separated by two weeks wash-out period. The participants will be assigned to randomly receive study drug or control on the 1st day, with the other regimen administered at the 2nd day. Both study drug and control will be diluted in 150ml of water. The doe of study drug will be escalated from 30 drops (4 participants), 50 drops (4 participants) and 70 drops (4 participants). Blood sample will be collected at 0,0.25,0.5,0.75,1,2,3,4,5,6,8h post drug. Quantization of curcumin plasma levels will be done by the high pressure liquid chormatography method. A biomarker for the potential effect of curcumin, platelet function pre and post curcumin consumption will be tested.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 40 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Complete Healthy
  • Able to attend two full days of study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00542711

Contact: Shoshana Revel-Vilk, MD 972-2-6777408

Hadassah Medical Organization Not yet recruiting
Jerusalem, Israel
Contact: Arik Tzukert, DMD    0097226776095   
Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD    0097226777572   
Principal Investigator: Shoshana Revel-Vilk, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hadassah Medical Organization
Principal Investigator: Shoshana Revel-Vilk, MD Hadassah Medical Organization
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Responsible Party: Hadassah Medical Organization Identifier: NCT00542711     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Curcumol-HMO-CTIL
Study First Received: October 10, 2007
Last Updated: June 22, 2011
Health Authority: Israel: Israeli Health Ministry Pharmaceutical Administration

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Healthy subjects processed this record on March 26, 2015