Our Story

Three medical professionals, men of science, evaluated the present options available for the treatment of osteoarthritis and joint pain. The medical community for many years had been leaning toward invasive management (injections and surgery) and/or long term use of anti inflammatory medications (NSAID’s). Present conventional treatments were found to have negative side effects. It was time for a dramatic change, and an age-old natural remedy gave us the answer. In our patient population, we discovered that curcumin could be well tolerated while providing exceptional outcomes.

Turmeric from which curcumin is derived is a five thousand year old remedy for arthritis. However curcumin in high doses caused GI issues in a small percentage of our patients. Thus we created, with the help of our scientific team in Boston, a low dose highly-absorbable curcumin, called microactive curcumin, to minimize side effects and maximize potency.

Several patients were provided with the product and benefits were noted. Thus was the beginning of Vonacor.

Welcome to our site and consider Vanocor as an alternative to aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, naproxen and other non-steroidal anti inflammatories.


Vijay Vad

Vijay Vad
Vijay Vad, M.D. is a Sports Medicine specialist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York and on faculty of Weill Medical College of Cornell University. His research focus in on back pain and arthritis. He is the author of Arthritis Rx(Penguin 2006) as well as PBS national television special titled “Active with Arthritis”.

Marc Appel

Marc Appel, M.D. is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center and on the faculty of NYU Medical Center (Hospital Joint Disease). His interests are in the use of alternative medical treatments for osteoarthritis.

Steven Gelwan

Steven Gelwan, R.Ph, M.S. is a retail pharmacist in New York City with over 30 years of experience . He has owned and operated several full service pharmacies during that time. He works with a diverse patient population and in the course of his career has counseled numerous patients on the benefits of the proper use of herbal supplements,vitamins and homeopathic products