Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES
Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal 2014: 13(3), Doddabele Madhavi, PhD and Daniel Kagan, PhD

The objective of this study was to compare the relative bioavailability of MicroActive Curcumin—an advanced, micronized formulation of curcumin that is 25% curcuminoids in a sustained release matrix—with that of an unformulated, 95% pure curcumin powder. [Read More]


Relevance: Vonacor uses patented microtechnology for 9.7 fold enhanced absorption and longer duration of therapeutic action. VONACOR is a new, micronized formulation of curcuminin a sustained release matrix that allows for enhanced absorption.The results of the Madhavi single-dose uptake study demonstrated that the sustained release formula was 9.7 times more bioavailable than an unformulated powder of curcumin. All participants showed uptake from the sustained release formulation and was well tolerated without adverse effects in the high-dose study.

The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Vol: 15, Issue 8, August 13 2009, 15(8): 891-897. “Efficacy and Safety of Curcuma domestica Extracts in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis”
Vilai Kuptniratsaikul, Sunee Thanakhumtorn, Pornsiri Chinswangwatanakul, Luksamee Wattanamongkonsil, and Visanu Thamlikitkul.

The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts in pain reduction and functional improvement in patients with knee osteoarthritis. [Read More]

Relevance: Curcumin is comparable to ibuprofen in a multi-center clinical trial for managing knee osteoarthritis with better patient satisfaction reported in the curcumin group with a lower adverse effects profile.

BMJ 2011: 342:c7086. Jüni, et. al.

To analyse the available evidence on cardiovascular safety of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. [Read More]

Relevance: Inflammation plays a major role in the development, progression, and pain associated with osteoarthritis. Anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) traditionally recommended for osteoarthritis management have been associated with increased risk of heart disease, elevated blood pressure, peptic ulcer disease, and, especially in diabetics, kidney disorders.

The Journal of Nutrition, 2005: 135(8). Jurman et. al.

Curcumin is a dietary compound with diverse anti-inflammatory and anticarcinogenic effects in several experimental models. A mechanism by which curcumin exerts these actions might be the direct modification of protein thiols, thereby altering the activity of the affected proteins. [Read More]

Relevance: Vonacor is a natural product that uses patented microtechnology with each batch tested for consistency to maximize purity, potency,
and absorption of curcumin. Curcumin is a turmeric root extract shown to reduce inflammation by blocking IL-1

BOOKS
Arthritis does not have to mean a lifetime of prescription medications or debilitating pain. Dr. Vijay Vad, who has been on the cutting edge of arthritis research and treats many of today’s star athletes, has developed a proven system for easing arthritis through lifestyle changes. [Read More]
As a physician specializing in treating athletes, Dr. Vijay Vad has spent years researching how to cure back pain using medical yoga and Pilates. Profiled in The Wall Street Journal, his program requires just fifteen minutes a day for eight weeks to restore flexibility and prevent future injuries.

Offering a proven alternative to invasive surgery, Dr. Vad’s Back Rx provides the best of mind/body medicine by giving readers three step-by-step exercise series, demonstrated in 130 precise photographs, for implementing his popular program at home. [Read More]

TELEVISION
“Active with Arthritis,” Vijay Vad, M.D.