Thorne Research Meriva-SF

by Thorne Research

Thorne Research Meriva-SF (Formerly Meriva SR) is Curcumin-Sunflower Phospholipids

Curcumin bound to sunflower phospholipids – especially for sensitive patients

Phytosome technology ensures more efficient absorption

Patented sustained-release technology for long-lasting effectiveness

250 mg of curcumin-sunflower phospholipid complex per capsule

Meriva-SF is a unique, patented curcumin product. People throughout Asia have benefited from the healthful effects of curcumin for centuries. Curcumin is the orange pigment in turmeric (the primary ingredient in curry), and is an antioxidant that offers numerous health benefits, including supporting joint health and hepatic, GI, and cardiovascular function, by helping to maintain the body's normal inflammatory response through optimization of cytokine production.*

Whether taken as a supplement or from food, curcumin is generally poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. In conjunction with Indena S.p.A., the worldwide experts in botanical extract technology, Thorne Research has uncovered the key to curcumin absorption – phytosome technology. Meriva curcumin phytosome is a unique curcumin extract that is significantly better absorbed than other curcumin extracts.*

Phytosomes are plant extracts bound to phospholipids (from sunflower oil in the case of Meriva-SF), essential components of human cells. Although the body does make phospholipids (such as phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine), phospholipids can also be obtained from food or nutritional supplements. When taken orally, phospholipids are very well absorbed. The scientists at Indena found a way to attach a curcumin extract to phospholipids obtained from sunflower oil for optimal absorption, resulting in Meriva-SF. With Meriva-SF, the body readily absorbs the phospholipid with the attached curcumin, which results in more curcumin reaching the body’s cells that can benefit from it.*

Suggested Use: Take 1-2 capsules two times daily or as recommended by your health professional. 


Serving Size: Two Capsules

Two Capsules Contain: 

Curcumin Phytosome (Curcuma longa extract (root) / Phospholipid complex from Sunflower) .......500 mg

*Daily Value (DV) not established.

Other Ingredients:

High and low viscosity hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, Calcium Citrate, and Calcium Laurate (Time-Sorbft), Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Leucine, Silicon Dioxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose.


This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

If pregnant, consult your health professional before using this product.

Curcumin has been shown to reduce the therapeutic efficacy of cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) in animal studies. In vitro research revealed that curcumin decreased camptothecin-induced death of cultured breast cancer cells. Curcumin might also interfere with the absorption and efficacy of the chemotherapy drug irinotecan, used to treat colon cancer. The concurrent use of curcumin with these agents should be avoided.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to treat, mitigate, diagnose or cure any disease.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews

We have been using this product in our house for a couple of years, as it is recommended by our naturopath.

Robert Garner

I am a very active senior and presently into a great ski season. After a few days my knees can get a little sore and even swollen. I listened to a podcast and Thorne's Meriva was recommended for reduction in inflammation from one of my favorite researchers. Mevia worked wonderfully.

High Quality

This was prescribed to me by the Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine. If I miss taking this for a few days I notice a difference in neck pain, as a result of increased inflammation. I will definitely keep taking it!

Gail, Santa Barbara

I am using Thorne Research Meriva-SF to help with inflammation and pain for a complicated knee situation that includes arthritis. I started it a number of weeks ago. At the time, I was using another formulation of turmeric when my husband discovered this product on the Internet. I switched and could clearly tell the difference. The Thorne Research Meriva-SF is more powerful. My pain level went down significantly more. I've since learned of many other health benefits of turmeric. I expect to continue with this product long term. Thank you! Gail, Santa Barbara

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