The main ingredients in Curamin by EuroPharma include DL-phenylalanine, Boswellia gum resin extract, Curcumin and Nattokinase, according to EuroPharma. Other ingredients include vegetable cellulose capsules, capsules, vegetable source magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and less than five parts per million of soy.
DL-phenylalanine is a laboratory mix of D-phenylalanine and L-phenylalanine, according to WebMD. Phenylalanine is an amino acid used for depression, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, alcohol withdrawal symptoms and vitiligo.
Boswellia is also known as Indian frankincense and is a tree native to India and Arabia, explains WebMD. Indian medicine uses it as a common treatment for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, joint pain, bursitis, and tendonitis. Other uses include ulcerative colitis, abdominal pain, syphilis, menstrual pain, pimples and cancer.
Curcumin is turmeric, a plant that belongs to the ginger family, and it is native to Asia, India and China, according to Drugs.com. It is used to treat a variety of problems including flatulence, hemorrhage, ringworm, pain, jaundice and hepatitis. It has a bitter taste and is also used as a food flavoring and colorant.
Nattokinase is an enzyme formed by the bacterium Bacillus subtilis after it is added to boiled soybeans and allowed to ferment, according to Drugs.com. It is used as a fibrinolytic agent, and it has vitreolytic properties.