Table 1

Concentration of curcumin in small intestinal and colonic mucosa and feces of mice that received curcumin at 0.1, 0.2, or 0.5% in their diet for 1 week

Curcumin content of diet (%)Curcumin levelsa (nmol/g)
Small intestinal mucosaColonic mucosaFeces
0.139 ± 915 ± 93770 ± 1246
0.2111 ± 40508 ± 1493590 ± 231
0.5240 ± 69715 ± 4483186 ± 2411
  • a Values are the mean ± SD of four animals.