Sirtmax® Kaempferia parviflora

Common Name

Black Ginger | Black Turmeric | Krachai Dam

Top Benefits of Sirtmax® 

Supports healthy aging*

Supports mitochondrial function*

Supports muscle strength and endurance*

Supports antioxidant defenses*

What is Sirtmax®?

Kaempferia parviflora is found in the upper Northeastern regions of Thailand. Root extracts have a long history of use and a reputation for being a health tonic and energy enhancer (i.e., Thai ginseng). The novel active constituents are a special type of polyphenol called polymethoxyflavonoids. Sirtmax® Kaempferia parviflora root extract is standardized for polymethoxyflavonoid content.*

Neurohacker’s Sirtmax® Sourcing

Sirtmax® has been used in animal and human research studies.

Created by Tokiwa Phytochemicals, a leader in standardized Kaempferia parviflora supplementation. 

Highest concentration, full-spectrum root extract, with triple standardization for 5,7-dimethoxyflavone (≥ 4%), 3, 5, 7, 3', 4'-pentamethoxyflavone (≥ 3.5%), and total polymethoxyflavonoids (≥ 15%).

Grown in Thailand & Laos.

Sirtmax® is a registered trademark of Tokiwa Phytochemical Co., Ltd.

Sirtmax® Formulating Principles and Rationale

We consider Kaempferia parviflora to be in the adaptogenic herb category; following hormetic dosing principles (see Neurohacker Dosing Principles) with a high likelihood of having a hormetic range (i.e., a serving range below and above which results could be poorer). We have selected a serving that is within the studied range in humans.*

Kaempferia parviflora Key Mechanisms

Supports mitochondrial structure and function*

Supports transcription factors of mitochondrial biogenesis (PGC-1α, ERRα, NRF1, TFAM)* [1–3]

Supports mitochondrial number* [1]

Supports ATP production* [3]

Promotes β-oxidation (fatty acid metabolism) – upregulates PPARγ and PPARδ*  [2,4]

Promotes exercise performance*

Supports endurance performance* [1,2,5,6]

Supports post-exercise recovery* [1]

Supports muscle strength* [5,6]

Supports muscle metabolism* [1]

Supports healthy metabolic function*

Supports healthy fat accumulation and blood/liver lipid levels* [4,7,8]

Promotes differentiation of brown adipocyte cells* [4]

Supports UCP1 and thermogenesis of brown adipose tissue* [4,7,8]

Promotes whole-body energy expenditure through activation of brown adipose tissue* [7,9]

Promotes lean body mass* [2]

Promotes healthy aging and longevity* 

Supports neuroprotective functions* [10]

Counters the production of advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)* [11]

Promotes healthy cardiovascular NO signaling and vasodilation* [12–15]

Supports antioxidant enzymes* [5]

Supports AMPK signaling* [2,3]

Supports SIRT-1 signaling* [2,11]

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


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