Curcumin - proven health benefits

28 Oct 2019

Turmeric is used to treat many health problems, such as skin and digestive issues. It contains the active ingredient curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This is an ingredient that's of interest to both the medical/scientific world and to culinary enthusiasts

Curcumin is recognized and used worldwide in many different forms for multiple potential health benefits.

What is curcumin's mechanism of action?

Strong antioxidant

Oxidative stress is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. It involves free radicals, highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect your body from free radicals. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. In addition, curcumin boosts the activity of your body's own antioxidant enzymes.

Natural anti-inflammatory

Anti-inflammatory effect is the primary mechanism that can explain the majority of effects curcumin has on various conditions. Chronic inflammation contributes to many common diseases. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play a major role in inflammation.

Can lower risk of heart disease

Curcumin may help reverse early signs of heart disease.

One study randomly prescribed 121 people, who were undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, either a placebo or 4 grams of curcumin per day, a few days before and after the surgery. The curcumin group had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing a heart attack in the hospital.

 

Arthritis Patients Respond Very Well to Curcumin Supplements

Arthritis, a chronic joint condition, is associated with inflammation. It affects over 250 million people worldwide, leading to increased healthcare costs, impairment in activities of daily living and ultimately decreased quality of life. It's been proved that curcumin can attenuate systemic inflammation and atenuate the symptoms of arthrits.

Studies Show That Curcumin Has Incredible Benefits Against Depression

In a controlled trial, 60 people with depression were randomized into three groups. One group took Prozac, another group one gram of curcumin and the third group both Prozac and curcumin.

After 6 weeks, curcumin had led to improvements that were similar to Prozac. The group that took both Prozac and curcumin fared best. According to this small study, curcumin is effective as an antidepressant.

Boosts immunity

Researchers started to turn their attention towrads specific natural food items and spices that are especially good at maintaining, protecting, and boosting immunity. Curcuma has shown to be one of the best. It provides the body with antioxidants; anti-inflammatory properties; and antiviral, antibacterial, and antimicrobial compounds.

Balances hormone levels

Hormones are involved in every imaginable process that takes place in the brain and body. Turmeric is able to supply an ample amount of nutritive support to the body’s hormonal production processes.

Ingesting curcumin by itself does not lead to the associated health benefits due to its poor bioavailability, which appears to be primarily due to poor absorption rates and rapid elimination. There are several components that can increase bioavailability, and we used it to make one SUPER product - ALL IN A DAY Curcuma.

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