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Health benefits of Curcumin

curcumin spice

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the main active ingredient found in the spice, turmeric. It is also part of the ginger family. Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years and is well known for its many nutritional qualities and benefits. Many people consume it by either cooking or through supplements. It can also be consumed in hot drinks such as golden milk.

What are the Health Benefits of Curcumin?

  • Is Curcumin a natural anti-inflammatory

Curcumin has shown to reduce inflammation and ease symptoms related to inflammation. Because chronic inflammation has been linked to certain diseases, like inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin is used to prevent disease development or ease symptoms.

  • Is Curcumin good for arthritis?

Due to its anti-inflammatory potential, curcumin may be useful for those who suffer inflammation in their joints such Rheumatoid arthritis or Osteoarthritis. Curcumin has shown to improve joint pain, stiffness and movement. Recent research has shown that curcumin supplements may be more effective than some anti-inflammatory drugs.

  • Is Curcumin good for the heart?

Heart disease is one of the world’s biggest causes of death. It is a highly complex disease with many components that cause and drive the disease. Curcumin has been used to help protect and improve the lining of our blood vessels, also known as the endothelium.  When the endothelium becomes weaker, it can bring about issues with blood pressure regulation and blood clotting. Overall curcumin has shown to improve general heart health.

  • Is Curcumin used for Type II Diabetes?

Curcumin has been shown to improve insulin sensitivity in those with insulin resistance, inflammation and oxidative stress in people with type II Diabetes. There is also potential for improvement with those suffering from diabetic nephropathy. Therefore, anyone looking to improve their chances of preventing the development of diabetes or general symptoms would greatly benefit from adding curcumin.

  • Does Curcumin help with mood?

Curcumin has shown potential benefits in aiding depressive symptoms especially when taken alongside anti-depressant drugs such as Prozac. Those who suffer with depression have lower levels of BDNF. After taking curcumin these levels have shown to increase, helping to aid in mood, memory and learning.

Supplements

Curcumin Phytosome, 500mg, Sustained Release (Meriva-SF) 120 caps - Thorne Research

Curcumin Phytosome, 500mg, Sustained Release (Meriva-SF) 120 caps – Thorne Research

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LLT1 Liposomal Curcumin 250ml - Lipolife

LLT1 Liposomal Curcumin 250ml – Lipolife

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Curcumin (Turmeric) 95 - 60 caps (500mg) - Jarrow

Curcumin 95, 500 mg, 60 Capsules – Jarrow Formulas

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References:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19594223/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5664031/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22407780/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34378053/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23832433/

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