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10 Turmeric and Curcumin Health Benefits Supported by Science

10 Turmeric and Curcumin Health Benefits Supported by Science

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Including turmeric in your diet may have a ton of health advantages that have been supported by science. It turns American mustard yellow and is a common ingredient in Indian curries, but turmeric may also be one of the most potent dietary supplements on the market.

Curcumin is the most significant of the curcuminoids found in turmeric. Curcumin is the principal active ingredient in turmeric. It is a potent antioxidant and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Finding an extract with high purity is essential to gain the full advantages because turmeric only contains 2-9% curcuminoids.

Ten of turmeric's health advantages are listed here.

1. Exceptional Anti-Inflammatory Substance

Almost all chronic Western diseases are significantly influenced by chronic inflammation. Fighting chronic inflammation is crucial if heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndromes, and other degenerative illnesses that may worry you. [1][2]

Curcumin has an anti-inflammatory impact that is as potent as some anti-inflammatory medications (without side effects).

 

2. Extreme Antioxidant Qualities

One of the mechanisms responsible for aging and many diseases is oxidative damage. Highly reactive chemicals called free radicals interact and destroy vital organic compounds like fatty acids, proteins, and DNA. Our bodies benefit from antioxidant protection against free radicals. [3][4]

Curcumin is a potent that can counteract free radicals. Additionally, it can increase the activity of the body's natural antioxidant enzymes.

 

3. Keep Alzheimer's at bay

Dr. James A. Duke, an ethnobotanist, found over 50 studies on turmeric's impact on Alzheimer's disease in his thorough assessment of turmeric studies, published in the October 2007 Alternative & Complementary Studies issue. According to the research, turmeric includes several organic compounds that prevent beta-amyloid, the material that slowly impairs cerebral function in Alzheimer's disease, from forming. [5]

Another study discovered that aromatic-turmerone, one of turmeric's components, encourages brain stem cells to grow and heal themselves.

 

4. Combat Cancer

Additionally, Dr. Duke discovered over 700 references regarding cancer, turmeric, and curcumin. According to his paper, the prevention or treatment of prostate, colon, breast, and other cancers was successful with curcumin or turmeric in animal models. [6][7]

 

5. Battle Arthritis

It has been discovered that curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory properties. In one of the more encouraging trials, patients with knee osteoarthritis found that pills containing turmeric extract were just as effective as Ibuprofen. [8]

 

6. Postpone Diabetes

A 2012 study discovered that taking curcumin supplements could postpone the onset of Type 2 diabetes. [9]

 

7. Confront heart disease

Heart disease is the biggest cause of death worldwide. Although there are several risk factors for heart disease, curcumin may help repair the harm.

In addition to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, curcumin also aids in the prevention of heart disease. [10]

 

8. Boost Your Brain Power

Curcumin may increase your intelligence and memory. The brain hormone BDNF is increased by curcumin, which promotes the development of new neurons. [11]

Curcumin is also very effective at reducing Beta-amyloid plaque and Tau protein burden and aggregation commonly seen in Alzheimer’s disease [15][16]

 

9. Positive Effects on Depression

The antidepressant curcumin has shown some promise. According to one study, curcumin is just as efficient as Prozac. A smaller hippocampus and lower levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factors are both associated with depression. The increase in BNDF levels caused by curcumin may prevent these modifications. Additionally, there is proof that curcumin can increase serotonin and dopamine levels in the brain. [12]

 

10. Turmeric's Secrets to Beauty

There are many other benefits in using turmeric that will improve your attractiveness if you're still on the fence about including it in your diet. There are 28 benefits of turmeric for skin, hair, and health listed here. Stretch marks, broken heels, wrinkles, aging, acne, and other conditions are all treated with turmeric. [13][14]

 

The Science

You can read the studies that served as the basis for this post below. The findings of these studies will pleasantly surprise you.

The nice thing about turmeric is that it is a spice you can easily include in your meals if you are interested in learning more about its health advantages.

Turmeric, more concentrated version is curcumin and is available online here at RevGenetics; you can check more about Curcumin Supplements here.

References:

  1. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.7360
  2. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452199X21002863
  3. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0144861721014673
  4. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0308814621029319
  5. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1028415X.2022.2084550?cookieSet=1
  6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1044579X20300444
  7. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.7305
  8. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2452199X21002863
  9. https://www.hindawi.com/journals/bmri/2022/1375892/
  10. https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4409/11/3/342
  11. https://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0192415X22500549
  12. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40263-022-00901-9
  13. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1742706122003920
  14. https://www.mdpi.com/1420-3049/27/16/5060/htm
  15. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2527621/?__hstc=119494998.23589315a9a85fe68accc7739556ed03.1474934400076.1474934400078.1474934400079.2&__hssc=119494998.1.1474934400079&__hsfp=1773666937
  16. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3474959/?fbclid=IwAR39j_u7J34WviglZi3M5db0IgaHPQHWdPIjkx0DSXKxVnmgQ3ysIIqmrUA

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