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Curcumin: A safe and effective option for supporting your health
You might know it best as one of the main ingredients of curry powder, but it turns out that turmeric, or a curcuminoid known as curcumin more specifically, may offer a range of health benefits beyond just spicing up your next curry.
Jul 17, 2023|
Jul 17, 2023
With powerful antioxidant properties, the benefits of turmeric are becoming a popular topic for ongoing research and clinical trials.
What is curcumin?
Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in turmeric. Curcumin is the component responsible for giving turmeric its signature yellow color, which is often used as a food coloring.
But aside from being known as a delicious spice, turmeric extract has been revered in ancient Ayurvedic practices for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. More recently, curcumin has received increasing attention as researchers explore the medicinal properties of curcumin and turmeric extracts. Here's a little more on the potential health benefits of turmeric and curcumin more specifically.
Health benefits of turmeric and curcumin
While more research is needed to understand the full effects of curcumin extract, there's mounting evidence to support the possible health benefits offered by curcumin.
Curcumin is known for its antioxidant properties, which help protect the body against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Oxidative stress is implicated in various illnesses and aging processes. By neutralizing free radicals and targeting systemic markers of oxidative stress, curcumin can support both your cellular and overall health.
Regulate healthy heart function
There's evidence to suggest that curcumin provides beneficial effects on several key factors that are vital for supporting heart health. Curcumin supplementation helps to sustain the lining of your blood vessels, known as the endothelium, which is essential for supporting regular heart function. A randomized controlled trial found that turmeric supplements may support endothelial function, helping to support healthy blood pressure levels. With that said, further clinical research is needed to substantiate these claims.
Support brain health
Curcumin has shown promise in supporting brain health. Studies have shown that curcumin may cross the blood-brain barrier and exert neuroprotective effects. Curcumin is also known to boost cognition; improving memory and attention span in a study by UCLA.
Support digestive activity
It can be difficult to consume high doses of curcumin from diet alone, so many people opt for curcumin supplements. With that said, curcumin has low bioavailability, which makes it difficult to absorb into your bloodstream. However, thanks to an active compound found in black pepper called piperine, combining curcumin with black pepper can help to enhance bioavailability.
Alternatively, as a fat-soluble compound, curcumin is more easily absorbed by the body when you eat it with fats or oils, so it's often recommended to take your curcumin supplement with a meal that's high in fat.
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