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Curcumin- Nature’s Super Drug

Posted on 15-02-18

Used in India for over a thousand years as a spice and medicinal herb;
Turmeric may be the most effective immune system supplement in
In recent year’s science has backed up what the Indians have known,
and proven the existence of compounds with high medicinal properties
in Turmeric.
These compounds are called Curcuminoids the chief among them being

Currcumin however is found in very trace quantities in Turmeric, only
around 3% by weight.
So to truly feel the effects of Curcumin, you need to take an extract that
contains significant amounts of the compound.
The effects of Curcumin cover a wide spectrum of the bodies overall
Being a natural anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant, Curcumin if used
regularly is said to help prevent Heart Disease, Arthritis & Cancer.
Some even say it can improve memory and make you smarter.

Curcumin as an anti-inflammatory

Inflammation is the body’s way of signaling its defenses, when attacked
by foreign invaders; mainly stuff like bacterium.
Acute (short-term) inflammation is beneficial, but it can become a
major problem when the inflammation is Chronic (long-term), and
inappropriately deployed against the body’s own tissue.
It is now believed that Chronic inflammation plays a major role in
several degenerative conditions like Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzhiemer’s
Therefore anything that can help fight Chronic inflammation is of
potential importance in the prevention and treatment of such diseases.
Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels in the nuclei of cells
which turns on genes related to inflammation.
So basically it is a bioactive substance that blocks chronic inflammation
at the molecular level.
Studies have shown Curcumin to have the potency of some anti-
inflammatory drugs, without any of the side effects.

Curcumin as an anti-oxidant

Oxidative damage is caused by Free Radicals, which are highly reactive
molecules with unpaired electrons.
Free Radicals tend to react with important organic substances like fatty
acids and proteins.

So this oxidative damage is said to be the major mechanism behind
aging and many other diseases.
Curcumin happens to be a potent anti-oxidant that can neutralize free
radicals due to its chemical structure.
It also boosts the activity of the body’s own anti-oxidant enzymes.
Hence Curcumin gives a double-blow effect against oxidation, by both
blocking Free Radicals, and also strengthening the body’s own anti-
oxidant capabilities.

Curcumin’s effect on the brain

Contrary to earlier belief, neurons are now known to continue
multiplying and create new connections in certain areas of the brain
post early childhood.
This is controlled by the Brain-Derived- Neutrophic-Factor (BDNF), which
is a growth hormone that functions in the brain.
Many common brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and Depression have
been linked to the decrease in production of this hormone.
Interestingly Curcumin promotes the production of BDNF, hence
becoming effective at delaying and even reversing many brain diseases,
and aging related decreases in brain function.
There is even speculation that continued use can improve memory, and
even make you smarter. Which makes sense given what BDNF does.

Bottom Line

So we know now that the right amount of Curcumin can help keep a
check on inflammation, oxidative damage and even help maintain
healthy brain function.
Effectively nurturing and protecting all vital organs and the body’s
overall health and wellness.
But traditional methods of consumption, which is via consumption of
turmeric doesn’t really give the right therapeutic amounts of the
To truly feel the effects, you need a powerful extract containing
measured effective amounts.
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