The United States National Library of Medicine has over 200 studies specifically on the effectiveness of curcumin. Curcumin is derived from the roots of the turmeric, a very well-known Indian spice and has been used during thousands of years. There is a wealth of data supporting the power of curcumin in preventing and healing a wide range of diseases, from cancer to arthritic conditions to cardio vascular disease.
Inflammation is incredibly important. Curcumin helps the body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage. Although acute (short-term) inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it is chronic (long-term).
Chronic, low-level inflammation like Arthritis, Heart Disease, Alzheimer and even Cancer plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory. It actually targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the molecular level as studies show.
Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases. Curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level. It is proven to have same effect of anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs… except without the side effects.
Oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. It involves free radicals, highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals tend to react with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins or DNA. The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial, is that they protect our bodies from free radicals. Curcumin neutralizes free radicals due to its chemical structure. It also boosts the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
One of the most important aspects of curcumin is that it enables to switch a gene on “off” that promotes chronic inflammation (Cfr. the relatively new Science “Epigenetics” that has proven how the expression of genes can be modified). Curcumin decreases the survival rate of Cancer cells and prevents tumor development. It inhibits the spread and proliferation of Cancer cells because it induces apoptosis and cell suicide in Cancer cells. It also reduces side effects of chemotherapy and improves the benefits of the drug.
Curcumin is known to be helpful against multi-drug resistant Breast Cancer. Pesticides have an estrogen effect on breast cells and stimulate Breast Cancer development. It has been found to have an inhibitory effect on the development of this type of cancer. Although curcumin has an impressive array of benefits, poor absorption through the digestive system has limited its bio-availability. Scientific formulations of curcumin have been able to elevate the bio-availability of curcumin
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PS: Don’t take Curcumin if you are pregnant or have a tendence to create Gall bladder stones.