Top 5 Benefits of Turmeric
The many healing properties of curcumin the main ingredient in turmeric are so me of the most exciting recent discoveries in functional medicine.
Curcumin counters inflammation, detoxifies excess estrogens, supports the body’s antioxidant system, helps deal with abnormal blood fat ratios (dyslipidemia) and offers protection against colds and flu.
A few benefits of adding Curcumin into your life
1) Anti-Inflammatory compounds - The main cause of chronic disease is inflammation, the more inflammation you have in your body the higher the chance you have of developing disease, curcumin targets inflammation making it great for preventing inflammatory related diseases. Making it great for giving relief to people with arthritis.
3) Boosts brain-derived neuotrophic - Neuotrophic improve the function of your brain, through memory and cognitive function. Curcumin improves the functioning of your brain making your smarter and also lowers the risk of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Depression.2) Powerful antioxidant - Curcumin helps delay the effect of aging and age related disease by taking out free radicals. The more free radicals we have in our bodies the faster we age and the higher risk we have of developing disease, having a power antioxidant like curcumin on your side will help neutralise those free radicals.
4) Lowers the risk of heart disease - Curcumin does this in a few ways, simple ones are the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, more technically curcumin improves endothelial dysfunction (inability of the endothelium to regulate blood pressure and blood clotting).
5) Helps to prevent cancer - The less inflammation in your body the less chance cancer has to grow and spread, curcumin can reduce angiogenesis which is the growth of new blood vessels in tumors and also reduce metastasis which is the spread of cancer, plus it can help with the death of cancerous cells.
Not bad for 1 little herb right. Curcumin is the main ingredient in turmeric, to get the most bang for your buck it is best to supplement with curcumin 4-6 capsules per day. Curcumin is also poorly absorbed by the body but if you add piperine found in peppercorns it will increase the absorption by 200%.
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