Curcumin is the yellow pigment found in the Indian spice turmeric and to a lesser extend ginger. It has been used traditionally used in ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as it is the most powerful active anti-inflammatory compound within turmeric. Curcuminoid polyphenols are the primary anti-oxidant in the turmeric root, with curcumin being the principle curcuminoid and responsible for the major health benefits associated with turmeric.
Curcuminoids exert varied biological activity which has the potential for varied therapeutic application is various areas such as;
There are many potential health benefits of the active ingredient curcumin found in turmeric which include; It is a strong anti-inflammatory and matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs as it can inhibit many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation.
Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects, as it neutralises free radicals on its own then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes. Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone (brain-derived neurotrophic factor), which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain. It has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease.
Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer. The natural anti-inflammatory can cross the blood-brain barrier and has shown to lead to various improvements in the pathological process of Alzheimer’s disease. It can help treat symptoms of arthritis and in some cases prove more effective than anti-inflammatory drugs. Curcumin can boost the brain neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine alleviating symptoms of depression and lastly it is commonly used as an anti-ageing agent.
Here at Lakeside Chiropractic, we stock various supplements such as Theracumin triple as well and Theracumin bioactive 300mg which are supplements in which can help you achieve the benefits that curcumin give to the human body. These include;
Lakeside Chiropractic is central to the northern suburbs of Perth located in the city of Joondalup. If you are in the surrounding suburbs such as Yanchep, Tapping, Carramar, Currambine, Wanneroo, Heathridge, Edgewater, Gnangara, Mullaloo, Padbury, Kingsley, Woodvale, Banksia Grove, or Duncraig please come and see our friendly and experienced chiropractors and they can further discuss the benefits curcumin with you.
You can contact us on 9300 0095, or visit our website www.lakesidechiro.com.au