What are curcuminoids?
Curcuminoids are compounds that give turmeric its yellow colour; curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric a spice derived from a member of the ginger family
Turmeric has been used in India for healing purposes for centuries.The goodness in turmeric is fat soluble.Why does it matter to me?
Recently, evidence that curcumin may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities has renewed scientific interest in its potential to prevent and treat disease.
Some testing has shown that curcumin is more effective at treating the intestines rather than the liver.
Other human trials have shown that curcumin may enhance the action of other antioxidants.Lab Tests
Lab tests have shown that curcumin:
- Effectively combines with damaging chemicals in the body preventing their damaging effects
- Inhibits the actions of damaging chemicals that cause inflammation
- Increases the production of compounds that enable our bodies to deal with the damaging effects of stress
- Can arrest the development of cancer cells
- Inhibits the development of the new blood vessels that form to promote the growth of cancer
Curcumin has also been studied for it positive effect on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease with some positive results found in animal testing.
The studies done on animals are showing very promising results in the cancer prevention and treatment qualities of curcumin and human studies are well underway – watch this space.How curcumin reacts with…
Pepper: Recent studies have shown that piperine (the active ingredient in pepper) can enhance the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%, for more information see link below.