As you may have heard . . . curcumin is the magical substance, which gives turmeric its golden color that will most definitely stain your favorite white shirt if you spill. Curcumin is responsible for turmeric's many health benefits.
While turmeric is an important staple spice in many Indian dishes, it's got more to do with health than just to enhance your curry.
We're really impressed with this ancient herb, and we would like to share some things we find most interesting with you. Curcumin has been well-studied over the past decades. It works as a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, so no wonder it has received so much attention from modern science.
There is so much to know about curcumin!
Here is some of the interesting facts we've discovered in our research:
- Curcumin can modulate around 700 genes
- improve more than 160 physiological pathways
- help organize cell membranes
- affect signaling molecules that interact with proteins to prevent inflammation
- boost immune responses and improves metal removal
Literally 1000's of clinical studies show its amazing benefits. . .
According to serious studies done on curcumin, the compound can be therapeutic for lung and liver disease, neurological and metabolic diseases, autoimmune disorders, heart and inflammatory diseases. That's super powerful! But wait . . . there's more.
Curcumin is also known to:
- support healthy cholesterol levels
- prevent low-density lipoprotein oxidation, blood clots, heart attacks
- suppresse symptoms of type 2 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis
- encourage the healing of wounds
- protect against cataracts
- reduce systemic inflammation such as in osteoarthritis
- act as a strong anti-cancer agent
Curcumin is even capable of crossing your blood-brain barrier to promote brain health. For instance, it helps inhibit the buildup of beta-amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer's patients and breaks up existing plaques associated with this disease.
Not to mention how it also inhibits inflammation.
You could say then that curcumin is more powerful than any other nutrient out there.
It's why you may want to consider taking it as a supplement . . . rather than just adding to spice your dinner tonight.