Curcumin is derived from turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) coming from the ginger family, which is known for its medicinal properties as well as an excellent spice. It has been used for thousands of years, especially in Asian countries, mostly for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. There are a lot of pathways that are targeted by curcumin, hence its wide-scale application.
Curcumin has the ability to improve and support metabolism, through the regulation of the oxidative stress response, as well as inflammatory reaction and antioxidant support. It can improve low-density lipoprotein and other triglycerides in patients in diabetes mellitus type 2, in addition to improvement in postprandial glycemic control. It also confers protection and reduction of complications of diabetes and atherosclerosis. In line with this, there is an excellent preventive mechanism for developing cardiovascular disease in healthy individuals, as well as in those who have risk factors.
Aside from the cardiovascular health benefits, it also offers a ton of benefits for neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. There have been studies that show improvement in those with Parkinson’s disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Proliferation of certain cancer cells can also be suppressed using curcumin, through the modulation of anti-apoptotic genes, and upregulation of cancer-suppressive genes. On top of all the aforementioned, it can be used to remedy acute and chronic inflammation from physical injury, aid in arthritis management, metabolic syndrome, anxiety, and maintain a healthy immune system.
Ingesting curcumin alone will not have that much remarked benefit, since the bioavailability is poor. Curcum-Evail contains highly bioavailable curcuminoid formulation of curcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin, and demethoxycurcumin. In addition to this, Design for health’s emulsification technology enhances the bioavailability and absorption of these ingredients, which exceeds the properties of curcumin alone.
If curcumin is now interesting to you, and you want to add curcumin supplementation speak to a health practitioner first. NutraNourish always welcomes new patients and we love all things health and wellness. Whatsapp us to connect
Join me in creating a cup of invigorating Turmeric Ginger Tea! Jamu drink is a traditional Indonesian beverage that serves as a natural remedy, enriched with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory elements.
We combine freshly-cut turmeric and ginger with a tangy squeeze of lemon, crafting a nutrient-dense mixture. Simmer, strain and you’re left with a delightful brew that is as pleasing to the palate as it is beneficial to your body. For an optional touch of sweetness and a kick of flavour, feel free to add honey and black pepper. Cheers to embarking on a path towards better health!