Curcumin is an active compound found in turmeric, a popular culinary spice that is also well known for its medicinal properties*. Curcumin is what gives turmeric its distinct yellow color and flavor. Curcumin has been a subject of interest for researchers due to its possible health effects as it may have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, and antibacterial qualities*.
Curcumin may be effective in relieving the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis* (3). It also may be effective in relieving symptoms of osteoarthritis while avoiding the side effects that can occur as a result of long term use of immune-suppressing medications*. (4)
Curcumin may improve blood sugar levels and therefore, may reduce the effects of diabetes*. The anti-diabetic properties of curcumin are due to its added value in reducing oxidative stress and inflammation*. (5)
Curcumin supports the production of bile and enzymes that digest fats and sugars which help to keep blood cholesterol levels within normal levels*. A study revealed that curcumin supplements may help in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease*. (6)
You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products. *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.