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THE SUPPLEMENT PLACE

Curcumin

Turmeric

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 hinder the growth of cancerous cells*. It has the potential to be used as part of combination treatments for several cancers of the breasts, stomach, colon, skin, and lungs*. (1 ,2)

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)

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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)

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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)

Studies have highlighted the antifungal and antibacterial properties of curcumin*. (7)(8)

Disclaimers:

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.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28440434 
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/4075289 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28850308 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30772789 
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26088351 
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27748192 
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5854386/ 
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4022204/ 
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