Top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric and curcumin
There have been and continue to be many high-quality studies into the benefits of turmeric and curcumin on the brain and body. Scientists have tended to focus their research on curcumin, which is one of the curcuminoids found in turmeric and typically makes up 3-5% of the turmeric root. However, more studies need to be done around the other curcuminoids and the symbiotic role they play in their magic healing properties.
Turmeric and its curcuminoids are a natural, powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant and current research is showing magical benefits to the brain and the body. As an anti-inflammatory scientists believe continued chronic low level inflammation plays a role in some health conditions namely; heart disease, alzhiemers and other degenerative diseases to name but a few. Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and other diseases. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and can neutralise and even block, free radicals due to its chemical structure.
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This article written by Kris Gunnars, BSc and subsequently medically reviewed by Kathy W. Warwick, R.D., CDE (Updated on May 10, 2021) provides more detail with references to the studies.