What is curcumin and what is it good for?

Posted on November 20th, 2020 to hemp education

reasons to love curcumin with your CBD

Purelov 25 mg CBD oil softgels and purelov 10 mg hip and joint dog chews both contain curcumin to help in your battle with inflammation and other problems.

what is curcumin?

Curcumin is a polyphenol which comes from the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family. Turmeric contains a very small amount of curcumin, so most people opt to supplement with curcumin rather than turmeric. Curcuminoids have been approved by the FDA as “Generally Recognized as Safe”.

curcumin is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative, and could benefit the liver & brain

Additionally, research indicates that curcuminoids are effective scavengers of free-radicals and also are effective and safe C-reactive protein -(CRP) lowering agents. Due to its anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory properties it can be helpful for people who don’t suffer yet with any diagnosed conditions. In a study of healthy adults, curcumin significantly reduced triglyceride levels, increased nitrous oxide, and had other beneficial impacts on the liver and brain.

what is curcumin good for?

Curcumin is acknowledged to be an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent which makes it helpful for those with conditions like arthritis. It might also help our bodies recover from post exercise inflammation and soreness.

curcumin may help those with chronic inflammation

Inflammation is a natural defense mechanism the body uses to fight attacks from bacteria and to help repair the body after injury. It can be helpful in small amounts and for short periods. When inflammation becomes chronic it can cause damage all by itself. Recent literature suggests inflammation plays a part in many disease systems that attack humans and their pets, including arthritis, gut and skin disorders, and even cancer.

using curcumin for inflammation comes with little to no side effects and does not require a prescription

Many of the anti-inflammatory products on the market, both over the counter and prescription, can cause side effects like gastric ulcers in humans and dogs. That is why so many people are seeking anti-inflammatory products that they can access without a prescription and that will not produce unpleasant side effects. They are interested in responsible self-care to fight chronic inflammation for themselves and their animal friends.

using curcumin as an anti-oxidant to neutralize free radicals

As an antioxidant curcumin is understood to neutralize the free radicals that cause oxidative damage. Oxidative damage occurs with aging. It ages our internal organs, connective tissue and skin. Curcumin has been found to assist the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

curcumin can also help support a healthy gut

Some scientists are looking at curcumin’s therapeutic effects on the human and animal gastrointestinal system health and function. Gut health is increasingly being related to overall health of the body.

curcumin is fat soluble!

This means that takin curcumin with a fatty food or in an oil capsule is helpful. It’s bioavailability and effectiveness can be enhanced by adding other components such as piperine, an active component of black pepper.

curcumin for brain inflammation

Curcumin can increase levels of an important brain growth hormone (BDNF) which might prove helpful in maintaining brain function or even reversing age-related brain changes. It could be helpful in the fight against Alzheimer’s. We know that inflammation is a component in Alzheimer’s and curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Additionally, studies now show that curcumin can help clear the amyloid plaques that appear in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

curcumin might reduce the risk of heart disease

In addition to its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative effects it is also reported to improve the lining of the blood vessels, the endothelium. This helps in the regulation of blood pressure.

Cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled cell growth. Curcumin has been shown to be an anti-proliferative; it seems to affect the growth and development of cancer cells. This is still being studied by many who believe it will yield promising results.

did you know that curcumin is being studied for it’s ability to assist with depression?

It is being looked at for its ability to boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Another study has looked at its action when combined with Prozac and found it to be helpful.

Much more science on the topic is needed and studies done. In the meantime. Many people and pets find the addition of curcumin to their CBD regimen to be helpful. Purelov CBD oil softgels with curcumin give you the power of two helpful substances in one easy to swallow softgel. Purelov hip and joint CBD dog chews contain curcumin along with glucosamine, chondroitin, Tasco kelp – yummy and multiple good things in one bite.

Reference list

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