Scientific Health Benefits of Curcumin:
Curcumin is a biologically active polyphenolic compound found in turmeric. Turmeric is a spice derived from the rhizomes of the tropical plant Curcuma longa, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Rhizomes are horizontal underground stems that send out shoots, as well as roots.
Over the years, there has been increasing evidence that curcumin has a wide spectrum of therapeutic properties. For over 4000 years, curcumin has been used in traditional Asian and African medicine to treat a wide variety of ailments. Curcumin has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Curcumin is a major constituent of curry powder, to which it imparts its characteristic yellow color.
Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound. It’s so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects.
- Scientists now believe that chronic inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.
Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own but also stimulates your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Curcumin boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in your brain. Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF).
Curcumin has beneficial effects on several factors known to play a role in heart disease. It improves the function of the endothelium and is a potent anti-inflammatory agent and antioxidant.
Curcumin leads to several changes on the molecular level that may help prevent and perhaps even treat cancer.
Curcumin may help aging and help fight age-related chronic diseases.
Curcumin helps relieve various respiratory conditions including allergy, asthma, bronchial hyperactivity and other respiratory disorders.
- COPD patients have found that curcumin has been shown to break down mucus, which makes it easier for your body to remove the mucus from its airways.
Curcumin is one of eight plant-based ingredients in our W3 Herbal Extract.
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