Curcumin is the main ingredient in a spice you are probably familiar with called turmeric.
Turmeric root has been tested scientifically and is being shown to provide the body and brain with loads of goodness.
Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It contributes to the management of inflammatory responses in the body.
Helps Fight Inflammation
Our body needs inflammation to help us fight disease and illness, however long-term inflammation in the body can result in it attacking our own tissues. It can become chronic inflammation which results in all kinds of illnesses and disease (look it up for yourself).
Curcumin effectively fights off the bad molecules that are known to cause the pain, illness and diseases we experience as a result of long-term inflammation.
I have experienced the effects of too much inflammation in the body first-hand. Aching joints, knees that hurt, back pain etc.
It was the beginning of Arthritis, something else Curcumin helps to fight. Arthritis is another lifestyle illness caused by too much inflammation in the body. Changing my food to an anti-inflammatory diet helped rid me of the pain.
Curcumin has been shown to help the brain and may contribute to slowly down Alzheimer’s Disease. Scientific studies have shown that it can help with heart disease, reversing damage and is a great preventative supplement. Also it played a huge part in helping to avoid some forms of cancer. The scientific research is out there. Please look into it yourself, don’t just take my written word for it.
The best way to take this powerful anti-inflammatory is using a supplement because although it is found in turmeric the content is not high enough to make a real difference.
That doesn’t mean turmeric isn’t worth taking – turmeric root is brilliant and can be added to food or just hot water and made into a drink. It is well worth it if you can stomach the taste. Unfortunately for me I am not a fan of turmeric as a hot drink but will sometimes add it to food.
Plus, in order for Curcumin to be absorbed effectively by the body you need to add black pepper. You need both to make a real difference.
Armed with this information I found myself a supplement that had Active Curcumin (95%) in big letters. It also stated that it was high strength turmeric and contained black pepper. I take it daily with cold water (never with hot).
This is one of the steps I have taken on my journey to undo inflammation in my body. I am reading, researching and taking action on what I learn. I will share what I know but due diligence is always recommended.