What is Turmeric Extract Curcumin?
Turmeric is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant (Curcuma longa) of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae. It is native to southern Asia, requiring temperatures between 20 and 30 °C (68 and 86 °F) and a considerable amount of annual rainfall to thrive. Plants are gathered annually for their rhizomes and propagated from some of those rhizomes in the following season.
When not used fresh, the rhizomes are boiled for about 30–45 minutes and then dried in hot ovens, after which they are ground into a deep-orange-yellow powder commonly used as a coloring and flavoring agent in the cuisines of Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Iran and Pakistani cuisine, especially for curries, as well as for dyeing.
Curcumin is a bright yellow chemical produced by some plants. It is the principal curcuminoid of turmeric (Curcuma longa), a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). It is sold as an herbal supplement, cosmetics ingredient, food flavoring, and food coloring. As a food additive, its E number is E100.
It was first isolated in 1815 when Vogel and Pierre Joseph Pelletier reported the isolation of a “yellow coloring-matter” from the rhizomes of turmeric and named it curcumin. Although curcumin has been used historically in Ayurvedic medicine, its potential for medicinal properties remains unproven and is questionable as a therapy when used orally.
Chemically, curcumin is a diarylheptanoid, belonging to the group of curcuminoids, which are natural phenols responsible for turmeric’s yellow color. It is a tautomeric compound existing in enolic form in organic solvents and as a keto form in water.
Health Benefits of Turmeric Extract Curcumin
1. Turmeric contains active compounds with powerful medicinal properties
These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is Curcumin.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of the turmeric found in your spice rack is not that high… it’s around 0.1% – so you need to ensure you’re using the best quality, which is generally found in good quality supplements that contain around 95-98% Curcuminoids.Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Look for a Turmeric supplement that contains BioPiperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
2. Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory
Inflammation is incredibly important. It helps the body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage. Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over our bodies and kill us. Although acute (short-term) inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it is chronic (long-term) and inappropriately deployed against the body’s own tissues. It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions particularly those affecting the musculoskeletal system such as Osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, Rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Overuse Syndromes (eg tendonitis, bursitis), muscular strains and even lower back pain. Anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases and lucky for us it turns out that curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory.
3. Turmeric dramatically increases the antioxidant capacity of the body
Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases. It involves free radicals, which cause damage to the tissue in our bodies.
Curcumin happens to be a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure. Curcumin provides high levels of antioxidant protection – 13 times higher than Blueberries
4. Curcumin leads to various improvements that can lower your risk of heart disease
Heart disease is the biggest killer in the world. It has been studied for many decades and researchers have learnt a lot about why it happens. It turns out that heart disease is incredibly complicated and there are various things that contribute to it. Curcumin may help reverse many steps in the heart disease process. Perhaps the main benefit of curcumin when it comes to heart disease, is improving the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels. It is well known that endothelial dysfunction is a major driver of heart disease and involves an inability of the endothelium to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting and various other factors. Several studies suggest that curcumin leads to improvements in endothelial function but curcumin also reduces inflammation and oxidation which are also important in heart disease.
5. Can Turmeric help prevent cancer?
Cancer is a terrible disease, characterized by uncontrolled growth of cells. There are many different forms of cancer, but they do have several commonalities, some of which appear to be affected by curcumin supplementation. Researchers have been studying curcumin as a beneficial herb in cancer treatment. It can affect cancer growth, development and spread at the molecular level and has shown that it may help reduce angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels in tumors), metastasis (spread of cancer), as well as contributing to the death of cancerous cells.
6. Curcumin may be useful in lowering the risk of brain diseases
Interestingly, curcumin can increase brain levels of Brain-Derived Neurotropic Factor (BDNF), a type of growth hormone that functions in the brain. Many common brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of this hormone. This may be effective in delaying, or even reversing, many brain diseases and age-related decreases in brain function and could even help improve your memory.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease in the world and a leading cause of dementia. There may be good news on the horizon, because curcumin has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is known that inflammation and oxidative damage play a role in Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, curcumin has beneficial effects on both and one key feature of Alzheimer’s disease is a build-up of protein tangles called Amyloid plaques. It is thought that curcumin may help clear these plaques.
7. Arthritis patients respond very well to curcumin supplementation
Arthritis is a common problem in Western countries. There are several different types, but most involve some sort of inflammation in the joints. Given that curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory, it makes sense that it could help with arthritis.
8. Turmeric has anti-microbial properties
Turmeric has also been found to have powerful antimicrobial activity against bacteria, fungi and viruses including Candida albicans and even Giardia by inhibiting parasite growth and their ability of stick to mucosa lining.
9. Curcumin can be effective for a range of Gastrointestinal disorders
Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties which help all aspects of inflammatory diseases affecting the bowels including Diverticular disease, Irritable bowel (IBS), Inflammatory bowel disease – (Crohns, Ulcerative colitis), Dyspepsia – (heartburn, nausea, burping), and Peptic ulcer disease because it helps to increase mucous production and protects the stomach lining. Although Irritable bowel syndrome does not have inflammation turmeric has carminative properties which relieves flatulence and soothes intestinal spasm and pain by relaxing intestinal muscles and sphincters.
10. Turmeric is a great digestive and liver tonic
Turmeric has traditionally been used to support liver function and digestive problems since ancient times because it helps increase bile flow from the gallbladder into the intestines which is essential for the breakdown of dietary fats. Turmeric also enhances liver detoxification by supporting phase 2 detoxification within the liver and enhancing the production and activity of glutathione; a potent antioxidant.
Dosage of Turmeric Extract Curcumin
For high cholesterol: 1.4 grams of turmeric extract in two divided doses daily for 3 months has been used.
For itching (pruritus): 1500 mg of turmeric in three divided doses daily for 8 weeks has been used. Also, a specific product containing turmeric extract (C3 Complex, Sami Labs LTD) plus black pepper or long pepper has been used daily for 4 weeks.
For osteoarthritis: 500 mg of a non-commercial turmeric product four times daily for 4-6 weeks has been used. 500 mg of a specific turmeric extract (Turmacin, Natural Remedies Pvt. Ltd.) has been used twice daily for 6 weeks (89721). 500 mg of a specific turmeric extract (Meriva, Indena) containing turmeric and phosphatidylcholine has been used twice daily for 2-3 months. Other combination products have also been used.
Potential Side Effects of Turmeric Extract Curcumin
Turmeric usually does not cause significant side effects; however, some people can experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea.
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