Curcumin the miracle root, is this a bunch of hype?
NO! It’s true, Curcumin is considered on of the most powerful botanical medicines in the world. Curcumin is a member of the antioxidant- rich family of ginger. This rich spice can cure a wide variety of diseases. These include heart disease, pain associated with arthritis and diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. It also soothes depression and disorders associated with a variety of digestive disorders and inflammatory bowel disease.
To be effective in prevention or treatment you must take in adequate amounts. Curcumin is a not a botanical that grows on it’s own. In fact Curcumin is derived from Turmeric. Unfortunately there is very little curcumin in turmeric but it is much more powerful than turmeric.
For years Curcumin has given the gift of long life and vitality to the people of India, where various types of curries made from turmeric is consumed as a daily dietary staple. It is the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that give it its healing powers.
First lets get an understanding of what oxidation is. It is a chemical process that goes on inside your body. We are Chemistry, a body made from energy and reactions that creates actions.
When it comes to oxidation think of an apple. If you bite into an apple and leave in on the counter what happens? It turns brown like rust, this is oxidation. Due to destructive oxygen molecules or free radicals in the human body, the cell begins to breakdown or “rust”. In simple terms rusting is a part of the aging process and contributes to the destruction of cells and eventually disease. Although we are uniquely made and have systems in our body to rid itself of the affects of oxidation, with aging these systems slow down. In today’s world our body is overburdened and we may not be able to keep up with ridding ourselves form the rusting elements.
The oxidative aging process is escalated by
pollution in the air, plastics and other toxic material that we touch, eat or drink. Pesticides and artificial hormones, processed foods, smoking, lack of exercise and other unhealthy lifestyle choices. We are all exposed to toxic elements on a daily basis.
Curcumin rids the body of the affects of oxidation from your cells, preventing serious disease and reversing diseases you may already have. It helps stop cell deterioration and restores the cellular ability to produce more youthful cells. Call it the rust remover.
Curcumin stops inflammation that is found in arthritis and joint pain and eliminating the building blocks for heart disease, diabetes and other diseases associated with inflammation.
Curcumin is an important ingredient in Ayurvedic medicine tradition part of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
All curcumin is not the same. You can’t eat enough curry foods to get the by-product of turmeric or curcumin into your body to make a difference. Therefore understand that all curcumin products are not the same.
Curcumin and Heart Disease.
Heart Disease is the #1 Killer in the United States. Clogged arteries raises the risk of heat attack and stroke. Fatty deposits block the arteries and cause narrowing of the arteries and make your heart work harder to pump blood through out your body. Over time the fatty deposits from oxidized cholesterol can completely block the arteries causing a heart attack or stroke.
Curcumen raises the level of HDL or your good cholesterol, that helps move fat out of the arterial walls and it reduces the stickiness of blood cells thus preventing clots. Curcumin being a major anti-oxidant or anti-inflammatory, with the reduction in inflammation you reduce the risk of a heart attack.
Cholesterol alone does not block the arteries; it’s when it is oxidized that causes the hardening.
Homocysteine is an amino acid in your body, when it rises to high levels it causes hardening and narrowing of arteries thus increasing you chances of a heart attack. CRP (C-Reactive Protein) is a body signal of inflammation in your body. Curcumen helps to relax those arterial wall cells and reduces the hardening of arteries and allows the blood to flow more freely. Your Homocysteine level and CRP can be measured in a laboratory.
A stroke is the same affect of hardening of arteries and blocking arteries in the brain. Instead of a heart attack it is an attack on the brain. Strokes can also happened when a blood vessel in the brain burst.
Curcumin crosses the blood brain barrier and can have protective properties in the brain.
Curcumin for Arthritis and chronic Pain
Inflammation causes pain; if you relieve inflammation then you relieve pain.
Joint pain and back pain are most often cause by deterioration of cartilage between joints. Cartilage cushions joints. When this cushion deteriorates the bones rub against each other and this increases inflammation and causes the pain. For many the remedy is aspirin, ibuprophen or naproxen. Studies have shown that curcumin is more effective for pain relief when taken with Boswellia an herb called Bospure found in your health food store.
Curcumin and Diabetes
Studies have shown that curcumin can lower blood sugar and increase the production of insulin through its anti-inflammatory properties.
All curcumin is not the same.
Curcumin is a potent natural healing medicine. It is extracted from the parent plant turmeric. Curcumin by it’s self is poorly absorbed by the human body. But scientist has found a way to make curcumin highly absorb-able. This formula is found in only certain products that contain Cur cumin. Extracting Curcumin from turmeric is a very complex process. A proprietary blend is found in CuraMed and contains BCM-95 which is an extracted form of turmeric root grown and hand harvested in India and does not contain any pesticides, making it natural and safe.
There are many curcumin and turmeric products on the market, but they are essentially worthless if your body cannot use them.