In the past decade there has been an explosion of interest in the benefits associated with Curcumin, with more than 800 studies done in the last four years alone. What researchers know so far is that Curcumin contains polyphenols and curcuminoids that have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-amyloid properties. It interferes with tumor development, prevents oxidative damage to cells, and reduces brain plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. Other health benefits associated with a diet rich in Curcumin include the reduction of inflammatory bowel disease, improvement of liver function, it's even known to lower cholesterol and act as a pain reliever.
How Does Zenith Nutrition’s Turmeric Extract Curcumin Work?
Turmeric is known for its distinctive flavor and yellow color and used in curries and some prepared mustards. Besides being a food additive, turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurveda, Siddha, Unani, and other traditional medicines as a remedy for stomach and liver ailments.Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, contains a mixture of powerful phytonutrients known as curcuminoids. Curcuminoids have antioxidant properties, meaning they fight the damaging effects of free radical molecules in the body and may have significant anti-inflammatory effects.Curcuminoids may play a part in blocking a key biological pathway that causes damage to cells and may lead to their unhealthy, unrestrained growth¹. They shut down nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB), known to regulate expression of more than 300 genes that promote inflammatory responses which lead to joint inflammation and cell damage.