From ancient time Indians are using turmeric (Curcuma Longa) as a flavoring agent in various food items. It is cultivated mainly in India & Southeast Asia. It belongs to a ginger family (Zingiberaceae). Turmeric is known for its medicinal benefits too. It is sprinkled over injured area as it is used as an antiseptic.
Turmeric contains a compound known as curcumin, Curcumin belongs to the group of natural phenolic which gives a yellow color to turmeric. It is the main reason for turmeric’s immense health benefits. However, it only contains approximately 3% of curcumin. Whereas we require around 1 gram per day. Hence it is difficult to cope up just by adding turmeric to your daily meals. Therefore, many people are using an extract of turmeric which contains mostly curcumin itself.
Let’s check out the benefits of curcumin.
Inflammation is an obvious response from our body to cure the infection or treat an injury. It is good if it is there for short time (acute inflammation). Because, without it, pathogens can easily get control of our body. However, if it’s long-term (chronic inflammation), it can affect in a dangerous manner. It is observed in diseases such as Cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes that inflammation can affect your health badly. A research done on curcumin states that curcumin is more powerful to cure inflammation than aspirin & ibuprofen (which are mostly used in the industry). Furthermore, Curcumin is the strong anti-inflammatory agent as it inhibits Nf-kb activation. It acts directly at a molecular level. Its anti-oxidant property can help you to diminish inflammation. As well as it won’t cause you gastric side effects.
2.Reduces Premenstrual Syndrome
When it comes to women’s health, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is very common. It can vary from girl to girl. It can be sometimes mood swings, cramps, stomach pain, depression, food cravings, tension & many more. 75% of women suffer from PMS. It starts 5 days before their period. PMS usually stops during periods. You can control it by doing some kind of exercise or by taking a daily dose of Curcumin. Also, avoid caffeine, smoking, alcohol, refined sugar prior to menstruation. A research was conducted where few women suffering from PMS were given Curcumin. At the end of the research, scientists found that PMS score fell down to more than half (from 102 to 42) in the women who were consuming curcumin 7 days prior to menstrual cycle ( consecutively for 3 cycles). How did it happen? As we know, curcumin is the best anti-inflammatory agent, it can easily handle cramps, body pain or any other PMS syndromes. It can also control the brain chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine & Norepinephrine. Hence, it is good to take capsules daily before your periods.
3.Anti-Oxidant &Antibacterial property
Curcuminoids are more powerful than Vitamin C & Vitamin E. It balances pro-oxidant & antioxidants in the body. Also, it can increase the level of antioxidant enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, etc. present in our body. Studies have shown that curcumin is very beneficial in scavenging the free radicals & neutralizing them. Remember that attack of free radicals can start the ageing process fast. Free radicals can damage your DNA & cells. Daily consumption of curcumin can fight free radicals & prevent the cell damage. Hydroxyl radical can be affected strongly by the use of curcumin. Also, turmeric is the best anti-bacterial agent. It can prevent you from bacteria such as Escherichia coli which causes Urinary tract infection OR Salmonella typhi (Typhoid). The research stated that it stopped the growth of such bacteria & prevented the body. We need to remember that curcumin is not a medicine to cure an illness, we should consume daily in order to prevent ourselves in the future as it is a wellness product.
4. Detoxification & Brain health
The research conducted at NINFDT India stated that the level of enzymes responsible for detoxification process can be increased due to curcumin. Also, they ended up in stating that it can stop the build-up of toxins & cancer-causing agents. It can remove harmful compounds from your body. Curcumin can help you in metal detoxification too. It can prevent you from mercury, lead, cadmium & aluminium poisoning through its chelating property.
Curcumin can also increase the DHA level in the brain. As compared to Fish Oil/ DHA supplements, Curcumin increases DHA level significantly. It can also improve your mental health protecting you from anxiety or depression. An experiment done on animals stated that curcumin helped them from dementia as well.
However, curcumin is not water soluble & it is difficult to absorb by our body when it is taken individually. Hence it is needed to add some other agent to increase its bioavailability property. NutrineLife Curcumin capsules come with Piperine (Bioperine) as an additive agent to curcumin. Let us check out some details about it.
What is Piperine (Bioperine) & How does it work?
You must have heard of Black Pepper. The compound which gives some hot & spicy taste to Black pepper is Piperine. It has the Pungency property (that’s why it has heat like chilli). Black pepper has only 5 – 9% of Piperine. Whereas, the pure extract has 95% of Piperine.
Do not get confused between Bioperine & Piperine. Because Bioperine is a trademarked name of Piperine. Piperine is the thermonutrient. It boosts the natural thermogenic activity in our body. These thermogenic activities affect the thermogenesis process, in which the energy is generated at a cellular level. Hence, it promotes digestion process resulting in weight loss. However, a balanced diet is mandatory if you want to reduce your weight.
Piperine increases the bioavailability property in Curcumin by 2000%. Also, it has no adverse effects on the body. Piperine stimulates TRPV1 (transient receptor potential vanilloid type-1) in the body. It reduces the sensation of pain, both inside & outside.
What is the quantity to be consumed daily (along with curcumin)?
If you have decided to take a daily dosage of curcumin with Piperine, then you should consume capsules or tablets that have 5 mg Piperine & 95% curcuminoids. NutrineLife brings Curcumin Capsules to you to get maximum benefits and overall wellness. You can check out these curcumin capsules for better results.