Ingredient Check: Curcumin and the Benefits of CurcuminAdmin
Did you know that it is believed that the reason people in India have significantly lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease than any other country is because of the amount of turmeric (curcumin) in their Indian food? Curcumin is what gives curry its color and comes from a plant called turmeric root. Curcumin is powerful and is one of the key ingredients in Vivolor® Memory Support. It has been proven to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Turmeric originated from the tropical part of South Asia, which is why turmeric is popular in Asian dishes. If you’re looking for fresh turmeric root, you can find some in Asian or Indian markets.
Difference between turmeric and ginger
Ginger and turmeric are both healthy and have lots of health benefits. Ginger brings sweetness and spicy zing to your dishes while turmeric gives off a warm and almost bitter taste.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin has numerous health benefits and is used in many conditions. It’s natural anti-inflammatory effects are helpful in lots of conditions. It also stops damaging free radicals from attacking tissues. Despite the fabulous benefits, it is difficult to get sufficient curcumin from food because curcumin is very poorly absorbed by the body. Less than 1% of curcumin is absorbed and actually gets into your body to achieve the benefits. This is one of the reasons why people opt for supplements that have more curcumin content. Most supplements also use methods of increasing the body’s ability to absorb and utilize curcumin. Black pepper is a common additive and it can increase the amount of curcumin absorbed by up to 4 times. Vivolor® Memory Support uses a patented, branded curcumin that is 185 times more bioavailable than native curcumin. Vivolor delivers more effective curcumin than any other product on the market!
Benefits of Curcumin for the Brain
Curcumin has positive effects on patients who have Alzheimer’s Disease. There have been multiple studies that show how curcumin helps prevent the formation and helps breakup the rogue proteins. Curcumin also helps with another suspect protein that also causes Alzheimer’s disease. Most neurodegenerative diseases involve inflammation and harmful free radicals in the brain. Thus curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties may help in preventing neurodegenerative diseases. There are also some data that curcumin helps reduce the symptoms of dementia, Huntington’s disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
Curcumin helps improve mood
A number of studies show that curcumin effectively reduces major depression. This is commonly known so some people refer to curcumin as a natural antidepressant. It has also helped people who are experiencing anxiety. Curcumin is known to be safe for most people.
Other Benefits of Curcumin
Curcumin can be taken as a supplement for alleviating pain. It’s reduction in body inflammation
Can be helpful in providing arthritis relief. It helps reduce joint inflammation and pain without the gastrointestinal side effects commonly caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Some data show that curcumin helped improve blood flow in the nerves as powerfully as physical exercise did.
Curcumin also contains antiseptic, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.
Recommended Dosage of Curcumin
It is recommended to take more than 1000 milligrams of curcumin a day, approximately 2.5 teaspoons. It’s hard to consume enough curcumin in food, so curcumin supplements are a great option. If your curcumin supplement doesn’t already contain a fat to increase its absorption, then it is recommended to take it with a meal containing healthy fat because curcumin is a fat-soluble compound.
Vivolor® Memory Support contains 400 milligrams of NovaSOL®, the patented curcumin that is 185 times more bioavailable than natural curcumin. Thus Vivolor offers 74,000 times more curcumin than eating natural curcumin in food.