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Curcumin, the active component of the spice, tumeric, has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, neuro-protectant, anti-retroviral and anti-oxidant activities and so has potential against diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease, and other chronic illnesses.*

Here's a a brief summery of recent research on both turmeric and curcumin:
    • Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the turmeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer's disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States. Studies indicate it inhibits the formation of beta amyloid plaque.* Beta amyloid plaque is also found in the brains of individuals on the autism spectrum.
    • Curcumin seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.*
    • Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including turmeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines -- carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried -- by up to 40 percent.*
    • Rodent studies at the University of Texas indicate that curcumin inhibits the growth of a skin cancer, melanoma and also slows the spread of breast cancer into the lungs.*
  • Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.*
Interestingly, studies indicate curcurmin and tumeric are better absorbed if consumed with piperine, a constituent of black pepper. So take curcurmin, but also use tumeric with black pepper in your cooking. Research has indicated that both tumeric and piperine inhibit replication of retroviruses - they are reverse transcriptase inhibitors.*

Suggested Usage

As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules 2 to 3 times daily, preferably with meals.

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PLoS One. 2014 Jan 7;9(1):e85570. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085570. eCollection 2014.

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Prevention of liver cirrhosis in rats by curcumin.

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Liver Int. 2007 Apr;27(3):373-83.

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Cancer Prev Res (Phila). 2014 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]

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Neurol Med Chir (Tokyo). 2014 Jan 28. [Epub ahead of print]

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