Inflammation is the root of some of the most dangerous health conditions known today. It is perhaps best to think of chronic inflammation as a well-designed train that has gone off its tracks. Inflammation within a normal range is a good thing for our bodies; for example, if you fall down and bruise your knee, the resulting inflammation signals to your body that that part of your body is in need of healing. However, if inflammation levels are too high or if they persist for too long without being addressed, there is a chance that chronic inflammation can turn into serious health conditions.
Below are a few titles of scientific research publications relating to Curcumin. They are hyper-linked to the original publication.
1) Curcumin and Cancer:
2) Curcumin and Inflammation:
3) Curcumin and HDL:
4) Curcumin and COPD
5) Biological activities of Curcumin:
6) Therapeutic roles of Curcumin:
7) Curcumin and Alzheimer’s disease
From this study, we concluded that curcumin induces apoptosis (cell death) in human neutrophil and its effect is mediated by the activation of p38 and caspase-3 activity. Curcumin thereby reduces the production of abnormal cells in the first place.
Curcumin and its antioxidant activity
Free radicals are the byproducts created by our metabolic processes. They are unstable atoms or molecules that are missing electrons from their outer shells; in order to stabilize, they tear through our bodies in search of electrons from other atoms and molecules, thereby destabilizing them. It’s a vicious cycle, really.
This is where antioxidants come in and save the day. Antioxidants are molecules that slow down and eventually stop the vicious cycle of free radicals grabbing any electrons they can get their hands on. If left unchecked, free radicals can really destabilize our bodies.
Curcumin may be a strong antioxidant found in the natural world, and consistent supplementation with Curcumin may have
benefits in reducing oxidative stress.
Turmeric vs Curcumin (*Turmeric is also known as Curcuma Longa)
It is important to clarify the difference between turmeric vs Curcumin, as this is a significant source of confusion for many people.
To put it simply Curcumin is to Turmeric what vitamin C is to lemons.
Turmeric, which is also called Curcuma Longa, is the cooking spice, while Curcumin is the extract of Curcuma longa. Turmeric only contains 3-5% Curcumin, or to put it another way, 100 grams of turmeric only contains 3 grams of Curcumin.
For example, look at this case study label for 500mg “Curcumin”:
|Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)||200 mg|
The above label of curcumin only contains 306 mg of Curcumin, with 300 mg coming from the curcuminoids (as labeled) and 6 mg coming from the 200 mg of Curcuma Longa, the botanical name for turmeric (3 mg per 100 mg).
Many products contain a blend of Curcumin and turmeric (often seen on labels as Curcuma Longa), but this is essentially a diluted product. Remember to look out for the phrase “Curcuma Longa” on labels when you compare Curcumin products!
Our Commitment to You:
Ageless Cures supplements never contain Curcuma Longa (turmeric); we will only ever use the purest Curcumin that is extracted from the turmeric. Perhaps more importantly, what sets Ageless Cures supplements apart is what you don’t see. Our caplets do not contain turmeric fillers, sugars, artificial colors or flavors, dyes, dairy, assorted rice or any other fillers or unnecessary compounds.
Holistic Wellness Tip: If you love our Super Curcumin C3 + Piperine (1000mg), you should really try our Super Curcumin with Time Release. It is just like our Super Curcumin, but with a time release component. This is especially valuable if you take four or less pills per day. With Super Curcumin Time Release caplets, your body will absorb the Curcumin gradually throughout the day.