The Benefits of Curcumin

At Aarja Health our CURCUMIN is a top selling product. What is curcumin? Where does it come from? What are some of the health benefits of curcumin? 

Turmeric is a yellow spice, that comes from the root or rhizome of the Curcuma longa. Part of the ginger family, turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids. Curcumin is the most beneficial of these compounds. It is naturally rich in antioxidants. Curcumin is also a highly powerful anti-inflammatory. 

Turmeric is used as a spice in curries and other Southeast Asian dishes. Curcumin makes up only two to five per cent of the overall weight of turmeric. This means you would have to eat a huge amount to get the benefits. That is why a curcumin supplement is needed, if you are looking for health benefits of the compound. 

In Ayurvedic medicine, an ancient medicine based on the philosophy of Hinduism,  which uses medicines derived from plants, curcumin is used to treat a number of ailments. Used to treat digestive, gynecological, and liver symptoms, as well as infections, curcumin is also used to relieve pain. 

Curcumin provides a potent antioxidant which protects cells against oxidative damage. These antioxidants provide a powerful boost to your immune system. This aids in fighting germs that lead to illnesses. Additionally, curcumin may help fight against autoimmune diseases, where the immune system attacks itself.  

Scientific studies for arthritis, the autoimmune disease that causes inflammation, and pain in the joints, have shown patients may improve symptoms, by using curcumin. Sports enthusiasts and athletes use curcumin supplements to help relieve sore, tired muscles and joints. It can also aid the body in a quicker recovery. In this way, curcumin may be able to support pain management, by promoting an anti-inflammatory response. 

Low-grade, long term, inflammation can wreak havoc on the body, weaken the heart, brain, and cause disease. Science is now studying the effect of curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties and how this effects diseases.  Curcumin may reduce the risk of heart disease, and promote a health cardiovascular system. 

Alzheimer’s is one of the leading forms of dementia. This is incurable. However, studies have shown that curcumin may help prevent the onset of the disease, by protecting the brain from memory loss and cognitive damage. 

Uncontrolled cell growth is the result of cancer. Curcumin is thought to help prevent some forms of cancer by reducing abnormal cell growth. There are also clinical trials of curcumin’s effect on eliminating cancer cells, discouraging the growth of blood vessels in tumours, and reducing spread. More  studies need to be conducted. 

Some people find that curcumin can regulate mood, eliminating stress and anxiety. This is an added bonus! 

Interested in trying curcumin to increase health and wellness? Try Aarja Health’s Premium CURCUMIN. It contains 400 mg of Longvida® Optimized Curcumin extract, 50 mg of Ginger extract, and 500 mcg of Vitamin B12.