Low profile natural anti-inflammatory agent – curcumin:
Curcumin is a natural organic component from the roots of turmeric, its chemical name is crotonate dimethoxydiligustrazine quinone. It is widely regarded as a healthy, natural nutrient with numerous benefits, especially in protecting cells, strengthening the immune system, and regulating metabolism.
First, curcumin has an antioxidant effect: it is able to scavenge free radicals and protect human cells from oxidative damage. In addition, curcumin also has a regulatory effect on the overactivated immune system, making the immune system work more healthily.
Secondly, curcumin can reduce inflammation and analgesia: it can inhibit the human inflammatory response, reduce pain, and improve joint discomfort. Curcumin is considered by many to be a very effective natural healing ingredient that has a huge role in improving pain problems such as muscles and joints.
1.Curcumin has shown remarkable results in optimizing the body’s response to inflammation, and it may help reduce inflammation and promote overall cellular health.
Modern science has identified chronic inflammation as a key cause of many chronic diseases, including cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, cancer, metabolic syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease. Inflammation in our bodies is caused by chemicals that cause inflammation, such as prostaglandins (PG-E2) and tumor necrosis factor (TNF). These harmful substances are converted by other chemicals in the body, and this transformation must be catalyzed by an enzyme called cyclooxygenase (COX-2). In a large number of experiments, medical scientists have found that curcumin can effectively inhibit the activity of cycoperoxidase and block the production of inflammatory responses. This is one of the principles of the anti-inflammatory effect of curcumin.
As well as fighting inflammation, curcumin also relives pain, in some ways similar to drugs like ibuprofen. It has a good effect in the treatment of hypochondriac pain, rheumatoid arthritis pain and other aspects, and also has a certain relief effect on the soreness or external pain after exercise.
Mitochondria are energy-producing structures in cells. Normally, the number and function of mitochondria decline with age. Reduced cellular energy causes inflammatory compounds to leak out of the mitochondria, forming cellular “waste products.” Within a cell, there is a function for processing cell debris called autophagy. Reduced autophagy is a signature feature of aging, when the generated cell debris can not be removed by autophagy, resulting in chronic inflammation, chronic low-grade inflammatory response will lead to accelerated human aging, so as to form a vicious cycle. Curcumin protects and optimizes mitochondrial function, preserves autophagy, and helps the immune system properly dispose of and dispose of cellular waste.
Another great thing curcumin does is fight free radicals. Research in the well-known American medical journal pointed out that the antioxidant capacity of natural curcumin is 2.33 times that of biological flavonoids, 1.6 times that of vitamin E and 2.75 times that of vitamin C. The anti-oxidation effects of these anti-oxidant nutrients are very specific: vitamin C acts on water-soluble pro-oxidant substances, vitamin E acts on fat-soluble pro-oxidant substances, and beta-carotene acts on superoxidant substances. Curcumin, on the other hand, acts on both water-soluble and fat-soluble oxidants, as well as other types of harmful molecules.
4. Heart health benefits
Curcumin helps to improve cardiovascular health and vascular endothelial function, and is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis caused by LDL cholesterol.
5. Curcumin can prevent brain nerve cell damage and improve brain nerve cell function
Concerns about cognitive decline have increased dramatically in recent years. Modern lifestyles, diets and increasing longevity have made this concern a real and growing concern for people of all ages. There are associations between inflammation and memory, comprehension, language, psychomotor speed and executive function in the areas of cognitive health. As an antioxidant, curcumin has been found in clinical studies to have a protective effect against several neurodegenerative diseases associated with high levels of inflammation and oxidative stress.
One thing to note:
To benefit from curcumin, absorption is key
All talk about the efficacy of food and drugs without absorption rate is absurd. Curcumin has unstable properties such as poor water solubility, limited absorption rate, fast metabolism and fast excretion. If taken orally, 90% of the natural curcumin is excreted again. Therefore, if the body’s absorption rate of curcumin is only 10%, it is difficult to achieve the desired effect by eating a large amount of curry, or taking a large amount of natural curcumin orally.
How to increase curcumin absorption?
The bioavailability of curcumin is poor, but if combined with piperine, the main active ingredient of black pepper, the bioavailability can be increased by 2000%. So turmeric can be taken with black pepper.
In addition, taking turmeric with fat and slightly heating it can also help the absorption of curcumin.
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