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Turmeric, Curcumin, & Inflammation


The Anti-Inflammatory Properties in Curcumin Help Your Body Fight Foreign Invaders

Turmeric plays a huge role in repairing damaged cells in the body. It contains an anti-inflammatory compound called curcumin which is actually more anti-inflammatory than most anti-inflammatory drugs out there. 

Curcumin is helpful in blocking NF-kB, a molecule that usually travels into the nuclei and turns on the genes related to inflammation. In fact, NF-kB plays a major role in many of the chronic diseases affecting humans. What is truly different about curcumin in turmeric is that it fights inflammation at a molecular level which makes it better without any side effects associated with anti-inflammatory drugs!

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Chronic inflammation contributes to many common Western diseases. Curcumin can suppress many molecules known to play major roles in inflammation. 

Turmeric Dramatically Increases the Antioxidant Capacity of the Body 

Oxidative damage is believed to be one of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases. It involves free radicals, highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons. Free radicals tend to react with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins or DNA. The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect your body from free radicals.

Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure.

0234419001613649919.jpgTraumeric (Turmeric Supplement in the Office)In our office, we actually carry a turmeric/curcumin supplement! If you're interested in the supplement at all, feel free to ask about it in the office.