Thousands of scientific research papers have been published on turmeric and its natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Inflammation and chronic inflammation
Inflammation is our body’s response to harmful circumstances that happen to us such as infections, injuries, and toxins. When something damages our cells, our body gets into a state of alert and releases chemicals that trigger a response from our immune system. This response includes the release of antibodies and proteins, as well as increased blood flow to the damaged area.
The whole process usually lasts for a few hours or days in the case of acute inflammation.
However, there is another state of inflammation which is when the inflammation lingers, leaving the body in a constant state of alert. This is chronic inflammation. When you have chronic inflammation, your body’s inflammatory response can eventually start damaging healthy cells, tissues, and organs. Over time, this can lead to DNA damage, tissue death, and internal scarring.
Acute inflammation often causes noticeable symptoms, such as pain, redness, or swelling. However, chronic inflammation symptoms are usually subtler. Common symptoms may be fatigue, fever, mouth sores, rashes, abdominal pain or chest pain. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and last for several months or years.
Curcumin is a Powerful Natural Anti-inflammatory
Curcumin is the active ingredient of the turmeric root. Curcumin shows strong anti-oxidation and anti-inflammatory activities. In the past two decades over 7000 articles have discussed the molecular basis of curcumin’s attributed antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiapoptosis, anticancer and related activities.
Curcumin is believed to exert its anti-inflammatory effects through regulation of enzymatic activities. Curcumin has been found to regulate numerous molecular targets and pathways that are linked to inflammation.
If you are interested in the details – read the next paragraph and if not- jump to the next one as this is a bit too technical for most people.
One key molecule that triggers inflammation is called nuclear factor kappa beta (NF-kB). In a normal state, NF-kB resides in the cytoplasm of the cell and is bound to its inhibitor- IkB. Inflammatory stimuli trigger the release of NF-kB from IkB. Then the free NF-kB moves into the nucleus and activates the genes responsible for expressing an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). This leads to inflammation. Curcumin and Curcuminoids were shown to inhibit NF-kB.
Still with me? Great. As this will be all the technical details you needed to know. The bottom line is that
The natural anti-inflammatory activity of Curcumin is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory steroidal drugs but without the side effects of the later.
How can I get good quality of curcumin?
Curcumall® is an all-natural herbal supplement developed over the course of seven years by scientists in the health and medical research fields to harness the health-giving properties of curcumin without the problem of stomach upset and with improved absorption.
Typically, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream through the digestive tract. Curcumall® is more readily absorbed than most available curcumin products due to its extraction process and liquid form. This technologically advanced formula delivers more curcumin to the blood while optimizing its efficacy.
Most Curcumin products include piperine, an extract of black pepper that is added to enhance the absorption of Curcumin. Turmeric supplements using piperine may cause problems with pharmaceutical medications, and people who take Curcumin supplements containing piperine, have complained about gastrointestinal upset caused by the piperine. Curcumall® doesn’t contain piperine while offering high absorption of Curcumin.
Tip: If you want to use good quality curcumin/ turmeric to fight chronic inflammation or its related diseases, take Curcumall® twice daily.
Curcumall® has no side effects. You can even use it in cooking. Check out our recipes here for an easy way to incorporate curcumin into your menu.
Suggested Use: Twice daily, mix 1-2 teaspoons of Curcumall® liquid curcumin in a glass of water and drink on an empty stomach (half an hour before a meal, or two hours after a meal).