In a day and age where people identify heart disease prevention strategies with consuming what are essentially toxic chemicals like aspirin and statin drugs, it is refreshing to see clinical research being done on the powerfully cardioprotective properties of time-tested and much safer spices.
A compelling new study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism has found that a daily dose of a novel form of turmeric extract (curcumin) significantly improved the functional state of the blood vessels of healthy adults within two months.
The randomized, controlled, double-blind parallel prospective study involved fifty-nine healthy adults who were assigned to either a placebo, 50 mg (50 mg), or 200 mg (200 mg) curcumin, for 8 weeks. [...]
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Delving in to curcumin chemistry, potential health benefits and human clinical studies, the publication was edited by Sabinsa founder Muhammed Majeed Ph.D., and Anju Majeed M.S., and is dedicated to India's 11th president, scientist Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam ... [...]
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The health benefits of turmeric have been touted in the media and by medical practitioners for several years now. Turmeric is a root that's closely related to ginger. It contains a powerful antioxidant called curcumin. Curcumin is credited with ... [...]
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Interestingly, even though its place in the Ayurvedic pantheon of herbs is well-established, low consumer awareness of curcumin's health benefits in India results in the majority being exported to North America and Europe. As often happens when an ... [...]
India has a low incidence and prevalence of Alzheimer's, which may be related to genetics or a particular intake of specific foods. Some people attribute the low incidence of Alzheimer's to a high intake of turmeric in Asia.
As turmeric contains an average of 5-10% curcumin, the daily intake of curcumin is approximated in India is thought to be about 125 mg. Importantly in cooking curries, curcumin is often dissolved and extracted into fat, eg. ghee, which may increase its bioavailability. [...]
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