Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/08/2015 -- Curcumin is a popular phytochemical found in the ancient, medicinal spice called turmeric. The use of this phytochemical has been associated with a myriad of health benefits, especially in the possible prevention and treatment of a wide variety of conditions. It is even believed to be particularly helpful among athletes in dealing with the aftermath of injuries or accidents.
Athletes who are recovering from spinal cord injury may potentially benefit from using curcumin. Spinal cord injury (SCI) often results from fights or physical violence, car crashes, accidents in sports, or severe falls. What makes it even more alarming is that it causes irreparable damage to the spine.
"Curcumin supplements are widely available nowadays. They are widely used by individuals who want to fight inflammation-related conditions such as arthritis," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
In the United States, there are a recorded 200,000 cases of spinal cord injuries. What makes it even more alarming is that it can lead to complete paralysis and can even impair the breathing capabilities of sufferers. According to experts, the lifelong care expenses after the injury can reach as much as $3 million.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reveals that SCI affects about 12,000 individuals per year in the United States. When the two vertebrae on the top of the spinal column shatter, it can lead to paralysis from the neck to toe.
In a recent study from The Journal of Neurosurgery, it was found that rats fed with a diet rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties experienced significant improvements in their condition. Curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, was used in the study. Omega-3 fats were also added to the diet.
Scientists believe that curcumin plays a role in providing absolute cellular protection, which is essential in a successful nerve injury recovery. According to the researchers, curcumin has helped reduce inflammation, which resulted in the prevention of further nerve damage. It was also believed to be helpful for speeding up recovery. Curcumin's antioxidant properties have also been shown to help rebuild brain cells.
Curcumin can be obtained through using turmeric powder or through supplementation. There are curcumin supplements available nowadays that also contain a black pepper extract called BioPerine, which is a bioavailability enhancing ingredient. Curcumin supplements with BioPerine are believed to be more capable of delivering therapeutic substances inside the body. Individuals who are undergoing a recovery from spinal cord injury may incorporate curcumin supplements in their diet (http://amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/).
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