Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/14/2015 -- Curcumin is a phytochemical found in the ancient, medicinal spice called turmeric. It is a popular natural remedy for a range of preventable and fatal medical conditions. While it has been extremely useful as a remedy for ailments, the role it plays among athletes cannot be overlooked.
Curcumin is one of the best anti-inflammatory sports supplements today. The medicinal qualities of curcumin have long been a subject of many of the world's high quality studies. Many of these studies focus on the medicinal benefits of curcumin than the turmeric plant as a whole. Curcumin only takes up 3 percent of the turmeric plant.
"The good news is that there are already curcumin supplements available nowadays," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
The use of curcumin has been believed to be beneficial for a range of ailments, especially those that are related to inflammation. In the online nutritional encyclopedia Examine.com, it was revealed that there are 234 study references on the benefits of curcumin. At greenmedinfo.com, there are over 8 thousand study results.
Athletes are more likely to suffer from inflammation, which affects their training negatively. Getting sore from a heavy workout is already an indication of inflammation. Inflammation can potentially cause secondary muscle damage, which leads to soreness after a workout.
Inflammation is beneficial as it is a part of the immune response of the body. It is especially advantageous when the tissues need protection and care. However, in chronic cases, inflammation seems to perpetuate. The issue of inflammation among many athletes is often never resolved.
Curcumin is believed to be a lot better than anti-inflammatory drugs because it has the ability to inhibit inflammation at a molecular level. Curcumin can block a molecule called NF-kB, which is associated with the development of inflammation. It is believed that curcumin could potentially help athletes recover from or undo the damage.
In an animal-based study, it was found that the subject mice that received curcumin treatments experienced muscle recovery after four days. The untreated mice, on the other hand, recovered after 20 days. The researchers believed that curcumin has been able to speed up muscle recovery by a factor of five.
Curcumin's anti-inflammatory and protective properties are believed to be helpful for the recovery of athletes who suffer from slightly damaged muscles. Nowadays, athletes can take advantage of the curcumin supplements available in the market. The most recommended curcumin supplements are those that contain a bioavailability enhancing ingredient called BioPerine (http://amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Extract-Vegetarian/dp/B00VSVKJ8I/).
About Divine Bounty
Divine Bounty is a family-owned brand that manufactures high-quality turmeric curcumin supplements. Passionate about the potential health benefits of turmeric, the team behind Divine Bounty have carefully researched and sourced only the best ingredients to create the ideal blend of turmeric curcumin.
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