Curcumin Offers a Safe and Natural Alternative to NSAIDs


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/22/2014 -- Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, well known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Extensive research has now demonstrated that a curcumin dietary supplement is safer than non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) typically prescribed for pain relief.

“The extended use of NSAIDs can have serious health consequences,” said Michelle O’Sullivan, spokesperson for VitaBreeze. “Curcumin supplements offer a natural alternative for pain relief that’s well-tolerated, even during prolonged use.”

After extensive clinical trials, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a public health advisory about NSAIDs due to their adverse cardiovascular effects, gastrointestinal risk and kidney problems. NSAID medications also have the potential to cause ulcers, fluid retention and increased risk of allergic reactions, especially in people with asthma.

Curcumin is obtained from turmeric, a botanical used as a culinary spice and in Asian and East Indian medicinal practices. Scientific evidence has demonstrated that curcumin is a powerful and effective anti-inflammatory and pain relieving agent. It’s especially beneficial for those living with the joint pain of arthritis.

The curcumin effect is cumulative and research shows it’s as effective as many anti-inflammatory drugs routinely prescribed for inflammation resulting from a variety of sources. Depending upon the level of pain, individuals can see relief in as little as two weeks, but optimal benefit is usually experienced in two months.

Clinical research has determined that curcumin is also a potent antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals that contribute to the aging process. It works at the cellular level where damage from free radicals occurs. Curcumin is currently used in a variety of cosmetics and some medicinal preparations due to those properties.

Curcumin’s ability to relieve pain in a safer manner than prescription drugs is one of the spice’s greatest abilities. A black pepper extract is normally incorporated into curcumin supplements to facilitate absorption within the body. Experts recommend a daily dosage of 750mg as the optimal amount required to experience its full potential, however it is always advised to consult with a doctor before introducing a new supplement to one's diet.

Curcumin dietary supplements offer a safe and effective alternative to NSAIDs that the FDA has linked to a number of adverse and potentially deadly side effects. A curcumin supplement offers an easy method for obtaining a natural and potent anti-inflammatory for pain relief and a powerful antioxidant that attacks free radicals at the cellular level in a single formula.

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Benjamin Lasance