Curcumin Potentially Beneficial for Heart Health


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/15/2014 -- Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, is well-known for its benefit in arthritis and studies now indicate a curcumin supplement may be beneficial for a variety of heart related conditions. Heart disorders are no longer ailments of the elderly. Poor lifestyle choices are causing heart disease in an increasingly youthful population.

“Heart disease is one of the most pressing health problems in today’s society,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Studies indicate that curcumin could help prevent plaque build-up in arteries, reduce bad cholesterol, and suppress enzymes that contribute to inflammation.”

Patients with heart disease are advised to increase their exercise and eat healthier, but when those measures don’t work, medication is the remaining option. Cardiovascular disease is typically treated with blood thinning pharmaceuticals to make it easier for blood to flow through arteries, and with statins to lower cholesterol. Clinical studies are indicating that curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, may be an effective alternative to costly medications.

Inflammation plays a major role in many heart related conditions. Study results that appeared in On Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology indicate that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties can work to regulate proteins and enzymes in evidence during inflammation.

Multiple curcumin studies have been conducted with promising results. The American Journal of Cardiology reported on research that found curcumin has the ability to reduce heart attack following bypass surgery by 56 percent. Results of an eight-week study that appeared in the Nutrition Research journal indicated that curcumin produced the same improvement in vascular function as aerobic exercise in postmenopausal women.

Medical practitioners recommend a daily curcumin supplement of 750mg to achieve maximum results. The botanical is well tolerated during prolonged use, but passes quickly through the digestive system. Clinicians advise a curcumin supplement that includes black pepper extract to facilitate absorption.

Curcumin research has uncovered benefits for a wealth of conditions that includes heart diseases, one of the largest health hazards facing individuals in the U.S. Lack of exercise, unhealthy diets and poor lifestyle choices have contributed to an epidemic of heart-related ailments in individuals of all ages.

A curcumin dietary supplement could very well hold the key to a renaissance in heart health

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Benjamin Lasance