Experts Investigate the Positive Effects of Curcumin in Cystic Fibrosis Sufferers


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/21/2015 -- Natural alternatives such as curcumin supplements are widely used nowadays. Many people who want to improve their overall health or reduce their risk of various ailments take advantage of what they have to offer. They are widely studied and their use is associated with a variety of health benefits.

Experts investigate the positive effects of curcumin in Cystic Fibrosis sufferers. Curcumin is a key ingredient of the medicinal spice called turmeric. Turmeric is used as a kitchen ingredient and a natural remedy to fight certain medical conditions.

According to research, curcumin contains therapeutic substances that can potentially fix the genetic defect that often results in cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is a life-threatening condition, and has the ability to cause damage to the lungs with thick mucus. When this happens, it usually leads to life-threatening infections.

Statistics show that over 30,000 individuals, both children and adults, in the United States are diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. The thick mucus does the damage by attacking the pancreas and interrupting the ability of the body to absorb nutrients. There are severe and mild symptoms of cystic fibrosis. There are even those who suffer from severe pain.

"While the cure for the condition has not yet been identified, a wide variety of remedies such as curcumin are being used by sufferers," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Animal-based studies using mice were conducted to determine the effects of curcumin on cystic fibrosis. Researchers found that the therapeutic ingredient successfully corrected the defect that causes the condition. Cystic fibrosis was considered an alarming fatal condition in the 1980s, since a majority of the sufferers died during childhood or teenage years. The good news is that today, the survival rate has increased and sufferers even live beyond the age of 35.

The University of Washington and John Hopkins University are conducting research studies to find out exactly how curcumin can benefit individuals with cystic fibrosis, which is usually characterized by the presence of excessively salty sweat. The studies measure the salt levels in sufferers and a drop of the salt levels means that curcumin is causing some positive effects on the condition.

Curcumin supplements are widely available nowadays, and they are also used by millions of people from around the world. The most popular curcumin supplements are those that contain a bioavailability enhancer called BioPerine. This black pepper extract is believed to increase the absorption of curcumin in the body (

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Benjamin Lasance