Experts Reveal the Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/09/2015 -- The use of turmeric is associated with a myriad of health benefits. Its medicinal effects are believed to be coming from its phytochemical called curcumin. There are many things about the spice and its healing ingredient that consumers need to know about, and luckily, experts can provide that information.

Experts reveal the difference between turmeric and curcumin. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years, but the healing effects of curcumin were only revealed or discovered around 100 years ago. It is believed that the spice and its healing ingredient provide a wide range of therapeutic benefits. One of the things that many don't know is that curcumin only makes up 3% of most turmeric powders.

"Curcumin supplements are available in the market for individuals who want to gain the benefits of using the natural ingredient," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Curcumin has low bioavailability, and this means it doesn't effectively get absorbed inside the body. In the ancient cuisines, people added black pepper with turmeric when preparing dishes, and increasing the bioavailability of curcumin. A black pepper extract called piperine is believed to increase curcumin absorption by 2000%.

According to researchers, turmeric contains a minimum of 20 compounds that are antibiotic, cancer preventatives, anti-tumor, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidants. Of all the compounds of turmeric, curcumin is most widely studied and most promising.

Curcumin contains antioxidant, antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin is believed to be a powerful natural remedy for allergies, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, and bacterial infections and viruses.

Some studies have also found that curcumin's antioxidant properties are very good brain boosters. The natural ingredient also demonstrates some protective effects against gynecological, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, bone, brain, and thymic cancers.

Today, curcumin supplements are very popular among individuals who suffer from arthritis. The anti-inflammatory properties are believed to be as effective as those of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). There were many studies conducted to see or validate the efficacy of curcumin on arthritis pain. Many of these studies found that the natural alternative is potentially helpful for arthritis sufferers. It is even found to be more effective than over-the-counter pain relief drugs.

Curcumin supplements are widely available nowadays. Those who want to reduce their risk of depression, digestive problems, fatigue, psoriasis, Parkinson's disease, and heart disease such as atherosclerosis may take these nutritional supplements.

Experts recommend the use of curcumin supplements to individuals who want to take advantage of the therapeutic effects of the ingredient. They also recommend the use of curcumin supplements that contain a black pepper extract called BioPerine, which is a bioavailability enhancer (

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