Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2015 -- Gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD, is a digestive disorder that affects the stomach, esophagus, and lower esophageal sphincter (LES). GERD often causes indigestion and heartburn, and is believed to be due to a condition known as hiatal hernia. The good news is that in addition to medication or surgery, there is a natural alternative that sufferers can try.
Experts reveal the potential benefits of curcumin in GERD. The LES takes care of letting food pass into the stomach and prevents acidic stomach juices from flowing up to the esophagus. When the LES is weak or when it relaxes, gastroesophageal reflux takes place. This allows the acid and the contents of the stomach to flow back up to the esophagus.
"Curcumin is a powerful phytochemical found in the ancient, medicinal spice called turmeric. Curcumin is popularized by its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties it contains," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
Lifestyle and food habits are considered to be among the major reasons why the prevalence of acid reflux is still increasing. Heartburn, when it's left untreated, can result in GERD, which is a more severe disorder.
The use of curcumin is believed to be extremely beneficial for a wide range of ailments. Some of the conditions that can potentially benefit from the use of curcumin are bronchitis, arthritis, inflammation, dyspepsia, menstrual problems, colds and other disorders. It is particularly helpful in disorders that come with inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Curcumin is believed to fight indigestion, which is associated with the buildup of pressure on the LES. According to a clinical trial, curcumin can aid in irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, and stomach conditions.
Curcumin is also believed to fight peptic ulcers through healing wounds and ulcerations in the gut lining, and thus, reduce pain and discomfort. The anti-inflammatory effects of curcumin are believed to be responsible for reducing pain, swelling, and ulceration as well as the production of acids.
According to experts, turmeric is also effective for improving the production of SOD enzyme, which helps clear up reactive oxygen species in the cells. When activated, the reactive molecules will start destroying neighboring cells, and this can cause ulceration and wounding. The anti-oxidative properties of curcumin are believed to significantly help clear up reactive oxygen and limit the damage associated with heartburn.
Experts believe that curcumin can be best used as a preventive measure for GERD and other conditions. Curcumin supplements that contain BioPerine, which is a bioavailability enhancing ingredient, are highly recommended by experts (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.
More details are available at http://www.DivineBounty.com
MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION: