Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/02/2015 -- Major depressive disorders (MDD) are considered typical psychiatric disorders. These psychological conditions negatively affect both the body and mind. There are pharmaceutical medications used for the condition. There are also natural ingredients thought to be better alternatives than these medications.
Ground breaking research finds turmeric better than anti-depressive drugs. There are several symptoms caused by the condition such as sudden mood swings, lack of interest in socializing with family or friends, irritability, and constant suicidal thoughts.
"The spice turmeric is thought to contain powerful healing properties, such as the phytochemical called curcumin," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
One of the most recognized treatment for depression is to maintain high serotonin levels in the brain. While pharmaceutical drugs are believed to be helpful for the condition, their use is nonetheless associated with side effects. Turmeric is a potential natural remedy believed to increase the serotonin levels in the brain.
A study was conducted that involved 60 individuals who suffered from MDD. The participants were randomly divided into three groups and received various treatments for 6 weeks. The first group received a pharmaceutical drug and the second took curcumin. The third group, on the other hand, received a combination of the two treatments.
The Hamington Depression rating scale (HAM-D17) was used to measure the levels of depression. At the end of the study, it was found that the highest response came from the third group, which received the combination of the treatments. The combination group got 77.8 percent, 64.7 percent for the medication, and 62.5 for curcumin.
What makes curcumin more beneficial is that it did not cause side effects compared to the medications. The natural alternative is a safer alternative to pharmaceutical drugs considering the adverse effects associated with its use.
Curcumin can be an ideal natural remedy to use in combination with the anti-depressive drug, but it can also be used individually. In addition to its anti-depressive effects, curcumin is also thought to offer a range of health benefits.
The natural alternative is widely available in the market. Sufferers may use turmeric powder and incorporate it in their diet. They can also use curcumin supplements, which are believed to have higher curcumin content. Of course, it is imperative that consumers choose the right product to take advantage of the benefits of curcumin.
Curcumin has low bioavailability, which means its absorption inside the body is limited. Combining it with a bioavailability-enhancing ingredient can increase curcumin absorption. One of the most popular bioavailability-enhancing ingredient is black pepper.
Experts recommend the use of curcumin supplements with a black pepper extract called BioPerine, which is a bioavailability-enhancing ingredient (www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Pepper-Extract/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.
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