Recent Study Finds Curcumin Helpful for Fighting the Neurodegenerative Effects of Lead Poisoning


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/30/2016 -- Curcumin is one of the natural ingredients believed to be extremely therapeutic. It is even widely used by many of the world's most reputable herbal supplement manufacturers for producing highly therapeutic curcumin supplements. There are many benefits associated with its use that many researchers investigate.

A recent study finds curcumin helpful for fighting the neurodegenerative effects of lead poisoning. In the study, the researchers reveal that this powerful, healing ingredient has the ability to decrease memory deficits caused by increased lead content in the body.

The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry published a study a few years ago. The study reveals that lead can increase lipid peroxidation and reduce the viability of hippocampal neurons in culture.

In an animal experiment, it was found that curcumin-treated rats had more gluthathione and less oxidized proteins in the hippocampus. They also experienced faster, better escape tendencies than the lead-treated animals.

The study was conducted by the researchers from the Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Biotechnology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

The researchers concluded that curcumin has helped in the retention of spatial reference memory in the subject animals. They believe that curcumin's antioxidant and neuroprotective properties have played a major role in fighting metal-induced neurotoxicity.

In traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric has been a popular medicinal ingredient that is believed to fight a myriad of ailments. The curcumin in turmeric is believed to be responsible for the spice's deep yellow color and its therapeutic effects.

In the study from the National Institutes of Health in 2008, it was found that the assertions with regard to the health benefits of curcumin since the ancient times was valid and worth researching for.

Inflammation is thought to take part in the development of a variety of long-term health problems. Researchers even believe that it plays a major role in chronic illnesses such as pulmonary, neurodegenerative, cardiovascular, neoplastic, and autoimmune diseases.

According to the NIH, curcumin could play a significant role in the treatment as well as prevent of a variety of proinflammatory chronic diseases. Curcumin is widely available, cheap, and safe to use. It can be an idea remedy for a range of conditions.

Curcumin supplements can be purchased at local heath stores or through the internet. Experts recommend the use of curcumin supplements with a black pepper extract called BioPerine. This is a bioavailability-enhancing ingredient that is thought to significantly increase the absorption of curcumin's therapeutic properties inside the body (

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