Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/03/2015 -- Turmeric is widely thought to be a safe and effective natural alternative for a variety of inflammatory health conditions. It is also very popular among arthritis patients who are looking for a longer-term pain relief alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Now, the scientific community is investigating the potential applications of turmeric for brain health.
Many scientific studies are focusing on the brain-boosting effects of turmeric. According to renowned health experts, turmeric has very powerful therapeutic properties that could potentially help to protect brain cells. It is believed that the active ingredient in turmeric, known as curcumin, may hold the key to these properties.
"Curcumin is believed to be the major source of turmeric's therapeutic properties. Several culture cell and animal-based studies have already shown promising results for its use in managing mental health conditions," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
Many experts believe that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties in turmeric could be very helpful to improve brain health. Several preliminary studies suggested that the spice has the ability to significantly improve the overall brain health condition of test subjects with brain-related disorders.
There seems to be supporting evidence behind the claim that turmeric can potentially help boost brain health. In India, turmeric is used as an important part of daily cooking. The residents in India have been using the spice for thousands of years. One very interesting study found that India has the lowest incidence of Alzheimer's disease in the world. Health experts believe that the widespread and constant use of the spice in India may have contributed largely to the low prevalence of the disease.
According to research, curcumin has the potential to prevent the formation of a small protein molecule known as amyloid-beta. This molecule is often found in the brain of individuals who are suffering from Alzheimer's disease. It is believed that this molecule, which is caused by free radicals, can kill neurons. In Illinois, an animal-based study was conducted to test the effects of turmeric in rats. It was found that the curcuminoids in turmeric protected the subjects against amyloid-beta neurotoxicity.
Another study published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry found that the spice can potentially encourage the birth of new brain cells, a process known as neurogenesis. This process is believed to have some positive effects on the mental health of humans. According to scientists, the production of new cells can equate to an improvement in memory, optimal learning and mood.
While further studies continue, consumers and health experts are optimistic about current results. Some believe that the research may eventually have applications in the management of brain conditions such as Alzheimer's, dementia, schizophrenia and major depression http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/
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