Researchers Investigate the Benefits of Curcumin for Proinflammmatory Diseases


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/21/2015 -- For centuries, turmeric has been used for several purposes. It has been an excellent ingredient for a variety of dishes, to preserve food, and as a medicinal remedy. It is also a popular natural remedy in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.

Researchers investigate the benefits of curcumin for proinflammatory diseases. Turmeric contains a phytochemical called curcumin that does not just provide the spice with its yellow color, but also its medicinal properties.

"Curcumin contains antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties, which are believed to be responsible for its therapeutic effects," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.

The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are the ones that attracted the attention of many renowned scientists and researchers. They have been able to gather evidence of the positive impact of curcumin in the treatment or prevention of pro-inflammatory diseases.

Obesity is a proinflammatory disease, and is a major risk factor for atherosclerosis, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases. Individuals who are obese and suffering from insulin resistance from type 2 diabetes may also be suffering from chronic low-grade systemic inflammation. This systemic inflammation is associated with obesity and insulin resistance, and it usually results in increased inflammatory markers.

Cellular and animal studies found that curcumin has beneficial effects on obesity as well as the related metabolic disorders. Genetically obese mice were fed with a high-fat diet. It was found that curcumin has been able to help reduce the body weight and fat of the animals as well as the development of hyperglycemia and insulin resistance. The decrease in body weight took place even if the total intake of daily calories was maintained or increased.

The antiobesity benefits of turmeric have been a subject of many studies. Researchers believe that curcumin's anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects have the potential to reduce body weight and triglyceride syntheses as well as improve basal metabolic rate and fatty acid oxidation. In animal models, curcumin has also been able to improve insulin sensitivity.

The use of curcumin supplements is widely popular nowadays mainly because it is associated with a range of health benefits. Curcumin is very popular among individuals who suffer from arthritis pain, but there are also many who use it for various health purposes.

The most popular curcumin supplements are those that come with a black pepper extract called BioPerine. Curcumin has low bioavailability, and thus its absorption inside the body is limited. This limit is broken if curcumin is combined with a bioavailability enhancing ingredient such as BioPerine (

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Mary Underwood