Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/17/2014 -- Renowned health experts from around the world believe that turmeric is indeed a very powerful herb. As a matter of fact, an increasing number of scientific studies are still being conducted to explore more of the spice’s therapeutic benefits. One health benefit of turmeric that has been the subject of studies, is its capacity to protect the human brain cells.
According to several scientific studies, turmeric could be one of the best herbs for the brain. It has been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that are believed to be helpful in boosting brain health. Today, turmeric is not only popular in India, but also in many areas worldwide.
“Turmeric is an ancient spice that inhabitants in India have been using for thousands of years. There are many interesting stories about the spice and one is that India, which has a huge number of residents who consume turmeric, appear to have the lowest prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease in the world,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.
Research found that the curcumin found in turmeric has the capacity to prevent the formation of amyloid-beta, a small protein molecule that is usually found in the brains of patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. It is believed that the molecule is caused by free radicals and is responsible for killing neurons. In a study conducted in Illinois, it was found that five out of nine curcuminoids have a strong capacity to protect rat cells against amyloid-beta neurotoxicity.
Another study found that the curcumin in turmeric has the capacity to improve the birth of new brain cells. This process is called neurogenesis and it indicates a positive effect on a person’s mental health. When the brain produces new cells, it can mean an improvement in a person’s mood, memory and optimal learning.
Curcumin is not just believed to be effective in increasing production of new brain cells, but also in promoting connections in between brain cells. This means that it can potentially protect brain cells from damage and prevent serious brain illnesses such as dementia, OCD, major depression and schizophrenia.
While more conclusive research is still needed, many health experts believe in the powerful therapeutic benefits of turmeric, especially in brain health. More and more people are using the spice in their daily diet by incorporating it in their meals, or simply taking curcumin supplements to obtain health benefits.
Dietary supplements containing curcumin have become a popular choice among those looking for a more concentrated dose of the active ingredient in the turmeric spice. Experts recommend that consumers look for a product that contains a black pepper extract called BioPerine to increase the absorption of curcumin in the body (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI/)
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