Research Demonstrates Curcumin's Antioxidant Properties


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/06/2014 -- Studies indicate that a curcumin supplement contains antioxidant properties with the power to neutralize free radicals that enter the body and contribute to aging. Curcumin is the active antioxidant ingredient in turmeric, the culinary spice known as a coloring agent in mustard and an ingredient in curry.

“Curcumin has been used in traditional Asian and East Indian medicine for centuries,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Its properties have been acknowledged in other cultures, but medical professionals have been slow to issue an opinion in the U.S.”

The Asian Journal of Chemistry published the results of an intensive study conducted in 2013 that demonstrated the antioxidant properties of curcumin. It surpassed ascorbic acid, a well-known antioxidant, providing powerful protection against a variety of free radicals that contribute to the aging process.

Prior to recent studies, curcumin was primarily utilized in dietary supplements as a highly effective anti-inflammatory for addressing pain associated with arthritis. It works at the cellular level to reduce irritation and inflammation that causes swelling and pain, making it popular with individuals with joint disease and dysfunction.

Free radicals are substances that enter the body through food, water, UV rays and the soil. They cause chemical reactions that damage cells and inhibit the body’s ability to repair itself efficiently. As an antioxidant, curcumin also works within cells to neutralize free radicals and render them ineffective.

Research released in 2013 that appeared in Molecules indicated that curcumin is a strong antioxidant and free radical scavenger. The evidence was corroborated by similar studies conducted by the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada. Both entities were in agreement that curcumin held therapeutic potential in multiple areas of biology.

Those suffering from joint pain shouldn’t confuse the curry powder that can be purchased in supermarkets with curcumin. The curcumin used in dietary supplements is derived from pure turmeric by extracting the most active ingredients from within the spice, ensuring maximum potency is delivered with each capsule.

Curcumin dietary supplements provide consumers with an easy and effective way to neutralize the effects of free radicals for joint health and maintenance. Numerous research, studies and clinical trials have amply demonstrated the ability of curcumin to neutralize free radicals that damage soft tissues and prohibit the body’s natural ability to repair itself. Consumers can partake of curcumin supplements to provide the body with the nutrients required for continued joint health (

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