Research Reveals the Positive Effects of Turmeric for Ischemic Stroke

 

Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/04/2015 -- Strokes take place when there is a restriction in the blood flow of the brain, and the brain tissue is deprived of nutrients and oxygen for a few seconds. There are two types of stroke, and one is Ischemic stroke.

Research reveals the positive effects turmeric can potentially offer for ischemic stroke. This type of stroke takes place when a blood clot obstructs the blood vessels that supply blood to the brain. There are symptoms of stroke such as abnormal speech, facial muscle weakness, and loss of coordination and balance. Sufferers may also experience changes in taste, vision, or hearing.

"Turmeric is an ancient, medicinal spice that contains a powerful healing phytochemical called curcumin," said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.

According to experts, people who have hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or a family history of strokes are at an increased risk of the condition. In general, strokes cause irreversible damage, and it is imperative that people learn how to prevent that damage in the brain.

Turmeric can act as a neuroprotective agent due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties present in curcumin. Experts believe that a majority of the therapeutic benefits of turmeric come from curcumin.

The neuroprotective properties of turmeric are believed to be helpful for protecting the brain cells from damage as well as repairing them. The spice is even thought to be effective in fighting a variety of neurological diseases.

Ischemic stroke has the potential to stimulate an inflammatory response in the brain, and this can increase the risk of brain injury. When injury takes place, it involves inflammation, which is comprised of pro-inflammatory mediators, cellular activation, and immune cell infiltration into the brain tissue.

Neutrophils, which are a type of white blood cells, are the first cells to penetrate the tissue. Experts believe that when these cells accumulate, it can result in severe brain damage. It can also trigger poor neurological responses in individuals who are just recovering from ischemic injury.

In an animal-based study, the subject rats were given curcuminoids an hour before the blood flow was reactivated. It was found that curcuminoids helped decrease the adhesion of neutrophil to the blood vessel walls by 67 percent. It was also revealed that the healing ingredient decreased the expression of TNF-a, which is a protein associated with inflammation, by over 30 percent.

Individuals who want to protect themselves from the dangerous effects of Ischemic stroke may use curcumin supplements. It is best that they use curcumin supplements with BioPerine, which is a black pepper extract helpful for increasing curcumin absorption inside the body (www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-BioPerine-Extract-Vegetarian/dp/B00VSVKJ8I).

About Divine Bounty
Divine Bounty is a family-owned brand that manufactures high-quality turmeric curcumin supplements. Passionate about the potential health benefits of turmeric, the team behind Divine Bounty have carefully researched and sourced only the best ingredients to create the ideal blend of turmeric curcumin. More details are available at http://www.DivineBounty.com.

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