Research Shows Turmeric May Be Beneficial for Parkinson's Disease


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/18/2014 -- Movement disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease have been affecting an increasing number of people around the globe. There is an estimated 6.3 million individuals who are suffering from the condition, adding pressure for researchers to find a suitable treatment. Now, several promising studies for a natural management option have many Parkinson’s Disease sufferers excited.

Research shows that turmeric may have positive effects for managing Parkinson’s Disease. According to the researchers, turmeric contains neuroprotective and antioxidant properties that are beneficial to the brain. This has encouraged many Parkinson’s Disease patients to use the natural ingredients in their daily diets.

“Turmeric has been one of the most powerful medicinal spices that has been around for thousands of years. The curcumin found in turmeric is thought to have more than 150 potentially therapeutic activities. Among these activities are anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and possibly even anti-cancer properties,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

Scientists believe that curcumin has the capacity to cross the blood-brain barrier, which is associated with the development of an extensive range of neurological disorders. Many researchers believe that curcumin could play an important role in improving the condition of Parkinson’s Disease.

According to studies, Parkinson’s results from the reduction of nerve cells that produce dopamine in the brain. Many of the widely known treatments or drugs for Parkinson’s Disease focus on replenishing the dopamine levels in the brain to fight the condition. Turmeric, which has positive effects on brain health, is believed to be an effective natural alternative for the condition.

The University of Maryland School of Pharmacy conducted a study and found that curcumin may have the capacity to protect the brain’s cells against reactive oxygen species. These species are associated with the neuron damage that’s found in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

Many studies have been conducted to test the effects of turmeric on Parkinson’s Disease. Thailand’s Mahidol University medical researchers found that curcumin can potentially prevent neurotoxicity by inhibiting 6-Hydroxydopamine damage to the brain and nerve cells. This damage is said to occur in patients of Parkinson’s Disease.

Due to the increasing number of studies that are trying to validate the effects of turmeric on the brain, the spice has already become more and more popular among consumers. Experts suggest curcumin supplements that contain BioPerine for better efficacy. BioPerine is a black pepper extract that increases nutrient absorption in the body

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Benjamin Lasance