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Research Study Finds Turmeric Potentially Beneficial for Parkinson's Disease


Orlando, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/18/2016 -- There are many people who suffer from a variety of brain diseases nowadays. One of the prevalent conditions that affect the brain is Parkinson's disease. There are medications and natural alternatives available for the condition, such as turmeric.

One research study finds turmeric potentially beneficial for Parkinson's disease. This condition affects the nerve cells or neurons. It is both chronic and progressive.

Dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter chemical, is produced by the nerve cells. It takes care of sending signals between different parts of the brain. It also coordinates with muscle movements, and as they get damaged or impaired, it also affects body movements. There are certain symptoms such as muscle rigidity, tremors, walking pattern, changes in posture, changes in speech and handwriting, and loss of balance.

Experts also reveal that it could cause symptoms such as increased falls and Bradykinesia. Parkinson's disease often affects individuals who are over 60 years old and could be hereditary. While older people are more prone to this condition, it could affect younger people as well.

Turmeric is one of the most popular natural alternatives today. Parkinson's disease can be caused by the selective deterioration of dopaminergic neurons. This condition is a neurodegenerative disease and may be remedied by options that are believed to replenish striatal dopamine.

Unfortunately, the medications used for the condition do not help in the long-term basis. They are even believed to cause motor complications. Experts also reveal that these pharmaceutical drugs do not prevent other Parkinson's symptoms such as cognitive defects, tremors, and postural instability.

New studies reveal that antioxidants could potentially help fight the condition. Turmeric is thought to be one of the most powerful antioxidants. It contains a polyphenol called curcumin, which does not just have antioxidants but also potential anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

"Turmeric is also believed to have neuroprotective capabilities mainly because it may cross the blood-brain barrier," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.

Studies reveal that curcumin may be able to cross the blood-brain barrier as well as effect the biochemical and electrical activities in the brain. It was even found that turmeric could decrease ROS levels as well as aS-induced toxicity. It may even prevent cell apoptosis.

Turmeric powder may be incorporated in one's diet. It may also be consumed through curcumin supplementation. There are curcumin supplements that contain a potential bioavailability-enhancing ingredient such as piperine.

Piperine is a black pepper extract that is believed to enhance the delivery of curcumin's nutrients inside the body.


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