Researchers Investigate the Effects of Turmeric on Heart Health


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- Heart disease is no longer a condition of the elderly. Obesity and sedentary lifestyles have increased the number of strokes and heart related ailments in the younger population. Ongoing research into turmeric’s many properties suggests it may have a positive impact on heart health.

“Turmeric may facilitate a healthy heart in multiple ways,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “Early research shows that it could have several health benefits.”

The number one killer of men and women in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease, claiming another life every 33 seconds. Conditions encompass heart attack, stroke and blocked arteries. It’s estimated that heart disease will soon be the primary cause of death in countries throughout the world as nations become more technologically developed.

Turmeric is an herb used as a spice in curry and other dishes. The active ingredient in the botanical is curcumin, a substance that’s a proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Researchers believe turmeric benefits the heart by reducing plaque build-up, inflammation, cholesterol and the formation of blood clots.

In clinical tests, subjects demonstrated less plaque build-up in arteries and increased relaxation of the blood vessels, a particularly beneficial factor that can minimize damage after a heart attack has been experienced. Test subjects taking 500mg of curcumin for just seven days reduced cholesterol levels by 33 percent.

Most turmeric research has been focused on its ability to reduce inflammation and work as an antioxidant. Reducing the inflammatory response is a key issue for those who have experienced a cardiac event. Turmeric is also a potent antioxidant that works at the cellular level where the body’s natural repair mechanisms begin.

Early studies showed a demonstrable reduction in motor skill deficits that normally occur following a stroke when test subjects were given a turmeric supplement. It was revealed that turmeric has a therapeutic effect on four major pathways within the brain.

The culinary herb is typically combined with black pepper extract to enhance absorption. Medical professionals who have embraced the vast potential and proven benefits of turmeric recommend a daily dosage of 750mg for optimal effect.

Turmeric dietary supplements offer consumers an easy and cost effective means of enjoying the many health benefits associated with the all-natural herb.

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Benjamin Lasance