Researchers Say Turmeric May Have Beneficial Effect on Alzheimer's Disease


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/01/2014 -- More than 5 million people in the U.S. are living with some stage of Alzheimer’s disease and every 67 seconds another person develops the disease. That number is expected to quadruple by 2050 due a large aging population. There’s no cure for Alzheimer’s and more than 500,000 people die from the disease each year, but some promising research with turmeric dietary supplements is yielding encouraging results.

“Alzheimer’s Disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.,” said VitaBreeze spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan. “It’s a progressive form of dementia, affecting a person’s memory, cognitive functions and behavior.”

Turmeric is a spice that contains curcumin. The botanical is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. A black pepper extract is typically added to turmeric supplements to enhance absorption, with a daily dosage of 750mg recommended for optimal benefits. Turmeric has been determined to be safe by the National Toxicology Program, even with prolonged use.

Its potential benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease have been tested extensively and subjects have demonstrated a significant improvement in behavior after a three-month regimen of turmeric and routine therapy. The findings were supported by a study documented in the Journal of Neuroscience.

The herb is eaten regularly in India and the country has one of the lowest Alzheimer’s rates in the world. Researchers believe that turmeric works through four distinct mechanisms supported by trial results reported in The Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology. Studies show that turmeric:

- Disrupts the formation of plaque within the brain that’s indicative of the disease
- Relieves inflammation of neural pathways affected by Alzheimer’s
- Neutralizes free radicals that causes cell degradation and aging
- Bolsters the immune system and helps it clear away foreign proteins and enzymes produced in Alzheimer’s

Turmeric offers individuals a tasty spice for culinary endeavors, while providing people with an herbal alternative that’s undergone extensive examination through more than 1,000 clinical trials. Turmeric dietary supplements offer an easy and effective way to obtain the benefits of the botanical that can cost as little as 14 cents per day. Turmeric is potent, doesn’t have the adverse side effects of prescription medications and is considered safe for long-term use (

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