Studies Show Curcumin May Potentially Have Positive Effects on Depression


Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/08/2014 -- Turmeric has been widely known for its therapeutic benefits. It contains an active ingredient called curcumin that is believed to relieve joint pain among patients suffering from arthritic conditions. However, curcumin also has other health benefits that individuals who do not have arthritis can take advantage of.

According to studies, curcumin may potentially have positive effects on depression. This is something that catches the interests of many psychologists and mental health experts from around the world.

“Depression is a disorder that many people are not ready to recognize or talk about. However, it should not be taken lightly, as it can become dangerous if not properly addressed. The recent death of Robin William is a tragic reminder of how fatal the condition can be,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.

There are millions of people worldwide who are suffering from depression, and the mortality rate associated with this disorder has continually been increasing. Research shows that 21% of the world’s population are suffering from depression.

Studies about the effects of curcumin found that the natural ingredient may potentially have positive effects on depression. According to these studies, a reduction of neurogenesis in the hippocampus generally results in stress and depression. Curcumin can have positive effects on neurogenesis and this is why it is believed to be as effective as engaging in high impact exercise and using anti-depressants in fighting depression.

There were also studies that showed curcumin fights depression by increasing the dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is highly influential in the brain processes that control emotional responses. The studies also suggested that curcumin could significantly help prevent depression if the dosage was increased.

“What makes curcumin even more interesting is that scientific studies show it can aid the activity of anti-depressant drugs. They seem to indicate that anti-depressant drugs can be more effective when administered together with curcumin,” added O’ Sullivan.

Curcumin supplements are increasingly becoming popular among individuals who are susceptible to depression. There are many curcumin supplements available today and experts recommend those that contain a black pepper extract to enhance curcumin absorption in the body (

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