Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/30/2014 -- Turmeric is an ancient spice that is used in mustards, curry powders, and cheeses. It is a popular kitchen ingredient that is known for its powerful health benefits especially among arthritis sufferers. However, recent studies showed that there is more to turmeric than being a natural pain relief option.
According to a recent study reported in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, turmeric may have the capacity to strengthen bones and protect them against osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is highly prevalent and it affects more than 200 million people worldwide.
“This bone disease can increase a person’s risk of suffering from fractures. Postmenopausal women are usually the ones who suffer from this condition,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.
Studies indicated that turmeric may have bone-protective effects and the capacity to prevent 50 percent of bone loss. With rats as a subject, these studies also found that the natural ingredient can help preserve bone structure.
The University of Arizona associate professor and endocrinologist, Dr. Funk, has been studying turmeric for several years. Although she initially studied the effects of turmeric in arthritis patients, Dr. Funk's research also revealed other potential applications for the spice. It was found that turmeric has properties that can prevent the development of bone cells that cause bone destruction.
Albeit researchers stated that turmeric may have the capacity to protect the bones, the level of therapeutic effects may also depend on the amount of curcuminoids present. Turmeric are typically designed to provide a much higher concentration of curcuminoids than consuming the spice in food or teas.
What makes turmeric supplements even more effective is that they usually contain a black pepper extract, which increases the body’s capacity to absorb nutrients. Those who use curcumin supplements that have the black pepper extract will generally absorb high levels of turmeric’s active ingredient.
“Curcumin supplements can be effective, however, consumers should also understand that not all herbal companies use a combination of curcumin and black pepper extract. They need to choose wisely as there are many products in the market and it can be challenging to spot the right one,” added O’Sullivan (http://www.amazon.com/VitaBreeze/pages/7603999011).
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