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Curcumin - turmeric

Health benefits of Curcumin - turmeric:
A phytochemical that may be antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and protect nerve cells from damage

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What are curcuminoids?

Curcuminoids are compounds that give turmeric its yellow colour; curcumin is the principal curcuminoid in turmeric a spice derived from a member of the ginger family

Turmeric has been used in India for healing purposes for centuries.

Why does it matter to me?

Recently, research has shown that curcumin may have anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities has renewed scientific interest in its potential to prevent and treat disease.

Pre clinical studies have shown (test tube and animal model tests):

Curcumin to be an effective scavenger of both reactive oxygen species and reactive nitrogen species, both potentially very damaging chemicals.

Curcumin to have anti-inflammatory effects, improving colitis and protecting nerve cells in mice.

Curcumin to exhibit anti-cancer activity inducing appropriate cell death (apoptosis) in cancer cells in a test tube1.

How curcumin reacts with…

Pepper: Recent studies have shown that piperine (the active ingredient in pepper) can enhance the bio availability of curcumin by 2000%2.

The amount of curcumin in both turmeric powder and the root is between 3 and 6% of the total weight3,4.
Review date: 1/12/2024
Next review date: 1/10/2025
Curcumin - turmeric nutritional information

Top 6 ingredients for Curcumin - turmeric taking into account portion size and cooking retention factors

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Turmeric root nutritional information

Turmeric root

0.15g = No RDA/RI available
Turmeric - ground nutritional information

Turmeric - ground

0.06g = No RDA/RI available