While most individuals may be familiar with turmeric as the spice in curry, it’s also an extremely potent medicinal herb that has been used in India for thousands of years. Some have said that the low incidence of Alzheimer’s in certain parts of the world, such as India and Asia, are due in part to the intake of Turmeric.
The active component in turmeric is curcumin. It is the yellow pigment concentrate in turmeric that carries all the benefits. Curcumin is a remarkable antioxidant and a wonderful anti-inflammatory. According to several studies, it has potential cancer-fighting capabilities and has also been shown to be supportive for neurodegenerative diseases. One of its benefits includes aiding in blood sugar regulation which in turn may help reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes. While we mentioned that it does aid in reducing inflammation, it can, indeed, also help with the pain associated with arthritic conditions and joint paint. And to add to that list, curcumin has been found to have brain protecting capabilities. Both memory and neurological function have been reported to improve when taking turmeric at therapeutic doses. In a 2012 study on Alzheimer’s patients, published in the Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda, it was reported that patients who were taking a little under 1 gram of turmeric per day, had significant improvements in behavior and a positive increase in their quality of life.
As wonderful as curcumin is, it is tricky when it comes to absorption. There is a lot of debate about the best way to take curcumin. Although we do believe in taking a quality curcumin supplement, each individual absorbs them differently. So to ensure proper absorption, we have come up with a better way for everyone. We have been finding great results here at The Salerno Center with curcumin IV therapy. By using Intravenous curcumin, we are able to bypass digestion and enhance the absorption of curcumin immediately. Now you can reap the benefits of this wonderful herb. If you’re interested in curcumin iv therapy, feel free to contact us at The Salerno Center for more information.