Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Curcumin

Although preclinical studies indicate curcumin may be useful for the prevention and treatment of several diseases, the effectiveness of curcumin has not yet been demonstrated in randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trials.

A daily dose of 2 grams of Curcuma domestica extract was found to provide pain relief that was equivalent to ibuprofen for the relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee.

Some commercial capsules of curcumin contain piperine, a compound found in pepper which aids absorption of curcumin into the blood stream. However, as curcuma is known to inhibit blood clotting, it should be avoided for a two-week period prior to major surgery and not used in conjunction with blood thinners such as warfarin and Plavix.

Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory that affects the neuro-inflammatory cascade in neurotic plaque pathogenesis. The study demonstrated that both low and high doses of curcumin reduce β-amyloid plaque buildup. The study with low doses of curcumin demonstrated that there was a 32% reduction in insoluble plaque buildup that was treated with the spice and a 43% reduction in soluble plaque. This effect is similar to that of aspirin, which also suppresses development of β-amyloid plaque buildup.
Supplements with this ingredient:
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