Boost Your Health With Curcumin

Boost Your Health With Curcumin

Curcumin's Anti-Inflammatory Properties

Curcumin, which is known for its culinary use in curry, also has medicinal properties. It is a polyphenol with anti-inflammatory properties that can increase the body's production of antioxidants (1).

Curcumin, the bioactive component of turmeric, has been extensively studied due to its potentially anti-inflammatory properties (2), (3), (4).

Research indicates that curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties similar to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) by inhibiting cyclooxygenase (COX), an enzyme that contributes to inflammation in the body.

Due to these properties, curcumin is a promising natural alternative to traditional anti-inflammatory drugs for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.

Curcumin as a Natural Alternative to Anti-Inflammatory Drugs

At least 13 clinical trials have been conducted to analyze the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis symptoms, including knee pain and physical function. The results of these studies have been compiled in various meta-analyses (5, 6, 7, 8, 9).

These studies suggest that curcumin supplements can significantly improve osteoarthritis symptoms to a moderate-to-large extent compared to a placebo. The effects of curcumin are similar to those of NSAIDs.

The promising results of clinical trials suggest that curcumin can be a helpful option for managing osteoarthritis symptoms.

Enhancing Curcumin Absorption

It is important to note that curcumin is poorly absorbed when ingested by itself. To enhance absorption, it is often formulated with black pepper extract. Our Joint Jumper product contains curcumin and black pepper extract to maximize its benefits (11).

Curcumin is generally well-tolerated, with doses of up to 8 grams not shown to result in any serious side effects (10). However, common side effects of curcumin include nausea, diarrhea, headache, skin rash, and yellow stools.