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What is curcumin? What are the health benefits of curcumin?

Turmeric is a turmeric plant, and Chinese medicine believes that turmeric can activate blood and relieve pain. The yellow substance in the turmeric extract straight powder is a slightly acidic phenolic substance, which is curcumin, the main component and the most important active component of turmeric extract to exert its pharmacological effect.

1. Protect the joints

Turmeric Extract – Curcumin has great anti-inflammatory properties, similar to the effects of NSAIDs. Curcumin plays a huge role in reducing pro-inflammatory factors and increasing the release of anti-inflammatory factors to achieve the effect of controlling inflammation in chronic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.

2. Antioxidant

The antioxidant effect of curcumin is mainly reflected in scavenging reactive oxygen free radicals, inhibiting lipid peroxidation, and increasing the activities of superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase (CAT), and glutathione peroxidase (GSH-PX). It also has a significant inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation of lecithin and oxidative DNA damage induced by OH.

3. Enhance memory

Curcumin significantly reduced the synthesis of proteins in areas of the human brain that control memory and emotional functions.

4. Improve heart function

Curcumin can alleviate the ischemic changes of the myocardium induced by isoproterenol, and can also improve the hypoxia tolerance of the myocardium, which has a certain protective effect on the ischemic injury of the myocardium.



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