Benefits of Curcumin

Published November 6, 2022

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What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric root. Turmeric root is a member of the ginger family and is commonly used to flavour curries. Curcumin has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and has been used for centuries by Indian Ayurvedic medicine practitioners.

How does Curcumin work?

Curcumin has been shown to inhibit a vast number of compounds that stimulate inflammatory pathways in the body, including inflammatory proteins, enzymes and growth factors.

Due to its antioxidant action, Curcumin helps protect the body from free radical damage. Curcumin not only neutralises free radicals, it also stimulates the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.


How do I take Curcumin?

The amount of Curcumin present in the turmeric powder in the supermarket is very low — around 3 per cent. It’s also difficult for the body to absorb. For a therapeutic dose of Curcumin, your health professional may advise supplementation.

Supplements provide Curcumin in a ‘bioavailable’ form — this makes it more easily absorbed by the body. A common bioavailable form binds Curcumin to fat (a phospholipid complex).

Curcumin and joint pain

Osteoarthritis is a disease associated with inflammation. It affects over two million people in Australia, causing joint pain.

Several studies have shown bioavailable Curcumin (containing a phospholipid complex — a fat) helps reduce the pain of mild osteoarthritis compared to placebo and also helps improve joint mobility.

Research on the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant actions of Curcumin has been widespread, and new and exciting research is frequently being presented. Scientific studies have shown that combining Curcumin with a fat, helps your body absorb it better. Find out more about Curcumin and Nature’s Own’s joint support range for more advice on how to support your joints.

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