Curcumin is a good antioxidant, and it is especially effective in helping to reduce inflammation. Curcumin provides for these reasons many health benefits.The raw material used in the Better Curcumin formula is the only form of curcumin shown to pass through the blood brain barrier and improve memory (Cox KH, et al. 2015).
This study also showed a significant reduction in both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol, the so-called bad cholesterol.
Data show that this form of curcumin is at least 65 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin (Gota VS, et al. 2010).
Curcumin has an anti-inflammatory effect, protecting human chondrocytes (cartilage cells) from degradation (breakdown) affecting several biochemical pathways (Henrotin Y, et.al., 2010). It is also a good antioxidant.
Curcumin has been found to reduce IL-1beta induced NF-kappaB activation (Burhmann C, et al. 2011). These are inflammatory cytokines involved in tendinitis.
Curcumin also down regulated MMP-1, 9 and 13, enzymes involved in tendon degradation.
Curcumin has been documented to improve flow-mediated dilation which is an indicator of endothelial function as much as exercise (Akazava N, et al. 2012).
This means that the health and function of the blood vessels improved because the endothelium is the inner lining of the blood vessels.
Working memory and mood were found to be significantly better after taking curcumin for 4 weeks, and total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol were also significantly reduced (Cox KH, et al. 2015).
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