Turmeric has been used in traditional herbal medicine for thousands of years as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumour, antibacterial and antiviral.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric, a spice used in India for thousands of years in cooking and as a medicinal herb.
It has powerful anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects and is a very strong antioxidant. It also supports the liver and detoxification pathways.
Turmeric has been proven to specifically counteract inflammation more effectively than many drugs, yet it is a natural substance. As inflammation is central to cancer initiation, promotion and metastasis, turmeric is a powerful ally against cancer.
Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over our bodies and kill us. Therefore, while acute (short-term) inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it is chronic (long-term) and inappropriately deployed against the body's own tissues.
It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. These include heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer's and various degenerative conditions. Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases.
Curcumin targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the molecular level. For example, curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. Turmeric is a sirtuin-activator that switches on healthy genes making normal cells more resilient and killing cancer cells.
Curcumin also boosts levels of the brain hormone BDNF, which increases the growth of new neurons and fights various degenerative processes in the brain. Scientists have shown the healing power of curcumin may also be beneficial for treating arthritis, high cholesterol and dementia. Due to its anti-inflammatory nature, it is good for those with chronic conditions involving pain. It has also been linked to improvements in heart disease and depression.
Curcumin is fat-soluble, so in order to facilitate optimum absorption it should be taken in an oil-based formula, such as a softgel capsule. Lumity contains turmeric suspended in flaxseed oil for optimum bioavailability.Buy Lumity