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7 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin


Turmeric Curcumin is a healing substance that I think everyone should consume daily in some form. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits are too good to ignore. Turmeric, the yellow root it’s derived from, has a long history of culinary and medicinal use as a spice.

Turmeric is great to cook with, or you can conveniently take curcumin as a supplement.

Here’s a summary of the curcumin benefits we’ve written on over the last few years:

1. Curcumin protects your brain

Extensive research has demonstrated the protective effects of curcumin on the brain. In one study, curcumin inhibited the accumulation of destructive beta amyloid protein in the brain – the “tangles” that are the hallmark of cognitive decline. What’s more, it broke up existing plaques by boosting immune cells called macrophages to clear out the plaque. Read More

2. Curcumin boosts mood

A recent study in India showed that curcumin may increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, two neurotransmitters known to boost mood, which are targeted by antidepressant drugs. Researchers also found that curcumin used in conjunction with certain antidepressants may have a synergistic effect, increasing its effectiveness. Read More

3. Curcumin reduces muscle soreness after exercise

Research suggests that curcumin may help with everyday exercise compliance by offsetting some of the negative effects of a vigorous workout. In the study, curcumin reduced exercise-induced inflammation in mice, possibly by inhibiting inflammatory compounds such as COX-2, prostaglandins and leukotrienes. That improved running performance and recovery. Read More

4. Curcumin boosts immunity

Researchers have found that curcumin molecules insert themselves into cell membranes making them more stable and orderly. By doing this, the cell becomes more resistant to attacks by disease-causing microbes and ultimately, infection. Read More

5. Curcumin balances blood sugar

A study showed that subjects who supplemented with curcumin for six weeks experienced significant improvements in insulin resistance and glucose tolerance. Subjects who took curcumin had increased activity of an enzyme that plays a key role in blunting the blood sugar rise that follows meals and produces insulin. Read More

6. Curcumin keeps cells healthy

Researchers found that curcumin fights abnormal cell mutations at their root cause by derailing the initiation phase of ten different pathways that cause them to multiply and spread throughout the body. Curcumin has also been shown to interfere with the production of advanced glycation end products that promote the accumulation of dangerous inflammatory byproducts that lead to cellular mutations. Read More

7. Curcumin increases the effectiveness of other supplements

Curcumin improves the performance of some other powerful natural healers. In one study, researchers from UCLA found that a combination of curcumin and vitamin D worked well to clear harmful amyloid plaques found in the brains of people with cognitive decline. In another study, curcumin combined with green tea extract worked better than either alone in reducing cell mutations. Read More

Josh Corn Joshua Corn – Editor-in-Chief
Josh is a health freedom advocate and veteran of the natural health industry. He has been actively involved in the natural health movement for over 15 years, and has been dedicated to the promotion of health, vitality, longevity and natural living throughout his career. Josh has successfully overcome several personal health challenges through natural means, and believes that sharing information can empower people to take control of their health so they can solve their own problems and live life to its fullest potential. Josh is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now. Additionally he serves as CEO of Stop Aging Now, a company that has been formulating premium dietary supplements since 1995. Josh is currently working on his first book about natural health, and is gearing up to launch the Live in the Now radio show. In addition to his work in the natural health field, Josh is an avid outdoorsman, animal lover and enjoys “living in the now” with his wife and two sons.

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12 responses to “7 Reasons to Start Eating More Curcumin”

  1. Eldon Dahl says:

    I sprinkle some Turmeric on my toast under my butter and egg one 1 slice and 1 with jam every morning. I think it helps my immunity. The last cold I had was about 6 years ago. I started to sneeze after supper on Thursday. I sneezed during our curling game Friday afternoon. My sneezing stopped after supper. Saturday morning, there was not indication that I ever had a cold. It lasted one day, One doctor said that the average cold lasts a week. If you go to the drug store and buy all the cold medications, you can cut it down to 7 days. I did it in one day.

  2. jamie taylor says:

    I am a 60 female, do you offer anything for acid reflux, i do not want to take drugs. Thank you

    • Karel Riley says:

      Research natural remedies for GERD. There are several. My son has serious case of it and I’ve been researching and having him try things. We are still looking and testing, but do try buffered vitamin C and aloe vera juice. They are both good for you, they are hard to overuse, so give them a try for starters.

    • SandraSchneidau says:

      Jamie, I was just diagnosed with acid reflux after
      many years of not knowing what was wrong, and
      paying for many visits to doctors who also did not
      know what was wrong. Go to an ENT doctor. Mine
      told me to buy Prilosec OTC which I bought at Costco. Cost was about $23 for 3 packs of 14 tablets each. I take one each morning on an empty
      stomach with water. You need to also modify your diet. Cut down on tea and coffee (even decaf), and alcohol, do not eat tomatoes or other acidic foods, do not eat chocolate, avoid spicy and fatty foods, do not smoke, do not eat or drink for 3 hours before bed, elevate your upper body for sleeping (extra pillows?). Eat small meals, slowly. Do not exercise right after eating. Good luck

      • Casie Terry, Managing Editor for Live in the Now says:

        Hi Jamie and Sandra,

        The only thing we would caution with this route is that OTC drugs like Prilosec come with several dangers and they don’t address the root of the problem, which can often be treated and eliminated for good.

        Here are a few articles to check out:

        User Beware: 3 Risks You Take When You Use Acid Reflux Drugs Longer Than 8 Weeks

        The Great Acid Reflux Lie and How You Can Heal Your Acid Reflux


    often certain spices, herbs etc which could have positive health effects are mentioned.

  4. Thomas Bush says:

    Got 3 2X bottles a while back and gave them to others to try(for cancer help), reported results-2 people had radiation treatments,1over a yr ago,other one recent. 1st one had her feet swell up,2nd one had body heat go too high. Both back to normal after stopping the 2X. 3rd one (no rad .etc and does what it is suppose to. VA canceled his operation on liver since all tests inc. blood back to normal. Have reported this before to the experts(?) and got no answers back.

    • Carolyn Banach, MS, RD says:

      Thank you for your feedback.

      Supplements including curcumin can interact with medications and may not be appropriate for use in individuals with certain medical conditions. Cancer patients need to be especially careful and should consult with their Physician before using any supplement.

  5. Russell Powell says:

    I hope you have a listing of all of the comments that you have received. They supply answers to many of the questions I have. Are they available? Thanks…

    • Segen Tekle says:

      If you scroll all the way down on a specific article, you can view comments and questions on the topics being discussed.
      I hope this helps!

      Best wishes.

  6. Jim Dahmann says:

    I started taking Curcumin 2 years ago after radiation treatment for prostate cancer. I was given several medications in recovery , but soon had many side affects. I stopped those meds, stopped cows milk, cut way down on Wheat products, quit my BP and thyroid meds 2 months ago and eat more fresh vegs, organic too, and feel much better. I’m 75 and having a great life.