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Why Curcumin is the Official “King of All Spices”


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To the many traditional cultures around the world that have long utilized the spice in and medicine, ’s amazing anti-inflammatory, , and anti-cancer benefits are no secret. But modern, Western cultures are only just now beginning to learn of the incredible healing powers of curcumin, which in more recent days have earned it the appropriate title of “king of all spices.” And as more scientific evidence continues to emerge, curcumin is quickly becoming recognized as a fountain of youth “superspice” with near-miraculous potential in modern medicine.

A cohort of scientific studies published in recent years have shown that taking curcumin on a regular basis can actually lengthen lifespan and improve overall quality of life. A study conducted on roundworms, for instance, found that small amounts of curcumin, the primary active ingredient in , increased average lifespan by about 39 percent. A similar study involving fruit flies revealed a 25 percent lifespan increase as a result of curcumin intake.

In the first study, researchers found that curcumin helped reduce the number of reactive oxygen species in roundworms, as well as reduce the amount of cellular damage that normally occurs during . Curcumin was also observed to improve roundworms’ resistance to heat compared to those not taking the spice. And in fruit flies, curcumin appeared to trigger increased levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), an antioxidant compound that protects cells against oxidative damage.

“Given the long and established history of curcumin as a spice and herbal medicine, its demonstrated chemopreventive and therapeutic potential, and its pharmacological safety in model system, curcumin, the bioactive extract of curcumin, promises a great future in human clinical studies designed to prevent and/or delay age-related diseases,” explained the authors of a review on these and other animal studies involving curcumin.

To learn even more about all of the clinically backed health perks of curcumin, see our article,
Benefits of Curcumin: Everything You Need to Know About the Healing “King of All Spices”

Improve the quality of your life with therapeutic doses of curcumin

Even with all the data showing that it can help boost levels, the blood, heal digestive disorders, dissolve gallstones, treat infections, and prevent cancer, some health experts have been reluctant to recommend taking curcumin in medicinal doses until human clinical trials have been conducted. But unlike pharmaceutical drugs, taking curcumin is not dangerous, and civilizations have been consuming large amounts of it for centuries as part of their normal diets.

According to consumption data collected back in the 1980s and 1990s, the average Asian person consumes up to 1,000 milligrams of curcumin a day, or as much as 440 grams per year, which equates to roughly 90 milligrams of active curcuminoids per day at higher end of the concentration spectrum. And these figures, of course, primarily cover just the amount of curcumin consumed as food in curries and other traditional dishes, which means supplements with similar concentrations are perfectly safe and effective.

But the truth of the matter is that you can safely take much higher doses of both turmeric and curcumin, and doing so will provide even more benefits. The Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University (OSU) has compiled a thorough list of curcumin’s benefits with detailed information about the doses used to achieve such benefits. You can access this list here


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8 responses to “Why Curcumin is the Official “King of All Spices””

  1. Darcey says:

    It is really a nice and useful piece of info. I’m happy that you shared this helpful information with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. K. Parker says:

    Tumeric taken everyday with meals really helps with chronic depression. Eat healthier and get daily exercise – walking is a good one.

  3. Diane says:

    can curcumin help with thyroid and cholesterol .

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi Diane,
      Curcumin promotes a wide range of benefits including joint health, brain support and cardiovascular health.
      I would suggest you consider some of our other supplements more specific for cholesterol balance and healthy thyroid function. The Cholesterol360 and our Kelp Tablets would be ideal. You can locate more information on both supplements on our main website

      Hopefully this helps! :)

  4. Nancy Teliski says:

    I recently purchased Curcumin2K for my Mom who has cancer.She is old school and refuse to take it.
    Rather than waste it I decided to give it a try.
    WOW! This spice is a amazing!
    Normally after a long day doing my Spring clean up in my gardens, I can expect to be in pain the next day.
    Since taking just 1 tab twice a day, I have yet to have the normal aches and pains from heavy vigorous outdoor work.
    I can excerise longer and knowing I will not be sore.
    This has been a lifesaver for me.
    I am just sorry I did not know about this wonderful spice sooner.
    Try it your body will thank you!

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Nancy, that’s amazing! We’re really excited Curcumin2k is working so well for you!
      It’s great to know your able to exercise and work in your garden without being in pain.
      Thanks so much for sharing :)

  5. Nancy Scheewe says:

    What is the best way to reduce chlorestrol (246), I am 72 eat very healthy and exercise hard daily (21 day fix)

    • Segen Tekle says:

      Hi Nancy,
      Our Cholesterol360 would be an ideal supplement choice for supporting healthy cholesterol. This product contains bergamonte citrus extract, which is specifically designed to promote healthy HDL, LDL and triglyceride ratios. I’ve included a link to this product with more information:

      Hope this helps!