Curcumin: The Golden Spice for Wellness and Vitality

It is well known that a balanced diet can provide a wealth of benefits to comprehensive wellness. Nature provides a full complement of vitamins, minerals and organic chemical compounds through a wide variety of dietary sources. Fruits and vegetables are the food sources most commonly associated with providing nutrients to the body, but certain herbs and spices have also been known for their ability to support optimal whole-body health. Turmeric, in particular, is one spice that has gained notoriety for supporting multiple facets of whole-body health. This golden spice has long been utilized in Ayurvedic medicine for its varied range of potential benefits. When digging deeper into the benefits of turmeric, it becomes clear that the supportive traits can be attributed to one specific ingredient: curcumin.

Curcumin is a phytonutrient that has been recognized for supporting various aspects of comprehensive wellness with its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This powerful ingredient has been connected to a wide range of potential benefits to whole body health, including enhanced support of cognitive, gastrointestinal (GI), immune, metabolic and cardiovascular function.

Supporting Comprehensive Wellness with Curcumin

Possessing such potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties allows for curcumin to have the potential to influence whole body health through a variety of avenues.

Joint Health

As men and women age, inflammation can often lead to painful joints and even osteoarthritis. Recent studies have shown that curcumin may be able to not only reduce joint inflammation, but that it could also play a role in reducing joint pain as well. In-depth analysis of curcumin also suggests that this supportive phytonutrient does not pose the same risk of severe side effects that can accompany some clinical treatments for arthritis.

Digestive Function

The average gut microbiome is a delicate environment where both harmful and supportive types of bacteria fight one another for dominance. This delicate environment is ripe for conditions like inflammation and oxidative stress to exert their influence over whole body health.

Curcumin has long been lauded in Eastern medicine for its ability to support optimal digestion with its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Now, more medical experts are exploring curcumin’s ability to support optimal digestive function by helping the gallbladder produce bile. Curcumin has even earned a reputation for helping the body address inflammatory gut conditions like inflammatory bowel syndrome (IBS).

Immune Function

The ability for curcumin to address both oxidative stress and inflammation also lends to its potential to support optimal immune function. Experts have estimated that at least 70 percent of the body’s immune cells reside in the gut and GI tract. Therefore, inflammation in the GI tract can often lead to a range of issues that go well beyond indigestion and other conditions confined to the gut.

With curcumin being able to address both inflammation and oxidative stress in the GI tract, this powerful phytonutrient has shown the potential to support overall immune function throughout the body. Yet, some studies have shown that curcumin also actually enhances the function of the body’s various immune cells.

Metabolic Function and Weight Management

Other recent studies have highlighted curcumin’s ability to support optimal overall metabolic function. By helping the body more effectively break down food to be converted into energy, curcumin has the potential to support reductions in both body fat and weight. Reducing body fat can support a range of processes and functions that pertain to whole body health.

Cardiovascular Function

Oxidative stress, inflammation and excess body fat can all exert a strong influence over cardiovascular function. Curcumin has shown the potential to support optimal cardiovascular function through multiple avenues.

By helping the body metabolize food effectively and maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI), curcumin has shown that it can promote optimal cardiovascular function and reduce the risk of more serious cardiovascular issues like heart attack and stroke. Curcumin’s strong antioxidant profile has also shown an ability to enhance the function of the lining of the body’s blood vessels.

Cognitive Function

Oxidative stress and inflammation are both well-known markers of the natural aging process. In fact, increased inflammation and oxidative stress have been recognized as factors in cognitive decline. This connection also makes it possible for curcumin to support optimal cognitive function and provide the body with enhanced protection from cognitive decline.

Curcumin has also shown the additional ability to support optimal cognitive function and reduce the risk of depression and other cognitive issues by activating the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).

Boosting Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Profiles with Curcumin Nutraceuticals

One factor that can make curcumin difficult for the body to obtain effectively is its lack of bioavailability (absorbability). Fortunately, the nutraceutical industry has developed a range of products that seek to deliver curcumin to the body while accounting for its lack of bioavailability. Curcumin Support from EVEXIAS Health Solutions is a professional grade nutraceutical that has been expertly designed to provide the body with the strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. To address curcumin’s bioavailability issues, Curcumin Support also contains Bioperine® fruit extract. This extract has been packed with high concentrations of piperine, an organic chemical compound commonly found in black pepper that has been recognized for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of other nutrients. With enhanced bioavailability, curcumin is better equipped to support various aspects of whole-body health, including optimal cognitive, metabolic, cardiovascular, immune, digestive and joint function.

For more intensive support of comprehensive wellness, the expert practitioners at EVEXIAS Health Solutions also offer a variety of integrative therapies that include lifestyle management guidance and hormone pellet therapy featuring. Discover the nearest EvexiPEL Certified provider today to learn more about supporting optimal whole body health through customized care.

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