Curcuminoids are the bright orange pigments of the herb turmeric. They belong to the family of polyphenols that includes all bioflavonoids. Renowned for its free-radical scavenging and antioxidant activity, turmeric has been traditionally used in India to relieve jaundice, arthritic conditions, allergies, liver disease, digestive and urinary disorders, skin problems, and aid wound healing. Check out these 3 outstanding ways turmeric can benefit your health!
The anti-inflammatory power of curcuminoids comes from their inhibition of the enzymes that synthesize inflammatory components. Add the ability to block serum lipid peroxidation, significantly reducing oxidized cholesterol, and you have a combination that packs a one-two anti-inflammatory punch.
Curcuminoids have also shown the ability to inhibit mutagenesis and carcinogenesis, enhance excretion of tobacco mutagens, and inhibit aflatoxins – the potent carcinogens generated by mold commonly found on corn and peanuts. They also offer benefit to the gastrointestinal tract by inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and parasites.
Almost everyone can benefit from consuming curcuminoids. Our bodies always have some sort of repair work to do! This anti-aging nutrient is excellent for everything from general nutrition to athletic performance to surgical recovery, and gives ongoing support for cardiovascular, intestinal, and joint health.