Curcumin – the nemesis of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Hollstrom & Associates Inc talks with our Largo chiropractic patients daily about inflammation and pain, especially back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and sciatica. Chiropractic care
via an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is beneficial especially when adding curcumin into the mix, an extra backed by several recent research papers!
CURCUMIN: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-OXIDANT-ENHANCING, SAFE, EFFECTIVE
A new scoping review (based on 389 citations from 8 different databases)
of evidence concerning the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found a lot of support of the clinical benefit of curcumin for diseases in which inflammation plays a key role like osteoarthritis, metabolic disorders, etc. (1)
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (65 of them)
that studied the impact of turmeric/curcumin on inflammation and oxidation balance reported that supplementation significantly decreased inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and improved anti-oxidant activity, enhancing the body’s inflammation/oxidation balance
Another analysis of randomized controlled trials (29 of them focused on 5 kinds of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia)
divulged the safety of using curcumin as well as the change for the better with respect to pain and severity of inflammation
A further analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials specifically focused on the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis concluded that curcumin and curcuma longa extract may be safer and more valuable supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo
. What's more, the adverse effects of curcumin were comparable to those of placebo, making it a safer option. Indeed, when compared to NSAIDs, another regularly used treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have comparable effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser occurrence of adverse events
So why not give this natural option a shot? Let’s talk about it at your next Largo chiropractic visit.
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