Turmeric Vs Curcumin - what's the difference?
Turmeric Vs Curcumin
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is flowering plant, related to ginger. The roots are ground up into a spice, yellow to orange, usually used to flavour curries and dishes in Asia. On of the main compounds in turmeric is curcumin. As well as curcumin, turmeric contains many other beneficial bioactive compounds.
So, there we have it, article done. Curcumin is one of the compounds found in turmeric. I feel wasted, so let’s break it down a bit more.
Curcumin is a polyphenol, used for thousands of years in India to help reduce inflammatory problems including pain and depression. It’s also been demonstrated to increase the body’s production of the antioxidant’s glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase. It may also slow the progression of various forms of cancer and progressive illnesses including age related cognitive decline, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cardiovascular problems, although research is ongoing.
Curcumin has poor bioavailability and passed undigested into the colon. Absorption can be increased by the co-ingestion of black pepper or it’s extract, piperine. Curcumin is safely tolerated and no adverse effects have been noted in doses up to 8g.
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