NutritionCurcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

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Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by smokinjoe » Tue May 05, 2020 7:54 pm

Just a general question for this well informed forum...

Is Curcumin one of the best anti-inflammatory additives you can get?

What would be the best source? Curry? or is it yet another supplement to take in capsule form?


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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by RobSmith » Wed May 06, 2020 2:49 am

Turmeric comes from the root of the Curcuma Longa plant and it is the curcumin that gives turmeric spice its distinctive colour. Turmeric, in powder form is around 5% Curcumin, so for higher concentrations you would need supplements. That said, the one study I saw years ago, showed that the body didn't appear to get any benefits from turmeric supplements, it was only when the spice powder was cooked that the body was able to get the benefits of it (lengthening the telomeres I believe). Most days I sprinkle a bit of turmeric powder on tomatoes cut in half with a few drops of avocado oil on top and grill them (sometimes adding in some mixed herbs and black pepper). This has a great taste to it and is nothing like eating a curry which of course as you say is the obvious meal for consuming turmeric. Both curcumin and turmeric are good anti-inflammatories - I don't know if one is better than the other and if curcumin supplements themselves would have better effects.
I'm thinking Fred is probably best placed to answer this question. Over to you Fred...
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by Drdavid » Wed May 06, 2020 11:19 am

smokinjoe wrote:
Tue May 05, 2020 7:54 pm
Just a general question for this well informed forum...

Is Curcumin one of the best anti-inflammatory additives you can get?

What would be the best source? Curry? or is it yet another supplement to take in capsule form?
Here is an excellent article that will help you along this path

Adv Pharmacol Sci. 2016; 2016: 9130979.
Published online 2016 May 10. doi: 10.1155/2016/9130979
PMCID: PMC4877453
PMID: 27247570
Review of Anti-Inflammatory Herbal Medicines

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4877453/


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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by drkris69 » Thu May 07, 2020 12:34 pm

Good article DrDavid.
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by NewLifeScience » Thu May 07, 2020 8:29 pm

Hmm. Looks like Curcumin and Boswellia may be good candidates.

I am going to try them out together.
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by drkris69 » Fri May 08, 2020 4:56 pm

To anyone out there taking blood thinners, Curcumin taken at large doses can also thin the blood. Just be sensible.
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by canadahealthy » Fri May 08, 2020 10:03 pm

drkris69 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:56 pm
To anyone out there taking blood thinners, Curcumin taken at large doses can also thin the blood. Just be sensible.
Yikes! Um, so what would you consider a large dose? They don't have established daily values do they?
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by drkris69 » Mon May 11, 2020 11:41 am

So canadahealthy this is speculation on my part as far as dosing is concerned but, I would think anything over 1500mgs would be a high dose. Curcumin is a really good anti-inflammatory but it is also known to thin the blood as well. Search the web as there are several articles out there confirming this. Really nothing to worry about unless you are taking blood thinners.
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by Newage » Mon May 11, 2020 4:42 pm

canadahealthy wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 10:03 pm
drkris69 wrote:
Fri May 08, 2020 4:56 pm
To anyone out there taking blood thinners, Curcumin taken at large doses can also thin the blood. Just be sensible.
Yikes! Um, so what would you consider a large dose? They don't have established daily values do they?
It is suggested that Ginkgo can also add to the blood thinning mix if taking prescription medication.
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Re: Curcumin: The best anti-inflammatory?

Post by Drdavid » Tue May 12, 2020 9:18 am

If you are taking prescription medications and supplements take the time to read this article it may save your life

EPMA J. 2019 Mar; 10(1): 51–64.
Published online 2019 Jan 8. doi: 10.1007/s13167-018-0158-2
PMCID: PMC6459456
PMID: 30984314
Review of herbal medications with the potential to cause bleeding: dental implications, and risk prediction and prevention avenues

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6459456/
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