Curcumin – the enemy of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Layden Chiropractic talks with our Plainville chiropractic patients daily about inflammation and pain, particularly back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and leg pain. Chiropractic care
via an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is beneficial especially when incorporating curcumin, an addition 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 for the clinical benefit of curcumin for inflammatory-related diseases like osteoarthritis, metabolic disorders, etc. (1)
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (65 of them)
that examined the impact of turmeric/curcumin on inflammation and oxidation balance reported that supplementation significantly reduced inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and enhanced anti-oxidant activity, boosting the body’s inflammation/oxidation balance
Another analysis of randomized controlled trials (29 of them focused on 5 types of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia)
revealed the safety of using curcumin as well as the improvement with respect to pain and severity of inflammation
An additional analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials expressly focused on the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis determined that curcumin and curcuma longa extract may be safer and more effective supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo
. Moreover, the unpleasant effects of curcumin were akin to those of placebo, rendering it a safer option. Indeed, when compared to NSAIDs, another regularly used treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have similar effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser incidence of adverse events
So are you ready to give this natural option a chance? Let’s talk about it at your next Plainville chiropractic appointment.
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