Turmeric - Memory and Mood booster
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that’s been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. This root, which is a cousin to ginger, is native to Southeast Asia and sometimes called "Indian Saffron" because of its beautiful golden color. Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, has been shown in studies to have disease-fighting potential and great health benefits.
A recent study in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry demonstarted evidence that that curcumin can protect the brain.
In this new study, Dr. Gary Small, at the University of California, Los Angeles, and staff tested the compound on adults age range 50-85, with mild memory problems.
Results showed that the subjects who took curcumin twice daily showed an almost 30% percent improvement in memory tests over the course of the study, but those who took the placebo showed no significant improvements. Not only improved memeory, but hey also experienced improvement in mood.
Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb that’s been used for centuries. This root, closely related to ginger, is found often in Southeast Asian cuisine. Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, has been for its disease-fighting potential and surprising health benefits.
The vast majority of turmeric comes from India. Turmeric is one of the key ingredients in many curries, giving them color and flavor. The root and rhizome (underground stem) are used medicinally.
Curcumin’s antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties make it a health-promoting go-to supplement. Curcumin is not absorbed that well into the bloodstream, adding black pepper improves bio-avalability (absorption), piperine, a component of pepper is a little helper.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.
Curcumin content of turmeric is not very high. It’s around 3-4%.
So, to enjoy the full effects, take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin.
It's inexpensive, well-studied and used for centuries. Get some!