Curcumin is making a huge splash in the health news pond lately. And no wonder - there are over 5,000 published studies on this extract from tumeric. The reason it is so popular is because it modulates the underlying cause of most all disease - inflammation. Remarkably, the studies show that curcumin's anti-inflammatory properties are as potent or more potent than side-effect producing prescription drugs. Add the fact that it has a stable antioxidant value 152 times more than blueberries, you can start to see why curcumin is making some big waves and is on its way to being a star supplement.
One company that is leading the pack in supplying the most effective curcumin is made by Terry Naturally. Valley Naturals carries his product called Curamin, and it received the Best of Supplements Award from Better Nutrition in 2011. Dr. Terry Lemerond has taken the vast research on this herb and developed a product that is 10 times better absorbed than standard curcumin by using the BCM-95 method. He has determined the right amount of curcumin extract for optimum effect needed (500 mg pure curcuminoids), blended it will another great anti-inflammatory called boswellia, and added phenylalanine and nattokinase to reduce pain caused by inflammation.
Dr. Terry includes several articles about curcumin on his site, but states in a print article called, Curcumin: The All in One Solution, that "if you suffer from Alzheimer's disease, Arthritis, Asthma, Bronchitis, Cancer, Cirrhosis, Depression, Diabetes, Fatigue, Heart Disease, Irritable Bowel, Leukemia, Psoriasis, Wounds, or almost any other disease, curcumin is ‘the single most helpful natural ingredient you can take.’ " That sounds pretty exciting to me! Ellen