Scientists have finally found a natural way to regenerate brain, and treat damages.
Turmeric offers an amazing versatility and over 600 science-supported health benefits. History is loaded with specific information on its ability to “alleviate human suffering.”
Its phytocompounds were in the center of every research in the past decade. Curcumin is the primary polyphenol in turmeric, and it gives this spice its deep golden color.
This active ingredient was the base of high-quality products, including phospholipid bound curcumin concentrate, which boosts the bioavailability of curcumin. Curcumin isolates can only provide a small part of turmeric’s healing potential, which is why this approach is seemingly limited.
The nutraceutical industry tends to sort of emulate the pharmaceutical model which is focused on determining the particular “monochemical” tree planted in a whole forest of complexity.
It turns out that there’s no singular “thing” in every food and herb that would suck up the plant’s healing power. It’s just a story manufacturers try to sell.
A recent study from the journal Stem Cell Research & Therapy confirmed that curcumin alone can’t bear the entire power of turmeric. Turmeric contains Ar-turmerone, a fat-soluble component that makes for “a promising candidate to support regeneration in neurologic disease.”
“Aromatic-turmerone induces neural stem cell proliferation in vitro and in vivo” is the name of this study, and it was conducted by a group of German researchers who examined the effect of Ar-turmerone on neural stem cells.
This subgroup of brain cells can carry a self-renewal which may be of great importance for further brain repair.
According to this study, when exposed to ar-turmerone, neural stem cells multiplied via enhanced proliferation. The new cells increased the number of fully differentiated neuronal cells, which confirms the healing power of the turmeric-derived compound.
When rats were injected with ar-turmerione, they showed an increase in neural stem cell proliferation, and a formation of healthy brain cells.
Get the most of your turmeric!
If you still don’t know what type of turmeric or curcumin you should use, just keep reading. As mentioned before, the whole plant is more powerful than curcumin alone.
People are more interesting the dose they should be taking instead of learning the qualitative dimensions of the product, like its origin, quality, etc.
We can’t actually determine the exact amount of turmeric/curcumin, because it largely depends on the individual and the particular health problem they’re treating.
If you are treating colonic inflammation or polyps, you should definitely use the whole plant instead of getting curcumin capsules like Meriva. The capsule will be absorbed in the small intestine, and passed through the liver without. In other words, your body won’t get too much of it.
But, that doesn’t apply to patients diagnosed with brain tumor or arthritis. The combination of curcumin and piperine (black pepper) provides a tremendous effect. This is definitely an example in with the “nutraceutical” model can find application.
Prevention is always the best cure, and you should cut the problem in its root. Do smaller amounts at first, and add the healing spice in your food. Learn the ingredients that work best with it, and go ahead, soothe your body, and boost your health.
So, add turmeric to your curries and smoothies can be of better assistance than using supplements. There’s no such thing as “natural” capsules, and the only thing these achieve is burdening your liver.