Curcumin is a very powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant even though it only makes up 3% of Turmeric. It is also a polyphenol that can target multiple signaling molecules while also demonstrating activity at the cellular level, helping to support its multiple health benefits.
The Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin
Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flavored spice derived from the roots of a flowering plant that grows in India and Southeast Asia, while Curcumin is a highly potent chemical in Turmeric.
Turmeric also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties and is used as a complementary therapy for a variety of health complaints, including arthritis, digestive issues, and excessive gas. But much of the credit for its health benefits go to Curcumin. Curcumin and the Curcuminoids are present in Turmeric at around 2mg/g in the tuberous roots, so Turmeric as a source of Curcumin is less potent than anti-inflammatory.
If your body needs to reach a certain level of Curcumin in order to get the full health benefits, you would need to consume a Curcumin rich supplement in some cases. Curcumin extracts are the most potent form of turmeric supplements. They’re concentrated and containing more than 90% of curcumin. By contrast, powders and spices only contain 3% of curcuminoids. CuminUP60 is a premier natural ingredient made with Patent Pending CGSF technology. Usage of the Co-Grinding Solvent Free process provides an eco-friendly and sustainable solvent-free method to produce CuminUP60, incorporating high purity Curcuminoids to significantly improve Curcumin water solubility and bioavailability.
Here are some areas in which Curcumin supplements have evidence-based benefits:
Osteoarthritis: Curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory compound and thus relieve osteoarthritis symptoms.
Obesity: Curcumin can inhibit the inflammatory pathway involved in obesity and help reduce body fat.
Heart disease: Curcumin can reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, reducing the risk of heart disease.
Diabetes: Curcumin can make your blood sugar metabolism better and potentially suppress the effects of diabetes.
Cancer: Studies have demonstrated that Curcumin as an herb could be used as an addition to cancer treatment. It had a positive effect on suppressing cancer growth and at a molecular level.
Antifungal: Studies have shown that Curcumin can dramatically inhibit the adhesion of Candida species isolated from AIDS patients to BEC, which demonstrates that it is a promising lead compound that has therapeutical use in immunocompromised patients.
Alzheimer’s disease: Curcumin can help clear the amyloid plaque, which is a buildup of protein tangles in Alzheimer’s disease.