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Benefits of Curcumin


Curcumin is the most active curcumin compound component in turmeric, which can be extracted from the rhizome of the tropical plant turmeric. According to a well-known American journal (J. Am. Chem. Soc.), the antioxidant capacity of natural curcumin is 2.33 times that of bioflavonoids, 1.6 times that of vitamin E and 2.75 times that of vitamin C, which can help the body fight many diseases. As a member of the ginger family, turmeric is widely used as herbal medicine, cosmetic ingredient anddietary supplement ( Including food flavoring and coloring agents). In addition to dietary ingredients, turmeric is also widelyused in Chinese herbal medicine. A large number of studies have shown that curcumin is a powerfulmolecule that can exert a variety of positive pharmacological effects, including anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-apoptotic effects.

As a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, curcumin and its chemopreventive properties make curcumin a powerful diseaseprevention effect. Modern medicalresearch has found that the occurrence of many diseases in the human body is related to the formation of free radicals and inflammation. The multiple double bonds in curcumin give it good capture of free radical electrons, antioxidant activity and anti-inflammatory effects. Curcumin is beneficial to diabetes blood sugar control, vascular endothelial function, and improve muscle damage caused by exercise. Curcumin is currently one of the world's largest-selling natural foodcolorings. It is a food additive approved by the World Health Organization, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and many countries.


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