Curcumin – the enemy of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Dr. Le's Chiropractic & Wellness, L.L.C. talks with our Auburn chiropractic patients every day about inflammation and pain, especially back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and sciatica. Chiropractic care
via an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is beneficial especially when incorporating curcumin, an extra supported by several recent research papers!
CURCUMIN: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-OXIDANT-ENHANCING, SAFE, EFFECTIVE
A new scoping review (based on 389 citations from 8 different databases)
of evidence about the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found much support of the clinical benefit of curcumin for inflammatory-related diseases like osteoarthritis, metabolic disorders, etc. (1)
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (65 of them)
that studied the impact of turmeric/curcumin on inflammation and oxidation balance found that supplementation significantly reduced inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and improved anti-oxidant activity, boosting the body’s inflammation/oxidation balance
Another analysis of randomized controlled trials (29 of them centered on 5 kinds of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia)
made known the safety of using curcumin as well as the change for the better in terms of pain and severity of inflammation
An additional analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials expressly focused on the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis concluded that curcumin and curcuma longa extract may be safer and more effective supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo
. What's more, the unpleasant effects of curcumin were akin to those of placebo, making it a safer option. In fact, when measured against NSAIDs, another commonly used treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have comparable effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser incidence of adverse events
So are you ready to give this natural option a shot? Let’s talk about it at your next Auburn chiropractic visit.
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