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Healing Effect of Curcumin on Joints

What is Curcumin?

Turmeric is a common spice that comes from the root of Curcuma longa. It contains a chemical called curcumin. It is a major component of the herb turmeric and is one of the most versatile herbs known in the world since the ancient days and it’s widely used as health supplements. Studies have shown that curcu min has plenty of health benefits. 

Curcumin has a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties, including:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • chemopreventive and chemotherapeutic

Curcumin is a free radical scavenger and hydrogen donor, and exhibits both pro- and antioxidant activity. It also binds metals, particularly iron and copper, and can function as an iron chelator. Because of its non-toxic element and amazing healing property, it works as a therapeutic agent, and is currently in human clinical trials for a variety of conditions, including multiple myeloma, pancreatic cancer, myelodysplastic syndromes, colon cancer, psoriasis and Alzheimer’s disease.

Fighting Arthritis & Joint Pain

Arthritis’ is a name for a group of conditions affecting the joints. These conditions cause damage to the joints, usually resulting in pain and stiffness. Arthritis can affect many different parts of the joint and nearly every joint in the body.

There are more than 100 forms of arthritis. Each type of arthritis affects you and your joints in different ways. Some forms of arthritis can also involve other parts of the body such as the eyes. The most common forms of arthritis are:

  1. Osteoarthritis
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis
  3. Gout
  4. Ankylosing spondylitis

How Curcumin Can Treat Arthritis & Joint Pain? 

Curcumin is well known therapeutically for its anti-inflammatory property as it can help reduce joint pain. In one review, curcumin was found to be an effective and safe anti-inflammatory across six human trials.

It has also been used in both traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) and Chinese medicine to treat a range of ailments affecting the blood, liver, joints, immune system, and digestive tract. Not only is it thought to provide pain relief, it’s touted as a potential cure for diabetes, heart disease and even cancer. 

Curcumin seems to target specific molecules or pathways that control the cell cycle. It also blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes, including 5-LOX and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), the target of the drug celecoxib.  This is why studies have shown that it can be helpful for people with osteoarthritis and arthritis. 

MAYI Joint and Muscle Care is a powerful joint relief. We aim to exhaust all non-operative measures before discussing or moving on to surgical interventions. Just 2 capsules a day and free your joints from extreme pain. 

Before you consider adding turmeric (or any supplement) to your regimen, talk to your doctor about dosing, potential drug interactions, and if it’s a safe option for you.

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