Curcumin – the enemy of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Arctic Chiropractic, Sitka talks with our Sitka chiropractic patients daily about inflammation and pain, especially back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and leg pain. Chiropractic care
with an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is helpful especially when incorporating curcumin, an addition backed by several recent studies!
CURCUMIN: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-OXIDANT-ENHANCING, SAFE, EFFECTIVE
A recent scoping review (based on 389 citations from 8 different databases)
of evidence concerning the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found much support of the clinical benefit of curcumin for diseases in which inflammation plays a key role like osteoarthritis, metabolic disorders, etc. (1)
A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (65 of them)
that examined the impact of turmeric/curcumin on inflammation and oxidation balance discovered that supplementation significantly reduced inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and improved anti-oxidant activity, enhancing the body’s inflammation/oxidation balance
Another analysis of randomized controlled trials (29 of them focused on 5 kinds of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia)
made known the safety of using curcumin in addition to the improvement with respect to pain and inflammation’s severity
A further analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials specifically 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 adverse effects of curcumin were comparable to those of placebo, rendering it a safer option. In fact, when compared to NSAIDs, another commonly used treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was observed 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 Sitka chiropractic appointment.
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