May 29, 2021
Many say the same thing about curcumin...
It’s well known that Curcumin lowers inflammation.
Making it a potential treatment for several health conditions, including reduced pain and increased ease of movement in people with osteoarthritis.
But what other benefit can curcumin bring to your health?
Curcumin prevents adenosine deaminase, the enzyme that breakdown adenosine (Akinyemi et al., 2017).
Adenosine is a neuromodulator that regulates the sleep/wake state of the body.
This inhibition caused by curcumin at night, may promote and prolong the amount of adenosine in your brain, leading to greater sleep pressure and sleep quality.
It also raises serotonin which can facilitate sleep through other mechanisms.
But there’s one thing you should remember…
Curcumin has known properties as an iron chelator.
It binds to ferric iron in the gut and causes iron deficiency by blocking absorption (Jiao et al., 2006).
In result, curcumin can cause fatigue.
But other than that, curcumin can bring you even more health benefits…
This is very important.
Curcumin is known to fight against the devastating health effects of drinking from plastic water bottles and BPA exposure (Hartogh et al, 2019).
It’s important because even low-dose BPA exposure can cause cardiovascular problems, including coronary artery heart disease, angina, heart attack, hypertension, and peripheral artery disease.
Curcumin can reduce pain via acting on your nicotinic receptors.
The alpha-7 nicotinic receptor, also known as the α7 receptor, is a type of nicotinic acetylcholine receptor implicated in long term memory (Umana et al., 2013).
Nicotine and other chemicals are known to bind to this receptor.
Curcumin is known to act as a Positive Allosteric Modulator of a7-Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors, which may be one of the ways in which it reduces pain and enhances memory (El Nebrisi et al., 2018).
Curcumin is extremely beneficial to your health.
It can improve your sleep quality, protect you from plastic exposure, and reduce pain.
It’s best used before bed to enhance sleep.
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