Curcumin – the nemesis of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Dr. Hoang's Chiropractic Clinic talks with our Montreal chiropractic patients every day about inflammation and pain, especially back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and sciatica. Chiropractic care
with an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is beneficial especially when adding curcumin into the mix, an addition backed by several recent studies!
CURCUMIN: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-OXIDANT-ENHANCING, SAFE, EFFECTIVE
A new scoping review (based on 389 citations from 8 different databases)
of evidence regarding the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found a lot of 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 decreased inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and enhanced anti-oxidant activity, enhancing 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)
divulged the safety of using curcumin as well as the improvement in terms of pain and level 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
. Moreover, the adverse effects of curcumin were akin to those of placebo, rendering it a safer option. In fact, when compared to NSAIDs, another regularly utilized treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was observed to have similar effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser occurrence of adverse events
So are you ready to give this natural alternative a try? Let’s talk about it at your next Montreal chiropractic visit.
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