Curcumin – the nemesis of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Gormish Chiropractic & Rehabilitation talks with our Carrolltown chiropractic family members daily about inflammation and pain, particularly back pain
and neck pain
, arm pain
and sciatica. Chiropractic care
via an anti-inflammatory nutrition approach is helpful especially when adding curcumin into the mix, 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 inflammatory-related diseases 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 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 focused on 5 types of arthritis – ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, and gout/hyperuricemia)
revealed the safety of using curcumin as well as the improvement with respect to pain and level of inflammation
A further analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials specifically centered on the effects of curcumin on osteoarthritis determined that curcumin and curcuma longa extract may be safer and more valuable supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo
. Moreover, the adverse effects of curcumin were comparable to those of placebo, making it a safer option. Indeed, when measured against NSAIDs, another regularly used treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have similar effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lower occurrence of adverse events
So why not give this natural option a shot? Let’s talk about it at your next Carrolltown chiropractic visit.
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