Curcumin – the nemesis of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Aaron Chiropractic Clinic chats with our Fort Wayne chiropractic family members 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 helpful especially when incorporating curcumin, an extra supported by several recent research papers!
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 much support for 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 studied 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, augmenting 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)
made known the safety of using curcumin in addition to the change for the better with respect to pain and severity of inflammation
An additional 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 effective supplements for osteoarthritis than NSAIDs and placebo
. What's more, the unpleasant effects of curcumin were comparable to those of placebo, rendering it a safer option. In fact, when measured against NSAIDs, another regularly utilized treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have comparable effects on joint pain, function, and stiffness but with a lesser incidence of adverse events
So why not give this natural alternative a shot? Let’s talk about it at your next Fort Wayne chiropractic visit.
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