Breast cancer is one of the second leading causes of death amongst women. New research published in the Clinical and Experiential Medicine journal indicates that curcumin, an Indian spice derived from turmeric, is highly effective against fighting breast cancer. The study found that the higher doses of curcumin increased its efficiency.
Other research published in the Molecular Carcinogenesis journal found that curcumin actually caused cancer cells to commit suicide, a process referred to as apoptosis.
Scientists have known that curcuminoids have many potential uses as cancer chemopreventive agents while research from the medical journal Anticancer Agents in Medicinal Chemistry found that curcumin has a potential role in regulating breast cancer genes and in the prevention of cancer spreading throughout the body. There is also evidence to show that curcumin can prevent tumors forming, regardless of whether they are cancerous or benign.
As a spice curcumin has numerous anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-viral and antioxidant benefits and may be useful in assisting against neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Curcumin has many health benefits especially when it’s taken on a daily basis. As a general recommendation, around 1-3 grams of the powdered root are recommended daily.
Curcuminx4000™ is a supplement that contains 600mg of Meriva® curcuma longa extract and is the most efficient way to get curcumin into your diet, by taking the capsules around 1-3 times on a daily basis. By being bound to fat, it increases the bioavailability of the curcumin so that it’s more readily absorbed within the body.