A study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology that was shared at the Blackmores Institute Symposium has found that within a double blind four week trial of people aged 60-80, those who took curcumin showed a ‘marked improvement’ in their memory even after just one dose. They were also better able to cope with stress after four weeks.
Within a standardised test, the curcumin group were also found to be able to handle stress and anxiety when compared to a placebo group. The study funded by the American curcumin producer said the double blind placebo format made it reliable.
Other natural products after two decades of research have found that rosemary, sage, Chinese herb bacopa and B vitamin supplements can all assist with brain functioning. Curcumin has been shown for its promising ability to improve memory while reducing the effects of stress. The team’s research into curcumin, the active component in turmeric has several properties that can improve brain functioning and reduce inflammation.
Curcumin is the bioactive compound found within turmeric and is known for its antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin can also be used for treatment in various health conditions and turmeric itself has been shown to help with removing amyloid plaque within the brain that can aggravate Alzheimer’s Disease.
The recommended dose for Curcumin is 1 capsule x 3 times per day every 30 minutes before eating a meal with water. Curcumin can be taken as Curcuminx4000™ where it contains 600mg per serving of Meriva® (root) Curcuma longa extract.
Serranol™ contains 250mg of Meriva® Curcuma longa extract, 50mg of Ecklonia Cava Extract and 80,000IU of Serrapeptase and 1000IU of Vitamin D3. The recommended dosage for this is 2 capsules x 3 times per day, 30 minutes before eating a meal with water.
BrainPower™ can also help with memory improvement. This is a unique formulation consisting of Coconut Oil, Curcumin, DHA and Bioperine. The recommended dosage for BrainPower™ is to build up to 2 tablespoons per day. It should be mixed in with a little food and chewed slowly.
Source: Huffington Post