Curcumin – the nemesis of inflammation?
Quite possibly! Shoreline Medical Services/ Hutter Chiropractic Office talks with our Groton 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 beneficial especially when incorporating curcumin, an addition supported by several recent studies!
CURCUMIN: ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-OXIDANT-ENHANCING, SAFE, EFFECTIVE
A new scoping review (from 8 databases with 389 citations)
of evidence concerning the use of curcumin for inflammation-related condition found much support for 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 reduced inflammatory markers (CRP and IL-6) and enhanced anti-oxidant activity, boosting 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)
revealed the safety of using curcumin as well as the change for the better in terms of pain and severity of inflammation
A further analysis of 15 randomized controlled trials expressly focused 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 unpleasant effects of curcumin were akin to those of placebo, making it a safer option. In fact, when measured against NSAIDs, another commonly utilized treatment for osteoarthritis, curcumin compared with NSAIDs was found to have similar 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 Groton chiropractic visit.
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