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Black Cumin Vs Curcumin
Scientists say that piperine in black pepper helps the body absorb curcumin from Turmeric. I can't eat pepper..any other spices help absorb curcumin?
Try Meriva form: Turmeric & Curcumin are poorly absorbed but mixing them with fat enhances abosrption- for example, mixing with milk or coconut oil. Meriva is a patented extract of curcumin complexed with soy lecithin that has been shown to be about 30 times better absorbed than plain curcumin! See http://www.phytosomes.info/public/meriva.asp Meriva is sold by many companies such as Thorne, Now & Source Naturals. ...Read more
Is a turmeric (curcumin and black pepper) supplement advisable to take to promote a generally and overall healthy lifestyle? Any downside?
Yes,not for everyone: Turmeric is one of the healthiest foods we can consume but is poorly absorbed so mixing it with black pepper enhances absorption (or with phospholipids in a form called Meriva). It reduces inflammation,is good for brain,heart and liver,thins blood,protects against heart disease, cancer & Alzheimer's but can cause stomach upset for some and interacts with some drugs. See http://tinyurl.com/o2eknpt ...Read more
Can supplements like tumeric, black raspberry, mangosteen, pomegranate & noni aggravate existing acid reflux?
Yes : Turmeric is often touted as one of the best natural remedies for reflux but can aggravate reflux for some. While not common, it is likely some of the others you mention might cause reflux in some as well. The best way to find out is to stop all of them and restart one at a time to see how you react. This is an interesting site: http://earthclinic.Com/cures/acid_reflux.Html. ...Read more
Yes: But only if it is combined with a black pepper that contains piperine. Tumeric is otherwise poorly absorbed. The indian people who consume large amounts tumeric in their diet through their curry dishes are noted to have the lowest incidence of alzheimer's disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tumeric is a spice and also has some anti-inflammatory activity and can be used to treat arthritic conditions. Myositis is a no-specific term which means inflammation of muscle. This can have infectious, autoimmune, traumatic causes and can be causes by toxins. Myositis is fairly uncommon. ...Read more
Yes.: Curcumin is the basic ingredient in turmeric which is a spice used in curries. Some studies have shown it has anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor and anti-oxidant properties. However, it can be a mild stimulant and cause premature contractions in pregnant women at high doses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tumeric: There are several ways to use turmeric. It's most effective by ingesting it, but that takes a while to start healing. You can make a paste out of it with just a little water and spot treat or i've heard adding a few drops of fresh lemon juice or rose water is good with turmeric. For severe conditions you can leave the paste on overnight. If you use turmeric topically, be warned that it does dye yo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The chemicals in turmeric might decrease swelling (inflammation). Turmeric is a plant. You probably know turmeric as the main spice in curry. Turmeric is used for arthritis, heartburn (dyspepsia), stomach pain, diarrhea, intestinal gas, stomachbloating, loss of appetite, jaundice, liver problems and gallbladder disorders.Do not over use becuase they have also side effects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cucurmin effects: Cucurmin is an anti-inflammatory supplement that works like NSAIDs and is good to help calm inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. There is no current medical literature on my search that shows a relationship between cucurmin and sleep. I suppose if you are unable to sleep because of pain from arthritis, cucurmin may help improve the pain and thus help you sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Reputable company: There are many products available and they are not regulated by the fda. It is hard to select products which seem the same but may have been made in many countries with varialble manufacturing methods and controls. I would select an american made product from a reputable company. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer