Turmeric for Arthritis – Are you suffering from arthritic pains? The help you need may now be available. Studies on turmeric and arthritis show that the inflammatory properties of curcumin (the active ingredient) helps to relieve the pains and stiffness associated with the disease.
The pains of arthritis are very excruciating, the stiffness is also crippling; some people can no longer use their hands effectively while some can no longer walk without help because of this disease. Meanwhile orthodox medications have so far proven to be ineffective. This is the more reason why the results of the studies on turmeric and arthritis are so important; they really give hope in the face of a hopeless situation.
There has also been several studies on the benefits of these inflammatory properties of curcumin on other diseases such as gastric ulcers, colitis and cancers. Although these studies have shown positive results, more research are still being done in order to get more information on the effectiveness, dosage and effective method of delivery.
Even though studies on turmeric and arthritis have shown that the herb is effective on the disease there is the problem of bio-availability of curcumin; curcumin is not easily absorbed into the blood stream because it is mostly destroyed by the stomach acid before it gets to the small intestines.
That is why it is better to take the herb in a supplement form; however, the supplement should have enteric coating to ensure that curcumin is protected from the stomach acid and thus remains intact till it gets to the small intestines and absorbed into the bloodstream.
It has also been proven that combining the herb with piperine – a substance derived from black pepper increases the absorption rate of curcumin by up to 2000%. The best part of the story is that piperine is also a natural anti-inflammatory agent.
Apart from the studies on turmeric and arthritis, studies have also been done on the benefits of other natural anti-inflammatory ingredients such as green tea, carnosine, resveratrol and glutathione. These are also potent antioxidants that help to treat pains and chronic inflammations that cause arthritis, heart disease, cancer and other deadly diseases.
Can you imagine how potent a nutritional supplement that contains not only turmeric but also all these vital anti-inflammatory agents/anti-oxidants would be?; well, the good news is that such a supplement actually exists. The truth is that the results of the studies on turmeric and arthritis were good but the result was even better with these potent ingredients working together in synergy to relieve the crippling pain associated with arthritis.