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How Curcumin Targets Cancer

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  • The bioactive ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, responsible for over 150 potentially therapeutic activities in your body
  • Curcumin has demonstrated preventive and treatment actions against cancer cells, and may help both reduce the negative effects of chemotherapy agents and intensify the cancer-killing abilities of the drugs
  • Consumed alone, bioavailability of curcumin is poor; however, there are methods that may improve absorption and help raise your therapeutic levels

By Dr. Mercola

Turmeric, a yellow curry spice used in Indian cuisine, has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and Ayurvedic medicine. Curcumin is one of the most well-studied bioactive ingredients in turmeric, having over 150 potentially therapeutic activities, including anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and powerful anticancer actions.


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