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Curcumin Helps Patient Recovery

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Studies show curcumin’s ability to repair and regenerate damage caused by strokes, enhancing verbal, visual and memory abilities and improving patients’ attention spans and other brain functions
  • Studies show that people who eat lots of curcumin-containing foods show fewer incidences of Alzheimer’s disease and sharper cognitive function and suggest meaningful cognitive benefits over time
  • Researchers have found several powerful health effects from curcumin, the active compound in the spice turmeric, particularly in relation to treating and preventing several common disorders
  • Eating foods and spices, such as turmeric, which have high amounts of antioxidant compounds may increase cognitive and mitochondrial function and mood, while decreasing depression caused by brain inflammation
  • Because the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed through your gastrointestinal tract, it’s more effective to use a high-quality bioavailable curcumin extract

For those who appreciate the unique spiciness of turmeric, it's serendipitous to learn there are several layers of extraordinary health benefits included with the active ingredient known as curcumin. One of the latest was revealed in a study in which scientists tested the powerful compound for its effects on heart failure patients.

Heart failure, experienced by nearly 6 million people in the U.S., weakens your heart and affects its ability to pump sufficient oxygen. Patients no longer have the ability to participate in activities and exercise like they once did, which could be described as life altering.


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