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Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices
Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis -- (1/9/2018) A type of curcumin that has been Approved for Quality by ConsumerLab.com was found to be modestly effective in treating symptoms of knee osteoarthritis in a recently published study. For details see the Osteoarthritis section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review.  

The same study found that combining curcumin with boswellia may be advantageous. Learn more about this and other popular supplements for joint health in the Joint Supplements Review >>
Does Curcumin Lower Cholesterol? -- (1/2/2018) A recent study evaluated whether curcumin can help lower cholesterol levels, as well as further reduce levels in people using a phytosterol spread. Get the results and details about the type and dose of curcumin used, in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review >> (Also see our Top Picks among products.)  

For more about cholesterol-lowering, also see our Phytosterol Supplements Review >>
Curcumin for Muscle Soreness -- (11/28/2017) Another study was published recently suggesting that curcumin can reduce muscle soreness after exercise. However, the efficacy of curcumin for this use is questionable. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >> (Also see our Top Picks for turmeric and curcumin supplements.)
Curcumin for Memory -- (11/10/2017) There is mixed evidence on whether or not curcumin helps improve memory. A recently published study found that a proprietary formula helped, although, last year, a study using a different formula failed to help. In both cases, certain side effects were more common among those taking curcumin than placebo. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review >> [Also see our Top Picks for dark chocolate bars in the Review.]
Curcumin Drug Interaction -- (11/9/2017) Curcumin, from turmeric, can affect many prescription drugs. The most recent report involves an immunosuppressive drug also used in cancer treatment. For details about this interaction and other drug interactions of curcumin and turmeric, see the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Turmeric (Curcumin) and Cholesterol -- (10/14/2017) Turmeric and curcumin (from turmeric) can help lower levels of LDL "bad" cholesterol and triglycerides, according to a recent review of studies. Certain formulations may be better than others. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Turmeric for Arthritis? -- (9/6/2017) Curcumin (from turmeric) has shown promise in reducing the pain and inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis in several small studies, including one that was recently published. However, larger studies are needed to prove this benefit. Details are found in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our Top Picks among products).
Curcumin for Cancer? -- (8/23/2017) Curcumin (from turmeric) has shown potentially beneficial biological effects with regard to cancer, although it has not been shown to cause clinical improvements. Nevertheless, a case was recently reported of a woman with myeloma who was stabilized with curcumin treatment. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Review >>
Curcumin for Ulcerative Colitis? -- (6/2/2017) Some studies have found curcumin helpful when added to medical treatment for ulcerative colitis, but a recent study found no benefit. Find out how this study was different and learn more about other uses of curcumin in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric & Curcumin Supplements Review, which includes CL’s tests and comparisons of popular brands.
Curcumin and Muscle Soreness -- (5/9/2017) A recent study found a particular curcumin formula helped reduce soreness after exercise — although this has not been the case in other studies with different formulas. Find out what might help you in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Curcumin for Muscle Soreness? -- (4/4/2017) Several studies have evaluated curcumin to reduce muscle soreness, pain, and loss of power after exercise. The most recent study showed little benefit. For details, see the "What It Does" section of the new Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review >>
Caution: Turmeric Drug Interaction -- (2/4/2017) It was recently reported that a man consuming large daily amounts of turmeric experienced kidney toxicity, likely due to an interaction between turmeric and the drug he was taking. Get more details about this and other drug interactions with turmeric, curcumin, and piperine (a black pepper extract often added to curcumin supplements) in the "Concerns and Cautions" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
Questioning Curcumin -- (1/24/2017) A critical analysis of curcumin by several experts indicates that it may not be as useful as many believe. For more, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our tests of products) >>
Taking Curcumin With an NSAID? -- (11/7/2016) Studies have shown that curcumin (an extract of turmeric) can improve symptoms of knee arthritis as well as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. But is there benefit in taking them together? A new study provides an answer, as discussed in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Curcumin for Allergy -- (11/2/2016) A recent pilot study suggests that curcumin can significantly reduce symptoms of seasonal allergy. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Curcumin for Depression & Anxiety -- (10/4/2016) Curcumin reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with major depression, at a lower dose than previously used, according to a new study. Get the details in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >>
Curcumin for Arthritis -- (9/20/2016) An analysis of several clinical studies showed compelling evidence that curcumin (extracted from turmeric) can be effective in treating symptoms of osteoarthritis as well as rheumatoid arthritis. For details, including dosage, see the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >>
Curcumin and Cognition -- (4/23/2016) Curcumin (from turmeric) has been shown to provide anti-inflammatory effects, helpful in osteoarthritis and gastrointestinal conditions, and even an anti-depressant effect. A recent long-term study evaluated its effects on cognition and memory in older people. See the results in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review (which includes our tests of popular products) >>
Curcumin for Muscle Soreness? -- (3/22/2016) Some studies show that curcumin (from turmeric) can reduce muscle soreness after exercise. However, a more recent study failed to show this benefit. Get the details, including the dose and brand of curcumin used, in the "What It Does" section of the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements & Spices Review >>
Curcumin May Reduce Muscle Pain After Exercise -- (8/12/2015) A small study has reported that curcumin reduced muscle pain after exercise in young, healthy men. Get the details, including dosage, plus more about curcumin for other types pain and our tests of popular products, in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Impressive Results with Curcumin in Colitis -- (3/3/2015) A recent study in people with ulcerative colitis not responsive to traditional therapy found that the addition of curcumin to the regimen led to remission in more than 50% of patients. For details about the treatment, as well as our reviews of curcumin products, see the Turmeric/Curcumin Supplements Review >> 
Turmeric for Memory -- (11/22/2014) A new study shows a modest benefit of turmeric on short-term memory among older individuals with pre-diabetes. Details about the study and dosage used, as well as results of our tests of popular products, are found in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >> 
Curcumin for Cognition and Fatigue -- (10/18/2014) A study found that taking curcumin daily improved certain measures of cognitive function and fatigue in healthy men and women ages 60 to 85. Get the details, as well as our reviews of curcumin products, in the updated Curcumin Supplements Review >> 
Curcumin for Major Depression -- (7/27/2014) A new study found that curcumin may provide some benefit in treating major depression, particularly for people with atypical depression. Details about the type and amount of curcumin used, other uses for curcumin, as well as our tests of products, are found in the updated Turmeric and Curcumin Supplement Review >>   
Curcumin Reduces Soreness After Exercise -- (7/5/2014) Taking curcumin before and after intense exercise significantly reduced muscle soreness in young, healthy men, according to a new study. Get the details, including the brand and dose of curcumin used, plus our tests of curcumin supplements, in the updated Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >> 
Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis -- (6/3/2014) A new study found that curcumin taken for six weeks significantly improved physical functioning and reduced pain among people with osteoarthritis of the knee. For details, as well as our tests of similar curcumin products, see the update to the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review >>
New Curcumin Increases Bioavailability -- (2/28/2014) Curcumin (from turmeric) is not well absorbed, so many formulations have been developed to increase its bioavailability. A recent study found a new formulation to be 49 times as bioavailable as standard curcumin, making it, by far, the most available form on the market. Get the details about this and other formulations of curcumin, as well as CL's tests and reviews of turmeric and curcumin products, in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Curcumin May Help in Rheumatoid Arthritis -- (6/9/2013) Curcumin (from turmeric) has a range of potential benefits. A recent study suggests it may also help with rheumatoid arthritis. The study used the same curcumin ingredient in some products tested for quality by ConsumerLab.com. Get the details, plus our quality ratings of curcumin supplements, in the updated Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review >>
Curcumin May Help Prevent Diabetes -- (8/26/2012) Past research has suggested a potential role for curcumin (from turmeric) in blood sugar control. A recently published placebo-controlled study of curcumin given daily to people with prediabetes (those with blood sugar levels somewhat higher than normal) produced dramatic results in reducing the percentage of such individuals progressing to diabetes. Get the details in the latest update to ConsumerLab.com’s Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review -- which includes quality ratings of products and other potential uses of curcumin. More >>
Curcumin and Cancer -- (2/19/2012) Curcumin (from turmeric) can suppress cancer cells in the laboratory, but how about in people? A new study in smokers showed that taking curcumin for a month significantly reduced the number of precancerous lesions that could lead to cancer of the colon. Find out more (including the dose used) in the Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements Review, which includes our recent product tests and reviews. More >>

 
 
 


 

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