Curcumin is a potent anti-inflammatory herb that has been demonstrated to protect against a host of degenerative conditions.
Its role in protecting brain health is now taking the scientific world by storm.
Researchers are finding that curcumin can reduce anxiety/depression, promote neurite growth and induce brain plasticity.
Curcumin has been shown, in preclinical and animal studies, to promote the activity of brain-derived neurotropic factor (BDNF), a vital signaling factor that promotes the growth and strengthening of nerve networks vital to retaining cognitive and memory skills.
Clinical and laboratory data show that curcumin prevents or reverses underlying features of today’s leading age-related brain conditions: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, stroke, and brain cancer.
Curcumin Fights Leading Brain Disorders
Five crippling conditions account for a majority of the diseases that impact the brain and its function in aging Americans. These include, in order of their prevalence:
- Major depression(more than 15 millionadults)
- Alzheimer’s disease(about 5.5 million)
- Parkinson’s disease(up to 1 million)
- Stroke(nearly 800,000new cases/year)
- Brain cancer(nearly 80,000new cases/year).
These diverse and complex conditions share an important relationship, i.e. oxidative stress and inflammation.
Curcumin is well known for its anti-inflammatory and oxidative stress-fighting properties. More recently, curcumin has been found to favorably affect two critical processes that are at the core of learning and memory.
As a result of these properties, curcumin has been shown to have potent neuroprotective properties in the five leading brain disorders suffered by aging Americans.
Information provided by Dr. Dan Yachter, D.C., D.A.C.C.P., Elevation Health Lake Mary
Join Dr. Dan on March 12th for his Energizing Nutrition Workshop. Sign up here: http://ehchiropractorlakemary.com/ or register by calling 407-333-2277
Ref: Life Extension