How a Spice Found in Curry Can Alleviate Your Fibromyalgia
Though it has been in use as a medicinal tool for over 2,500 years, Turmeric (one of the ingredients in our all natural Fibrolief supplement) is still relatively unknown to the average person. We’ll try to change that by telling you a little about this plant and its various benefits to fibromyalgia patients.
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a plant within the ginger family. Native to India, its roots are often ground up and used as a spice. It is perhaps best known as one of the ingredients in curry, giving it both its flavor and its yellow color. In addition to its use as flavor additive, it is believed to have medicinal benefits and has been used for that purpose in India and China for thousands of years. Many of its medicinal benefits can be linked to one of its components: curcumin.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin, a substance found in turmeric, is a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. It has been used to treat various ailments, including arthritis, diabetes, stomach ulcers, blood clots and heart disease. Unfortunately, research has shown it to have poor absorption and bioavailability, meaning it has difficulty absorbing into your system, which therefore reduces its efficacy. Fortunately, our Fibrolief supplement includes BioPerine(C), which significantly boosts its effectiveness (by up to 2000%).
Curcumin has powerful anti-inflammatory properties to keep your body’s defense system in check. Inflammation is our body’s natural defense against infection. In some cases, however, inflammation can occur when there is no infection or foreign substance to fight off. In such cases, the inflammation actually damages tissue instead of helping it. Curcumin is shown to regulate this undesired inflammation by inhibiting the enzymes (COX-2, LOX, iNOS) that cause inflammation. If not properly regulated, certain cancers and inflammatory disorders can develop.
Benefits for Fibromyalgia
According to the University of Maryland Medical Center,
“Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants scavenge molecules in the body known as free radicals, which damage cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Antioxidants can fight free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause. In addition, curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots.”
What does this mean for you? It means your body is better equipped to ward off the negative effects of oxidative stress (which occurs when your body does not have enough antioxidants to fight free radicals). Not only that, but it will help defend against the pain and inflammation associated with fibromyalgia.
As someone fighting fibromyalgia, you already know what it’s like to feel ill-equipped for the fight. Turmeric/curcumin will give your body the backup it needs to keep fighting. And with virtually no side effects, you don’t have to sacrifice one problem for another in order to reap the benefit. Visit fibromyalgiatreatmentgroup.com to learn more about how we’ve blended turmeric/curcumin with other powerful, all-natural ingredients to help your body in its fight with Fibromyalgia.