Curcumin for Sports Nutrition

Curcumin for Sports Nutrition? RCT Supports Role for Pain Reduction After Heavy Exercise

A new study supports the supplementation of curcumin, the pigment that gives turmeric it yellow color, as a means to reduce pain related to exercise and to boost exercise performance. 17 men were recruited to participate in a double blind randomized-controlled crossover trial.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a placebo or a 5 gram…

Curcumin and High Cholesterol

Curcumin May Improve Cholesterol Levels for People with MetS

A new study showed daily supplementation of the yellow pigment from turmeric, curcumin, may support lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels in individuals with metabolic syndrome. 65 people with metabolic syndrome participated in this placebo controlled double blind study.  Individuals were assigned randomly to receive either 630 mg of curcumin 3 times per day or…

Curcumin and Weight Gain

Could Curcumin Benefit Gut Diversity and Prevent Post-Menopausal Weight Gain?

According to a new study on rats, Curcumin may aid in reversing decreases in the diversity of gut bacteria after an ovariectomy (OVX) which may prevent weight gain often seen in post-menopausal women. The study lasted 12 weeks.  Rats were split into three groups: rats having undergone an ovariectomy and fed distilled water (OVX); a…

liver

Curcumin Touted For Metabolic Benefits in People with Fatty Liver Disease

A new study suggests daily supplementation with Curcumin (Turmeric) might improve Body Mass Index (BMI), metabolic status and liver biomarkers in people with Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD). 87 people with grades 1-3 NAFLD (Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease) participated in this randomized controlled clinical study.  The study lasted 8 weeks.  Participants were assigned randomly to…

Curcumin and Depression

Curcumin Supplementation Shows Benefits For People With Severe Depression

A new study has found that daily supplementation with Curcumin may be effective in reducing anxiety and depressive symptoms in people with major depressive disorders. Over 100 people participated in this randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study.  All the participants had major depressive disorder.  Participants were given one of four treatment conditions: A placebo, a low-dose…