Curcuma Longa, or otherwise commonly known as Turmeric, is a bright yellow spice that is a popular ingredient in a variety of food dishes, especially in India and other parts of Asia. Due to its incredible potential health benefits, this golden spice has a long history in traditional medicine as well. Traditional medicinal practices such as Unani, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda have utilised this spice to treat various kinds of ailments and health conditions for thousands of years. With more scientific studies in recent years, modern medicine has also acknowledged and supported the claims regarding the health benefits of turmeric. And because of this, turmeric has gained the term ‘superfood’ and has now become a highly valued spice all around the world.
But the main reason why turmeric has become what it is now is mainly because of the compound Curcumin. Curcumin is one of the main active compounds in Turmeric that is responsible for most of turmeric’s health benefits. It is also the one that gives the spice its characteristic yellowish colour. Of all the compounds present in turmeric, curcumin is the most well-known and most potent compounds with rich anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antiviral and even anti-cancer properties. Because of this, since ancient times till today, curcumin or turmeric is highly revered when it comes to natural-based healing remedies. Modern scientific research has suggested that turmeric, due to its potent curcumin compound, may be beneficial in treating skeletal issues. In this article, we discuss how curcumin in turmeric benefits our bones and joints.
Here are some of the benefits of Curcumin for Bone and Joints:
1. It Is Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Arthritic
Curcumin proves to be a healthy alternative from prescription medicines as far as treating inflammation is concerned. The rich anti-inflammatory agents of Curcumin are effective in reducing pain and stiffness due to bone illnesses. It is also known to be anti-arthritic as it helps control inflammation of the affected joints. Studies have also suggested that curcumin shows promising result when combined with painkillers to alleviate arthritic pain.
2. It Is An Antioxidant & Fights Free Radicals
Curcumin is a polyphenol antioxidant which means it is packed with antioxidant properties. This potent health benefitting property of Curcumin is known to help fight oxidative stress that can cause degeneration of joint tissues. Additionally, it helps the body fight free radicals and provides protection from various kinds of diseases and illnesses. It also helps reduce inflammation and pain which are factors that contribute to skeletal complications.
3. It Reduces Osteoporosis Risk
Osteoporosis is a condition, especially among older people, where bones become weaker and often lose their essential minerals. This often leads to weak bones that are susceptible to breakage. It causes excruciating pain and sometimes makes the individual shorter. Curcumin in turmeric is known to help prevent the loss of bone minerals and also maintain bone density. Additionally, it helps influence the activity of bone producing cells and those that absorb old ones thereby making it an excellent solution for treating Osteoporosis.
4. It Speeds Up Bone Healing Process
Home remedies such as milk with turmeric have been a go-to-solution for bone fractures for ages, especially in Indian culture. This holds certain truth to it as studies have shown that curcumin in turmeric may help prevent the growth of cells that absorb old bones while giving way for the formation of new bones. These cell activities are especially important to the bone healing process. Therefore, Curcumin is indeed a safe and effective solution to not only speed up the bone healing process but also in reducing the pain and restriction caused by it.
5. It Relieves Knee Pain
Curcumin or Turmeric, in general, is proven to be a safer and healthier alternative to over-the-counter analgesics when it comes to addressing knee and other joint pains. Studies done on athletes with knee pain have shown positive result because of their curcumin’s intake. The studies have shown how curcumin can help reduce inflammation and pain and thus, reduce knee pain.
6. It Improves Bone Density
Curcumin’s rich anti-inflammatory and other incredible health benefitting effects have demonstrated efficacy in improving bone density, according to studies. A reduced bone density that is a result of old age and other health issues are known to benefit from curcumin.
Side Note: Since Curcumin only makes up 3% to 5% of turmeric, it is best to take supplements with at least 95% pure Curcumin extracts to reap the full benefits of Curcumin.
- Arthroblast Juice & Capsules
With 95% Curcumin extract in them, Preserva’s Arthroblast Juice and Arthroblast Capsules are unique formulations enriched with potent Ayurvedic ingredients to help address bone and joint pain, inflammation, muscle stiffness and other issues including Arthritis and Sciatica. It is 100% vegetarian and is completely safe with no side effects.
- Arthrogold Oil & Tablets
Uniquely and carefully formulated using only the finest and purest Ayurvedic herbs and spices that are known for the skeletal health benefits, Arthrogold Oil and Arthrogold Tablets contains turmeric and 95% curcumin extract respectively (along with many other potent ingredients) to help treat all kinds of bone and joint-related issues. It is a much safter alternative to over-the-counter painkillers as it is all-natural with zero negative effects.
- Bonboost Tablets
Preserva Wellness Bonboost Tablets are a boon to people suffering from decreased bone strength, recurrent fractures, weak bone health and muscle strength. Besides their Curcumin content, they also contain Moringa leaves which is an extremely rich source of vegetarian calcium. These tablets are a great solution for people who are lactose intolerant and have a calcium deficiency.
Besides diet and physical activity, curcumin in turmeric proves to be an effective natural solution to boosting skeletal health. It is also a much safer alternative to modern medicine which can have negative long-term health effects. Curcumin supplements can be found everywhere- local grocery shops to online stores. So why wait when you can give your bones and joints their much needed boost, with the power of curcumin!
Disclaimer: This article contains general information and should not be regarded as a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with your doctor or health care provider regarding health issues and before incorporating any changes into your diet.