Oh sure, it makes you look better naked, but it also keeps your brain healthy, helps with memory, and improves your bad mood.
By now, you’ve heard all the science-backed benefits of curcumin. No? Here’s a short list:
- Control excess estrogen and boost testosterone
- Control Cortisol Levels
- Improved sexual health (better erections)
- Fight catabolism (muscle loss) while dieting or not training
- Relieves soreness and acts as a mild pain reliever
- reduce inflammation
- reduce body fat
- reduce plaque levels in arteries
- lower risk of diabetes
this the list It just keeps getting longer. Well, let’s add one more thing:
The researchers recruited 40 people between the ages of 50 and 90 for the double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The people had mild memory problems, but none had dementia.
Half received a placebo and the other half received a measly 90 mg of curcumin twice daily for 18 months. Without going into boring details, let’s just say that the researchers did their due diligence and performed extensive cognitive assessments, blood tests, and PET scans.
Subjects who took curcumin showed significant improvements in memory and concentration skills. Those who received the placebo achieved nothing.
Those who took the small orange capsules experienced a 28 percent improvement in memory tests and even experienced a slight improvement in mood.
Amyloid and tau signaling in the brains of these subjects was also significantly reduced. This is a good thing. Beta-amyloid and tau proteins are toxic. Alzheimer’s patients have a defective blood-brain barrier that prevents the clearing of these tangles of proteins, leading to inflammation in the brain. This is not good. Curcumin seems to help with this.
You may not be an old fool yet, but these scientists concluded that a daily dose of curcumin “provides meaningful cognitive benefits for everyone.” It prevents memory loss and may help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study above used old-school curcumin, which is known for its poor bioavailability.Cool, they still had some positive results, but if they used Micellar they might be better curcumin, its absorption capacity is 95 times that of ordinary materials. (all details here.)
bonus: You only need one capsule a day, and this formula won’t stain your fingers orange.
- Little GW et al. Effects of bioavailable forms of curcumin on memory and brain amyloid and Tau in non-demented adults: a double-blind, placebo-controlled 18-month trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2018 Mar;26(3):266-277. PubMed.