8 scientific benefits of turmeric and curcumin

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The popularity of turmeric among researchers is gaining ground almost daily.

For millennia, this bright yellow spice has been revered for its many uses in cuisine, herbalism, and other areas. Today, researchers and medical professionals are rapidly exploring turmeric’s remarkable potential and demonstrating its powerful benefits for many key areas of health.

One important new study out of UCLA showed that people who took 90 mg of a highly absorbable form of curcumin — the active compound in turmeric that lends its bright yellow pigment — experienced significant improvements in memory and attention over an 18 month period. Subjects also reported improved mood. Furthermore, PET brain scans of participants showed significantly less amyloid and tau signals in the amygdala and hypothalamus, indicating a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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