Health Benefits of Turmeric & Curcumin You Should Know

Turmeric has been used since ancient times as a spice, in medicine, and for colouring and flavoring food. It has been globally recognized due to its multiple health benefits. Turmeric is hence coined as a golden spice. Turmeric has been listed as GENERALLY RECOGNIZED AS SAFE (GRAS) by Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Why Turmeric alone can’t give 100% benefits?

Turmeric when consumed in the raw form doesn’t get absorbed in the body. Due to the process of glucuronidation, the turmeric gets metabolized even before it can be absorbed. When added with Piperine, it boosts the absorption of Curcumin in the digestion process. Here Piperine acts as a catalyst to facilitate the absorption of Curcumin in the body.

It was also found that when Curcumin and Piperine are administered together, the intestinal absorption rate increased, and stayed significantly longer in the body tissue than when Curcumin was administered alone.

Let us now discuss the properties of Curcumin along with Piperine & benefits they provide to the body.


Benefits of Curcumin & Piperine

  • It is the most powerful anti-inflammatory agent
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory property, it plays a vital role in treating & preventing Arthritis.
  • It has been known to reduce the joint pain gradually in the long run
  • It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people
  • It helps desensitize a specific pain receptor in your body, which can further reduce feelings of discomfort
  • Many of us aren’t aware of how an anti-oxidant is beneficial for the body. Antioxidants are substances that may protect your cells against the effects of free radicals (molecules produced when your body breaks down food or is exposed to tobacco smoke and radiation)
  • Turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant-containing spices on the ORAC scale. ORAC, which stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, is a scale that measures the amount and activity of antioxidants in foods. Turmeric comes in at 6 in the list of herbs and spices with the highest antioxidants
  • The antioxidant property is good for your heart health and may also help to lower your risk of infections and some forms of cancer
  • Due to this property curcumin acts as an immunity booster
Weight loss
  • Curcumin acts on the immune system of the body
  • Black pepper is said to have a beneficial effect on insulin resistance and fat storage
  • The combination of curcumin & piperine gives a boost to the metabolism of the body. Hence facilitating in the journey of weight loss
Anti ageing
  • The antioxidant property of curcumin helps in protecting the integrity of the skin by preventing free radicals from destroying its texture and elasticity
  • It also protects the skin from ultraviolet light, one of the key contributors to the visible signs of aging
  • Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme (elastase) that reduces the ability of elastin from forming.(Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable)