Turmeric vs Curcumin: Which Should You Take

Turmeric vs Curcumin: Which Should You Take

Turmeric spice of Asia used as the main ingredient in curries (Indian Saffron- traditional medicine).

#Curcumin - key active ingredient in Here we are discussing the benefits and key differences between turmeric and curcumin.

Curcumin 95% is present in Turmeric & has the greatest health-promoting effects

Curcumin is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, and antioxidant effects

Curcumin 95%  have promising results:

1. Anti Inflammatory: reduce markers of inflammation relieve osteoarthritis symptoms  

2. Antiobese: inhibit the inflammatory pathway involved in obesity

3. Cardiovascular effect: reduce the risk of heart disease

4. Diabetes: improve blood sugar metabolism

5. Liver: protective against chronic liver damage by helping reduce harmful oxidative stress

6. Anti cancer: reduce the activity of colon and other cancer cells

7. Anti fungal: disrupt fungal cell membranes

8. Anti bacteria: reduce the growth of many disease-causing bacteria

9. Curcumin is Helpful in male erectile dysfunction condition in male

10. Curcumin plays a protective role in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

# turmeric is not absorbed easily by human body. Curcumin in turmeric being main ingredient Also available as Curcumin 95% - which alone gets metabolised before it can be absorbed by activity of the digestive enzymes in the stomach, intestines and liver. Hence extract of black pepper is used to make curcumin more bioavailable.

Note: Turmeric and curcumin seem to be generally well tolerated but common side effects observed are gastrointestinal and include constipation, dyspepsia, diarrhea, distension, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting, yellow stool, and stomach ache; thus doctor consultation on side effects is advisable.