Curcumin Can Help Relieve Painful Joint Swelling of Arthritis
Curcumin may sound like a pharmaceutical drug, but it’s actually a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant naturally derived from turmeric. You may have heard of this yellow spice used in India for over 4,000 years to cook, and to combat inflammation. In 2012, a global team of scientists conducted a clinical trial that proves just how effective curcumin is at reducing inflammation of the joints1. Results confirm that curcumin works better to reduce pain and inflammation, while the most commonly prescribed pharmaceutical drug for arthritis, diclofenac, actually increased overall inflammation. This is exciting news if you suffer from the crippling effects of rheumatoid arthritis caused by joint inflammation.
Why do common methods of treatment fail?
Your current drugs do not treat all of the causes of the inflammation associated with arthritis. Several molecular factors cause inflammation, and your current anti-inflammatory drugs do not target all of these factors. Chances are, your doctor prescribes diclofenac, or another drug, but painful flare-ups keep coming back. This drug merely treats your symptoms and does not attack the root causes of your inflammation. This is because there are several “Molecular Factors” that cause your inflammation. All pharmaceutical drugs to date only target one specific factor, while other drugs simply mask your symptoms. Not only does diclofenec therapy come with a long list of dangerous side effects, it does not target the molecular factors that cause your inflammation. Because your current therapy fails to target these factors, your joints and bones continue to deteriorate.
Recent research proves curcumin is superior to the standard anti-inflammatory drug, diclofenac.
Researchers at Baylor University Medical Center in the US, and Nirmala Medical Centre in India conducted a study to test curcumin in other Rheumatoid arthritis patients. Forty-five people with rheumatoid arthritis were split into three groups, Group 1, Group 2 and Group 3, for an 8-week study.
1. Daily dose of 500mg of curcumin.
2. Daily dose of 500mg of curcumin and 50mg of diclofenac.
3. Daily dose of 50mg diclofenac.
Measurements of patient’s pain, measure of inflammation, and overall inflammation.
1. Patients experienced less pain by 44.5%, reduction in the measure of inflammation of 11.2%, and an impressive reduction in overall inflammation of 52%.
2. Patients experienced less pain by 44.4%, reduction in the measure of inflammation of 13.3%, and a reduction in overall inflammation of 26.9%.
3. Patients experienced less pain by 42.1%, reduction in the measure of inflammation of 8.3%, and an increase in overall inflammation of 1.5%
How does targeting these factors suppress your arthritis?
Curcumin battles not one, but several of the root causes of arthritis, which reduces your bone and joint deterioration. By repressing at least five factors that cause your inflammation, curcumin directly suppresses your inflammation, For instance, the Tumor Necrosis Factor is a molecular target that promotes inflammation, which destroys cartilage in your joints and other tissues.2 Curcumin stops the Tumor Necrosis Factor in its tracks, which reduces your inflammation and stops your cartilage from deteriorating. Curcumin also battles several other molecular targets in your body.
New curcumin BCM-95 delivers effective relief for your arthritis, without dangerous side effects.
A new form of curcumin called BCM-95 complex is more useful in your body than curcumin by itself.3 Curcumin was limited because of its low bioavailability, meaning it isn’t useful because your body can’t break it down. New curcumin BCM-95 is seven times more available to your body than standard curcumin. Say goodbye to the terrible side effects of your harmful inflammatory drugs that don’t work. Experience less pain and swelling, with virtually no side effects by using a commercially available curcumin BCM-95 supplement.
1 Chandran B, Goel A. A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. Phytother Res.
2 Goel A, Jhurani S, Aggarwal BB. Multi-targeted therapy by curcumin: how spicy is it? Mol Nutr Food Res. 2008 Sep;52(9):1010-30.
3 Antony B, Merina B, Iyer VS, Judy N, Lennertz K, Joyal S. A pilot cross-over study to evaluate human oral bioavailability of BCM-95CG (Biocurcumax), a novel bioenhanced preparation of curcumin. Indian J Pharm Sci. 2008 Jul-Aug;70(4):445-9.