Turmeric’s Top 7 Benefits + 2 Potential Problems



**Please see references below for more information.

1. Memory, Mood and Brain Health

An 18 month study showed individuals who had mild memory complaints saw significant improvement in both memory and attention when supplementing with curcumin, an active ingredient in turmeric.  Plus, they saw improvements in mood and their PET scans showed a decrease in amyloid accumulation in the amygdala and hypothalamus (responsible for memory and emotional tasks).

Curcumin was also compared to Prozac (an anti-depressant medication with a long list of side effects) in a clinical study.  Researchers were surprised to learn that curcumin could be just as effective as prescription drugs in treating depression.  *PLEASE NOTE:  No one should abandon their prescription medications for a natural remedy without the first consulting with a medical doctor.


2. Weight Loss

Curcumin in turmeric has been researched and found to significantly reduce body mass intake.

3. Osteoarthritis

Researchers at the University of Australia found that turmeric proved significantly more effective than a placebo, with the turmeric group reporting significantly less knee discomfort.

4. Digestive Issues

Studies showed how individuals struggling with irritable bowel syndrome found abdominal discomfort decrease after consuming turmeric extract for eight weeks.

5. Curcumin and Cancer

Curcumin, a polyphenol extracted from turmeric has received great attention over the past two decades as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer agent.  Studies also show its effectiveness in reducing side effects of chemotherapy or radiotherapy and improving patients’ quality of life.


6. Heart Health

Researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder concluded that curcumin supplementation resulted in improved artery health, blood flow and reduced oxidative stress!


7. Immune Health

Researchers concluded benefits of curcumin on the immune system.  It can down-regulate pro-inflammatory markers and modulate the activation of T Cells, B Cells, neutrophils, natural killer cells and dendritic cells.




Potential Problem #1


Studies show that turmeric is poorly absorbed – but luckily there is a simple solution!  Black pepper increases the bioavailability of turmeric by 2,000%!


Potential Problem #2

When supplementing turmeric, many turn to isolated curcumin which unfortunately is missing many of the healing properties of turmeric.  In fact turmeric in its whole food form has been found to be more powerful than isolated curcumin alone containing nearly 300 other beneficial components.  There is evidence that ‘curcumin-free turmeric also has anti-inflammatory properties.  So if you would like to harness all the power of turmeric, look for a product that contains it in a whole food form with piperine (black pepper).  Nutritional Foundations for Health’s “Curcumin SAP” is a good choice. Available on my dispensary, (below).



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Memory, Mood and Brain Healthhttps://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23832433/ 



Weight Loss




Digestive Issues


Curcumin and Cancer



Heart Health


Immune Health


Increase turmeric bioavailability by 2,000%