Curcumin has a long history of use for maintaining a healthy inflammatory response. It also appears to provide important antioxidant defense. Furthermore, it supports the body’s natural detoxification system and helps maintain healthy hepatic function. Curcumin C3 Complex has been the subject of many clinical studies and is the only turmeric chosen by the National Cancer Institute for clinical studies.
Turmeric Root (Curcuma longa) has a diverse array of intracellular targets giving it great therapeutic potential potential. One area of particular interest is turmeric's interaction with the inflammatory pathways of the human body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to issues of the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. The use of Turmeric as a therapeutic agent for healthy joint, muscle, and connective tissue function is linked to the polyphenols compounds known as Curcuminoids.* Curcuminoids have been well studied for their synergistic effects as inhibitors of several inflammatory compounds in the body, including NF-kB, COX-2, TNFa, and IL-6*. Modulating these pro-inflammatory compounds balances inflammatory pathways, impacting inflammatory load and connective tissue compromise*. Turmeric's polyphenols are strong antioxidants acting as free-radical scavengers, supporting several important liver enzymes of detoxification, and supporting Reactive Oxygen Species function*.