Turmeric and Curcumin

Turmeric is the whole herb and curcumin is the most abundant bioactive compound found in turmeric. Most studies use standardized extracts that contain mostly curcumin. Both are beneficial for health. 

Minimize Inflammaging & Maximize Your Healthspan with Turmeric — https://www.naturalgrocers.com/health-hotline-article/minimize-inflammaging-maximize-your-healthspan-turmeric?mc_cid=317e1f689f&mc_eid=7c3cb8595d

Here’s a nice little research article on Turmeric with nearly 30 references. It’s always a plus when someone else does the research for you. And it’s free.

I don’t take an abundance of supplements and will start taking a supplement only after I’ve done the research and am convinced of the benefits. I added Turmeric to my daily medications after my doctor suggested I research it for my arthritis. My medications are a low dose statin (10mg), baby aspirin, Vitamin D, Vitamin B-complex and a multivitamin.

And high quality Scotch.

13 Replies to “Turmeric and Curcumin”

  1. What dose of Turmeric are you taking?

    And do you know anything about combining it with an anticoagulant? Not warfarin, but an NOAC.

    I would like to take Turmeric. I have seen some warnings about combining with Warfarin but have not seen anything about the NOACs.

      1. Thank you so much. I have been wanting to take curcumin but have been reluctant to because of the possible interaction with anticoagulants. But the only information I have been able to find has been concerning Warfarin. So if you can find some info on the NOACs, that would be great. Thank you!

      1. I’m going to have to do some more thinking about the risk versus the benefit. Have you found that the supplement really helps your arthritis pain a lot?

      2. I have an extremely high pain threshold so it’s hard to say. It is a rare day when I need a pain killer like Tylenol or Ibu. I have noticed less days of knee discomfort since starting Turmeric. Also less days where I feel the need to wear a brace. So overall I’d say yes to your question but wouldn’t say “a lot”.

      3. I have had nagging tendinitis in my right arm for over six months. I may just give some turmeric a try. Also when I had bloodwork last fall my CRP was elevated and from what I’ve read turmeric does help to reduce inflammation.

      4. Turmeric has not helped my carpal metacarpal joint arthritis. Bilateral. I forgot to mention this until my hands started aching this morning after yard work.

      5. Hmmm. That’s exactly where my hand arthritis is located. How long have you been taking the turmeric? Maybe it takes a while to kick in.

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