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Old 09-29-2009, 10:33 AM   #1
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New Turmeric Thread

The last Turmeric thread was 3 years ago, so I thought I'd create a new one to discuss new research.

Several studies have found that curcumin, the active agent in Tumeric is quite bioactive. It has activity against Multiple Sclerosis, Beta-Amyloid (one of the purported agents in Alzheimer's), several types of cancer, and arthritis.

Regarding the last one, it seems to be a anti-inflammatory that gets at least some of it's activity through COX-2 Inhibition. Knowing what we know about the effect of Ibuprofen on muscle development and healing, could this weigh against Turmeric supplementation?

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Old 09-29-2009, 10:40 AM   #2
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Re: New Turmeric Thread

Do you have the source on curcumin's affect with regard to Multiple Sclerosis? Also, do you you happen to remember if it was treating relapsing remitting or primary progressive?
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:44 AM   #3
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.....Knowing what we know about the effect of Ibuprofen on muscle development and healing......
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I don't know about this. What about Ibuprofen?
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Use the old thread
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Old 09-29-2009, 11:10 AM   #5
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Do you have the source on curcumin's affect with regard to Multiple Sclerosis? Also, do you you happen to remember if it was treating relapsing remitting or primary progressive?
here is one page on it:
Regimen for Neuroprotection and Encourage Nerve Repair [WFS]

'J Immunol. 2002 Jun 15;168(12):6506-13.
Curcumin inhibits experimental allergic encephalomyelitis by blocking IL-12 signaling through Janus kinase-STAT pathway in T lymphocytes.'
EAE is an animal model for MS

'Preliminary studies in rats suggest that curcumin, a compound found in the curry spice turmeric, may block the progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).
According to researcher Dr. Chandramohan Natarajan of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, rats with an MS-like illness showed little or no signs of disease symptoms after being injected with curcumin, while animals without the treatment went on to severe paralysis.'

Regarding vitamin I... this page[WFS] should get you started.

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In general I agree. but the old thread was a) 3 years old and b) titled tumeric[sic] so people wouldn't find it by a search for turmeric.

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Old 10-01-2009, 06:54 AM   #6
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The last Turmeric thread was 3 years ago, so I thought I'd create a new one to discuss new research.

Several studies have found that curcumin, the active agent in Tumeric is quite bioactive. It has activity against Multiple Sclerosis, Beta-Amyloid (one of the purported agents in Alzheimer's), several types of cancer, and arthritis.

Regarding the last one, it seems to be a anti-inflammatory that gets at least some of it's activity through COX-2 Inhibition. Knowing what we know about the effect of Ibuprofen on muscle development and healing, could this weigh against Turmeric supplementation?

Thanks,
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Curcumin is poorly absorbed unless it's combined with piperine so if you're going to get any benefit from turmeric you need to combine it with black pepper - http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120 (wfs)
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I take it in the morning with Bioperine... that should work right?
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I take it in the morning with Bioperine... that should work right?
Well according to www.bioperine.com (wfs) bioperine is just an extract of black pepper so I guess it'll work. Of course you could save yourself some money by making your own curry powder which would in all probability be just as effective as any supplement.

http://www.bioperine.com/curcumin.html (wfs)

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