60 Second Curcumin and Sports Performance

60 Second Curcumin and Sports Performance

Are you an exercise aficionado? Do you love to work out, run, cycle, hike, and more, but you hate post-sports inflammation and pain? Read on for some interesting natural news!

Only a few natural products have shown such a wide range of health defense qualities as curcumin.   Derived from the turmeric root. curcumin has many biological effects, including anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-tumor, antimicrobial, and even antiviral.

Recently, curcumin supplementation was investigated for its effects on sports performance and exercise, from resistance training to aerobics. The findings were published in the journal Critical Reviews of Food Science and Nutrition. 

Researchers found that curcumin can reduce post-exercise inflammation.

The treatment groups with doses ranging from 180 mg to 5 grams of curcumin per day showed significant reductions in inflammation caused by exercise compared with the placebo group. 180 mg of curcumin per day for 4 days significantly reduced muscle pain and improved the range of motion 3-4 days after resistance exercise compared to a placebo.

Supplementation for 3 months with 10 mg of curcumin per day plus 105 mg of Boswellia serrata significantly reduced markers of oxidative stress. Curcumin may also improve GI function during exercise-induced heat stress.

We carry Standard Process, the finest line of food-based supplements on the market, available only from doctors. Ask me about their curcumin and Boswellia serrata products next time you are in the office.

Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!


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