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Benefits of Turmeric for Multiple Sclerosis

August 15, 2016

Turmeric has been the subject of many different studies that tested the efficiency of the anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant agent. It has been found to possess neuroprotective abilities that provide benefits for diseases like Alzheimer’s and help in the treatment of multiple sclerosis as well.

The key active ingredient, Curcumin, has been studied to possibly block the process of MS. Curcumin has been flaunted as a chemical to combat autoimmune diseases like MS since it can regulate inflammatory cytokines. Some researchers say that curcumin could treat the pathophysiological progress of MS because of its neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. It could also prevent the damages done to the blood-brain barrier that leads to the injury of myelin sheaths and axons.

Although turmeric, when used in diets at lower levels and for long periods of time doesn’t have any side effects, it is important to be cautious with the dosage used. This is because large doses of turmeric supplements, although used for therapeutic purposes, could increase side effects.

There are, on the other hand, capsules that contain turmeric powder at recommended dosage levels. While they usually depend on the specific condition, Bromelain is often combined with the supplement since it can improve the anti-inflammatory and absorption levels of turmeric.

In the end, incorporating turmeric throughout your daily diet is a better option over the supplement in order to ensure that there is a regular distribution of the spice and no overdose. You can find plenty of delicious turmeric recipes to help you out, here!