In medical terms, inflammation is a process by which the body’s white blood cells protect us from infections by foreign organisms like bacteria, virus, etc. We can say that inflammation is a part of the body’s immune response. It can be helpful in case of wound healing or when the knee is hurt, but at times it can harm the body more than helping. Excess inflammation can give rise to some diseases like asthma, atherosclerosis, diabetes, arthritis and the list goes on. There are many ways of controlling inflammation, and one of them is NSAIDs. Most of these drugs have side effects in the long term.
A better alternative is to have curcumin which is the most potent anti-inflammatory agent that Mother Nature has gifted us with. Before we dwell into the topic further, let’s see what curcumin is.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is one of the compounds present in curcuminoids which is found in turmeric. Turmeric is a favorite spice which is used in cooking and also has amazing healing powers as per Ayurveda. It belongs to the ginger family, and its scientific name is Curcumina longa.
As mentioned above, only chronic inflammation is harmful to the body, and curcumin targets this with high power. It can modify the activities of several enzymes, growth factor receptors, cofactors, and specific other molecules. NF-kB is a molecule that travels into the nuclei of the cells and turns on the genes that give rise to inflammation. This has a huge role to play in case of chronic inflammation. Several studies have shown that curcumin blocks this NF-kB and thus decreases inflammation levels in the body. So, we can say that curcumin is such a potent anti-inflammatory agent that it reduces inflammation at the molecular level.
Looking at the specific case of arthritis, many arthritic patients have vouched for the fact that regular intake of curcumin has helped them in getting relief from arthritic pain. It was found to be more effective than regular medicines in reducing joint inflammation. By modifying the immune system, it also helps to slow down the progress of rheumatoid arthritis. The best part about curcumin in treating so many diseases is that it targets multiple signaling pathways rather than medicines whose target is an only a particular pathway. In this way, curcumin can target many diseases with the various mechanism of action.
Curcumin is also known to inhibit the activation of transcription factors which affects the gene expression that can cause inflammation. The anti-inflammatory action of curcumin is also contributed by the inhibition of COX-1 and COX-2 to stop the production of prostaglandins. It is advised that curcumin is always taken with a small amount of black pepper to increase the bioavailability of curcumin and its better absorption. Make curcumin a part of your daily meal and see the difference in your health in a span of a few months.
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.