high cholesterol and curcumin

Lifestyle disease was the new term that gained popularity in the late 90s when a lot of people across the age groups started getting affected by diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. They were named so as these health conditions arise from an unhealthy lifestyle, many times accompanied by some other factors too. High cholesterol was found to be the main culprit which led not only to lifestyle diseases but also to heart conditions like heart attack, cardiac arrest, blocked arteries, etc.

What do you Mean by Cholesterol?

In medical terms, cholesterol in humans can be described as the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HPL) as well as triglycerides in a person’s blood. An increase in the LDL levels causes blockages in the arteries and thus, is considered to be the bad cholesterol. HDL is the good cholesterol is the one that counters the activity of LDL to prevent damage to the arteries. The normal levels of cholesterol in healthy individuals measure anything less than 200 mg/dL while 200 to 280 mg/dl is considered to be borderline. Cholesterol levels which are over 240 mg/dL are unhealthy and turn out to be dangerous. High cholesterol levels or hypercholesterolemia can lead to obstruction of steady blood flow due to plaque accumulation (atherosclerosis) which in turn increases the chances of a heart attack. The sad part is that high cholesterol is not detected on time till it gets very high and damages the major organs.

Doctors suggest that keeping the weight under control, eating a balanced diet and a regular routine of physical activities can help keep high cholesterol levels under check. Apart from this, regular intake of curcumin supplements is proving to be quite effective in checking high cholesterol levels. Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound is one of the major components of the golden spice turmeric.

Wondering how Curcumin can help to manage high cholesterol levels? Read on further

High Cholesterol control with Curcumin

  • Curcumin is a natural anti-atherosclerotic agent which means that it can naturally help to prevent the plaque formation and cholesterol deposits on the walls of the artery. It helps in eliminating cholesterol molecules to a large extent.
  • Free radicals in the body help LDL and cholesterol molecules in adhering to the walls of the artery, thus increasing their chances of clogging the arteries. Since curcumin is a natural antioxidant agent, it has the ability to bind to and thus eliminate the free radicals.
  • Slow or no metabolism of LDL molecules in the body leads to their accumulation in the bloodstream. Curcumin helps in modulating the metabolism of lipids in the body by regulating the levels of leptin which in turn helps in the breakdown of fats. This also helps to keep the lipid levels in the blood under the normal levels.
  • Many studies have also shown that curcumin is helpful in regulating certain genes that can help to lower cholesterol levels. What it does is that it suppresses the activity of the genes responsible for promoting LDL.
  • Inflammation is an enemy that can lead to the damage of blood vessels and also causes build-up of plaque. The anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin are known to be good for patients suffering from high blood pressure too.
  • Curcumin is also proven to be effective in preventing the liver from producing high levels of cholesterol and also prevents the intestines from absorbing excess cholesterol.

Having stated all the good things about the efficacy of curcumin in helping to lower high cholesterol levels, it is very important to note that curcumin supplements need to be from a reliable source so that it provides the maximum benefits. Supplements are an easier form to consume curcumin as one saves time and effort.

A few points to be kept in mind before using Curcumin Supplements are:

  • Start taking curcumin supplements in small dosages and then gradually increase the dosage.
  • Since curcumin has antiplatelet properties, it should not be consumed by individuals who are suffering from bleeding risks.
  • At times, curcumin can interfere with the metabolism of drugs; therefore a gap of few hours needs to be kept between the intake of medicines and curcumin supplement.

One must start taking the curcumin supplements in order to believe in its magical properties. Give some time for it to show the positive results.

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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.