We all love curcumin, made from turmeric root, for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects; not to mention how good a little turmeric is in a golden latte! If this powerful little yellow capsule is already part of your routine, you'll be happy to know that there is new scientific evidence emerging that shows how curcumin can protect brain function as we age.
According to a recent study carried out by researchers at UCLA, compounds made from turmeric may help improve attention, memory, and mood in older adults with mild age-related memory complaints. Exciting news for people over 50! This new information builds on previous studies that have already shown that taking curcumin daily can help protect neurons as we age.
How Does Turmeric Help Memory Loss?
To investigate the effects of curcumin on brain function, researchers recruited 40 adults aged 51–84 with mild memory complaints and no signs of dementia.
Volunteers who received curcumin supplements showed improvements in both memory and attention. This included a 28% improvement on memory tests over the 18-month trial period, as well as mild improvements in mood.
Try Curcumin to Improve Memory and Overall Health
If you’re looking for way to ward off age-related troubles like decline in cognitive function, memory loss or low moods, curcumin offers a powerful range of actions that support healthy aging. When it comes to curcumin, it's not how much you take, but how much your body absorbs that makes a difference.
Theracurcumin® is unique because it's made with microscopic curcumin particles that are 100x smaller than other types of curcumin, which allows it to be absorbed into the blood faster and stay there longer. Studies comparing blood levels of curcumin using leading brands confirm that on a milligram-to-milligram basis, Theracurmin is the best-absorbed form of curcumin on the market.
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