All About Turmeric

Posted on September 18, 2017 by Emily Khor

If you live in Southeast Asia, chances are that you have heard of Turmeric, which is a common ingredient in most dishes. The key component in it is a substance named Curcumin. Recent clinical trial and animal experiment has shown Curcumin as a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidants substance.

You may not know this, but many chronic conditions are caused by inflammation in the body. Common examples of inflammatory diseases include heart conditions, arthritis, diabetes, cancer and etc. Many researches has confirmed Curcumin can remove the free radicals produced in our body effectively, thus reducing the negative effects and diseases oxidative stress can do to our body. In a copy of nutritionist magazine published in 2012, researchers gave 80 grams of liquefy curcumin to 19 participants between the age of 40-60 for 4 consecutive weeks. After that period, these participants’ level of triglyceride (a main substance in animal oil and vegetable oil) has lowered, plus the amount of antioxidants in their blood has also increased. 

Compared to a lot of clinical trial that uses multiple harmful ingredients, the intake of 80 grams of curcumin per day in an experiment is considered low and non-poisonous. World Health Organisation (WHO) has also stated that an adult supposed intake of curcumin per day should be counted using 0-3 grams per KG of the said person's body weigtht. However the intake should also not ever exceed 200 grams. After continuous research, it is known that curcumin has no obvious negative effect towards human body. However, due to safety concerns, if you want to increase your dosage of curcumin, please do ask for your doctor’s advice and only increase your dosage with WHO’s suggestion in mind.

ALLYOUNG NEWS EDITOR Emily Khor 2017.09.18 17:00