REVERSES BONE LOSS
Curry Spice Extract Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, the yellow spice used in curry, is known as an anti-inflammatory for pain control and prevention of age-related inflammatory diseases. And now, an Italian study has found that it may also help reverse bone loss. Researchers compared the effects of a curcumin supplement with no supplement in a group of 57 people with osteopenia, the medical term for low bone density. To monitor effects, they tested bone in the heel, a finger, and the upper jaw, and found that daily curcumin supplements increased bone density in all three areas after 12 weeks, without any side effects. The study, published in the
European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, used Meriva, a patented form of curcumin found in a variety of supplement brands.