What is the recommended dosage of curcumin if taking for preventative measure?
Q. Dear Terry, “I don’t have any specific health concerns currently. What is the recommended dosage of curcumin if taking for preventative measure? Thanks!” — Lindsay P., Clarksville, TN
A. Dear Lindsay, I love it when individuals take a proactive approach in maintaining their health. Kudos to you!
Curcumin (my friends in India call it “Indian Gold” because it is so valued) will provide dozens—maybe even hundreds—of health benefits. It is a potent antioxidant and has an amazing capacity to reduce inflammation, which is the root cause of nearly every type of degenerative disease from Alzheimer’s and arthritis to inflammatory bowel conditions and autoimmune disorders. It is every effective for helping to prevent cancer. Curcumin is also very liver healthy, which means it helps facilitate removal of toxins from the body. Studies have also shown that it helps alleviate depression. The list could go on and on. I personally think that very adult in America could benefit from taking 500 mg of curcuminoids daily.
Keep in mind that standard curcumin is very poorly absorbed, so you need to make sure the product you choose features a curcumin with excellent absorption that has been proven in published human studies. The best form I have ever found uses curcumin blended with turmeric essential oils. This curcumin has been shown in published human studies to be better absorbed than standard curcumin.
Terry . . . Naturally