Curcumin has been shown to vastly improve and in some cases even prevent Type 2 Diabetes along with its associated symptoms. Further research has been lined up to look into how Curcumin plays a vital role in the disease.
Insulin is produced within the pancreas and this controls blood sugar levels. Transporting glucose from blood into the muscles, fat and liver cells is its other important job. From here it is then stored or used as energy. Every cell needs glucose to function properly, while regulating blood sugar levels.
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of Curcumin, it has shown promise for preventing or reducing complications caused by diabetes, along with showing promising effects for insulin resistance and regulating blood sugar levels.
Some experts argue that further research into natural remedies like Curcumin can have a beneficial effect on people with pre-diabetes and Type-2 diabetes, along with it being used as a preventative measure as part of a plan looking at diet and exercise behaviours.
Curcumin’s Benefits for Diabetes
Curcumin is believed to most favourably have an effect on insulin resistance, hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, high concentrations of lipids in the blood, along with apoptosis (the death of cells) and necrosis (cell injury resulting in premature death of cells).
While researchers say certain studies have been carried out on pre-diabetics, they claim that whether Type 2 diabetes is reversible or not is a ‘contentious issue’. Although certain studies show it is reversible through dietary changes, weight loss and exercise, Diabetes Type 2 is still not seen as ‘fully curable’.
One recent study from 2013 published in the International Journal of Endocrinology Metabolism reviewed studies that were published from 1998 to 2013. They indicated that the role of Curcumin is involved in the development and progression of hyperglycemia and insulin resistance.
It also found that Curcumin had anti-hyperglycemic and insulin sensitizer effects meaning it can reduce insulin resistance and related disorders. However, further studies to evaluate the effects of Curcumin on diabetes and insulin resistance are required before results can be determined.
Curcumin’s many amazing benefits have been proven numerous times. This is especially true in India where the Ancient Indian spice Turmeric that it is derived from is regularly used for its health properties and as an ingredient both in cooking and in health and beauty treatments.
In Indian culture, Turmeric is used because of the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the curcuminoids present in this golden spice. Turmeric is known to benefit various skin conditions such as acne and psoriasis. Curcuminoids’ antioxidant properties could therefore potentially help with blood sugar and insulin problems by working to heal the body from the inside out.
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