Curcumin

This plant-derived compound is just one of many that have been shown to have anti-cancer properties.

It can be rotated with Resveratrol in order to provide the body with new tools to work with regularly.

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The ability of the body to absorb Curcumin (aka bioavailability) is relatively low; so, here’s a brand with proven higher absorption rates as recommended by Dr. Heather Wright, ND, FABNO:

TetraCumin® SR

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Title: Therapeutic Potential of Curcumin in the Treatment of Glioblastoma Multiforme

Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30864499/

Summary: A 2019 study that reviewed the current studies and trials involving curcumin and brain cancer to date.

Key takeaways:

  • Curcumin has synergistic effects with chemotherapy and radiation
  • No noticeable toxicity in animal studies
  • Tumor size has decreased with curcumin use in animal models
  • It can cross the blood-brain barrier
  • More studies are warranted

 


 

Title: Curcumin and Cancer Cells: How Many Ways Can Curry Kill Tumor Cells Selectively?

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2758121/

Summary: This paper categorizes the myriad ways Curcumin leads to the death of cancer cells, of which there are many.

Key takeaways:

  • In laboratory studies, curcumin has been shown to lead to the death of cancer cells in more than 10 ways

 


 

Title: Therapeutic Roles of Curcumin: Lessons Learned from Clinical Trials

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3535097/

Summary: In 2013, scientists looked at the clinical trials of Curcumin spanning all types of disease and concluded it has efficacy against a number of diseases, including cancer, and warrants further study.  

Key takeaways:

  • Curcumin shows efficacy against a number of cancers
  • “It may seem that curcumin’s clinical efficacy is too good to be true.”

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