Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It has been used for centuries across Southeast Asia and Indonesia. It helps fight a lot of chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and dementia. It reduces the oxidative stress and cellular inflammation and it also improves the blood flow, which improves cognitive function.
Researchers at UCLA found that curcumin has cancer blocking properties throughout a study that involved 21 participants who suffered from neck and head cancers. They were given 2 chewable curcumin tablets that contained 1,000 milligram of the substance each. They proved that curcumin intake halts the spread of the virulent cells.
A more recent study found that a dose-dependent of curcumin activated apoptosis of liver cancer cells, meaning that it caused these cells to die.
The thing that you need to remember is that the turmeric of curcumin has to be high quality in order to optimize curcuminoid absorption. Turmeric dissolves in fat and without fat the curcumin has a hard time making it past the abdomen, into the small intestine and into the blood where it provides the best benefits.
Source: Living Traditionally