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- Curcumin increases amount of Vitamin D in blood which actually gets to the tissue
- Increases the activation of the Vitamin D Receptor
- Vitamin D Receptor is associated in over 58 autoimmune studies
- Curcumin is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in the spice turmeric.
- Curcumin bioavailability varies 100X between types
- When taken separately from food - apparently not nearly as much if taken with a meal
- Vitamin D Receptor Activation can be increased by any of: Resveratrol, Omega-3, Magnesium, Zinc. Quercetin, non-daily Vit D. Curcumin, intense exercise, Ginger, Essential oils, etc Note: The founder of VitaminDWiki uses 10 of the 12 known VDR activators
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COVID-19 treated by Vitamin D - studies, reports, videos
- Curcumin benefits - 2020
- Here are all of the Curcumin articles
- Curcumin helps most but not all livers - 2018
- When not to take curcumin - 2018
- Piperine (pepper) added to Curcumin makes it 20X more bioavailable
- Turmeric is as Effective as 14 Drugs (Turmeric is related to Curcumin) - March 2021
- 900 Reasons Turmeric May Be the World's Most Important Herb - April 2023
Curcumin benefits - 2020
- Turmeric and Its Major Compound Curcumin on Health: Bioactive Effects and Safety Profiles for Food, Pharmaceutical, Biotechnological and Medicinal Applications - 2020 PDF
Here are all of the Curcumin articles
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- Curcumin helps many health problems
- COVID-19 risk reduced 4X by each of: Vitamin D, Omega-3, Curcumin, Zinc (each increases D in cells)
- Prostate Cancer PSA reduced by 60 ng of Vitamin D, Vitamin B complex, Omega-3, Curcumin and diet – June 2021
- Some curcumin supplements are 100 X more bioavailable – Nov 2018
- Curcumin may increase Vitamin D in tissues (activates Vitamin D Receptor) – Dec 2010
- Turmeric stopped Ulcerative Colitis – RCT Feb 2019
- NAFLD is treated by Vitamin D, Omega-3, Curcumin, Silymarinm, etc. Aug 2018
- Pancreatic cancer prevention and treatment by alternates – Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Curcumin, etc – July 2018
- 5 supplements that flat out work (Omega-3, Vitamin D, etc.) - examine.com Oct 2017
- Omega-3 prevents and treats several cancers – Sept 2017
- Vitamin D Cofactors in a nutshell
Curcumin helps most but not all livers - 2018
What are the effects of curcumin on the liver? Consumerlab
When not to take curcumin - 2018
Turmeric: potential adverse effects and interactions_
- Turmeric and curcumin seem to be generally well tolerated. The most common side effects observed in clinical studies are gastrointestinal and include constipation, dyspepsia, diarrhoea, distension, gastroesophageal reflux, nausea, vomiting, yellow stool and stomach ache.
- Due to their ability to increase bile secretion, turmeric and curcumin should not be taken by individuals with obstruction of the bile duct, cholangitis, liver disease, gallstones and any other biliary disease.
- Turmeric has also been linked to interactions with some conventional medicines due to its influence on some cytochrome P450 enzymes, P-glycoprotein and OATP transporters.
- Patient’s taking medicines with a narrow therapeutic index or, associated with significant side effects, e.g. anticancer or immunosuppressant agents should use turmeric and curcumin with caution.
Piperine (pepper) added to Curcumin makes it 20X more bioavailable
Turmeric with Black Pepper: What It’s Good For and How to Take It Dr, Greger video April 2022
- "Approximately 5 percent of the spice turmeric is composed of an active compound called curcumin, which is responsible for turmeric’s bright yellow color."
- "About 5 percent of black pepper by weight is comprised of piperine, a compound that gives the spice its pungent flavor. Piperine is a potent inhibitor of drug metabolism. One of the ways our liver gets rid of foreign substances is by making them water soluble so they can be more easily excreted. But, this black pepper molecule inhibits that process."
- "And guess what a common ingredient in curry powder is besides turmeric? Black pepper."
Turmeric is as Effective as 14 Drugs (Turmeric is related to Curcumin) - March 2021
900 Reasons Turmeric May Be the World's Most Important Herb - April 2023
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