Brain and nervous system
Curcumin positively influences brain activity and helps improve memory. Poor nutrition, stress, bad environment, or alcohol consumption all have a negative effect on our brains. Curcumin can help us with these problems.
Curcumin nourishes and protects the brain in a variety of ways. It’s a potent antioxidant that readily crosses the blood-brain barrier to protect brain cells from free radical damage. Curcumin can increase brain levels of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF), a protein that stimulates the creation of new brain cells.
Users of turmeric and turmeric supplements have reported that they got relief from certain nerve related disorders (numbness, tingling or pain in hands or feet). According to the studies, turmeric is beneficial for patients suffering from Neuropathic pain, which is not an easy disorder to treat for contemporary medicine.
Turmeric is also known as an anti-ischemic agent. Thus, taking turmeric helps in regulating blood supply to peripheral nerves. Lack of blood supply to the nerves is one of the key reasons why these nerves do not work properly. Studies have shown that turmeric has a strong anti-ischemic effect that affects the condition of the brain.
Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties are responsible for checking nerve related problems such as peripheral neuropathy and nerve problems due to diabetes. The reason is, as research has found out, there is a close relation between disorders and nerve inflammation.
Curcumin has an effect on brain function and on mental performance. Protects nerve cells from damage by free radicals and strengthens their synapses. Thanks to its positive influence on the cardiovascular system, cholesterol and hematopoiesis, curcumin promotes the supply of good well-oxygenated blood to the brain tissue.