Beyond Joint Health: The Power of Curcumin and Boswellia – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 205
Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Jerry Hickey. Ph
When we think about things such as turmeric or curcumin, we oftentimes will default and think about joint health. That’s not a bad way to consider the way that curcumin itself is actually working in the body, but it does so much more than just targets inflammation within joint spaces. I want to talk about that in some detail because when many folks look at a formulation like our Biocurcumin 5-Loxin, they automatically think it would be beneficial if they have problems with their knees, hip, or back. Of course, we know that it is very beneficial for inflammation, which can oftentimes help with easing the discomfort. But I want to delve further into this and talk about the power of curcumin, especially when we combine it with Indian frankincense, which is boswellia extract.†
The Biocurcumin 5-Loxin is a cool product because it has two registered trademarked nutrients in it, meaning both of these nutrients have been studied extensively in terms of human clinical trials. It has 5-Loxin, which is a registered trademarked form of boswellia extract, and then we use BCM-95, which is a registered trademarked form of curcumin, which has been shown to be upwards of 7 to 8 times more absorbable than a standard curcumin or turmeric extract. This is important when we talk about all of the things that we know curcumin can do. There has been extensive research over the past half-century showing the power of curcumin.†
Tune into the full podcast episode to learn more about the history of curcumin.
Why are curcumin and boswellia extract beneficial to the body?
By using the BCM-95 nutrient in our formula, we get these powerful curcuminoid oils that are deep down into the turmeric root. It is from the curcuminoids that we yield medicinal benefits. There’s been extensive research looking at the BCM-95 across the spectrum: for joint health, for brain health, for overall systemic health targeting things like systemic inflammation. It has been looked at in human clinical trials to support mood, cognition, and memory.†
In the Nutritional Journal back in 2012, researchers at Ohio State University were looking at whether curcumin would impact healthy middle-aged adults. They designed this double-blind, placebo-controlled trial where one group was given a placebo and the other group was given curcumin extract. They did this for four weeks and then they looked at different levels like inflammatory markers. They found specifically that the group given curcumin had a really remarkable response to the curcumin in terms of driving down these markers for inflammation and allowing the body to have better adjustments during times of stress.†
When we think about curcumin in combination with the boswellia extract, oftentimes we think about joint health. This is because we know that curcumin has been shown to actually downregulate NF-kappa beta and STAT3. To the researchers’ knowledge, this was really the only agent coming from nature that they recognized had this ability to target both of those inflammatory markers. This was published in the Clinical Cancer Research Journal and this was a study done out of MD Anderson Cancer Research Center out of the University of Texas. This was done all the way back in 2009, yet you still don’t hear a lot about it.†
Boswellia extract has a powerful constituent in it called AKBA. AKBA helps once again with regulating that inflammatory response. In the European Journal of Medicine, they were looking at how boswellia can help patients who had asthma. They did a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial looking at giving asthmatics boswellia extract. They found a significant reduction in inflammation within the respiratory bronchi, which is a really remarkable thing.†
When we talk about what we can do from nature, where we’re not putting these harmful synthetic chemical agents into the body to try to treat something, everything that boswellia extract and curcumin can do is really remarkable.
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