Turmeric extract can mitigate symptoms of depression and anxiety

By John Wood

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BCM-95 curcumin: a combination of curcumin and essential oil of turmeric
BCM-95 curcumin: a combination of curcumin and essential oil of turmeric
An ingredient that can help mitigate symptoms of depression and anxiety, according to a recent clinical study, is being targeted at the European market by its maker Arjuna Natural Extracts.

BCM-95 curcumin, an all-natural patented formulation of turmeric extract, is manufactured by combining curcumin and essential oil of turmeric.

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 56 people with major depressive disorder was published in June 2014, by Adrian Lopresti, of Murdoch University in Perth, Australia.

Depression symptoms

Results showed BCM-95 curcumin reduced overall symptoms of depression and anxiety, when taken over an eight-week period.

“Curcumin's positive antidepressant and anti-anxiety effects are likely due to its ability to normalise specific physiological pathways,”​ said Lopresti.

“It appears to elevate neurotransmitters such as serotonin, while lowering stress hormones, such as cortisol, and is a potent antioxidant.”

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Turmeric- Green Peppercorn combination for a Healthy Way of Living

Posted by Dr.Kurian Sakariah,

Spices are now known to add flavor and aroma to foods but also helps in the health and wellness to the consumers. However, selection of spices depends on the type of food being cooked. A versatile spice combination is Turmeric and Green Peppercorns. Turmeric contains the much acclaimed Curcumin and Peppercorns contains Piperine which facilitates the intestinal absorption of curcumin. Why Green Peppercorns beacause they are softer in texture and more closer to nature in color flavor and aroma and versatile to many applications, and safe from bacteria and contaminants. The reason being the scientific method of processing ( see the video in this link)

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