In animal studies, has been shown in the potential for turmeric to improve chronic digestive health problems including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. Most of the proposed mechanisms of actions in these studies involve changes in cell signaling and decreased production of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
Rheumatoid and other types of arthritis have also been active areas of animal study on curcumin. Once again, most of the science interest here has been in decreased production of pro-inflammatory messaging molecules.
WHAT IS TURMERIC?
Turmeric is an essential herb, used in ancient Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines for centuries because of its healing properties. The main compound and active ingredient found in Turmeric is called curcumin, which has:
- wound healing
- anticancer properties.
This super ingredient helps fight:
- liver disease
- gastrointestinal issues
- Alzheimer’s disease
To ensure your pets maximizes every run, jump and play in their lives.
Phytonutrients in turmeric include curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, tumerones, and tumenorols, which support detoxification. Curcumin is a potent antioxidant with preventive therapeutic properties and play a vital role against pathological conditions. In addition to being a highly powerful antioxidant in itself, curcumin also enhances the effectiveness of the body’s own antioxidants.
Reduces Inflammation & Fights Cancer:
According to a 2004 study by Oncogene, turmeric is not only a natural anti-inflammatory, but has proven more effective in treating pain and stiffness caused by inflammation than ibuprofen and aspirin. Inflammation is a major cause of most illnesses like cancer, arthritis, allergies, kidney disease, dental and digestive disease. Curcumin has cancer preventing and fighting properties that kill and prevent cancer cell growth. According to the American Cancer Society, “curcumin interferes with cancer development, growth, and spread. Recently, curcumin has received a great deal of focus because of its ability to reduce tumor size and kill cancer cells.” The anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric are beneficial in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and other gastrointestinal disorders, having positive effects on gut inflammation and permeability.
Alternative to Steroids:
Many pets are prescribed steroids for allergies and joint pain, but curcumin is proven just as effective as a holistic treatment. Curcumin’s lack of side effects make it a superior alternative compared to corticosteroids. The Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology published a study showing a combination of curcumin with a steroid reduced the side effects of the medication.