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Longvida curcumin reduces inflammation

Posted: Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:10 pm
by NHE
Reduced inflammatory and muscle damage biomarkers following oral supplementation with bioavailable curcumin.
BBA Clin. 2016 Feb 18;5:72-8.
  • BACKGROUND: Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage (EIMD) and delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) impact subsequent training sessions and activities of daily living (ADL) even in active individuals. In sedentary or diseased individuals, EIMD and DOMS may be even more pronounced and present even in the absence of structured exercise.

    METHODS: The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of oral curcumin supplementation (Longvida® 400 mg/days) on muscle & ADL soreness, creatine kinase (CK), and inflammatory cytokines (TNF-α, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10) following EMID (eccentric-only dual-leg press exercise). Subjects (N = 28) were randomly assigned to either curcumin (400 mg/day) or placebo (rice flour) and supplemented 2 days before to 4 days after EMID. Blood samples were collected prior to (PRE), and 1, 2, 3, and 4 days after EIMD to measure CK and inflammatory cytokines. Data were analyzed by ANOVA with P < 0.05.

    RESULTS: Curcumin supplementation resulted in significantly smaller increases in CK (- 48%), TNF-╬▒ (- 25%), and IL-8 (- 21%) following EIMD compared to placebo. We observed no significant differences in IL-6, IL-10, or quadriceps muscle soreness between conditions for this sample size.

    CONCLUSIONS: Collectively, the findings demonstrated that consumption of curcumin reduced biological inflammation, but not quadriceps muscle soreness, during recovery after EIMD. The observed improvements in biological inflammation may translate to faster recovery and improved functional capacity during subsequent exercise sessions.

    GENERAL SIGNIFICANCE: These findings support the use of oral curcumin supplementation to reduce the symptoms of EIMD. The next logical step is to evaluate further the efficacy of an inflammatory clinical disease model.

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Zn/Cu ratio Re: Longvida curcumin

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:29 am
by jimmylegs
The Effect of Curcumin on Serum Copper and Zinc and Zn/Cu Ratio in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome: A Double-Blind Clinical Trial (2018) ... 18.1472711

corresponding high zinc relative to copper in cumin spice (table 4):

Availability of essential trace elements in Indian cereals, vegetables and spices using INAA and the contribution of spices to daily dietary intake (2004) ... intake.pdf