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Curcumin 2000 Review

by Emily Jacob (2019-02-14)

Resveratrol is a flavonoid Curcumin 2000 (a polyphenolic bioflavonoid, to be more accurate!) that has been identified as a very potent antioxidant. It is found primarily in purple fruits and vegetables and (luckily for some of us!) in cocoa and dark chocolate! What makes it unique amongst antioxidants is the fact that it is able to cross the blood-brain barrier. This means that it can actually find its way from the blood into the brain and the nervous tissue where it can directly play a protective role against free radical damage. As research continues more and more benefits are being uncovered, but for starters, here are 5 worth noting: It protects the cells of the body from oxidative damage caused by the constant production of free radicals during metabolism. Some evidence of this is that resveratrol has been shown to prolong the lifespan of human cells. This, and the fact that it can enter the cells of the brain and the nervous tissue, might explain why resveratrol plays a role in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. It assists in reducing inflammation. Chronic inflammation is now recognised as a major cause of chronic diseases. And it is recognized that our modern lifestyle choices are such that we are often in a state of chronic inflammation. Research has shown that resveratrol prevents the body from producing two enzymes, namely sphingosine kinase and phospholipase D, which are known to trigger inflammation. Incidentally, this is also one of the reasons why Omega 3 oils are such important nutrients.