Going To The Gym And Spend Hours Of Sweating? No, Consume Turmeric To Replace All That
The extract of turmeric can do a very good job in producing cardiovascular health benefits like exercises, especially in women who are undergoing age-associated adverse changes in arterial health. There are a lot of researches on turmeric’s properties even though conventional medical practitioners are not that interested in its role in preventing heart disease.
A study which has been published in American Journal of Cardiology showed that turmeric extract can produce post-bypass attack risk by 56%, while another study from 2012, which has been published in Nutrition Research found that the primary polyphenol in turmeric named curcumin which gives its golden hue, is very effective in improving vascular function in postmenstrual women just like moderate aerobic exercise training regimen. There were 32 postmenstrual women involved in the study which lasted for 8 days, and they were all assigned to 3 groups: a non-treatment control, exercise, and curcumin. The inner lining of the blood vessels known as the endothelium was being ascertained, and it was used to measure the flow-mediated arterial dilation, an indicator of arterial elasticity and endothelial function. Its disturbance will be the crucial cause of the development of atherosclerosis. Anything which can prevent, reduce, or even reverse its dysfunction can lower the morbidity and mortality associated with cardiovascular disease. Those women who were in the curcumin group received 150 mg of turmeric extract daily for a period of 8 weeks, supplying 25 mg of colloidal dispersed nanoparticle curcumin while the diet habits and exercises remained unchanged during the study. The women in the exercise group underwent aerobic exercises trainings 3 or more days weekly including 2-3 supervised sessions and additional home-based trainings. During that period, their program included cycling and walking for 30-60 minutes per session with ranging intensity from 60% of individually determined maximal heart rate in the initial phase of the trial, to 70-75% maximal heart rate in the latter half. When the period of 8 weeks passed, the flow-mediated dilation increased significantly in the curcumin and exercise group, compared to the control group.
By this result, the researchers concluded that the study showed that regular ingestion of curcumin or regular aerobic exercise sessions improved the endothelial function. Curcumin was said to prevent the age-associated decline in endothelial function in postmenstrual women.
The study encourages people who are already using turmeric in their diets or who are taking its supplement to remove potential ailments. However, exercises cannot by any chance be replaced by any kind of supplement, nor can exercises replace the role of the turmeric in human health and disease. Regular exercises along with regular turmeric intake will be the best combination, but the study doesn’t observe the effects of their combined use which of course is a commonsense that we shouldn’t sit around and wait for another clinical trial before we employ this optimal strategy.
The same research group published one more study in the American Journal of Hypertension in 2012 which observed the combined effect of curcumin and exercise in postmenstrual women in improving the heart muscle stress tolerance. Its results showed that the regular endurance exercise in the combination with curcumin may reduce left ventricular (LV) afterload compared to monotherapy with either intervention alone in postmenstrual women. It can contribute to pathological hypertherapy of that region of the heart and is as well linked to elevated blood pressure and aortic valve disease. The findings show that this excellent combination will give the most benefits to people’s health. This is also good for reducing exercise-associated inflammation and pain as it has already been found very effective in relieving symptoms that are connected to osteoarthritis.