Thursday, February 01, 2007

Scientific American Magazine - Curcumin, Cure for Alzheimers and Cancer?

A new article in Scientific American magazine offers a provocative heading:

"An ingredient in curry shows promise for treating Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases"

and notes that:

"
curcumin and related compounds called curcuminoids--as having antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, with potential activity against cancer, diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic maladies. And in 2005 nearly 300 scientific and technical papers referenced curcumin in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed database, compared with about 100 just five years earlier.

This is a great and free read.

The way to benefit from Curcumin is by daily use of Geronova Research's R-lipoic acid with Bio-Curcumax Curcumin. As the article points out, getting the curcumin into the blood plasma is a problem. R-PLUS Curcumin employs a unique curcumin formula that reaches levels seven times higher in plasma, and is sustained there longer compared to other curcumin products.

Furthermore, only Geronova r-lipoic acid is specially formulated to be water soluble, heat-stable and resistant to polymerization and has higher absorption than other forms of RLA. R-PLUS Curcumin is free of residual solvents due to water processing.

Pete