Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Turmeric Supplementation in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetic Neuropathy

Great news here about turmeric (curcumin) and neuropathy. You already know R-lipoic acid supports healthy glucose levels. Geronova has been onto this for a long time and we offer their combination R-lipoic acid curcumin product. In stock now.

Summary# 48724 Topic: Turmeric Supplementation in Individuals with Type 2 Diabetic Neuropathy

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NEUROPATHY - Turmeric, Curcumin Reference: "Oral supplementation of turmeric attenuates proteinuria, transforming growth factor-beta and interleukin-8 levels in patients with overt type 2 diabetic nephropathy: A randomized, double-blind and placebo-controlled study," Khajehdehi P, Pakfetrat M, et al, Scand J Urol Nephrol, 2011 May 31; [Epub ahead of print]. (Address: P. Khajehdehi, Department of Medicinehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif, Nephro-Urology Research Center, Shahid Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran. E-mail: khajehdp@hotmail.com ). Summary: In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study involving 40 patients with overt type 2 diabetic nephropathy, supplementation with turmeric (500 mg per capsule, each containing 22.1 mg curcumin, taken 3 times/day, with each meal), for a period of 2 months, was found to be associated with significant decreases in TGF-beta and IL-8 and urinary protein excretion, suggesting that, "Short-term turmeric supplementation can attenuate proteinuria, TGF-beta and IL-8 in patients with overt type 2 diabetic nephropathy and can be administered as a safe adjuvant therapy for these patients."