Curcumin Supports Heart Function and Blood Circulation
Heart disease is still known as one of the most prominent causes of death in the world. So unsurprisingly, researchers have studied it for many decades to understand what causes it.
Heart disease is incredibly complicated and has various contributing factors, but curcumin has been shown to support the production and quality of blood, support heart function, and circulation which can help prevent it.
The major benefit of curcumin when it comes to heart disease is supporting blood circulation by maintaining the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of your blood vessels.
It’s well known that blood vessel dysfunction is a common precursor to circulatory problems. If your vessels can’t regulate blood pressure, it can lead to blood clotting and various other problems.
Several studies suggest that curcumin leads to improvements in endothelial function. One study even found it’s has similar effects on endothelial function as exercise. Curcumin also has anti-inflammatory properties which can play a major role in preventing heart disease.
One study randomly assigned 121 people, who were undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery, either a placebo or 4 grams of curcumin per day, a few days before and after the surgery. The study found that the curcumin group had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing a heart attack in the hospital.