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Derived from the roots of the Curcuma longa plant, this spice with a deep, golden color owes its potential to support comprehensive wellness to one ingredient: a powerful phytonutrient known as curcumin. With its strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory profiles, curcumin has shown a potential to support multiple facets of whole body health, including metabolic, cognitive, immune, gastrointestinal (GI) and cardiovascular function. 

How does curcumin support optimal whole body health?

Cognitive Function

Both inflammation and oxidative stress have long been recognized as leading factors in cognitive decline and other aspects of the natural aging process. With its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, curcumin has shown an ability to reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Curcumin has also been recognized for its ability to support the optimal production of a specific neurotransmitter known as a brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). In addition to supporting healthy cognitive function, adequate levels of BDNF have been connected to a reduced risk of depression and other cognitive issues like Parkinson’s disease.

Digestive Function

Optimal digestive health relies largely on a stable environment in the GI tract. The environment that exists within the average gut microbiome can be likened to a battleground where both supportive and harmful strains of bacteria attempt to establish dominance. These chaotic interactions often result in both oxidative stress and inflammation, two conditions that have detrimental effects on digestive function.

For centuries, Eastern medicine has utilized curcumin for its ability to support an optimal response to both inflammation and oxidative stress. These strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties have shown the potential to address irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other inflammatory bowel conditions. Recent research suggests that curcumin also has the potential to further support digestive function by assisting the gallbladder in bile production.

Joint Health

During the natural aging process, it is common for inflammation to cause joint pain and increase the risk for osteoporosis. Some research suggests that curcumin shows an ability to reduce both inflammation and joint pain. Not only can this phytonutrient reduce the risk of arthritis, but curcumin also does not pose the risk of severe side effects that can result from some clinical treatments for that condition.

Cardiovascular Function

While both inflammation and oxidative stress are known to be leading factors in cardiovascular disease, curcumin has shown an ability to support cardiovascular health in other ways as well.

Curcumin’s ability to support a healthy oxidative response throughout the body also has been recognized for its positive effect on blood vessels. By enhancing the lining of the blood vessels, curcumin has shown the potential to reduce the risk of high blood pressure (hypertension).

Immune Function

Curcumin’s ability to support optimal digestive function also lends to strong support of proper immune function. According to medical experts, roughly 70 percent of the immune system resides in the gut. Therefore, conditions like oxidative stress and inflammation have the potential to do harm throughout the body in addition to the GI tract. 


Reduced immune function can then set the stage for bacteria and viruses to proliferate in any part of the body. Fortunately, recent studies suggest that curcumin can provide further immune support by enhancing overall function of the immune cells themselves.

What is the best way to provide the body with curcumin?

While curcumin can be obtained by ingesting turmeric, its dietary form is not highly bioavailable. With the body struggling to absorb curcumin into the bloodstream, this supportive phytonutrient becomes less effective in supporting optimal whole body health. To account for this potential roadblock, the integrative health experts at EVEXIAS Medical Centers have developed Curcumin Support. This professional grade nutraceutical product is packed with Curcumin C3 Complex® to support a healthy response to oxidative stress and inflammation. To enhance the bioavailability of this phytonutrient, Curcumin Support also contains Bioperine® fruit extract. Piperine is the active ingredient in black pepper that is responsible for its ability to enhance the bioavailability of nutrients like curcumin. Once absorbed into the bloodstream, curcumin can more effectively support a variety of functions and processes that contribute to comprehensive wellness, including optimal cardiovascular, immune, cognitive, metabolic, digestive and joint function.

The specialists at EVEXIAS Medical Centers also provide additional support of whole body health with a variety of therapies that include lifestyle management guidance and EvexiPEL bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Contact EVEXIAS Medical Centers today to schedule a consultation with an integrative medicine practitioner.

For centuries, Eastern medicine has utilized plant-based nutrients to support the wide range of processes and functions that influence whole body health. It is well known that fruits, vegetables and other dietary sources can provide a wealth of nutrients that promote comprehensive wellness, but there is also a wide array of herbs and spices that have long been used to support optimal whole body health. Turmeric is one such spice that has been utilized in Eastern medicine for its potential to promote optimal health and vitality, which can be attributed to its potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.