Curcumin and Flaxseed oil

To date, we have discussed many benefits of the product, curcumin. As we all know curcumin is a plant extract obtained from the rhizome of the herb turmeric. Currently, when people are more diverted towards the food and food-derived products, products like curcumin and flaxseed oil are gaining much popularity. In addition to the necessary nutrition, they provide us with extra therapeutic benefits. More advances in the research have paved the way for the usage of these two products together. They together complement each other’s action and give prodigious results. 

We are already aware of the preventive and curative properties of curcumin. The inexplicable action of curcumin helps to curb infections in the body, controls blood sugar levels, has a protective action on the heart. Its anti-arthritic properties are well appreciated. Curcumin is a natural healer that reduces the susceptibility of our body towards infectious diseases. It is a potent Immuno booster.

Flaxseed oil is yet another most commonly discussed and used food product that has multiple benefits. It is also known as linseed oil, is obtained from the flax plant. It is a rich source of Alpha-Linolenic Acid, a healthy omega-3-fatty acid. Its growing popularity is due to its multiple therapeutic benefits. These healthy fatty acids are very much essential for the normal functioning of the brain cells. It helps in the prevention of cancer, lowers cholesterol, prevents heart disease, reduces menopausal symptoms, enhances kidney functions, and is a good laxative.

How curcumin is more beneficial in combination with flaxseed oil?

Being so beneficial curcumin when combined with flaxseed oil, becomes more potent as flaxseed oil helps in enhancing the functions of curcumin. According to research studies, curcumin when combined with flaxseed oil, it slows down the metabolic disintegration of the curcumin in the body, also curcumin is more soluble in fats and hence when combined with flaxseed oil, it is made available in desired quantity to the target site. Thus the efficacy of the curcumin is enhanced when both are combined.


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