Consumption of Chemopreventive Agent Curcumin by Cancer Patients

The idea that curcumin (a spice found in curry and mustard) was protective is not a big surprise.  What I found definately surprising was that, while the curcumin given to the colorectal cancer patients was found in the tumor and found to lower the amount of damage being done to the DNA, it was not seen in the bloodstream.

So, the question here is, was all the curcumin out of the bloodstream before one hour had elapsed, or did the curcumin not even get absorped effectively?  I don’t have the answer, but given how frequently curcimin is put into “anti inflammatory” formulas for conditions such as joint pain it makes me wonder if the curcumin is even making it to the target tissues.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.