One of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence today is definitely the turmeric. It possesses medicinal properties and components that have been the subject of over 5600 reviewed and published biomedical studies.
Due to its healing properties, it is no wonder that turmeric helps so many health conditions, including brain regeneration. Our understanding of the brain has come a long way. It wasn’t so long ago that neurogenesis—the brain’s ability to regenerate its own cells was considered impossible.
However, now we not only know that cell regeneration is a natural function of the brain, but also that we can aid and accelerate this process with healing foods like turmeric.
Many studies have already established a strong link between neuroinflammation and the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Thus, a compound like turmeric capable of simultaneously stopping inflammation and accelerating neurogenesis (a process which keeps the brain young and stops cognitive decline) is truly a blessing.
According to one study, there is a component in turmeric called ar-tumerone. This component has the remarkable ability to facilitate neurogenesis by speeding up the rate at which neural stem cells differentiate into functioning neurons.
The same study even demonstrated that the presence of ar-tumerone in the brain causes an increased number of neural stem cells to move to areas of the brain that require new neurons. Ar-turmerone quite literally organizes and accelerates the brain’s self-healing potential. What is more, ar-tumerone not only “plays offense” by triggering neurogenesis, but also defends the brain against damage.
Not All Turmeric Supplements are Created Equal
But before you rush to the store to buy this magical spice you need to know…
Most of the turmeric supplements you see in stores are in the form of encapsulated powders.
The truth is with turmeric powder you may get very little and you may be wasting your money.
Furthermore, turmeric is hard to absorb and unless you use the right formulation, it will not reach the required levels in your blood stream that will give you all of these benefits.
So, be extremely cautious when choosing the appropriate turmeric supplement.