Sunday, February 04, 2018 by Ralph Flores
Taking in curcumin daily may improve memory performance and reduce the likelihood of disease in the nervous system, according to a paper published in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The double-blind study used a bioavailable form of curcumin (branded as Theracurmin) to test the effects of the compound – which is a polyphenolic derivative of turmeric – in older adults who exhibit normal signs of aging or mild cognitive disorders.
With the findings, researchers concluded that daily consumption of curcumin helps improve age-related memory decline as well as decrease the likelihood of neurodegeneration.
Find the full text of the study at this link.
Small GW, Siddarth P, Li Z, Miller KJ, Ercoli L, Emerson ND, Martinez J, Wong K-P, Liu J, Merrill DA, et al. MEMORY AND BRAIN AMYLOID AND TAU EFFECTS OF A BIOAVAILABLE FORM OF CURCUMIN IN NON-DEMENTED ADULTS: A DOUBLE-BLIND, PLACEBO-CONTROLLED 18-MONTH TRIAL. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2017. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2017.10.010