Curzest for anti-agingHealth is wealth!!!
Ageing is an inevitable process of life. Truly speaking, ageing is not the number of the years one has existed, it is the number of changes at cellular level that makes one susceptible to diseases and infections.
Aging is a gradual complex process leading to deterioration of body function and increasing vulnerability to diseases. Wrinkled skin, age spots, greying hair, reduced muscle mass are few of the external changes aging brings about. Internally it affects one’s vision and hearing, memory, blood pressure, digestion and weakens bones and joints.
Aging is a natural process that has to happen but the key point – you should be healthy.
Curcumin is a highly plieotropic molecule. Its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties makes it an ideal product to delay and prevent the aging process.
AMD is damage to retinal cells because of oxidative stress. Curcumin protects the retinal cells from oxidative damage and thus prevents as well as treats AMD. Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin helps it to treat dry eye. Diabetic retinopathy, one of the most feared complications of diabetes, is effectively prevented and treated with curcumin. Curcumin reduces the mechanism that leads to rise of eye pressure and thus prevents glaucoma. The anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-clotting properties of curcumin are responsible for the beneficial effects that help protect the eye and vision.
Skin is a lipid rich tissue and neutralising of free radicals, reduction of inflammation, modulation of abnormal cell growth, reduction of UV damage and the slowing of accumulation of age related pigments in the skin is essential for skin care. Curcumin protects skin by quenching free radicals and reducing inflammation through nuclear factor – kappa β inhibition.
Curcumin has a positive effect on lipid profile. It leads to reduction in lipid peroxidation, plasma cholesterol and thus atherosclerotic lesions. In addition, curcumin attenuates endothelial dysfunction and thus maintains the elasticity of arteries. So much so, it can ameliorate arterial stiffening and reverse endothelial dysfunction.
Osteoarthritis is a chronic condition of joints characterised by wear and tear and causes pain, swelling and reduced motion. Osteoporosis is a chronic condition characterized by loss of bone mass and increased risk of fractures. It generally affects postmenopausal women due to estrogen deficiency.
Curcumin has an inhibitory effect on substances involved in the inflammatory pathway, including lipoxygenase, cyclooxygenase (COX), phospholipase, collagenase, elastase, and hyaluronidase. It also inhibits the activation of free radical activated transcription factors such as nuclear factor kappa B and nitric oxide synthase. In addition, it reduces the proinflammatory cytokines: eg, tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin (IL)-1 beta, IL-8, and matrix metalloproteinase. All of these substances have a major role in the inflammatory joint process.
The above mentioned properties of curcumin help in prevention of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis, increases bone mineral density and keeps the joints healthy by preventing damage to cartilage. Anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin make it efficacious in treating acute and chronic joint pains and thus emerges as a safer alternative to NSAIDs. Various studies have shown it to be as efficacious as NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen and celecoxib without any side-effects.
Curcumin has neuroprotective action in Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, major depression and other related neuro degenerative and neuro psychiatric disorders. It exhibits these actions by exerting anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and anti-protein aggregate activity. It inhibits accumulation of amyloid bodies in the brain that are though to be responsible for ALzheimer’s disease. It reduces neurotransmitter toxicity and control oxidative stress in Parkinsons’ disease and offers protection from damage caused by stroke.