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What are the Benefits of Turmeric and Boswellia?

Both curcumin and boswellia have a long history in traditional use to support healthy joints and balance inflammation. Recent scientific research also supports their benefits.

Boswellia

Boswellia extract contains beneficial compounds known as boswellic acids (BA) that fight inflammation and reduce oxidative stress. They have been shown to block 5-lipoxygenase (5-LOX), an enzyme involved in inflammation, and the activity of inflammatory proteins known as cytokines.

Six major boswellic acids have been identified, of which AKBA and KBA have the most obvious inhibitory effects on pro-inflammatory enzymes and inflammatory cytokine production, leading to their broad therapeutic application in chronic inflammatory conditions.

Curcuma

Curcuma Longa L., active component  of turmeric, is a plant of Asian origin. The part of the stem that is hidden under the ground is the part of the plant that is used as a spice in cooking and can be found in recipes of Asian origin.

Turmeric has now been shown to have positive health effects, such as antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic. In addition, beneficial effects have been observed in many organs and tissues of the human body, such as the skin, gastrointestinal system, respiratory system and liver. But, turmeric is mostly noted for its anti-inflammatory activity.

Many studies have shown the positive anti-inflammatory effects of turmeric on the body. In addition, its health benefits are particularly suitable for people with joint problems, e.g. arthritis. Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory agent that can be helpful in conditions like gout and rheumatoid arthritis.

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