In a major breakthrough for anyone seeking a safe alternative to SSRI antidepressants, researchers discovered that supplementation with Curcumin is as effective as Prozac in helping patients battle depression. OF Note: The researchers used a highly bio-available, patent protected form of Curcumin in their study by the name of BCM-95 Curcumin. BCM-95 incorporates more of the turmeric root in order to naturally increase the active curcumin in the blood stream up to eight times over that of standard Curcumin while also increasing retention time (this means the positive effects of Curcumin work longer in BCM-95 over standard Curcumin).
In the study 60 participants were divided into three groups.
Group one received just Prozac (20mg)
Group two received just BCM-95 Curcumin (1000mg)
Group Three received both Curcumin and fluoxetine.
The results were as follows:
Group one: 64% showed improved symptoms
Group two: 63% showed improved symptoms
Group three: 78% showed improved symptoms
The reason Curcumin is believed to help alleviate the symptoms of depression is because it acts as a neural anti-inflammatory. The vessels in the brain, like everywhere else in the body, can be blocked by plaque and other biological impediments. Curcumin breaks up those impediments allowing for increased blood flow and stronger neural connections. The net effects of these anti-inflammatory effects appears to be a healthy mind and a lessening of depression symptoms.
SSRI’s work very differently from Curcumin in that they help recycle serotonin, a key neurotransmitter involved in mood regulation. However, while SSRI’s like Prozac have been proven effective in combating depression, they also bring a lot of baggage. SSRI’s are proven to increase the risk of suicide, agitation, aggression, mania and many other side effects in a significant portion of the population that take them.
Curcumin on the other hand is perfectly safe and opposed to having debilitating side effects, Curcumin actually offers side benefits!
* Curcumin is a potent anti-oxidant.
* Curcumin is a widely touted anti-carcinogenic.
* Curcumin has been used by arthritic patients for years with excellent results.
The list goes on.
But like all supplements and vitamins, Curcumin is useless if it is not being absorbed into the bloodstream and many curcumin supplements offer little in the way of bio-availability.
BCM-95 Curcumin on the other hand utilizes its patent protected formula to significantly increase absorption and ensure you’re receiving the benefits you’ve been promised.
At Epic4Health our commitment to offering only the best, most bio-available vitamins and supplements proudly extends to our Curcu-Gel Enhanced Absorption BCM-95 Curcumin.