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Curcumin supplements may protect your stomach lining against ulcers.

As beneficial as curcumin supplements have been shown to be for overall health, the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of this compound can also be harnessed to target specific ailments as well. On this blog, we have explored many of these applications, including the potential role curcumin can play against Alzheimer's disease and other conditions related to memory support, as well as its possible use in the treatment of various cancer treatments.

Recently, scientists from the University of Karachi in Pakistan have unveiled yet another potential benefit of curcumin supplements. According to a study abstract available on PubMed, consuming this compound may provide some degree of protection against ulcers and other erosive gastrointestinal developments caused by starvation and certain drugs.

To determine this, the researchers used an animal model and found that rats that were given curcumin orally did not exhibit the same damage along their stomach lining after 16 hours without food.

"The significantly low ulcer index in curcumin-treated rats following starvation highlights the gastroprotective characteristics of curcumin," the abstract states.

In addition, the scientists were also interested in exploring the fever-breaking effects of curcumin, and found that the supplements also reduced the temperature of these animals.

Though this study focuses on the impact of curcumin on a gastrointestinal system in relatively extreme circumstances, this demonstrated benefit may have a positive effect on digestive health in general. Past research has also indicated that curcumin supplements could prove beneficial against colon cancer. Click here to read more information about Nutrivene Longvida Curcumin.