Studies are revealing the benefits of turmeric for cataracts. The Indian spice containing curcumin is recognized for its numerous antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. Researchers now believe that curcumin has the potential to prevent cataracts from developing.
Cataracts are cloudy patches on the lens that can cause blurred or misty vision. They are relatively common and often develop in the lens as we get older. It prevents the light from reaching the back of the eye and over time it can worsen and start affecting vision for the worst.
A study investigating curcumin’s effects on rats with streptozotocin-induced diabetes found that one of the main causes of the cataracts is diabetes. Researchers also tried to determine if blood sugar levels were reduced in the cataracts of subject animals.
Their findings indicated that curcumin can significantly delay cataract progression. The curcumin was also found to successfully boost antioxidant levels while inhibiting lipid peroxidation. The researchers concluded that turmeric and curcumin have the potential to prevent cataracts from forming in rats with diabetes.
Another study involving curcumin found that it can potentially delay galactose-induced cataracts while reducing galactose-induced apoptosis. The researchers are now hoping to apply these same agents of curcumin when treating diabetes and any resultant cataracts within humans.
Turmeric is often cited as being beneficial for eye health due to it containing curcumin, but its low bioavailability means it’s not readily absorbed within the body. Thankfully, it’s best absorbed when bound to fat.
Curcuminx4000™ contains 600mg of Meriva® curcuma longa extract and as its bound to fat, this increases the bioavailability of the curcumin up to 40x in comparison to ordinary curcumin.
Curcuminx4000™ supports the body’s antioxidant capacity and its natural anti-inflammatory properties can ease numerous health conditions. For best results, 3 curcumin capsules should be taken 3 times daily.