Curecumin

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Curecumin, a Bioresonant Phytotherapeutic Remedy created by Bioponic Phytoceuticals, uses state-of-the-art hydrodistillation equipment and proprietary protocols for the processing of the ingredient. We start with the finest natural Turmeric root grown in Maui, Hawaii, and add pure water naturally filtered through ancient volcanic rock. Gently heating the mixture releases a vaporous steam that carries the plants unique molecular structure to condense and collect as the phytotherapeutic essence. There are no preservatives used, only the pure, natural herb and water. Our production facilities use only the finest glass laboratory apparatus, which give our phytotherapeutics their purity and distinct quality.

Turmeric Root has long had multiple uses in India and other Asian nations: food preservative, folk medicine, coloring agent, body cleanser and food flavorer. Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family. Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the turmeric inhibits melanoma cell growth and stimulates tumor cell death, according to a new study.' (Published in the August 15, 2005 issue of CANCER, a peer - reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society).

Cancer Research
Research on the anti-cancer properties of turmeric suggests that curcumin has potential for treatment of the five top cancers in the U.S. - colon, breast, prostate, lung and skin. “These forms of cancer are known to be ten times lower in India, when compared to the U.S. because of the use of turmeric in their daily diet. Curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and has shown to have anti-cancer propeties. Based on our studies, we conclude the curcumin is a potent suppressor of cell viability and inducer of apoptosis in melanoma cell lines,”

Doris R. Siwak, Shishir Shishodia, Bharat B. Aggarwal, Razelle Kurzrock, of the Dept. of Experimental Therapeutics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Published Online: July 11, 2005 (DOI:10.1002/ cncr. 21216)

Similar studies have also found that when the nuclear factor-kappa B (NF-kB) (a powerful protein that promotes the inflammatory response necessary to cause breast cancer to spread) is shut down, cancer strains are unable to grow and cells are pushed to commit suicide. The mechanism in this curcumin study works the same way. Taxol activated the NF-kB in breast cancer cells, while curcumin stopped this activation by blocking the protein known as "IKK" that switched on the NF-kB, demonstrating how curcumin and Taxol work against one another. Taxol produced the inflammatory response, triggering metastasis, and curcumin suppressed it, causing cell death.

Curcumin is intriguing to researchers because of its low toxicity. While most forms of chemotherapy cause serious adverse reactions in cancer patients, studies have shown that people can tolerate large amounts of curcumin with no ill effects, use in animals tests have shown that Curcumin inhibits the spread of breast cancer and improves the effectiveness of current remedies. They believe that it could lead to a new way of treating people in the advanced stages of the disease.

A study, published in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal: Clinical Cancer Research, reports that “curcumin appears to shut down a protein active in the spread of breast cancer.” The non-toxic, natural curcumin repelled progression of the disease to the lungs and also appeared to reverse a "side-effect" of a commonly prescribed chemotherapy whose prolonged use may actually help to spread the disease.

Clinical Trials
At least a dozen clinical trials on humans are under way in the United States, Israel and England to test the safety and dosages of turmeric's main ingredient, curcumin. Its been demonstrated in animals to protect the liver, inhibit tumors, reduce inflammation and fight some infections. It's a hot topic in health journals, too, cited 967 times since the year 2000 in articles reported on PubMed, the National Library of Medicine's research service. So far, 250 studies have been conducted worldwide in 2005. S. Pal and colleagues from the Bose Institute say, "The ability of curcumin to regress tumor as well as to protect the host from tumor induced immune suppression and toxicity strongly supports the candidacy of curcumin as a potential agent for the dietary therapy of cancer."

Cystic Fibrosis
Dr. Christopher Goss of the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle has reported that curcumin corrects the cystic fibrosis defect in mice. The defect, which suppresses a mutant protein essential to cell health, results in thick mucous that fatally clogs the lungs and pancreas. Researchers from Yale University and the University of Toronto found that curcumin treatment released the protein and enabled cells and membranes to function normally.


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• Ground from the root of the Curcuma longa plant, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. Curcumin, the yellow pigment found in the turmeric root and a key ingredient in yellow curry inhibits melanoma cell growth and stimulates tumor cell death, according to a new study.’ (Published in the August 15, 2005 issue of CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society).

• Turmeric Root has long had multiple uses in India and other Asian nations: food preservative, folk medicine, coloring agent, body cleanser and food flavorer.


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