Curcumin or turmeric (from which curcumin is sourced) has been shown to reduce arthritis pain, reduce inflammation, reduce triglycerides, even improve depression. But why?
I ask why because there is almost no absorption of curcumin into the bloodstream.
Recent evidence points towards two effects of curcumin that may explain why it does indeed work: 1) curcumin restores the integrity of the intestinal barrier, and 2) curcumin is a potent antibacterial and moderately potent antifungal agent.
So, if curcumin provides relief, it may indicate that you are really addressing disrupted bowel flora in conditions such as small intestinal bacterial or fungal overgrowth, SIBO or SIFO. Focusing on bowel flora may therefore be key to gaining further improvements in health.