No one likes to grow old. It is funny how as children we could find nothing more exciting than the prospect of growing up. As you cross your twenties and step into your thirties, suddenly the idea of growing older starts to lose its glitter and begins to appear rather ominous.
Apart from the fact that with age one tends to accumulate more and more tiresome responsibilities, the brain and the body to feel the burden of the piling years. There has been an enormous influx of money in the area of anti-aging research these days. It almost feels as if collectively humankind has revolted against the notion of age-related mental and physical decay. As a result, there are newer technologies and methods being developed to delay this inevitable eventuality for as long as possible, even as I write this article.
From retinol treatments for improving the quality of skin to botox transplants to get tauter skin to surgeries of the stomach to reduce girth to absurd diets that cut off all forms of fats and carbohydrates – there are a million and one techniques doing the rounds in well-off circles these days.
None of these treatments are without side-effects though. Instead of opting for such synthetic methods, it is always a better idea to look for a natural remedy that gets the desired results without any horrifying side effects. One such natural substance that holds a lot of promise in the area of anti-aging is curcumin. Curcumin is the primary constituent of turmeric, it gets credit for not just giving turmeric that gorgeous golden hue but also for giving it most of its therapeutic properties.
In the field of anti-aging, curcumin can help because it possesses a range of properties that optimize the functioning of our organs so that there is a lower rate of wear and tear.
Some examples of the benefits that one can accrue by regularly consuming curcumin are given below:
- Many people fall prey to the dreaded diabetes as they grow older. Diabetes related inflammation can cause much damage to the body. Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties that help in reducing diabetes induced inflammation. It also prevents hyperglycemia by regulating blood sugar levels in the body. It also protects the liver from the harmful effects of diabetes and high blood sugar. This keeps conditions like hepatic fibrosis away.
- Many people start to lose hair as they age. Curcumin can prevent this too by preventing the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone or DHT. The conversion happens by using an enzyme known as 5-alpha reductase (5-AR) which damages the hair follicles, eventually closing them off. By stopping the conversion process, curcumin helps avoid damage to hair follicles and hair loss too.
- Curcumin has neuroprotective properties that help in keeping degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and dementia. By controlling the level of nitric oxide thereby allowing the inner lining of the blood vessels in the brain to dilate, curcumin improves the process of vaso relaxation and helps in reducing the damage to the arteries in the brain.
- Taking a curcumin supplement regularly improves the conduit artery endothelial function. Curcumin increases the bioavailability of nitrous oxide as well as reduces the oxidative stress associated with the vascular system thus keeping the heart healthy for longer.
- Curcumin is known to possess very potent antioxidant properties. It has a very high ranking on the ORAC scale (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) which is a scale that rates the quantity and activity of antioxidants in foods. Being a strong antioxidant, curcumin helps in maintaining the elasticity and tautness of the skin for longer by keeping the level of oxidative stress to a minimum. It also helps slow down the aging process by protecting the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.
A cup of golden milk each night before going to bed can help you slow down the pace at which age catches up with you. Just a pinch of curcumin powder in your milk at night can make you look and feel years younger. Immunoturm is a curcumin-rich product, that consists of curcumin that is grown using organic methods of farming at Bagdara Farms in Katni, Madhya Pradesh. It is kept away from synthetic adulterants and chemical residues and is hence pure and natural.
Immunoturm with a pinch of black pepper and a glass of milk can do wonders for you and your body, making you look and feel almost a decade younger and make you a proud recipient of many compliments!