Curcumin shows Results in Rebuilding & Protecting Brain Cells after Stroke

The benefits of curcumin just never seem to end. This amazing plant compound (the active ingredient in turmeric) offers a wide array of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits as well as stifling growth of abnormal cells. Curcumin has been shown to be safe when consumed in high amounts (like 12 grams) per day, however benefit is seen in just 100 mgs daily. Curcumin has been shown to improve:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes & Depression
  • Arthritis & Inflammation
  • Several forms of Cancer
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Crohns and other Digestive Problems

A new curcumin hybrid compound called CBN-001 has demonstrated it could protect and restore brain cells after stroke in laboratory models. In tests, CBN-001 administered up to one hour after stroke effectively reduced motor control movement problems. This hybrid compound protected and nourished neurons (brain cells) while repairing stroke damage on a molecular level.

Currently the standard “clot-busting” drug used for ischemic strokes is a “tissue plasminogen activator” (tPA) which is injected into the bloodstream to dissolve clots. Eighty seven percent of all strokes are ischemic where a blood vessel in the brain is blocked. Restoring blood supply and oxygen to neurons as quickly as possible is critical to reduce the possible damage to speech, memory, movement and other neurological functions.

Research scientist Paul A. Lapchak, Ph.D., director of Translational Research in the Department of Neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, remarked that CNB-001 has many of the same benefits of curcumin but appears to be a better choice of compound for acute stroke because it crosses the blood-brain barrier, is quickly distributed in the brain, and moderates several critical mechanisms involved in neuronal survival.”

The “blood-brain barrier” inhibits many types of drugs and nutritional compounds. Curcumin is notoriously difficult for the body to utilize due to it’s low bioavailability, so supplementing with an enhanced type of natural curcumin is important. CNB-001 is anticipated to move into human clinical trials soon as possible alternative to tPA for stroke.

If you’re interested in curcumin as a preventative or possibly for restorative health, there is a natural and patented form which crosses the blood-brain barrier that has been clinically proven to be 6-7 times more bioavailable than standard curcumin supplements. This patented form of curcumin is called BCM-95®.

Curcumin Extreme™ contains 400 mg of BCM-95® along with Broccoli Seed Extract and Selenium which aid with the all important production of glutathione and immune system function.

A typical Indian diet consistently provides approximately 60-100 mg of curcumin from turmeric on a daily basis. Studies have shown that regular use of up to 500mg of curcumin inhibited cancerous cell activity. Because curcumin is difficult to absorb, supplementing with a highly bioavailable form is key. Curcumin Extreme™ meets the demands for high absorption and excellent value.

Another powerful supplement which supports cardiovascular and stoke preventive health is Isotonix OPC-3®. Isotonix OPC-3® contains the only  isotonic-capable Pycnogenol® on the market. Pycnogenol® has been shown to normalize blood platelet activity, which improves blood platelet mobility thus reducing the likelihood of clotting.

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