Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Curcumin Plus Mesalamine Better Than Mesalamine Alone for Ulcerative Colitis

Posted by

Can this root induce remission in ulcerative colitis?

The news regarding curcumin and ulcerative colitis just keeps getting better and better. 

In a  recent study, researchers found that patients with mile to moderate ulcerative colitis responded better to curcumin plus mesalamine versus mesalamine alone. 

Wow!

Reading the report closely, a few key points emerge. 

Patients included in this study were already on mesalamine. 

So they were being treated for active disease, and their doctors were trying to induce remission with mesalamine. 

These patients were then divided into two groups. 

One group stayed on mesalamine, and added curcumin. The other group also stayed on mesalamine, but did not receive anything.

And the result?

Over 50% of patients taking curcumin and mesalamine achieved clinical remission. 

And the other group?

No patient in the other group (mesalamine alone) achieved clinical remission. 

Now let's think about this for a moment. 

These are patients who had active disease and who were already being treated with mesalamine

So the mesalamine alone was not enough to induce remission. 

But adding curcumin did induce remission in half of the patients. 

That is a great result, especially if you consider the options for these patients, like steroids or antibody injections. 

Share this via Twitter! Tweet: Share this via Twitter: http://ctt.ec/ffxeD+

Curcumin Side Effects and Dose for Ulcerative Colitis

Another thing that is quite interesting about this study is the curcumin dose they used.

These patients who were taking curcumin were on 3 grams per day. 

Three grams! That's three thousand milligrams per day, folks! 

Now even with that much curcumin, no side effects were noticed, which is great. 

But why so much?

We've talked about this issue before. 

Basically, curcumin does net get absorbed well by our systems. 

Much of the dose we take winds up unabsorbed and undigested, and gets passed right out in our stool. 

Ever wonder why curcumin turns still yellow? This is why.

But this is also why taking Longvida for ulcerative colitis (and Crohn's disease too, for that matter) makes so much sense. 

With the technology in  Longvida, you only need to take one or two capsules a day, since the absorption from Longvida is far better than those cheap curcumin supplements. 

And, since more is absorbed, less curcumin will wind up being passed out. So you're actually saving money in the process. 

Of course, we always recommend that you discuss this with your gastroenterologist. 

And if he or she has doubts, print out the report linked above and bring it with you to your next appointment, especially if you are restarting your mesalamine therapy to induce remission. 

Can Sleep Deprivation Increase Pain Perception?

Here's an interesting question...If you sleep less, will you become more sensitive to pain?Less sleep, more pain?Or, does the pain cause you to lose sleep, trapping you in a vicious cycle of pain and sleepless nights?Good question. What do the experts say?We reviewed the scientific literature, and it's interesting to read what the experts say. For example, [...]

Read More »


Can I Use A Topical Pain Reliever With A Compression Sleeve?

In other words, can I use one of these......with this?Good question.Let's first consider the individual products first, then we'll talk about how to use them together. Compression SleevesCompression sleeves provide firm support and warmth while exercising. And, they promote circulation in the area being compressed. Calf compression is quite common amongst runners, and basketball players use them [...]

Read More »


Potato As A Cure For Hemorrhoids?

Your cure for hemorrhoids? I don't think so...We've read and heard about a number of home remedies for hemorrhoids, but frozen potato has got to be the strongest one we've heard about.We're not even going to begin to address the many problems with using "locally applied" potato for treating hemorrhoids. So we'll simply end this [...]

Read More »


WisdomAndHealth Now Part of Authorize.Net Family

WisdomAndHealth.com is pleased to announce that we are now part of the Authorize.net family.Authorize.Net is a leading credit card processing company. Importantly, they have state of the card credit card encryption and processing features which makes our site more secure than ever. This means even better security when you shop with us...and lower costs for us.Everybody wins!

Read More »


5 Painful Conditions You Can Treat Immediately With Reliaderm

By now I'm sure you have heard about Reliaderm, the new pain reliever brought to you by WisdomAndHealth.comOver the past few weeks we have received many questions about Reliaderm, especially ones asking if it's good for this condition or that condition. We went through all of the email and compiled our answers to the most common questions [...]

Read More »


Reliaderm Pain Reliever: Our Experience After Two Weeks

We've been using Reliaderm for the past few weeks, and we'd like to share our experiences with you. Does Reliaderm work well?I'm lucky in that I don't suffer from chronic pain, like arthritis pain or osteoarthritis pain. However, I do have a lot of minor aches and pains, especially when I jog or perform strenuous yard work. Reliaderm has [...]

Read More »


Is This The Best Pain Relief Cream Ever Made?

Possibly... We're thrilled to offer (and use!) a new and quite powerful pain reliever... Reliaderm.  Reliaderm is a roll on cream that contains a powerful, natural blend of pain relievers you're probably already familiar with: Methyl Salicylate - From oil of wintergreen, "methyl sal" as it's known around here is a good anti-inflammatory, comparable to aspirin or prescription pain [...]

Read More »


Spring Is Here, And That Means...

...Pain!It's unfortunate, isn't it?Spring can be the most pleasant time of the year, when the winter cold is gradually replaced by warm breezes, blooming flowers, and quacking ducks in the pond. However, Spring can also be a difficult time for all of us. Why?Because many of us take advantage of the change in season to start exercise [...]

Read More »


The Food Babe Takedown

Don't let the good looks fool you...Earlier this week, a scathing takedown of the "Food Babe" was published in Gawker. Here is the link to the original article. (Warning: Adult language used in the article)The hist of the article is that the "Food Babe" has created a massive online following.Her "shtick" is to help her followers [...]

Read More »