Curcumin for Better Blood Sugar and Smaller Waistline!
Participants from the different studies had a range of conditions — type 2 diabetes, polycystic ovary syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease. The sample sizes ranged from 168 to 2,629. The subjects’ average age was between 29 and 57.5 years, and the duration of curcumin supplementation was between 6 and 19 weeks. And curcumin dosages varied between 0.08 g/day and 1.5 g/day.
Previous research supports curcumin’s numerous health benefits, including anti-diabetic properties, antioxidant properties, and anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin has also been shown to help prevent and treat chronic illnesses, such as coronary artery disease, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and obesity.
“In terms of the duration of intervention, ≤10-week of curcumin supplementation has the most beneficial effect on anthropometric parameters, insulin, and FBS. However, a longer duration of curcumin supplementation has the same effect on HbA1c and HOMA-IR. It might be due to the fact that insulin sensitivity needs more time to be improved. Besides, HbA1c reflects the glycemic condition over the past three months. Therefore, at least 12 weeks of curcumin supplementation might be needed to change the HbA1c level,” say the researchers.
Curcumin is safe is doese up to 12 grams per day but most authorities recommend no more than 3 grams/day for a 230 lb person. 3mg/2.25 lbs is the recommended dosing guidelines based on many European studies.
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Curcumin supplementation can improve anthropometric and glycemic indices in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Administered dose of > 1 g/day of curcumin has the most beneficial effect on anthropo- metric and glycemic indices. Short duration (≤10-week) of curcumin supplementation has the most decreasing effect on anthropometric parameters, insulin, and FBS. Longer durations of supplementation (>10- week) are needed to have the same impact on HOMA-IR and HbA1c. Curcumin can be effective in different health conditions and age groups. With moderate reliability, curcumin supplementation can be administered as adjuvant therapy in managing hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and obesity. The quality of evidence on the improving effect of curcumin on HbA1c and insulin levels is low.