Curcumin and Depression

A recent study suggests that curcumin might reduce depression symptoms in people with major depression.  Curcumin has been shown to have both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.  A recent study was done using curcumin and a placebo.  The researchers found that while both curcumin and placebo were beneficial during the first 4 weeks of the study, between weeks 4 and 8, curcumin was significantly more beneficial for improving mood and depression scores. Curcumin was also more effective at treating atypical depression, a form of depression that is generally difficult to treat.The authors concluded that taking curcumin for 4 to 8 weeks might be beneficial for people with major depression. Larger-scale studies are needed to further evaluate these findings.

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Curcumin Might Reduce Depression Symptoms

As always,

Be well,

Diane Silverman R.Ph.
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