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Curcumin: Support Respiratory Health During COVID-19

Did you know that curcumin, the chemical that makes turmeric yellow, can help inhibit the development of cytokine storms? Cytokines are a family of substances used by immune systems, but sudden spikes, or storms, in cytokines can cause problems. One of these problems is the persistent, dry cough often experienced by COVID-19 patients. If left untreated, these coughs can progress into more serious issues, increasing mortality rates. These issues include pneumonia, asthma, and acute respiratory distress syndrome, among others. Curcumin, though, has properties that can help suppress these storms and aid in overall prevention of respiratory illness.

Why should we try to prevent cytokine storms?

During the COVID-19 pandemic, preventing cytokine storms has become crucial to avoid serious  complications. This is because cytokine storms can cause an accumulation of inflammatory proteins, causing tissue damage to the lungs. This organ damage is one of the leading causes of death in COVID-19 patients. Even upon recovery, this damage can lead to breathing impairment in patients.

How does curcumin support a healthy body?

For starters, curcumin is a substance that is naturally found in turmeric. It is primarily used for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antiviral properties. However, it can be difficult for the body to absorb. Therefore it should be taken in concentrated, capsulized form. This is why Greeniche’s Curcumin Gold product is packaged with 100mg capsules. The capsule is as effective as approximately 5g, or 50 times more, of loose curcumin powder. This is because Greeniche’s formula includes piperine, or black pepper extract, which optimizes your absorption of the product. Otherwise, the majority of the mineral would travel out of your system too quickly to be effective.

Aside from cytokine storm prevention, curcumin has two other major benefits that relate to supporting your health during COVID-19. By preventing inflammatory proteins from building, it can drastically reduce risks. However, it’s only the first step in supporting a healthy respiratory system.

Curcumin versus COVID-19

Curcumin has been researched as a means of inhibiting cytokine storms as a preventative measure. Many studies have found it to be an effective supporting treatment against antiviral activity for a wide range of viruses. A study by the NCBI has even proposed that curcumin could be an effective measure taken against COVID-19.

The antiviral effects of the turmeric-sourced supplement are significant in relation to minimizing the risk of COVID-19 complications. Studies show it is able to prevent the spread of of viral infections throughout the body. This is done by directly attacking viral proteins and, ideally, blocking the multiplication of the virus in the body.

Additionally, the anti-inflammatory properties have a direct impact on how curcumin can benefit COVID-19 patients and those at high-risk. It has been proven to improve the treatment of pneumonia and other respiratory illnesses. Since a major complication in COVID-19 patients is pulmonary fibrosis, curcumin is an excellent prevention tool. It does this by reducing the collagen deposition that causes a build up in the lungs. This, in turn, inhibits the development of pulmonary fibrosis.

Do you have respiratory issues? Or are you concerned that you are high-risk? Considering taking preventative measures and ordering Greeniche’s Curcumin Gold today.

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