CURCUMIN – A NATURAL BIOLOGIC FOR PSORIASIS
Most of you have likely done a great deal of research into the causes and remedies for psoriasis and eczema and are likely to have taken some form of powerful medication at some point, that suppresses the symptoms, but doesn’t help to completely control the disease in a permanent or healthy way. Eventually, removing those drugs generally results in more flare ups and creates a cycle that is painful, stressful and debilitating.
What we would like to do here at M-Folia, is to search together for more natural ways to remove the underlying causes for this terrible skin condition and embark on a journey of discovery that will eventually lead to a lifestyle that is sustainable and safe, without health threatening drug treatments, finding solutions which will help you to take control of your psoriasis symptoms and take back control of your life.
In 1979, researchers discovered, by accident, that a drug called cyclosporine, which suppresses the immune system, can also clear psoriasis. This offered one of the first clues that psoriasis was an autoimmune disease. Since then, it has been proven that your immune system produces a substance called TNF Alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor). This is a protein made by the white blood cells in response to inflammation or infection throughout the body. If you have psoriasis, high levels of TNF play a role in the raised, red skin plaques, joint swelling and redness that come with the disease.
What happens to the TNF in Psoriasis?
With psoriasis, T-cells suddenly and inexplicably migrate to the epidermis and secrete TNF as if the body were under attack. The ensuing inflammation is believed to stimulate the hyper-production of skin cells, known as keratinocytes, which make up around 90 percent of the epidermis.
Studies determined, as a result of this discovery, that inhibiting the production of TNF through pharmaceuticals known as Biologics was an effective way to help with autoimmune disease and, subsequently, to reduce or clear the symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
But there are alternative ways to inhibit TNF through diet and lifestyle.
Numerous reports have suggested that the production of TNF can be suppressed by curcumin which is a natural compound found in Turmeric.
Curcumin is an active herbal ingredient possessing a surprisingly wide range of beneficial properties for treating Psoriasis, including anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activity. Recently, it has been shown in studies to effectively inhibit TNF Alpha. It is present in Turmeric but usually in quite small quantities. There are, however, Turmeric supplements available with 95% Curcumin which are highly bio available such as Turmeric 95.
Curcumin has been proven helpful in treating Psoriasis because it is strongly anti-inflammatory. It monitors cellular interactions to relieve the markers of the disease, strengthening skin cell defenses and blocking harmful agents. In fact, it’s so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects. (source; Health Line)
With supplements there is often a low uptake in the body (low bioavailability) so we strongly recommend taking Liposomal Curcumin. Liposomes are an efficient alternative to injection by allowing curcuminoids to enter directly into the bloodstream and into the cells. Active ingredients are safely delivered through the digestive system, which means that absorption can be increased by up to 98%.
Disclaimer: Please consult your GP or medical practitioner before using this, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or have a history of gallbladder disease.