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Curcumin is one of the most active curcuminoid compounds found in turmeric. A bioactive substance, it is known to have medicinal properties and is renowned for its ability to inhibit and fight inflammation at a molecular level.

The curcumin content of turmeric is only around 3% and as a result, is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Taking turmeric as a spice or in a tea is not an effective way to reap the health benefits of curcumin. When taken intravenously, 100% curcumin will be 100% absorbed into your blood and body where it can work its magic.  And, rest assured, it won’t turn your skin yellow!

study carried out by Julie S Jurenka, reported that “Based on early cell culture and animal research, clinical trials indicate curcumin may have potential as a therapeutic agent in diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, and chronic anterior uveitis, as well as certain types of cancer.”

Another study looking at the Efficacy of curcumin in the management of chronic anterior uveitis found that patients suffering from this condition could benefit from taking oral doses of Curcumin.

The final study, which looked at anti-inflammatory agents, had results that indicated “that aspirin and ibuprofen are least potent, while resveratrol, curcumin, celecoxib, and tamoxifen are the most potent anti-inflammatory and antiproliferative agents of those we studied”.

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IV Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound and the main active ingredient found in turmeric. Curcumin naturally possesses anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a powerful antioxidant, making it a common antidote for soothing digestive issues and reducing joint pain associated with arthritis.

Studies on curcumin’s effects on various forms of cancer report the compound’s potential to interfere with cell signaling pathways to prevent proliferation and metastasis while supporting cancer cell apoptosis.

Intravenous infusions of curcumin supplement directly introduce the compound into the affected area without the need for invasive surgery or other conventional forms of cancer treatment. Curcumin IV therapy helps to prevent cancer growth and potentially helps to reduce tumors and prevent the spread of cancer cells to other parts of the body for cancer patients. Studies also suggest that some of curcumin IV benefits may help to modulate chemotherapy and potentially reduce side effects experienced by the cancer patient.

How does Curcumin affect cancer cells?

  1. Curcumin has a capability to inhibit carcinogen bioactivation via suppression of specific cytochrome P450 isozymes, as well as to induce the activity or expression of phase II carcinogen-detoxifying enzymes.
  2. It’s a strong detoxifying and antioxidizing agent through various mechanisms.
  3. It decreases inflammation and interferes with cell growth by inhibition of protein kinases.
  4. Curcumin is a highly pleiotropic molecule found in the rhizomes of Curcuma longa (turmeric). It is responsible for the yellow color of turmeric and has been shown to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells and to be of use in preventing or treating a number of diseases. [1]

Curcumin is one of the most promising phytochemicals that target various cancers and inflammation-mediated diseases. [2]

Why do patients choose Curcumin?

It may be given by intravenous (IV) infusion – through a vein into the bloodstream. When taken by intravenous infusion, Curcumin can reach much higher levels in the blood than when the same amount is taken orally.

It improves the quality of life in general, by positively influencing the physical, mental and emotional functions as well as relieving such symptoms as fatigue, nausea and vomiting, pain, and loss of appetite.

Curcumin treatment targets show that it potently acts on major intracellular components involved in key processes such as genomic modulations, cell invasion, and cell death pathways. [3]

IV Curcumin treatment has been shown to modulate multiple cell-signaling pathways simultaneously, thereby mitigating or preventing many different types of cancers, including multiple myeloma and colorectal, pancreatic, breast, prostate, lung, head, and neck cancers.

Curcumin IV Benefits on Cancer

Curcumin also has profound anti-cancer effects in the body. Firstly, the spice acts as an anti-angiogenic (Maheshwari et al. 2006). That is to say, curcumin stops the formation of new blood vessels to supply growing tumors.

Furthermore, the anti-metastatic effects of this constituent inhibit the spread of cancer around the body. Likewise, curcumin is anti-mutagenic in that it prevents the mutations leading to cancer (Maheshwari et al. 2006).

Lastly, curcumin induces the death of cancer cells by regulating the expression of genetic material. Curcumin increases P53 expression – a gene that controls the normal life cycle of a cell – by inhibiting another transcription factor called NF-kB (Wilken et al. 2011). In addition, the constituent helps induce cell death in cancer cells by upregulating a gene called P21 (Gogado et al. 2011).

Another action of curcumin is as an inhibitor of the enzyme, MTOR, which is a kinase that increases growth, proliferation, and motility of cells during cancerous states (Beevers et al. 2013). Ultimately, while a chemo drug will typically target one cancer-causing signal at a time, the benefit of using curcumin is that it works more extensively by stopping 195 of these signals (Pescatore 2016).

As such, many cancers may be prevented and treated with curcumin (Anand et al. 2008), including:

  • Bone cancer
  • Melanoma
  • Thoracic and Head & Neck cancers (lung, oral, & thymus)
  • Gynecologic cancers (cervix, ovary, uterus)
  • Breast cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Genitourinary cancers (bladder, kidney, prostate)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers (esophagus, intestine, liver, stomach, pancreas, colorectal)
  • Hematological cancers (leukemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma)

Intravenous Curcumin Benefits:

  • Faster recuperation from chemotherapy.
  • Enhances Liver Function
  • Prevents blood supply to cancerous cells
  • Compelling evidence Curcumin can prevent breast, prostate, pancreatic, lung, and colon cancer.
  • A natural, safe anti-inflammatory.

What is Curcumin?

Derived from turmeric, a spice that is a mainstay of Indian cooking, Curcumin has been relied upon as an anti-inflammatory to treat arthritis and muscle and joint pain. However, new studies from top cancer researchers have discovered that Curcumin reduces cancer growth and is able to distinguish between cancer cells and non-affected cells.

During the last two decades, hundreds of studies from esteemed cancer research centers such as the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer have shown that Curcumin treatments significantly reduce the rate of cancer cells in human and animal subjects. It attacks cancer at the earliest stages and prevents blood flow to cancer cells, slowing its growth and improving recovery rates.

While it’s not effective against all types of cancer, studies show it’s effective again breast, pancreatic, prostate, lung, and colon cancer.

How IV Curcumin Treatment Works:

Curcumin runs interference against toxins and enzymes that contribute to cancer growth. Also, it seeks out abnormal cells and induces apoptosis, the programmed death of a cell. With cancer cells, the life cycle interrupted, cell growth is inhibited. Many cancer treatments seek to cause cancer apoptosis later in its life cycle, but Curcumin causes this at the G2 stage, a lower stage of cancer. Low-grade cancers tend to grow and spread more slowly than high-grade cancers.

Curcumin also prevents angiogenesis, the formation of blood vessels from existing blood vessels. For cancer to thrive, it needs a blood supply like regular, healthy cells. However, this enhances its spread to other tissues. Curcuminoids prevent angiogenesis to cancer cells, hence starving it of nutrients and slowing its growth.

What’s even more interesting is how Curcuminoids regulate cell growth. It promotes healthy cell growth while slowing tumor growth. According to a 2005 study in Biochemical Pharmacology, Curcuminoids shut down transcription factors, which regulate the growth of tumor cells. In addition, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, it prevents inflammatory molecules from activating, which further cancer growth.

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