Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer

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What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a yellow pigment of turmeric (Indian spice). It is a highly researched natural polyphenol that shows great promise in preventing and fighting diseases.

Properties of Curcumin
– anti-inflammatory
– anti-oxidant
– anti-cancer
– anti-microbial
– anti-viral
– immune enhancing

Curcumin & Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer is an aggresive cancer that is resistant to chemotherapy. At the time of diagnosis, the disease is usually at an advanced stage and has a poor prognosis.

Gemcitabine is the chemotherapy drug used for treating pancreatic cancer. However, the disease rapidly develops resistance to this drug.

Curcumin is an agent that can enhance the effects of, and overcome resistance to, gemcitabine. It has been shown to inhibit nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB).

NF-kappaB proteins are activated by inflammatory agents, tumor promoters and carcinogens. When inappropriately activated, it can result in proliferation, apoptosis suppression, angiogenesis, metastasis and resistance to chemotherapy.

By suppressing NF-kappaB, curcumin enhances the anti-cancer effects of gemcitabine and thereby, inhibiting proliferation, apoptosis and angiogenesis.

Pancreatic Cancer Solution: Curcumin, Featured  on Dr Oz show
On Dr Oz show, guest Dr. Steve Standiford recommends adding 750 mg of curcumin, twice a day to your diet as a supplement to reduce the risk of developing pancreas cancer.

Curcumin Toxicity & Bioavailability
Curcumin has an outstanding safety profile. It has been demonstrated to be safe even at high doses (12g/day).

However, curcumin has limited bioavailability and is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. This is why it is important to choose a curcumin product/supplement with enhanced bioavailabilty such as Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin.

Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin is an advanced curcumin formula, known as BCM-95, that delivers up to seven times more curcumin into the bloodstream than a standard curcumin product. This increased bioavailability should greatly enhance curcumin’s benefits.

Where to Buy Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin
Available at Life Extension and eVitamins

(Dr. Oz does not endorse any brand name or commercial supplier. Check with your physician or health-care provider before taking any such product.)

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