Can Turmeric Assist in Weight Loss?

The yellow spice turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine in India for hundreds of years and is widely used in Asian cooking.

Curcumin, a component of turmeric, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects .

Recent research suggests that turmeric may aid with weight reduction.

You may be curious about its efficacy and the recommended dosage for optimal outcomes.

Curcumin has been shown to inhibit the production of certain inflammatory markers, which may have a function in obesity, in cell cultures..

Animal research suggests that this molecule may help you lose weight, slow the creation of fat tissue, prevent you from gaining the weight back.

Supplementing twice daily with 800 mg of curcumin and 8 mg of piperine resulted in substantial decreases in body weight.

The piperine in black pepper has been shown to increase the body's uptake of curcumin by as much as 2,000% .

 Adiponectin, a hormone that plays a role in regulating your metabolism, was also shown to be elevated in the study

In addition, a meta-analysis of 21 trials involving more than 1,600 participants found that taking curcumin resulted in lower body weight, body mass index, and waist circumference.

There has to be more human studies on turmeric's effects on weight loss before it can be advised.


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