Curcumin Helps Reverse Fatty Liver
Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric. A randomised, clinical trial has shown it to have powerful metabolic benefits for people with fatty liver. Individuals who took a curcumin supplement for 8 weeks experienced the following benefits:
- reduced levels of liver fat
- a reduction in body weight (measured via BMI)
- reduced liver enzyme levels if they were above normal
- a reduction in cholesterol
- improved ultrasound results
- reduced waist circumference
This is everything a person with fatty liver needs!
The research was conducted at the Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences in Iran, and published in the journal Drug Research. Study participants took 1000mg of curcumin daily, split into two doses. The supplement was found to be safe and well tolerated.
What an amazing medicine curcumin is! Curcumin has been extensively researched and has numerous confirmed health benefits. Curcumin is a polyphenolic phytochemical. It has documented anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-tumor, and antioxidant properties. When taken in supplement form, curcumin is highly concentrated. It is not possible for most people to achieve the levels used in clinical trials via consumption of turmeric in the diet. I certainly encourage you to add turmeric to your meals, since it has so many benefits. However, if you are trying to lose weight and reverse a fatty liver, a supplement is necessary.