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Among the many functional raw materials derived from plants, curcumin has emerged in the plant-based trend due to its multiple effects and wide applications. It has received more and more attention and the market has grown significantly. Take the U.S. market as an example. The curcumin market in 2018 Sales are as high as 328 million US dollars and are expected to reach 441 million US dollars in 2020.
The main functions of curcumin:
Curcumin is a low-molecular-weight polyphenol compound and one of the main functional components of turmeric. In recent years, with the deepening of research, it has been found that curcumin has a positive effect in enhancing immunity, protecting liver and liver, preventing cancer and anti-cancer, stomach health, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular health, etc.
Curcumin can adjust the activity of T cells, B cells, macrophages, natural killer cells and dendritic cells, and has an immunomodulatory effect. It can also regulate the expression and mediation of a variety of inflammatory cytokines, including tumor necrosis factor, interleukin-1, interleukin-2, interleukin-6 and so on.
Protect the liver:
The liver is the most functional organ of the human body. In addition to eliminating various endogenous and exogenous toxins, the liver is also an important metabolic center with functions such as energy production and nutrient synthesis.
Improve stomach health:
Curcumin has a good therapeutic effect on various stomach injuries and diseases, and plays an important role in stomach health. Curcumin can reduce oxidative stress, inhibit mucosal epithelial cell apoptosis, and enhance mucosal epithelial cell resistance. It has a therapeutic effect on gastric injury caused by non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs; it can reduce the inflammatory response caused by gastric Helicobacter pylori infection, Symptoms such as dyspepsia; it can reduce gastric acid secretion, reduce oxidative stress, and have a good therapeutic effect on acute gastric mucosal lesions.
Anti-cancer and anti-cancer:
Curcumin can inhibit the growth of a variety of tumor cell lines, and has a significant inhibitory effect on cancer cells such as prostate Pc-3M, LNCaP and PC3, human nasopharyngeal carcinoma NCE cells, and gastric adenocarcinoma SGC7901 cells.
The anti-tumor mechanism of curcumin may be related to the induction of tumor cell apoptosis. It is achieved by regulating the expression of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes and their proteins, inducing cell cycle arrest and regulating apoptosis signals. Curcumin can also inhibit tumor cell invasion and metastasis; improve the sensitivity of tumor cells to chemotherapy and improve the effect of chemotherapy, which is of great significance to the prevention and treatment of cancer.
Protect the health of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular:
Curcumin can increase the level of brain-derived nerve growth factor(BDNF), thereby improving brain function, reducing brain degeneration, and has a certain effect on memory loss, Alzheimer's and other degenerative diseases.
Curcumin can maintain calcium balance, stabilize lysosomal membranes, inhibit ventricular remodeling, and protect the myocardium; it can dilate blood vessels, promote angiogenesis, resist atherosclerosis, protect blood vessels, and improve vascular microcirculation. All aspects have important roles.
Application of curcumin:
As more and more effects of curcumin are discovered, the uses of curcumin are becoming more and more extensive. From the very beginning as a natural pigment used in food, beverage, bakery products and other industries, in recent years it has gradually been applied to health food, functional food, medicine and other industries.