Curcumin is the main component found in the spice turmeric. You may have heard of turmeric as a cooking spice, but it has actually been found to have benefits for your hair, nails, skin , and overall health as well. Turmeric is a member of the ginger family. It is mainly used in India and South Asian countries but has been very trendy in the United States in recent years for its many health benefits – including boosting your immune system.
The Main Active Ingredient
Turmeric contains curcuminoids, and curcuminoids are made up of curcumin, which is the active ingredient. Recently, studies have shown that curcumin can be used in a variety of ways. Consuming turmeric, and more specifically curcumin, reportedly boost your body’s immune system and overall health. As the saying goes, “what’s good for your body, is also good for your hair.” With its added health benefits, curcumin is quite effective in the fight against hair loss as well. If your hair loss is connected to an autoimmune condition, curcumin can be especially helpful in stimulating hair growth. So, how does it actually work?
Studies show that curcumin works similarly to the FDA-approved drug finasteride, which helps regrow hair. It works as a 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. 5-AR is one of the main causes of hair loss that is considered genetic. Hair loss occurs when 5-AR damages and shuts down hair follicles. With curcumin helping to repair your body’s processes, it in turn helps with healing your hair issues.
Another gene that is closely related to hair loss is the Vitamin D receptor gene. If this gene is lacking, hair loss, specifically hair loss caused by alopecia, could occur. Curcumin plays an active role in activating this receptor gene and ensuring it is operating as optimal as it can.
Lastly, curcumin also has some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation can be caused by a poor diet, stress, and illnesses. When your body has inflammation, it can cause a number of problems in your body, including bloating, stomach problems, a foggy brain, and of course hair loss. It may also decrease your immune system’s ways of defending your body against illness. Studies have shown that chronic inflammation can cause cancers, heart disease, and other terrible diseases. While there might be other specific solutions for inflammation, it is safe to add anti-inflammatory agents as another benefit of curcumin. If you have an underlying medical condition that is causing the hair loss, turmeric may be able to aid in helping you by healing the body from the inside first. You should speak to your doctor about any underlying conditions that may be causing your hair loss and ask them if using curcumin is right for you.
In addition to the benefits listed above, curcumin also has antiseptic qualities. If you suffer from dandruff and dry skin, it could be contributing to your hair loss. Turmeric can help to clear up your dandruff and even soothe an itchy scalp.
Supplements Can Give Your Hair All the Benefits of Curcumin
While you could certainly get the benefits from consuming turmeric as a spice, you can also get the benefits from its active ingredient in a supplement. For example, our KeraViatin Scalp and Hair Health Supplement contains curcumin C3, which is a special formulation of curcumin specifically designed to absorb better in your body. Some types of curcumin will pass through the body, but the C3 formula is in liquid form with the proprietary Omega Max Oil and has a 20x absorption rate of regular curcumin alone.
KeraViatin also contains Vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, Biotin, Riboflavin, Thiamine, Pantothenic, Zinc, and more. All of these ingredients work together to give you longer, stronger, and healthier hair that grows faster.
Here are some of the testimonials from real users of KeraViatin:
“My hair was falling out by the handfuls! I was stressed and was so afraid I was truly going to be bald. I have been taking this vitamin now for a year and my hair is beautiful! My hairdresser started taking this vitamin because of the results she saw in my hair!!!”
“I’ve been using (KeraViatin) for (only) a week and I’ve already started noticing improvements in my hair, skin and nails. Will reuse.”
“I have been having success with the shampoo and conditioner, tons of hair regrowth. I was not sure there was anything I could do when my hair thinned a crazy amount after having two kids, but it turns out that is not true! I have not been taking (KeraViatin) for the recommended time yet, still on the first month, but I am so impressed with my hair regrowth. I’m also impressed with the quality ingredients in this supplement. It’s important to me that it has no gluten or junk in it.”
If you are interested in trying turmeric spice instead of a supplement, make sure to use black pepper too. It helps your body to absorb the curcumin so you receive all of the benefits. This works similarly to adding the Omega Max Oil which helps your body absorb the ingredients. You can try adding turmeric to your dishes or even drink a turmeric-based tea.
How Curcumin Affects The Rest Of Your Body
- Heals dry skin
- Increases brightness in the skin and remove dark circles
- Increases your brain’s health and improve brain’s function.
- Fights depression
- Anti-aging properties
Have you ever tried turmeric or a supplement that contains curcumin? Were you aware of all the benefits of curcumin?
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