Your dog should have more of this: Curcumin

What Most Dogs can Benefit From: Curcumin

Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound that is found in the spice turmeric. The two words are sometimes used interchangeably, but the technical difference between the two is that turmeric is the yellowish powder used to flavor foods, while curcumin is a chemical contained within turmeric.

The distinctive color of turmeric is due to the high levels of curcumin it contains. Laboratory and animal studies have demonstrated that curcumin has potent anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties, reports an article published in 2007 in the medical journal Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology. Curcumin regulates chemical messengers that cause inflammation in the body, suggesting that curcumin may be particularly effective in treating autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.

Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds.

Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant


There has been a great deal of research on turmeric’s anti-cancer properties, but results are still preliminary. Evidence from test tube and animal studies suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin, and colon cancer


A preliminary study suggests curcumin may help treat uveitis, an inflammation of the eye’s iris

Neurodegenerative Conditions.

Tumeric’s powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and circulatory effects may help prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases.

Arthritis ( Degenerative Joint Disease)

In a recent review study: ‘Efficacy of Turmeric Extracts and Curcumin for Alleviating the Symptoms of Joint Arthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials’ the authors concluded this:

“In conclusion, these RCTs provide scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of turmeric extract (about 1000?mg/day of curcumin) in the treatment of arthritis.”


In another study, ‘Immunomodulatory effects of curcumin in allergy.’, the authors stated this:

“The results indicate a marked inhibition of allergic response in animals treated with curcumin suggesting a major role for curcumin in reducing the allergic response.”

Best Wishes,

Dr Andrew

P.S. If your dog has any degree of joint stiffness, has allergies OR is at risk of cancer, then you should be considering supplementing with 95% curcumin.

The easiest way is with my NEW supplement, Ultimate Canine ADVANCED Health Formula.

My small dog Tula is doing so well on it now..I encourage you to try it


2 thoughts on “Your dog should have more of this: Curcumin”

  1. Dr. Jones thank you for all the information you provide to keep our pets happy and healthy. Would really appreciate if you could give information on thyroid and it’s treatment. Is it possible to treat hypo thyroid with out medication.

  2. I have been looking for good data on turmeric for my dog
    I have seen strongly voiced opinions pro and against but the reference documentation is not included.
    Who is in charge of the decision to be taken?

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