Can Curcumin / Turmeric help with weight loss?

17 May 2021
A healthy weight loss diet should be a combination of healthy foods and physical activity to ensure your metabolism is optimal and your body is healthy. Research has shown that curcumin, a natural compound that is known for its medicinal properties, may be able to aid weight loss and help a variety of health conditions  [i]. 

What is curcumin?

Curcumin is a natural compound known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects [2] have concluded that during this process, curcumin helps reduce insulin resistance and other symptoms that often come hand in hand with obesity.
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Curcumin can suppress the growth of fat tissue

Through a process called angiogenesis, the adipose tissues - which store fat cells in our bodies - get nutrients and oxygen. Curcumin has been found to have anti-angiogenic properties, helping to suppress the growth of fat tissue and helping with weight loss.

Curcumin supports liver detoxification

Curcumin in turmeric can help to reverse or slow damage to the liver while also supporting its function. The better functioning the liver is, the better curcumin will support metabolism and help to reduce excessive fats from the body.

Curcumin increases the rate of thermogenesis

Thermogenesis is the process of fat being burnt by the central nervous system to support temperature regulation. Curcumin can help to increase the rate of thermogenesis in the body, therefore increasing the amount of fat burnt.

How to use curcumin for weight loss



Curcumin can be purchased in capsule, powder or liquid form to provide a larger dose that you wouldn’t get from just having turmeric. This way you can reap the full benefits. For example, Yellow Root curcumin drops are over 500 times more impactful than ground turmeric and more effective than solid turmeric supplements.

Add turmeric and curcumin to your meals 

Turmeric works well in a whole host of dishes from curries, rice and desserts. Try adding this wonderful spice into your diet on a more regular basis.

Turmeric and curcumin drinks

Drink turmeric tea or lattes to add this spice into your diet. One way of doing this is by adding a dash of liquid turmeric or curcumin to boiling water, alongside cinnamon to taste.

It is important to note that on its own, curcumin will not make you lose weight. You need to eat a healthy balanced diet and take regular exercise, and you should always consult a doctor before commencing a weight loss plan. Curcumin is simply a powerful ingredient that can help support you in your weight loss or weight maintenance journey.
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1 Stabicon Life Sciences Pvt. Ltd India Study No: CURC-0001-13