Curcumin Acts Synergistically With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy:

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One might want to read the whole article.  MD Andeeron has written on the benefits of Curcumin.


One of the interesting findings:  
Curcumin Acts Synergistically With Chemotherapy and Radiation Therapy:

    Increases tumor cell sensitivity to chemotherapy and radiation therapy
    Protects normal tissues (liver, kidney, mucous membranes, heart, etc.) from radiation and chemotherapy injury
        One recent study demonstrated a significant reduction in radiation dermatitis (skin inflammation) in patients who received curcumin during their radiation therapy for breast cancer. Patients received either oral curcumin (2 gram tablets, taken 3 times per day) or a placebo. The authors reported that the patients taking the curcumin had dermatitis reactions that were on average 31% less than those taking placebo. One of the most impressive findings in this study was that the women taking curcumin had a marked reduction in their risk of developing severe skin reactions (called “moist desquamation”) compared with those taking the placebo; 28.6% (curcumin) versus 87.5% (placebo).

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I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.

Thanks for sharing Jerry.  I have read other findings  stating the benefits of Curcumin related to cancer and here is another great example.

Yeah this stuff is great ive been taking it for a few weeks now. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding the vitamins and supplements we take but honestly ive felt the best ive ever felt after taking them for a month.


how much do you take?

Two capsules a day - 1100mg total

same here... 1000mg for me

I've been taking one 1000mg a day for a while now.  Thinking of going to 500 mg twice a day to maybe help more absorption but I haven't read anything scientific to see if that actually helps. 

Can you recommend a brand/type to take. I have read about a lot of evidence it needs to be taken with other supplements and fatty stuff to have best absorption. Thanks!

Kim ~ Stage 1B 10/09

Hi Kim. I order from natures sunshine. I consult with a traditional naturopath and she has never mentioned that it should be taken with any other specific   supplements 


I take Doctor's Best brand curcumin and I think Jerry does also.  I was told by a nurse once that Doctor's Best products have a third party quality assurance verification on all their products.  I've never checked that for myself but it was a nurse I had a lot of faith in.  When purchasing your product you may also want to look for one that has a certification from USP.  They are an organization that does quality assurance checks on supplements.  You can read about them at this link.

It is tough trying to make sure you are actually getting a good quality product.


I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.

Yep, I usually take Doctors Best from A1 Supplements:

Doctor's Best Curcumin With Bioperine 500mg, 120 Capsules

$28.95 + shipping

Lasst time it wass free shipping if order over $49(( (so I ordered 2 bottles.)


I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.

I usually take 500 mg once a day, sometimes two a day spread apart. Since March 2009.   The biggest thing I're read about is to take the ones with Peperine combinedd or to takke extra pepper in ones food when taking it to increase absorption.  Have heard of people taking up to 3000 mg a day without bad side effects.

When buying Turmeric, be aware that there is a big difference in the Turmeric products on the market. For example, a product containing 400mg of Turmeric herb powder that is not standardized for the active ingredient in Turmeric (Curcumin) is an inferior product when compared to a product containing 300 mg of Turmeric Extract standardized for 95% Curcumin. If you just look at milligrams and compare prices, the one with the most milligrams and the lower price, at first glance may appear to be the best buy, when it is in fact inferior to the 300 mg product that is standardized for 95% Curcumin at a little higher price. When looking for Turmeric, you want the one with the highest content of the important active ingredient Curcumin. The bottom line is the antioxidant properties and protective powers of Turmeric depend on the amount of active ingredient, Curcumin, it contains.


Seems more work has been done overseas on curcumin than in the USA.  (do we work on  things that don't make Pharmacia money?)      Interesting Indian study on Curcunnin and the liver.

Chemical Constituents of Turmeric

More sites sto check out.  I have not investigated these , but they appear to be of interest.*c_0all_0eq...$12&qt=IN_PAGE


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I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.

mine says 450 mg. . then Tumeric 450 mg (Curcuma longa root) and Tumeric Extract 50 mg (standardized to contain 95% Curcuminoids)

Strongly recommend that you get your curcumin from the Life Extension Foundation (with bioperine)...... I take 2 capsules a day.......

Life Extension Article on Curcumin

I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.