What is the best way to take curcumin?

The best way to take curcumin depends on the condition it is being used to treat. As an oral treatment, it is absorbed by the intestines somewhat more effectively as a pill or an extract. If curcumin is being used to treat a skin condition like scabies, it should be applied topically in combination with the herb Azadirachta indica. You should also know that herbs and supplements, such as curcumin, are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and should always be used with caution and under a doctor's supervision. Research is still underway to determine the safety and effectiveness of curcumin.

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Herbal Supplements

Herbal Supplements

Herbal supplements are dietary supplements derived from nature. Herbal plants or parts of a plant are broken down and used for their scent, flavor and therapeutic benefits. When taken as a supplement, they can deliver strong benef...

its, however, herbal supplements are not regulated by the FDA and can have dangerous side effects. They act like drugs once in your system and can affect metabolism, circulation and excretion of other substances in your body. It is important to discuss with your doctor if you are on prescription medications, are breastfeeding or have chronic illnesses and want to add herbal supplements to your health regimen.

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