Curcumin or Turmeric Extract
I have noted in some of my reply posts that I have seen an end to my body twitches over the past two months. The change I made was including a 900mg capsule of Curcumin to my daily regimen. I am finishing a 60 capsule bottle and needed to replenish my supply. As I research Curcumin, I found some interesting information.
Curcumin has been shown to reduce the collection of amyloid plaques in brain tissue. Amyloid plaques are thought to be the primary cause of Alzheimer's Disease and are also observed in the brain tissue of those suffering cognitive struggles from head injuries.
For me, the ability to go to sleep without having to worry about my body getting stuck in twitching mode.
If anyone is going to try curcumin, it appears to be sold in 300 mg, 450 mg and 900 mg dosages. It has a very low absorbability so one needs to take a large dose, 900 is recommended daily, to allow the small amount absorbed to be effective. It is also best to take it with food and especially fatty food or fish oil. It is fat soluble so consuming it with fat can help the absorbability.
It can be pricy at $20 for 60 900 mg capsules. It is put on sale frequently so this price can be halved by a careful shopper.
Mark in Idaho
58 years old, retired due to disability, married 33 years, father of three, grandfather of four, Suffered a serious concussion at 10 years old (1965) stopped most driving after last concussion at 46 years old (2001), Post Concussion Syndrome/Multiple Concussion/Impact Syndrome with PTSD, immediate and short term visual and auditory memory problems, slowed processing speed, visual and auditory processing difficulties, insomnia, absence seizures, OCD, 14 concussions since first concussion at 8 years old, Taking paroxetine and gabapentin for 12 years. Added L-Tryptophan and reduced paroxetine by half 3/2013
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