We’ve read about the many health benefits of curcumin for dogs and humans. As discussed here, curcumin is the active ingredient that makes the common kitchen spiceturmeric (pictured at right) good for brain and joint health. It’s available in concentrated form, as a small, orange supplement that’s easy to hide in your dog’s food.
Now, here’s another reason to supplement your dog’s diet – and your own -with curcumin: It can help prevent cancer, according to the highly respected wellness guru Dr. Joseph Mercola. In fact, it’s known as an anti-cancer nutrient.
Researchers at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center published a groundbreaking scientific review of curcumin, which is remarkable in that it can actually tell the difference between a healthy cell and a cancer cell.
Here’s how the researchers explained their interest in curcumin:
… Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) … is one of the most powerful and promising chemopreventive and anticancer agents … How curcumin exerts its powerful anticancer activities has been thoroughly investigated, and several mechanisms of action have been discovered … curcumin exerts its biological activities through epigenetic modulation.
In other words, curcumin changes the regulation of DNA to help kill cancer. In fact, curcumin not only influences epigenetic settings, it also manages the downstream consequences, helping to guide multiple steps in the way gene orders are implemented.
“Curcumin currently has the most evidence-based literature supporting its use against cancer than any other nutrient,” Dr. Mercola says. “Best of all, curcumin appears to be safe in the treatment of all cancers.”
The good doc continues: “Researchers have found that curcumin can affect more than 100 different pathways, once it gets into the cell. More specifically, curcumin has been found to inhibit the proliferation of tumor cells; inhibit the transformation of cells from normal to tumor; help your body destroy mutated cancer cells so they cannot spread throughout your body; decrease inflammation; inhibit the synthesis of a protein thought to be instrumental in tumor formation; and help prevent the development of additional blood supply necessary for cancer cell growth (angiogenesis).”
All that is wonderful news for Dogsters whose best friends have experienced cancer, whether they are battling it now or are in remission.
To keep ourselves healthy, my dogs and I all eat food liberally spiced with turmeric, plus we take concentrated curcumin supplements; for one-stop-shopping, our favorite brand is Ayush, which makes a human version as well as one for dogs. Both contain 97% curcumin (whatever brand you choose, make sure it contains at least 95%).
Is there a supplement you wouldn’t miss a dose of? Please tell us about it in the comments!
5 thoughts on “Another Reason to Supplement Your Dog’s Diet With Curcumin”
I just experienced a death at my job saw the hole thing I happen to go see my father but to only find out my uncle died .I go home after got a phone call from vet my dog got diagnosed with cancer so I called mspca they tell my vet test says it’s possible cancer he is in good for bleeding through nose sometimes spent a great deal of money paid in full for all those test for nothing don’t have More need my dog in my life . Made pitbull haters loved with payroll love toward humans hope to get advice or help my pet
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Thank you so much ! My dog was just diagnosed with cancer and I can not afford chemo I am retired, on a fixed income , and my husband left me for a younger women and left me high and dry! I have been franticly searching the internet for options! I have had my dog since he was 8 weeks old and we have only been apart 4 nights out of the 7 years I have owned him. 2 of those 4 nights was when he stayed overnight at the vet hospital after removing the tumor from his mouth! We have been thru a lot together, he saved my life one night when 3 men tried to attack me! He is more than my best friend!! Again, thank you! I will follow up With his praise report! I have a very strong feeling this is going to help us beat cancers booty! We thank you!
Thank you so much for putting this out there, I have 2 10 year old German shepherd and they both have cancer, one had his left back leg amputated and the other one has it is 4 spots. We are trying everything we can to save them. The one went through 6 rounds of chemo and the other one just started. I am beside myself I love these dogs so much. Thank you again
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