Scientists Investigate The Positive Effects Of Turmeric In Lead Poisoning

15 Jan

Orlando, FL — December 21, 2015 — Metals such as lead have been used for thousands of years for a wide range of purposes. While lead has many uses, it can negatively affect human health when ingested. The good news is that there are remedies believed to be helpful for individuals poisoned by the metal.

Scientists investigate the positive effects of turmeric in lead poisoning. This bright silvery metal is corrosion-resistance. It is also known to be a highly detrimental occupational toxin and potent neurotoxin.

There are environmental sources of lead, such as industrial manufacturing establishments that use or process lead to process their products. People may also be exposed to lead from contaminated soil, water, or air.

Lead poisoning can be acute or chronic, and it depends on the level and time of the exposure. Individuals who suffer from acute poisoning may experience symptoms such as muscle weakness, pain, metallic taste, and blood in urine. Gastrointestinal symptoms may also take place such as vomiting, nausea, and diarrhea.

Chronic poisoning, on the other hand, can cause symptoms such a nausea, short term memory, numbness, depression, and headache. There are also those who experience having a blue line within the gum.

Oxidative stress occurs when there is an imbalance in the reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidant agents. The excessive presence of ROS is thought to mediate oxidative damage while the antioxidants work by detoxifying the ROS.

There are many disadvantages of the presence of lead inside the human body. It is believed to inactivate glutathione, which is one of the body’s essential cellular antioxidants. It can also cause lipid peroxidation, which promotes cell death.

According to experts, lead also has the ability to replace other ions including magnesium, calcium, and iron. Thus, it could affect a variety of biological processes of the body.
“The good news is that people who suffer from lead poisoning may resort to natural remedies such as turmeric,” said Divine Bounty spokesperson, Melissa Scott.
The strong antioxidant properties of turmeric are thought to scavenge ROS, elevate antioxidant enzyme levels, and inhibit lipid peroxidation. The antioxidant properties of the spice are even believed to be comparable to that of vitamin C and E.

Experts believe that turmeric can also act as a chelating agent. Chelation therapy technique takes place when a certain agent is introduced in the body. This agent is one that has affinity towards metal and is thought to bind directly to the metal. It also forms easy-to-eliminate complexes.

There is a myriad of health benefits associated with the use of turmeric supplements. Today, more and more people are using this natural alternative not just a natural remedy for certain conditions, but also as a preventive measure against ailments (
About Divine Bounty:
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