Depression in Women: How Curcumin + VCO Can Help
Depression is still the leading cause of disability globally, affecting over 264 million people worldwide. The stress brought by the ongoing pandemic is also not helping. Interestingly, women are twice more likely as men to suffer from depression according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With these alarming numbers, women look to different methods for managing stress, depression, and anxiety.
Apart from reducing stress triggers, eating the right kinds of food is also essential. In the same manner, taking certain supplements can help boost your efforts in keeping depression at bay. Did you know that Curcumin and VCO are two of the most promising health supplements to consider?
Find out below how these two gifts from nature can help combat depression in women.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is a yellow pigment you can find in Turmeric, a plant that belongs to the ginger family and is more widely used as a spice in curry dishes. For every average turmeric root, you’ll get about 2% to 9% curcumin. Interestingly, it is also the main curcuminoid of turmeric, which gives the latter its bright yellow color.
Curcumin and Depression
What do studies say about Curcumin and its positive effects on depression? For starters, Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties may help reduce depression. Studies note a correlation between depression and inflammation, with the latter triggering high levels of the former.
Thus, taking Curcumin may help reduce inflammation that contributes to depression. One study even noted that taking a gram of Curcumin may have the same effects as taking an anti-depressant drug such as Prozac.
People with regular bouts of anxiety may also find Curcumin to be a useful ally. One of the main reasons anxiety attacks happen is when you have low levels of dopamine and serotonin. These are neurotransmitters that are often called “happy hormones” for their ability to promote positive feelings like love, pleasure, and happiness.
Interestingly, studies reveal that Curcumin may boost the levels of these happy hormones. In turn, you’ll experience a happier mood.
VCO Against Depression
Like Curcumin, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) may also help reduce anxiety and depression. Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which is a medium-chain fatty acid that can help reduce oxidative stress. Interestingly, oxidative stress happens when there are high levels of free radicals in the body. Failure to lower these free radicals can lead to cell damage and chronic illnesses that include Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
With VCO’s lauric acid and antioxidant properties, it can lower oxidative stress and reduce the chances of developing these chronic illnesses. In addition, lauric acid can also boost a positive mood. Like Curcumin, lauric acid can also increase dopamine levels.
Apart from the neuroprotective benefits of VCO, it also helps boost the immune system and adds protection against bacterial and viral infections.
The VCO+Curcumin Combo
Despite the positive benefits of Curcumin, it normally has poor bioavailability. Thankfully, VCO can provide the much-needed boost in this department. Nutrabod’s VCO+Curcumin capsules increase the bioavailability and absorption of these two powerful antioxidants, creating a potent combination.
Enjoy the health benefits of VCO and Curcumin with every Nutrabod capsule and enjoy a healthy mind and a more positive outlook, today!