Curcumin reduces muscle damage

In this study, 63 physically active, overweight men and women took a placebo, 50 mg, or 200 mg of curcuminoids per day for eight weeks before running downhill in a test designed to damage muscle.

Muscle strength and power, up to 24 hours after the test, declined for placebo and the low-dose curcumin group, but remained stable in the high-dose curcumin group.

All groups reported sore muscles, but the high-dose curcumin group recovered from soreness more quickly. 

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