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Can Curcumin Protect Your Brain From Fluoridation?
So what is the solution for people who want to reduce the potential health risks of fluoride exposure?
A study conducted at M.L. Sudhaika University in India suggests that curcumin, a compound found in the popular spice turmeric, can help counteract the negative effects of fluoride.
As written above, there is some belief both within and outside the scientific community that fluoride has neurotoxic and neurodegenerative properties. In order to test this hypothesis, as well as whether curcumin had any effect on it, researchers conducted a 30-day experiment using mice divided into 4 groups:
The first group of mice received fluoridated drinking water. The second received the same water with curcumin (30 milligrams/kilogram of bodyweight) dissolved in olive oil added in. The third group received the same amount of curcumin and no fluoride. The last group was a control group who received non-fluoridated water and no curcumin.
The researchers wanted to determine how each ratio of supplementation, or lack thereof, affected the malondialdehyde (MDA) levels in the brain. MDA is a compound related to oxidative stress in the brain, so by tracking it, researchers can determine how the fluoride and curcumin were related to neurological damage.
The study found that the mice which received fluoride water had the highest levels of MDA after 30 days. The groups receiving fluoride + curcumin, and non-fluoridated water + curcumin had better results. The curcumin + non fluoridated water group had significantly lower MDA levels than the other 3 groups. This led the researchers to conclude that curcumin is useful in counteracting the neurodegenerative effects of fluoride.
Now obviously this was a study done on mice, but this is good news for humans concerned about fluoridation as well. The takeaway here is that adding more turmeric to your diet can be a significant step in protecting yourself from the neurodegenerative effects of fluoride.
Detoxing from fluoride is a whole different topic*, but you may want to look into this as well.