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Curcumin and Its Potential Impact on Microbiota

Department of Nutrition-Related Disease Prevention, Faculty of Health Sciences in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia, 41-900 Bytom, Poland
Department of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Faculty of Health Sciences in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia, 41-900 Bytom, Poland
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Third Department of Cardiology, Faculty of Medical Science in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, 41-800 Zabrze, Poland
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Academic Editor: Roberta Masella
Nutrients 2021, 13(6), 2004;
Received: 23 April 2021 / Revised: 7 June 2021 / Accepted: 8 June 2021 / Published: 10 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Dietary Curcumin and Health Effects)
Curcumin is one of the most frequently researched herbal substances; however, it has been reported to have a poor bioavailability and fast metabolism, which has led to doubts about its effectiveness. Curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and has demonstrated favorable health effects. Nevertheless, well-reported in vivo pharmacological activities of curcumin are limited by its poor solubility, bioavailability, and pharmacokinetic profile. The bidirectional interactions between curcumin and gut microbiota play key roles in understanding the ambiguity between the bioavailability and biological activity of curcumin, including its wider health impact. View Full-Text
Keywords: curcumin; antioxidant; microbiota; health curcumin; antioxidant; microbiota; health
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