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   Posted 8/12/2012 11:27 AM (GMT -7)   
Does anyone know how much I should be taking daily??  I bought curcumin with cayenne pepper capsules that contain 550mg. 

notsosicklygirl
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   Posted 8/12/2012 1:36 PM (GMT -7)   
cayanne pepper seems like it would irritate. I'd be careful with anything too spicy.
 
This is from the reources thread:
 
Curcumin Use in UC: Links to Research on Safety and Dosing
 

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kitcat
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   Posted 8/12/2012 3:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I just started taking Tumeric Force and I really think it's helping!
Diagnosed August 2012 but sick for years. First known flare Nov 2011
Asacol 800mg 3x day
EPO, Tumeric Force
Tea: Red Raspberry leaf, Licorice Root, Green Tea, Dandelion
Probiotics
Digestive Enzymes
Raw Vegan (prior to diagnosis) Still vegan
Acupuncture` 1x week
Chiro `x week
Massage Therapy1x week
Starting Vegan version of SCD/Paleo 8/12

laurar
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   Posted 8/12/2012 3:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I take Inflamma-blox by Ortho Molecular Products which contains turmeric root, bee pollen and skullcap, and it always helps my symptoms a lot. I take about 2500mg per day.
Diagnosed Ulcerative Pancolitis

Ultimate Flora probiotics
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Vitamin D
Iron
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xfinite
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   Posted 8/12/2012 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
kitcat said...
I just started taking Tumeric Force and I really think it's helping!


I've taken that in the past. Seems like a good company/product. However they use maltodextrin in just about all their products. Which may be a problem if you are doing the SCD diet. Also they do not use the black pepper ingredient which appears to be crucial in absorption. Apparently in India curries always have black pepper added with Turmeric which may account for the low rates of Alzheimers and other inflammatory diseases there.

I switch to this brand which does use black pepper. These types of products are all buyer beware of course. Hopefully they are a sound company. I havent much time to research them - http://www.amazon.com/Life-Extension-Bio-curcumin-Vegetarian-Capsules/dp/B000X9P5GM/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344807514&sr=1-1&keywords=life+extension+curcumin

kitcat
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   Posted 8/12/2012 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks good to know although that product does contain rice!
Diagnosed August 2012 but sick for years. First known flare Nov 2011
Asacol 800mg 3x day
EPO, Tumeric Force
Tea: Red Raspberry leaf, Licorice Root, Green Tea, Dandelion
Probiotics
Digestive Enzymes
Raw Vegan (prior to diagnosis) Still vegan
Acupuncture` 1x week
Chiro `x week
Massage Therapy1x week
Starting Vegan version of SCD/Paleo 8/12

stereofidelic89
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   Posted 8/12/2012 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Cayenne pepper is an absolutely excellent spice for getting rid of bacterial infections and colds. It comes in many different 'heat units' so no need to fear its hotness. =P It can actually help heal hemorrhoids and ulcers, and contains phytochemical's, cleaning the blood in the body. UCer's should all know about Turmeric and its superherb powers. :)

www.naturalnews.com/035612_cayenne_pepper_healing_herbal_medicine.html

My doctor suggested taking 1500-3000mg of curcumin or turmeric a day. I take INFLAGUARD, which also has boswellia & devils claw, two great UC helpful herbs.

DBwithUC
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   Posted 8/13/2012 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
The amounts used in the few clinical trials were 550mg to 1000mg. The addition of pepper is to promote the absorption. For UC, if the effect is topical, absorption may be less of an issue.

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Curcumin

Curcumin is a compound in turmeric (Curcuma longa) that has been reported to have anti-inflammatory activity. It has been found to induce the flow of bile, which helps break down fats. Additionally, it could reduce the secretion of acid from the stomach and protect against injuries such as inflammation along the stomach (gastritis) or intestinal walls and ulcers from certain medications, stress, or alcohol. In a preliminary trial, 5 of 5 people with chronic ulcerative proctitis had an improvement in their disease after supplementing with curcumin. Curcumin inhibits the activation of NF-κB. NF-κB promotes the synthesis of many antioxidant enzymes. Curcumin directly binds to thioredoxin reductase and irreversibly changes its activity from an antioxidant to a strong pro-oxidant.

The amount of curcumin used was 550 mg twice a day for 1 month, followed by 550 mg 3 times a day for 1 month.[39] Hanai and colleagues published the results of the first randomized, multicenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial from Japan to study curcumin's effect on UC maintenance.[40] All 97 patients who enrolled and 89 patients who completed the study took a standard dose of mesalamine or sulfasalazine and either 1 g of curcumin or placebo twice daily for 6 months and then were followed for another 6 months off study medications. The relapse rate at 6 months on therapy was greater for the placebo group than for those who took curcumin (P = 0.049). Thus, curcumin may confer some additional therapeutic advantages when used in combination with conventional anti-inflammatory medications in UC.

xfinite
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   Posted 8/13/2012 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
kitcat said...
Thanks good to know although that product does contain rice!


Yea I forgot to mention that :) I'm not on SCD (I eat plantains). But rice never seemed to bother me.

Christine1946
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   Posted 8/13/2012 11:24 AM (GMT -7)   
     Deja Vu...I tried all that stuff.  I do believe I kept the health food store in business for years..lol.  Nothing really helped....it didn't hurt, mind you....but didn't help keep me in remission either sad .

DBwithUC
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   Posted 8/13/2012 1:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I get some benefit such as quieter GI and less diarrhea. Especially when I drink a warm ginger-tumeric tea (from Republic of Tea). But it does stimulate bile, which is not so good for me because I have had my terminal ilium removed after it got pierced during a scoping. Without the ilia-secal valve, I do not properly/efficiently reabsorb bile salts, and the unabsorbed bile salts can cause diarrhea. So I take it in moderation, and most days, just take ginger.

Eph
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   Posted 5/30/2013 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
There may be more recent threads on Curcumin/Tumeric, but this one seems like a good one to tag on to.

Any updates from people that have been using it? How much are you taking? When do you take it? Any ongoing side-effects?

Thanks!
Eph
Late 40s male
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1988
Balsalazide (generic Colazal), 3g/2x day.
2000IU Vit D3 daily.
Started LDN on 5/20/11 (4.5mg caps)
Started VSL#3DS (one sachet a day) on 6/28/11
Was symptom-free though 7/2011
Minor flare started 3/7/13
Added: 1TBS Sunbutter, 1200mg Sodium Butylate, and 2x Canasa/day and starting to feel better 5/1/13

Eph
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   Posted 5/30/2013 12:12 PM (GMT -7)   
No one?
Or was it talked about recently in another thread that I missed?
Late 40s male
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1988
Balsalazide (generic Colazal), 3g/2x day.
2000IU Vit D3 daily.
Started LDN on 5/20/11 (4.5mg caps)
Started VSL#3DS (one sachet a day) on 6/28/11
Was symptom-free though 7/2011
Minor flare started 3/7/13
Added: 1TBS Sunbutter, 1200mg Sodium Butylate, and 2x Canasa/day and starting to feel better 5/1/13

King of the Toilet
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   Posted 5/30/2013 3:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I take 2000mg/day (Doctor's best Curcumin with Bioperine). It helps me without any side effects.

soystud
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   Posted 5/30/2013 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
i don't think it will hurt you -
diagnosed with pancolitis december 21, 2003
currently taking: -- Astaxanthin,vit D, ALA, DHEA, a smorgassbord of probiotics, & Wild Harvest Inflamma Shield -
No Gluten, Rice, Corn, or Sugar - No Meds - Just good, healthy food -
Lots of H2O, exercise & sleep as much as possible & enjoy this great life that God has blessed me with -

hurtbyuc
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   Posted 5/30/2013 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Boy... I slacked on this one.
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=2738611

I took it once last week and forgot...

I just took a 500mg Nature Made Turmeric... I'll take it everyday and post if I have any side effects.
From what I have read so far it is safe to take. I'll start on the ginger sometime later.... Don't want to introduce too many variables at the same time.
Dx 2013 UC left sided 45cm - 42 year old male
was on 30mg Pred - From 5/13 to 5/20/2013
Currently on Prednisone 40mg started 05/21/2013
Rowasa (Mesalamine) - daily afternoon
Colocort (hydrocortisone) enema nightly
Symptom started Oct 2012; colonoscopy on March11th.
Active flare since April 20th 2013
Past medications: Asacol for 4 months ; 1 week on lialda but discontinued due to severe pain

Eph
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   Posted 5/30/2013 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
Where do you guys buy yours?
Late 40s male
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1988
Balsalazide (generic Colazal), 3g/2x day.
2000IU Vit D3 daily.
Started LDN on 5/20/11 (4.5mg caps)
Started VSL#3DS (one sachet a day) on 6/28/11
Was symptom-free though 7/2011
Minor flare started 3/7/13
Added: 1TBS Sunbutter, 1200mg Sodium Butylate, and 2x Canasa/day and starting to feel better 5/1/13

Tornado6
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   Posted 5/30/2013 5:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I am taking 2.4 g of Solgar tumeric for two weeks to try to reduce NF-kb. I'm supposed to reduce that to 800mg at the end of two weeks.

Undigested / in absorbed tumeric looks like gold flakes in the toilet :)
Ulcerative colitis / 35 / female

budesonide - 9 mg
hydrocortisone enema
Imuran – 100 mg
Remicade - 7.5 mg / kg

Ca, Fe, Vit B Complex, Vit C, Vit D, Colostrum, Digestive enzymes, Fish Oil, Iberogast, Kelp, L-glutamine, PD Ultra, Resveratrol, Tumeric, Limited FODMAPs

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   Posted 5/30/2013 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
Curcumin + bosweilla are synergistic and together are much much better then either alone as systemic anti inflammatories.
Current: No Dairy, Sugar, Wheat.. Olive leaf (20% Oleuoropein), NA-Cysteine, Triphalia, METHYLATION polymorphism support, sodium butyrate, anantamul, neem, Blis K12, Probiotics, Proteolytic enzymes
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