The consumption of curcumin has yielded many positive health results. It is primarily known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which in many research findings seem to suggest that inflammation is a large contributor or even the cause of many illnesses. Curcumin has been seen to boost immunity thereby helping the body to defend itself against various diseases. Therefore, besides using curcumin for specific purposes, it can be consumed daily as a general health guard.
Curcumin is well-known for its safety profile. Clinical trials have shown that no organ toxicity were observed even with the high dose of 8 grams per day for 4 months. Although some of types of nano technology might create toxicity to our body, a pre clinical trial has shown that PEN-Cur (Polymer Encapsulated Nano Curcumin) was very safe, and no organ toxicity were observed at 31.25 mg / kilo of body weight dosage per day. PEN-Cur actually boosts up red and white blood cells, hemoglobin - which is very important for health, especially in cancer patients*. For example: For a body weight of 70 kilos - no organs toxicity is observed at a dose of 2,187 mg per day (31.25 x 70 = 2,187 mg).
On the whole, curcumin is very safe to use. But in some instances curcumin may cause some side effects, such as, when consumed in conjunction with certain medications such as heart medications and blood-thinning drugs, and also, those naturally allergic to tumeric, or if consumed in mega doses. It is important to note that PEN-Cur's dosage is extremely low and to have an effect of toxicity, or to react with medications, a person would usually have to consume very large doses to have an adverse effect, if at all.