Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
Lara Gomes Suhetta, Rodrigo de Miranda Monteiro Santosb, Brenda Kelly Souza Silveiraa,Arieta Carla Gualandi Leala, Alice Divina Melo de Britoa, Juliana Farias de Novaesa, andCeres Mattos Della LuciaaaDepartment of Nutrition and Health, Universidade Federal de Vic¸osa (UFV), Vic¸osa, Minas Gerais, Brazil;bDepartment of Physical Education,Universidade Federal de Vic¸osa (UFV), Vic¸osa, Minas Gerais, Brazi
Curcumin is the main phenolic compound in turmeric. It has been investigated recently due to its numerous medicinal properties and health benefits. However, few studies assessed the effects of curcumin supplementation on physical activity practice.
Pain and muscle damage
Despite some inconclusive findings, in general, curcumin supplementation appears to be benefic for decreased painand also muscle damage.
Muscle recovery and performance
After curcumin supplementation there was a significantimprovement in some aspects of muscle recovery and per-formance in exercise.
Psychological and physiological parameters
Curcumin supplementation is also related to beneficialeffects in psychological and physiological parameters (ther-mal and cardiovascular).
Gastrointestinal function (GI)
Only one study assessed the effect of curcumin supplemen-tation on the improvement of GI function during exercise-induced exertional heat stress.
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Article (PDF Available) in Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition · April 2020 with 54 Reads DOI: 10.1080/10408398.2020.1749025