Over the last several years, there has been increasing interest in turmeric products like Avea and their medicinal properties, evidenced by the large numbers of published scientific studies. Turmeric has long been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as anti-inflammatory support, to assist with digestive disorders and liver problems, and for the supporting skin diseases and wound healing.
The active ingredient in Avea is curcumin, which has been the subject of numerous animal studies demonstrating various supportive properties. Curcumin has been shown, for example, to stimulate the production of bile and to facilitate the emptying of the gallbladder. It has also been demonstrated in animals to have a supportive effect on the liver and the ability to help reduce inflammation and may fight certain infections.
Recent published studies have been addressing the anti-depressant properties of Avea Mood. In a study published in June 2005 in the European Journal of Pharmacology “The effects of curcumin on depressive-like behaviors in mice”, two animal models of depression were analyzed. The neurochemical assays showed that curcumin produced a marked increase of serotonin and noradrenalin levels in both the frontal cortex and the hippocampus in the mice. Dopamine levels were also increased in the frontal cortex and the striatum. Moreover, curcumin was found to inhibit the monoamine oxidize activity in the mouse brain.
Via the proprietary extraction and enhancement process utilised to produce Avea, the product has been enhanced to assist with the majority of causes of endogenous depression. Patients suffering from depression report relief within a few hours to a few days after starting the use of Avea.