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Increase in liver enzyme values? Maybe curcumin will help
If your liver is having a hard time - and there is more AST and ALT in your blood than you would like - curcumin supplementation may help you get the situation under control. This is suggested by a meta-study published in Complementary Therapies in Medicine.
Dehzad combined the trials' results and reanalyzed them.
When the Iranians broke down their data, they could not find a clear relationship between doses, duration of use and type of preparation on the one hand and the effects on the liver on the other. If you want to draw a cautious conclusion from that part of the publication, it boils down to the fact that curcumin preparations with increased bioavailability may be the best choice.
The present systematic review and meta-analysis shows that turmeric/curcumin supplementation significantly improves blood levels of ALT and AST, but not GGT", the reserachers summarize. "However, clinical effectiveness remains unassured."
"Further research is needed to discover the impact of such an intervention in various clinical conditions using more specific assessments of the hepatic health."