Turmeric, the bright yellow member of the ginger root family that gives curry and other East Asian foods their signature color, has been used for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal product. Turmeric has recently started to gain momentum in US culture. The root has many beneficial properties from curcumin, the main active ingredient, that make it an appropriate adjunct in anyone’s treatment regimen.
Turmeric Anti-Inflammatory and Antioxidant Benefits
In people with arthritis or other inflammatory conditions, turmeric can help relieve inflammation, aches and pains. As part of the regular aging process, people develop systemic inflammatory which leads to many diseases including heart disease, brain disease and cancers. In addition to having anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and neurotropic, so it helps to prevent cancer, heart disease, depression, alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Consequently, many healthcare professional recommend turmeric to all patient over the age of 40 as a preventative everyday supplement.
How to Maximize Turmeric for Medicinal Use
Supplementation with greater than 1500 mg of turmeric is required for medicinal effects. Turmeric powders contain less than 5% curcumin, so when used as a cooking spice, it does not provide enough for medicinal purposes. You can find turmeric supplements almost anywhere, but not all supplements are created equal.
Our latest product contains 1,650 milligrams of turmeric as well as Bioprene — which helps with the absorption of turmeric to make the supplement more effective. Importantly, our product contains 600 mg of turmeric extract, which is a concentrated curcumin, maximizing the medicinal effects.
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