Organic Turmeric

Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.  Many high-quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.  It has been clinically tested and proven an effective supplement against cancer, and pre-mature aging, and it is a powerful anti-inflammatory and very strong antioxidant, just to name a few.  Everyone from Dr Michael Gregor to the FDA have touted it’s benefits, and Turmeric even appears on most  doctors “must consume” lists.

Benefits

Powerful anti-inflammatory, prevents and fights arthritis

Antioxidant effect, potential to increase longevity
Promotes circulation, prevents diseases such as atherosclerosis
Lipid-lowering effect, decreases blood lipid levels
Strengthens the immune system

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.  It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. In the last 10 years, science has started to back up what Indians have known for a long time — it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties . These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.  Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high. It’s around 3%, by weight .  Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day.  It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods.To get a maximum effect, you need to take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin.  Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000% .  The best curcumin supplements contain piperine, substantially increasing their effectiveness..  Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

Why Turmeric Supplements?

What can Turmeric Supplements Help Me With?

Inflammation is incredibly important.  It helps your body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.  Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over your body and kill you.  Although acute, short-term inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body’s own tissues.  Scientists now believe that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions.

Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects.  It blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases.