What is it?
Turmeric (also called Indian saffron) is a spice commonly used in Asian food and is the main ingredient in curry powder. It is powerfully anti-inflammatory, an antioxidant making this spice a health powerhouse.
Who is it for?
Most adults could benefit from the consumption of Turmeric. Our lifestyles, diet, food, and environment indicate that we all have some level of chronic inflammation in our bodies. That alone is a powerful reason to take turmeric on a regular basis.
What are the benefits?
The main component of turmeric is curcumin. It is so strongly anti-inflammatory that it is as effective as some anti-inflammatory drugs. It is also bioactive, meaning that it fights inflammation at the molecular level.
Turmeric also a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals and boost your body’s own antioxidant defenses.
Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)
Turmeric has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions, depression, stress, and infections in China and India. It is also considered a powerful antioxidant, an anti-inflammatory.
These are the compounds in turmeric and the most studied one is curcumin. Though the studies are ongoing, there is strong research that shows it fights inflammation and decreases swelling.
This is extracted from black pepper fruits and is used to make turmeric more easily absorbed and used by the body. It has been found to increase absorption by at least 30%.