You have likely seen turmeric before, whether by using it in your own cooking or catching a glimpse of the bright yellow powder on the spice aisle at the grocery store.
This vivid spice has a warm, earthy, spicy flavor that compliments dishes like curry.
In addition to flavor, turmeric also imparts fantastic anti-inflammatory benefits, whether ingested or applied topically.
WHERE DOES TURMERIC COME FROM?
Turmeric, or Curcuma longa, is also known as the golden spice and originates from South Asia.
It belongs to the Zingiberaceae (or ginger) family, along with other tuberous, subterranean plants.
The root is primarily used for our purposes.
Actually, the active ingredient is extracted from the rhizomes.
Turmeric has been used for hundreds of years in Indian cuisine and in medicine for its anti-inflammatory properties.
HOW DOES TURMERIC AFFECT THE BODY?
The active ingredient within turmeric is curcumin.
Curcumin is one of many phytochemicals present in the plant.
This is a bioactive curcuminoid compound that is richly antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving!
It increases antioxidant capacity within the body, leaving your system strongly defended against free radicals, oxidative stress, and cellular damage.
Curcumin lowers inflammation in the body and also protects your cognitive health by enhancing growth hormones within the brain.
This wards off the development of neurodegenerative disorders, like Alzheimer’s disease.
Curcumin has also been shown to prevent the development of various types of cancer, including breast, lung, and pancreatic.
It is being studied as an anti-cancer product, but there is no definitive proof as of yet per our government.
For those suffering from pain and inflammation, you can find relief for your symptoms with this spice.
It is also thought that turmeric can also help to ward off inflammatory diseases including:
- Heart disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Cystic fibrosis
- And more
Rather than reaching for traditional NSAIDs, consider this spice as it offers a natural solution to your discomfort rather than a chemically-based alternative.
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Along with turmeric, this complex incorporates ginger for further inflammation relief and piperine for faster, easier absorption.
This formula also incorporates one of our favorite ingredients – palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) – to drive home this multivitamin’s wealth of anti-inflammatory benefits and promote healthier joints and optimal function.
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