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Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric has been used as a culinary spice for many centuries and also has a long history of medicinal use. The effects of specific compounds, particularly curcumin, in turmeric have been widely researched in recent years. Curcumin is one of the most important compounds in turmeric and has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.* 

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and may help decrease inflammation and swelling of joints in arthritis patients.* (1)

Turmeric may be helpful for relieving pain, especially for arthritis and knee pain.* (2).

Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that may reduce oxidative stress in the body.* Oxidative stress has been linked with the development of health

Turmeric in the shape of a heart

The antioxidant benefits of turmeric may protect the liver from the damaging effects of toxins.* (4)

Turmeric adds flavor to meals and may help aid in digestion.* Turmeric extracts may be used to reduce gut inflammation and permeability.* (5) 

Woman shaping her hands in a heart on her stomach

Turmeric extracts have shown some promising results in helping with depression.* Curcumin itself has shown the potential for having antidepressant properties in several studies.* (6)

Turmeric extracts have antimicrobial properties.* In both topical and ingested forms, it has been shown to improve skin health and function.* (7)

Turmeric extract works best with piperine, a substance that is found in black pepper. It can increase the absorption of turmeric by up to 2,000%.* (8)

Disclaimers:

You should always consult your health care provider before starting any herbal supplements or products.   *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

References:

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27703331 
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28178024 
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28860764 
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27366193
  5. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26973345  
  6. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23832433 
  7. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27213821 
  8. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120 
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