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Tumeric – It’s good stuff!

Is Turmeric the new Avocado?

Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.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.
Recently, science has started to back up what the 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, therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, then you might want to take an extract 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 2000%.
How can it help YOU?

  • Inflammation – It turns out that curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory, it is so powerful
    that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Arthritis is a common disorder characterized by joint inflammation. Many studies show
    that curcumin can help treat symptoms of arthritis and is in some cases more effective
    than anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralizes free radicals on its own, then
    stimulates the body's own antioxidant enzymes. Oxidative damage is believed to be one
    of the mechanisms behind aging and many diseases.
  • Curcumin may help delay aging and fight age-related chronic diseases, and it is believed
    it can help prevent heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer's… so this would have
    obvious benefits for longevity. For this reason, curcumin has become very popular as an
    anti-aging supplement.

It really is the wonder ingredient that you might be missing in your life. Talk to your Doctor, Naturopath or favorite advisor at your local Health and Nutrition Store. If you don’t have one,  use mine…..  Jeff at Turquoise Wholistic on Main Street Markham. Tell him Stef Moser from Apple Creek says hi!