The Hidden Benefits of Turmeric for Inflammation
Are you looking to find a natural product that can help you with your inflammation? Well turmeric is worth a look in! For one, turmeric is a flowering plant, Curcuma longa of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking. The most active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Curcumin is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound. You may have heard many claims for the benefits of turmeric, the good news is some of these claims are based on scientific evidence.
‘Curcumin has received worldwide attention for its multiple health benefits, which appear to act primarily through its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms. These benefits are best achieved when curcumin is combined with agents such as piperine, which increase its bioavailability significantly. Research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people. In addition, a relatively low dose can provide health benefits for people that do not have diagnosed health conditions.’ Read more…
We highly recommend incorporating turmeric into your diet, sprinkle a little turmeric spice into your latte or speak to your pharmacist about which turmeric supplement suits you best.