Turmeric & Curcumin Blend
Turmeric & Curcumin Blend
TURMERIC & CURCUMIN
OVERVIEW - Turmeric is a popular Indian spice containing bioactive curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin. This compound has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effects. However, the curcumin content of turmeric by weight is only about 3%. Therefore, to experience the full health benefits of turmeric, significant amounts of curcumin is required.
Most curcumin supplements on the market use an extract that provides 85% curcuminoids. Our supplement is a blend of turmeric and turmeric root extract which provides 95% curcuminoids - the highest concentration available anywhere in the world. To further aid in the absorption of curcumin we have included black pepper, which contains another potent compound known as piperine. This natural compund has been shown to enhance the absorption of curcumin by 2000%.
Curcumin has a wide range of health benefits and in studies for some diseases, curcumin has proven more effective than certain pharmaceutical drugs. For some arthritis sufferers, turmeric has produced improvement that is comparable to phenylbutazone, a prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory, but with none of the side effects of NSAIDs.
Curcumin may also help with many factors in the heart disease process. Endothelial dysfunction is a major driver of heart disease, causing the inability to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting and various other factors.
One of the main benefits of curcumin is its ability to improve the function of the endothelium. Taking turmeric extract also acts to reduce total cholesterol and triglycerides in overweight people. In one study of patients who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting, those who had consumed turmeric had a 65% decreased risk of experiencing a heart attack than those who did not consume the supplement.
Curcumin fights inflammation at the molecular level. It works by inhibiting inflammatory cytokines and enzymes involved in pro-inflammatory signaling pathways. Curcumin is also a strong antioxidant, increasing antioxidant enzymes, glutathione, SOD, and reduces free radicals. NF-kB is a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. This damaging molecule is believed to play a major role in many chronic diseases. Curcumin acts to block the action of NF-kB and thereby reduces inflammation.
turmeric root 225mg, turmeric extract 225mg(providing 95% (213.75mg)of total curcuminoids), black pepper extract 5mg(providing 95% (4.75mg) of total piperine)
capsule shell: vegetable cellulose 100mg
Dose: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal