Anti-Inflammatory Benefits of Turmeric

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Turmeric has recently become a very popular food and supplement due to its beneficial effects in human health.  However, this knowledge is by no means something that we just recently discovered.  The healing power of turmeric has been known for many centuries.  Most people are familiar with turmeric as it is used widely in curry dishes.  It is highly beneficial in the body as a potent anti-inflammatory agent.  The main ingredient that provides this benefit is the curcumin within the turmeric.  In fact, many of my patients find that this supplement is much more effective than even many of the over-the-counter and prescription drugs that they were using.

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Supplementation of turmeric has also been utilized for a long time, but recently it has become one of the newest ‘super foods’.  While this newly found fame is greatly deserved it does bring with it many commercial negativities.  Once a supplement, or food, begins to receive attention in the media companies jump all over it and everyone begins to produce their own version of that particular product.  However, this brings with it many poor quality supplements.  Since the supplement industry is not highly regulated it allows many companies to write things on their bottles that are never verified by anyone and many times are poorly absorbed versions of a compound.  For instance, the curcuminoid value within the turmeric is one of the most important things to know about your turmeric supplement.  The supplement needs to contain a high level of curcuminoids in order to be effective in the body, as this is the ingredient that provides the anti-inflammatory benefit.

Another highly important quality about the supplement is the delivery form.  This is something that consumers rarely think about or have any knowledge about for that matter.  However, the importance of this cannot be overlooked.  Most supplements are taken as pills.  While this is the best delivery format in some cases, it is not always the best way.  The stomach is designed to aggressively break down food before it enters the digestive system.  This is a brilliant system, but it can interfere with our ability to effectively absorb and receive the nutrients in the supplements.  Most turmeric supplements are delivered this way and unfortunately the acids and enzymes in the stomach tend to degrade much of the supplement before it can even enter your intestines.  So, you have to take an incredible high dosage and are probably only benefitting from a very small part of this.  Unless the capsules, or other delivery system, are designed to safe guard the nutrient before it reaches you intestines, you may just be wasting your money.  Not only that, but because turmeric is fat-soluble, the way in which the supplement is prepared also greatly affects your body’s ability to absorb it. 

This is why our turmeric supplement is so difficult to keep on the shelves in my office.  Turmero Active is made by Apex Energetics and is by far my favorite supplement in their entire line.  It is 95% curcuminoids and is in liquid fat-soluble format for the absolute best delivery to your body so that you can absorb and efficiently utilize the ingredients.  It is also comes with an easy to use syringe so that you can decrease or increase dosage easily.  If you have never tried turmeric or are unhappy with the results from your turmeric supplement you should definitely give this one a try.  Especially during the month of September as we are offering 10% off our Tumero Active for the entire month! 

Call our office today at 949-387-0600 to order yours and mention this article to receive your discount!

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