Turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb. Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant. However to reap the benefits from the food directly would be very difficult to reach as you would require higher levels of curcumin than what you would ordinarily find in turmeric.
Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, you need to take a supplement that contains significant amounts of curcumin. Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains bioperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. The best curcumin supplements contain bioperine, substantially increasing their effectiveness. Millenia Herbs Platinum Turmeric contains bioperine to accompany turmeric.
The key factor of turmeric is anti inflammatory. Low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Therefore, anything that can help fight chronic inflammation is of potential importance in preventing and even treating these diseases. Curcumin is strongly anti-inflammatory. In fact, it’s so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs, without the side effects. Inflammation is extremely complicated, but the key takeaway is that curcumin is a bioactive substance that fights inflammation at the molecular level.
Benefits of Turmeric
- Anti Inflammatory
- Rich in antioxidants
- Boosts Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) (a hormone linked to cognitive health)
- Lowers risk of heart disease
- Prevents cancer and alzheimer
- Reduces symptoms of arthritis significantly
- Promotes longevity
GUIDELINES TO CONSUME
- Preferably taken after meals
- 2 capsules once a day