TURMERIC: curcuma longa
Turmeric has a magical brain protective properties. It can save the aging brain from dementia and premature death. Potent anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, anti-oxidative, neuro-restorative.
(Here are 2 more reasons to be exited about!)
1.Did you know that turmeric has 6000 years of track record in Ayurvedic medicine? The remarkable value of this herb proofs itself.
2.There are at least 600 reasons why turmeric may be the WORLD’S MOST IMPORTANT HERB! Modern science has been finding its properties almost stunning because of the role it plays in destroying multi-drug resistant cancer and also protecting against radiation-induced damage and heavy metal toxicity!
Turmeric is a flowering plant Curcuma long of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae, the roots of which are used in cooking.The plant is a perennial, rhizomatous, herbaceous plant, native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful 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. It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.
However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high... it’s around 3%, by weight. Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods.Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, then you need 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%.
Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.Curcumin is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory Compound.
Inflammation is incredibly important.It helps the body fight foreign invaders and also has a role in repairing damage.Without inflammation, pathogens like bacteria could easily take over our bodies and kill us. Although acute (short-term) inflammation is beneficial, it can become a major problem when it is chronic (long-term) and inappropriately deployed against the body’s own tissues.
Curcumin is strongly anti- inflammatory.
Curcumin actually targets multiple steps in the inflammatory pathway, at the molecular level.
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