Turmeric, a yellow / orange coloured Indian herb used for centuries in India as a spice and for its bio-active ingredients with powerful health benefits. The main active compound is Curcumin.
AllinFlex Organic Turmeric has a pure Curcumin level of approx 5.15%.
Absorption rate of Curcumin is low, therefore it is advised to add Piperine, which is a natural extract from Black Pepper and enhances the absorption by 2000%. Coconut milk, oils or a fatty meal supports absorption as well due to its fat solubility.
Turmeric Curcumin as an Anti-Inflammatory aid
Chronic low level inflammation is believed to play a big part to a lot of Western diseases, including;
- heart disease
- metabolic syndrome
- some degenerative conditions.
Some studies have shown that the potency of Curcumin is comparable or even higher than the conventional anti-inflammatory pharmaceutical drugs.
Curcumin has been found to have NO side effects like a lot of the pharmaceutical drugs!
Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of cells and turns on genes related to inflammation. Inflammation gets dealt with on a molecule level!
Turmeric Curcumin as a nutritional support
Joint inflammation is one of the symptoms of Arthritis. There are a variety of types of Arthritis, many involve some sort of inflammation in the joints.
Turmeric Curcumin as an Anti-Oxidant Aid
One of the mechanisms behind ageing and many diseases is believed to be Oxidative damage. Which are highly reactive molecules with unpaired electrons or in other words Free Radicals reacting with important organic substances, such as fatty acids, proteins or DNA.
The chemical structure of Curcumin has the ability to act like an strong anti-oxidant with the ability to neutralise free radicals. On top of that Curcumin stimulates the body's own anti-oxidant enzymes.
Turmeric Curcumin as an aid to lower the risk of heart disease
Curcumin, according to several studies, helps improve the lining of the blood vessels. (endothelial function, is responsible to regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, etc).
Further more Curcumin is used as an aid in supporting;
- Parasites & food poisoning
The highest potency of Curcumin is found in the extract of the Turmeric which is 99% Curcumin (95% Curcuminoids).
Pregnant woman, individuals with galls stones or using blood thinners should consult their health care provider before using herbs or dietary supplements in amounts greater then usually found in foods.