Turmeric is widely renowned for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It can be of great benefit to anyone who is suffering inflammation in the form of joint pain, muscle stiffness or arthritis.
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin, and it is this that provides the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Unfortunately, humans don’t absorb curcumin very well, so to experience the full potency of it, you would have to consume large doses of it or take it in conjunction with something that aids absorption. Fortunately, black pepper is one of those ingredients and high potency turmeric capsules containing black pepper are readily available.
Aside from helping with inflammation, turmeric’s antioxidant properties also make it beneficial to those who have heart disease because it improves the function of the endothelium (the lining of the blood vessels).
Some studies have shown that turmeric is beneficial in the treatment of cancer, reducing the growth of cancer cells and tumours in animals. There is evidence that suggests it may actually prevent cancer if taken early enough.
One of turmeric’s most well-known benefits is that of reducing arthritis. Numerous studies have concluded that the regular consumption of curcumin lessens symptoms of arthritis. Customers who have bought our high potency turmeric capsules have indicated that their mobility has increased and there has been a dramatic reduction in the pain, swelling and stiffness associated with their arthritis.
Because curcumin naturally boosts serotonin and dopamine, turmeric is also used by those who are looking for a natural treatment for depression.
With all these benefits, it’s hard to understand why turmeric is not more widely used, at least as a support to health, if not a preventative or cure. The only word of warning is that you should ensure that the turmeric you buy contains Piper Nigrum/Black Pepper fruit extract as this increases the effectiveness of curcumin by up to 20 times.
The turmeric capsules sold on Tendernest contain piper nigrum/ black pepper and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride from coconut in a tapioca base) which helps the body to absorb the turmeric. One of our Health2all capsules delivers a minimum of 13,000mg of turmeric.