Turmeric is a spice that can be found in most kitchens worldwide, but did you know that this ancient superfood has been used for medicinal purposes for centuries?
Turmeric has been commonly used in Indian and Asian diets, although it is quickly making its way into the western world with evidence-based science proving it to be a one of the most beneficial natural sources of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory support. There are more than 4000 scientific articles supporting its positive influence on health.1
The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin is fat-soluble and known to be poorly absorbed in the body on its own. However a new form of curcumin, Theracurmin, has been shown to enhance the natural bioavailability, absorbing at 27 times the normal rate.
For people who suffer from inflammatory conditions, including arthritis, the medicinal potential for Theracurmin may help down-regulate inflammatory mediators in the body, help reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis as well as provide antioxidant support.
Arthritis is a problem worldwide with many people experiencing some form of the disease. According to ClinicalResearch.com, 175 million people have some form of arthritic disease, with oesteoarthritis ranking as the fourth leading cause of Years Lived with Disability.2
There are over 200 forms of arthritis and, while it is not curable, it can be managed. Most sufferers are put on pain medication to help manage the disease, but as some will experience side effects from ongoing use of this medicine, Theracurmin may be a good natural alternative.
Always speak to your healthcare professional when considering supplementation. When taking supplements, make sure to always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist see your healthcare practitioner and remember that vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.
1. Gupta SC, Patchva S, Koh W, et al. Discovery of curcumin, a component of the golden spice, and its miraculous biological activities. Clin Exp Pharmacol Physiol 2012;39(3):283-299.