Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has been used for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions. Studies show that turmeric may help fight infections and some cancers, reduce inflammation, and treat digestive problems.
Turmeric is widely used in cooking and gives Indian curry its flavor and yellow color. It is also used in mustard and to color butter and cheese. Turmeric has been used in both Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory, to treat digestive and liver problems, skin diseases, and wounds. This spice that has long been recognized for its medicinal properties, but has recently received interest in the medicinally because it is the major source of the polyphenol- curcumin. It aids in easing anxiety, arthritis, hyperlipidemia, and the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions. It may also help improve recovery and performance from exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness. Curcumin is also a powerful antioxidant. Free radicals in the body can be scavenged or degraded by antioxidants. Free radicals can be dangerous to the body because they damage cell membranes, mess up our DNA, and cause our cells to die. Antioxidants help our bodies by fighting off the free radicals and preventing the damage that they can cause.
Taking curcumin by itself does not lead to most of the benefits mentioned above because it has poor absorption and rapid breakdown in the body. In order to improve is effectiveness in the body, it usually needs to be combined with molecules such as piperine which is a major active ingredient in black pepper. The combination of curcumin and black pepper can increase the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%.
At Pure Therapy, we have recognized the benefit of this powerful herb that has been around for centuries. We have products that were formulated with the beneficial effects found in both Turmeric, CBD, and Black pepper extract. Pure Relief and Pure Balance have been infused into a beneficial herbal blend to help restore relief from pain and inflammation. To learn more about the product line, please visit www.puretherapymd.com.
In addition, curcumin lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation. It also stops platelets from clumping together to form blood clots.