When our customers tell us the amazing health benefits they receive from using our turmeric, it makes us work even harder to develop products worthy of their trust.
How often should I take turmeric?
Daily Include it with any food. Remember that turmeric has powerful antioxidants. Putting it with foods such as fruit juices, yogurts, or veggies like V 8 and tomato juice is good. Turmeric products that are fermented are easily absorbed. Consuming turmeric daily allows it to become part of your defense system, improve your immune responses, and clean up unhealthy cell formations such as removing plaque from our brains, lowering cholesterol, and repairing DNA.
Turmeric is not toxic in any amount. A relatively small amount is good unless we need more for diagnosed health conditions. As an example, using turmeric daily has been shown to reduce cancer growth, lower anxiety, and interrupt DNA damage. Turmeric in higher amounts helps to manage inflammation, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness.
Does turmeric provide more therapeutic potential than curcumin alone?
Yes. Turmeric provides more therapy than curcumin alone because whole turmeric has over 235 healing compounds.
Whole Turmeric has a profound healing effect on almost all diseases. The research documenting its therapeutic effect is very broad.
Recent research reports the increased therapeutic benefits that whole raw turmeric with its many non-curcuminoids magnify curcumin's absorption by as much as 48 times.
How can we know if 95% curcumin is safe and effective?
Require the manufacturer to provide proof...Most curcumin is manufactured in China. It is probably made synthetically. It can contain any % curcumin and meet FDA regulations as long as it is standardized so that 95% of if is the same %.
If curcumin is extracted from powdered turmeric - it is done using dangerous chemicals .
Testing is the only way to know how what and how much curcumin is in your products.
Nature makes whole roots, why do we mess with mother nature?
How can I find independent research on how turmeric is a benefit for a particular disease?
There are thousands of human clinical trials that report specific findings regarding turmeric's ability to treat or prevent a variety of diseases or conditions. But you want to ensure that you are looking at legitimate, scientific studies. The best way to do this is to narrow your search to articles published by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). Search with the following format: ...turmeric <name of condition or disease you are researching> and site:NIH.GOV. NOTE: For example, if you were interested in how turmeric might help with arthritis, you would type in the following: turmeric arthritis site:NIH.GOV. Our recent search using those terms found 151,000 "hits". That will keep you busy for a while.
Is it possible to take too much turmeric?
The National Library of Medicine's Toxicology Data Network states no adverse effects are expected at doses of up to 8,000 milligrams per day. However, please remember that turmeric should be consumed as a food. But - other than a potential gastrointestinal upset - there is nothing in the research that states that excessive turmeric has an adverse effect. Turmeric contains such powerful compounds that prescription drugs are made from them. The chemical structure of these compounds is altered. A patent is obtained and they are a legal drug. Therefore, taking turmeric could interfere with your use of that specific "drug". Ask your physician.
The most common source for this information is PubMed which is a service of the US National Library of Medicine® that provides free access to scientific articles or to the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Please ask us for specific references if you have any questions about the source.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have any of these conditions, you should consult a qualified health practitioner.
Diseases & Conditions
Numerous independent health studies have shown health benefits from turmeric. A search of the National Institute of Health (NIH) database is a great start to read more.
The active ingredients in curcumin have been known to reduce the plaque-forming ability in blood vessels; hence, reducing the incidence of stroke and other cardiovascular events. A recent study concluded that curcumin decreases the levels of inflammatory molecules so it improves cardiovascular risk which is inflammation-associated.
Administration of daily doses of turmeric has been known to lower LDL level and to reduce overall cholesterol levels. There is a post in our blog which details the experience which one of us had in terms of turmeric greatly lowering cholesterol levels.
In 2009, a study published in the Biochemistry and Biophysics journal found that curcumin can be valuable in the treatment of diabetes because it brought about significant improvements in blood glucose and hemoglobin levels.
According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque builds up inside the arteries. This plaque is made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the blood. Over time, plaque hardens and narrows the arteries. This limits the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the organs and other parts of the body. Atherosclerosis can lead to serious problems, including heart attack, stroke or even death. Curcumin has been found to have a strong capacity to prevent lipid peroxidation, stabilize cellular membranes, inhibit proliferation of vascular smooth muscle cells, and inhibit platelet aggregation; all important ingredients in the development of arteriosclerosis.
There has been a great deal of research on turmeric's anti-cancer properties, but results are still very preliminary. Evidence suggests that curcumin may help prevent or treat several types of cancers, including prostate, breast, skin, and colon cancer. Turmeric's preventive effects may relate to its antioxidant properties, which protect cells from damage. More research is needed. Cancer should be treated with conventional medications.
The curcumin in turmeric has demonstrated, both in vitro and in vivo, to have significant anti-inflammatory effects, thus potentially counteracting cancer-promoting inflammation, which is a hallmark of cancer. Curcumin modulates a plethora of signaling pathways in cancer cells. Furthermore, CUR confers properties of electron receptors, which destabilize radical oxygen species (ROS), explaining its antioxidant and anti-apoptotic effects.
Turmeric acts on the regulation of various immune modulators