Turmeric is touted to be one the most powerful herbs on the planet at fighting and guarding against disease with over 6,000 peer-reviewed articles published that support its benefits. Packed with health-promoting compounds, this is an ingredient we just had to find a way to incorporate into our health products.
For thousands of years starting in India, turmeric has been used in foods for its taste and health applications. Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians seemed to have known for a long time. Namely that turmeric really does contain compounds with medicinal properties.
What is turmeric?
Turmeric is a spice with a ginger-like flavour that is used mainly in Indian curries. Research has recently identified medicinal compounds in turmeric, called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin, which is a natural polyphenol and a sirtuin-activator. What's that, you say? Sirtuins are a class of proteins found in living things that are involved in regulating important biological processes such as ageing, cellular death, inflammation and metabolism. Sirtfoods, like turmeric, activate sirtuins and get them working for you.
The health benefits of turmeric
It's been suggested that turmeric is a potent anti-inflammatory agent. There is also research to suggest that turmeric can improve memory. Just recently, researchers in Melbourne reported that when patients with early type 2 diabetes had a gram of turmeric a day, it improved their working memory. Other research suggests that turmeric has even more extensive health benefits, with studies supporting the notion that it can improve digestion, joint function, cardiovascular health and function of the immune system.
Turmeric is one of the ingredients in The Detox Booster. Recommended for those aiming to lose weight and help with recovery after putting your bodies under the strain of exercise. Along with the other ingredients found in The Detox Booster, this booster serves to help your body defend and detox.
- Lee, Meei-Shyuan, et al. "Turmeric improves post-prandial working memory in pre-diabetes independent of insulin." Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition 23.4 (2014): 581.
- Goel A, Aggarwal BB Curcumin, the golden spice from Indian saffron, is a chemosensitizer and radiosensitizer for tumors and chemoprotector and radioprotector for normal organs . Nutr Cancer. (2010)
- Masuda T, et al Chemical studies on antioxidant mechanism of curcuminoid: analysis of radical reaction products from curcumin . J Agric Food Chem. (1999)
Other suggested reads
- If you want to find out even more, read this article on the health benefits of turmeric.