Turmeric Benefits

Turmeric is a traditional spice of Ayurvedic medicine which is most commonly found in curries. This root contains the bright active constituent called Curcumin, which is used as a flavouring, colouring and for its active properties. Turmeric’s popularity has increased in recent years due to Golden milk and other turmeric based products. It is also commonly seen in food supplement preparations.

India has been the largest producer of turmeric since ancient times, though turmeric grows throughout the tropics.  People are interested its natural healing properties and it’s been used in a medicinal context for over 4,500 years. Ancient pots near New Delhi showed under analysis the residue from turmeric, ginger and garlic dating back as early as 2500 BCE.

Nutritionist Deepali Shah Katira says,

“Turmeric is becoming increasingly popular in the Western world. It is no longer just used as a spice in Indian cuisine, but can be found in tea, coffee, ice cream, tablets and capsules. It is the latest superfood which is booming in the health food trade and supermarkets.”

Lifeplan Turmeric products

  • Joint Action Turmeric Formula Supplement
    Turmeric Formula With Ginger, Boswellia, Cayenne, Copper & Manganese for connective tissue support.
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  • Lifeplan Super Herbs Curcumin Supplement
    These capsules provide a high level of curcuminoids (curcumin), the active constituent in Turmeric.
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Lifeplan Turmeric Supplement Capsules

Turmeric Products

Look out for Turmeric products which are combined with black pepper, since this increases bioavailability, so that Turmeric stays in the bloodstream for longer which means it can be fully utilised by the body. The active constituent in black pepper is called piperine and this can increase Turmeric bioavailability by 2000% when taken together. Products should contain at least 500mg of Turmeric.

Choose a formula with the botanical ingredients Boswellia and Ginger since these work in synergy with Turmeric, which means they all work together more effectively when taken at the same time. For rapid release choose a Turmeric product which is in capsules that may digest faster than tablets. Look out for products which contains Copper and Manganese since these both contribute to the normal function of connective tissue. This fibrous tissue is found in cartilage which offers support and protection to joints and bones.

Lifeplan Turmeric Supplement Capsules

I bought the Lifeplan Turmeric capsules for my mum and she noticed a big difference in her knees!

Ms Summers

Turmeric Fast facts

  • Curcumin in Turmeric

    Curcumin in Turmeric
    The active component in Turmeric is Curcumin, which contains different types of curcuminoids.

  • What does Turmeric/ Curcumin look like?
    Curcumin is bright yellow in colour, which gives curry and other dishes their distinctive colour.

  • Indian Traditions with tumeric

    Indian Traditions
    In Indian weddings the bride wears a turmeric-dyed thread called a “tali”.

  • Turmeric Benefits - the golden spice

    Turmeric the Golden Spice
    Turmeric is known as the golden spice of India.

  • Turmeric Benefits - curcumin

    A Traditional Medicine
    Turmeric has been cultivated since 3000BC and has been used since then as a food, colourant and as a traditional medicine

  • Taking Turmeric
    Turmeric is best taken with black pepper, as it helps it to be better utilised by the body, to reap the full benefits of the spice.

  • Q: What can Turmeric be used for?
    A: Turmeric can be used topically for a number of different skin disorders. Some people also take it as a food supplement for general health and wellbeing.
  • Q: How can I use Turmeric?
    A: Turmeric can be used on the skin (though skin discolouration can occur) as a powder in curries, ice cream, tea, coffee, soups, smoothies and milkshake.
  • Q: How does Turmeric work?
    A: Turmeric has a strong yellow colour and for this reason is commonly used as a natural colourant (E100).
  • Q: Is it ok to use Turmeric everyday?
    A: Yes it is perfectly safe to use Turmeric-based products everyday. Turmeric is safe to use in typical amounts on a long-term basis since it has got a long history of use.
  • Q: What is the difference between Turmeric and Curcumin?
    A: Turmeric is the spice and Curcumin is the active compound in Turmeric.

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