Turmeric is a spice that is highly valued all over the world for its flavour and medicinal properties. It helps to keep the circulatory, digestive, bone and muscular systems healthy. Furthermore, it brings large benefits to vital organs such as the heart, liver and brain.
A spice full of healthy properties
Turmeric is the spice of the future. In a society that is increasing the levels of stress, inflammation is, unfortunately, the norm. This ancient plant has become more essential than ever both for its anti-inflammatory properties and its antioxidant action. Antioxidants protect the body’s cells against oxidative damage, premature ageing and disease.
Scientific studies have shown that this spice can also reduce levels of certain inflammatory markers in the body. Chronic inflammation can lead to diseases like arthritis, cancer and heart disease.
This plant has recognized digestive properties. Numerous studies have shown that turmeric can help reduce inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract and improve liver and gallbladder function. It may also help relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis and Chron’s disease.
Turmeric supports brain function and prevents neurological disease such as depression and Alzheimer’s disease. It increases level of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein found in the brain and nervous system. BDNF is involved in creating new brain cells and connecting existing ones.
Another benefit of turmeric is its ability to improve heart health. It help to maintain the elasticity of blood vessels and reduce ‘bad’ cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides.
More recent studies have shown that it may help inhibit the growth of cancer cells and reduce the size of tumors.
Make sure you consume quality, standardized turmeric
Regularly consuming it in meals is a healthy habit, but unfortunately, it is often insufficient.
If you want to clearly notice its therapeutic benefits, we recommend taking it in supplement form. Why?
There are several reasons; the first oneis a question of quantity. Consumed in food, the amount of turmeric is not as much as the one you would consume in supplement form.
The second is a question of quality. Turmeric often undergoes various chemical processes during cooking that alter the effectiveness of its active ingredients. Turmeric in supplement form, on the other hand, is processed in a way that preserves the purity and efficacy of its active ingredients.
The third reason is somewhat more symptomatic. Turmeric can sometimes cause stomach irritation in some people. This possibility is significantly reduced if it is taken in capsules.
How do you choose one of the many supplements available on the market?
In order to choose a quality supplement, we first need to talk about curcuminoids. Curcuminoids are the main active ingredients in turmeric, and are responsible for all its health-giving properties.
Therefore, to ensure the effectiveness of a supplement containing turmeric, we must make sure that it indicates, in its composition, the amount of curcuminoids it contains. If it only states the amount of turmeric, this means that it is not standardised.
The highest quality supplements always specify the amount of active ingredient, in this case curcuminoids, contained in the dosage. In this way they guarantee the consumer that the beneficial properties of the plant are present in the supplement.
Lanier Pharma has formulated the product Artrinox, in which we specify the amount of turmeric and curcuminiodes per capsule. In addition, this product presents a powerful combination of ingredients that act in synergy to take care of our joints.
Turmeric joins UCI type II collagen, hyaluronic acid, glucosamine, chondroitin, vitamin D and manganese, to protect, recover and prevent joint problems.