Turmeric is known for its potential health benefits‚ which comes from a compound called curcumin‚ and has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. Curcumin is the yellow/orange pigment of turmeric (Curcuma longa L.), the most popular spice in Indian cuisine and a major ingredient incurry powders with dietary intake of curcumin that can reach much as 200 mg/day. Turmeric is a potent antioxidant that offers numerous health benefits, including supporting joint health and hepatic, GI, and cardiovascular function, by helping to maintain the body's normal inflammatory response through an array of complex biochemical mechanisms. Modern cellular studies on curcumin have confirmed most of its traditional uses and its potential to support various health concerns typical among those living in the west. With almost 4000 pre-clinical investigations, curcumin is one of the best studied natural products in the entire medical literature. As a result, curcumin has prevailed as a popular supplement for addressing a healthy inflammatory response function, with both a direct and a genomic activity on relevant enzymes, transcription factors and cytokines.
Turmeric with Meriva® uses a specialized extract that is combined with phosphatidylcholine in a 1:2 ratio, allowing it to pass through the digestive tract more smoothly without being degraded. The lecithin accompanies these molecules across cell membranes and into the blood stream which makes them available immediately to the site. One unique vegetable capsule provides up to 20 times the benefit compared to standard curcumin extracts.
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