- Curcumin, the main active ingredient in turmeric, is a strong and natural anti-inflammatory. It is now believed that chronic, low-level inflammation is a major contributor to almost every chronic disease experienced in the West, including heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s as well as various degenerative conditions.
- Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure. Evidence suggests that oxidative damage is one of the mechanisms that causes aging and age-related diseases. The main reason antioxidants are so beneficial is that they protect our bodies from free radical damage.
- Curcumin is linked to improved brain function and a lower risk of brain diseases, such as Alzheimer’s. Many common brain disorders have been linked to decreased levels of the hormone Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). Curcumin has been shown to effectively increase levels of BDNF in the brain.
- Curcumin has been shown to help arthritis. In a study of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, curcumin was found to be even more effective than an anti-inflammatory drug. This makes sense, considering that curcumin is such a strong anti-inflammatory.
- Curcumin has been shown to have benefits in treating depression. A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was effective as prozac in relieving the symptoms of depression.
There are a lot of turmeric supplement products available on the market, but it is extremely important to take turmeric that has highly absorbable curcumin. Supplementing with black pepper is just one way to do this, but only Enagic’s UKON Turmeric is naturally even more effective. It is:
- 100% organic
- 100% plant-based, Vegan, no animal products used
- rare Autumn/Spring (“Wild”) Turmeric that is 95% bio-available to the body – much more absorbable than regular Turmeric
- soft-gel capsules individually sealed to preserve maximum freshness
- harvested on the fertile, rich soils of Blue Zone island Okinawa, Japan
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