At Nutripure, we have chosen to offer you a turmeric extract that contains 95% curcumin rather than pure turmeric. Indeed, the spice is very poorly assimilated by the body and contains only 3 to 4% of curcumin, the active ingredient whose molecule is best absorbed by the body. We have chosen to offer a curcumin 39x more bioavailable than a classic and water-soluble one to facilitate the passage of the intestinal barrier.
Turmeric is a superfood with multiple benefits recognized by science . Used for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine now finds its followers in Europe to naturally reduce many ailments of everyday life and related to sport. How and why is turmeric good for you?
3 reasons to consume turmeric
1 – Turmeric is a natural antioxidant
The body naturally has antioxidants, but sometimes it is necessary to give it a boost. Indeed, with age, tobacco or even pollution pollution, the body sees its defenses decline … This is where turmeric comes in! Studies have shown that gold spice is a natural antioxidant that helps reduce oxidative stress – that is, it slows down cell aging.
For athletes, even occasional, oxidative stress can reduce muscle strength and cause early fatigue. Turmeric will reduce it and improve available energy production.
2 – Turmeric is a natural anti-inflammatory
Turmeric has been a flagship spice in India for centuries. Natural anti-inflammatory, It relieves many inflammatory diseases such as osteoarthritis, tendonitis, rheumatism and other chronic or acute inflammations, thanks to the inhibition of the enzyme present in the spice which is responsible for the synthesis of prostaglandins inflammatory.
The spice therefore preserves healthy joints and bones. Consuming curcumin around training becomes essential.
And if the effectiveness of gold spice on joint inflammation is well established, it is also on intestinal inflammation.
3 – Turmeric against intestinal disorders
Numerous studies have shown that the Indian spice has many digestive benefits. Turmeric is involved in digestion and transit. It helps regulate the intestinal flora, reduces the risk of infections and relieves heartburn and bloating. Its effect has been proven by numerous studies on many ailments such as heartburn, abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease, colic, irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
Turmeric is also hepatoprotective, that is to say, it protects the liver against toxic agents (drugs, sugar, alcohol, etc.) and helps to destock the fats that can accumulate there by stimulating the production and secretion of bile by the gall bladder.
When to take turmeric?
For a better assimilation of Turmeric, or at least curcumin, it is best to consume it with a meal or during / after sports training. You can find curcumin in capsules (3 times a day in addition to a healthy diet) or in powder (to sprinkle on a dish, to mix with water or a vegetable drink in a shaker …). It is also important to pay attention to the turmeric you use, which is why we advise you to favor curcumin, the active extract best absorbed by the body .
Please note: powdered turmeric may turn teeth yellow, but it is possible to whiten them with coconut oil and turmeric! Just brush your teeth with a mixture of organic coconut oil and a pinch of turmeric, leave the mixture on your teeth for 5 minutes and rinse.
Want to learn more about the properties of turmeric and curcumin? Check out our article on the health benefits and dangers of pure curcumin!
Warning: turmeric is not recommended for people using anti-coagulants or having covid-19 because it can disrupt the immune reaction and the inflammatory reaction developed by the body .
Take care of yourself!