Curcuma longa, the source of turmeric, is one of the most beneficial herbs we have. Our ancestors used turmeric in healing for thousands of years. We’re just beginning to understand their wisdom. Curcuminoids, substances in turmeric, are some of the most researched. Lab, animal and human scientific studies have shown a variety of probable health benefits.
Here’s What Science Says….
- “Lab experiments show that substances in turmeric, called curcuminoids, prevent inflammation…” Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/turmeric)
- “Animal studies have also shown that turmeric may have protective effects against colon, stomach, and skin cancers.” Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/integrative-medicine/herbs/turmeric)
- “Today, turmeric is used as a dietary supplement for inflammation; arthritis; stomach, skin, liver, and gallbladder problems; cancer; and other conditions.” National Institutes of Health: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric
- “The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has studied curcumin for Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and prostate and colon cancer.” National Institutes of Health: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/turmeric
- “Researchers have found that a tiny oral dose of curcumin, a compound found in turmeric, cut breast cancer rates in rats by half. In another study, conducted by Anirban Maitra, M.D., a pathologist at Johns Hopkins, curcumin helped deter drug-resistant cancers.” Johns Hopkins Medicine: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/publications/johns_hopkins_health/summer_2013/a_simple_spice_that_may_battle_cancer
- “There is promising research to support curcumin’s use for the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects on obesity, to reduce arthritis pain and swelling, and to aid in complications such as diabetic retinopathy, nephropathy, and cardiomyopathy.” Health- University of Utah: https://healthcare.utah.edu/healthfeed/postings/2020/02/turmeric.php
When selecting a Turmeric product know the following!
- What is the amount of standardized Curcuminoids per capsule? How many mg’s of pure 95% standardized (not a 50%) curcuminoids are in each capsule?
- The mg of turmeric powder and root powder are insignificant. Only the mg’s of 95% standardized Curcuminoids should get your attention and are the only mg that are of significance.
- Non-GMO formulas packaged in Vegetable capsules are a plus.
- Look for the addition of a small amount of Piperine (Black Pepper Extract). “… piperine can help to make curcuminoids more bioavailable. With… black pepper, the bioavailability of turmeric is greatly improved, and turmeric’s benefits are further enhanced.” UMASS Medical School: https://www.umassmed.edu/nutrition/blog/blog-posts/2019/6/using-black-pepper-to-enhance-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-of-turmeric/
OneLifeUSA’s Brabec Basics Turmeric Product
- Provides 750mg of Turmeric – Standardized for 95% (NOT 50%) Curcuminoids /cap
- Does not contain the insignificant turmeric or root powder.
- Is a Non-GMO product in Vegetable capsules.
Contains a small amount (5mg) per capsule of BioPerine – trademarked brand of Piperine – to enhance the bioavailability of the Turmeric.