Curcumin – Turmeric

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. It is a spice that has been used in India for hundreds of years. It contains compounds with medicinal properties. These compounds are called curcuminoids and the best of those is “curcumin”.

I have posted about turmeric before but I think it is worth repeating. The reason I choose this topic again this is that my Mom is suffering from painful hips. Maybe the reason her hips seem more painful than usual is the fact that she has been cooped up in her condo for 3 months during this COVID-19 time. That confinement brings with it a lot of sitting idle and the inactivity would inflame joints that are susceptible to inflammation.

I suggested that my Mom try turmeric instead of over the counter pain relievers. I ordered a bottle of AOR Curcumin Ultra and sent it to her and I hope it gives her some relief. Daily consumption of this turmeric should give her relief from her arthritic hips and it is so much healthier than the over the counter drugs.

This supplement is a formulation of free-form curcumin with turmeric polysaccharides for good bioavailability. It touts fast acting relief for those experiencing chronic pain and arthritis. It is long lasting giving 24 hours of relief.

To quote their description of this product: “Curcumin Ultra contains CurQfen, a proprietary blend that combines a proprietary form of curcumin with turmacins for improved bioavailability and bio accessibility which improves joints, liver and gut health.

Curcumin, the active compound found in turmeric root, is known for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties. Curcumin Ultra utilizes the newest innovations in curcumin research, combining CurQfen with a blend of beneficial water soluble polysaccharides from raw turmeric extract known as Turmacin. The result is a curcumin product with the highest levels of absorption on the market. Curcumin Ultra is fast-acting and long-lasting, for rapid relief of pain and inflammation lasting 24 hours.

Anyone suffering from joint pain or arthritis, back pain, or any type of acute or chronic pain and inflammation will benefit greatly from this product. Curcumin Ultra is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory and can be used by those who simply want to support their overall health and prevent disease.”

So here is the thing…..I have been consuming liquid turmeric DAILY for the past 12 years. I can honestly say that I have ZERO PAIN. A high percentage of people with MS suffer with pain….I have not had any MS related pain since diagnosis 12 years ago. Is it the turmeric?…..I believe it is. I have never stopped including it in my daily arsenal.

Many believe “turmeric” to be the most effective nutritional supplement out there. Studies show that it has major benefits to our bodies and our brains.

I will share these benefits here:

  • Anti-inflammatory, relieving chronic pain from arthritis
  • Antioxidant, protecting the body from free radicals
  • Improved brain function, fighting the degenerative processes in the brain
  • Helps lower risk of heart disease, supporting endothelial health in blood vessels, therefore helping with blood pressure, clotting.
  • A beneficial herb in cancer treatment, found to affect cancer cell death, and reduce growth of tumor cells and metastasis.
  • Curcumin can cross the blood-brain barrier and has been shown to improve the process of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Joint inflammation from arthritis is a definite. Curcumin has been proven in many studies to help treat symptoms of arthritis.
  • Antidepressant treatments – studies show it is as affective as Prozac.
  • Anti-aging – may aid in longevity.

So….with all of these benefits from an herb we would cook with…..why not take a daily dose with a good liquid, capsule or gelcap to get your dose of this amazing “food”.

I hope my Mom finds relief for her hip pain, soon after she starts a daily regimen of curcumin.

I will keep you posted.

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