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Posted on 09-01-2016
Top 8 Benefits of Turmeric
1) Reduces Inflammation
2) Protects the Brain, Heart, Liver & Kidneys
3) Counteracts Cancer
4) Effective Antidepressant (Curcumin)
5) Rich in Antioxidants
6) Positive Synergy with Conventional Cancer Treatments
7) Halts Diabetes
This one plant does it all! Turmeric has been used for culinary and medicinal purposes in Asia for over 6000 years. Western science today only confirms what people have naturally known and practiced for Millennia.
In the past two decades, turmeric and curcumin have been extensively studied for thier chemopreventive, antidepressant, and neuroprotective agent.
Turmeric belongs to the ginger plant family and is native to southwest India. It contains c. 4-5% curcumin, a polyphenol and strong antioxidant which gives it its bright yellow color. Other turmeric constituents include iron, manganese, potassium, vitamins C & B6, and omega 3 & 6 fatty acids - just to name a few of over 300 compounds identified from this plant. It is FDA approved as a food additive.
Inflammation is the body's normal response to harmful stimuli and as such appropriate and beneficial. Things only turn problematic when inflammation becomes prolonged and persistent - in other words "CHRONIC". This state does not benefit the organism anymore, but instead fundamentally contributes to degenerative illness. An increasing awareness of chronic inflammation as underlying cause of degenerative disease (e.g. cancer, diabetes, atherosclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, gastric, ocular, and respiratory diseases) coincides with recognizing turmeric's potent ability to decrease systemic inflammation. Its powerful free radical scavenging action and rich antioxidant content render turmeric a natural powerhouse to enhance and balance bodily systems.
Rucker Chiropractic Performance & Rehabilitation carries an Exclusive Professional Formula that contains Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa) (rhizome) (95% curcuminoids), DIM (diindolylmethane), and Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum) (fruit) (BioPerine) only offered for sale by a Licensed Healthcare Practitioner.