THE ALTERNATIVE: THE MAGIC OF TURMERIC
Turmeric is a spice with an impressive list of uses and benefits, and is used in many cuisines around the world. It comes from the dried and ground root of a plant in the same family as ginger, and is well known for its bright yellow colour.
Turmeric is now of increasing interest because of its antioxidant content and ability to work as a powerful anti-inflammatory. Modern medicine recognizes its health benefits and it has been used extensively in natural and folk medicine for centuries. The benefits attributed to this colourful spice are the result of the curcuminoids it contains, the active ingredients in turmeric, which are plant based antioxidants.
The problem is that turmeric is very poorly absorbed and it is not enough simply to eat a curry every once in a while. Standard turmeric is insoluble in water and has relatively poor bioavailability - it therefore sits in the gut as particles which are much too large to be absorbed through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream.
It is therefore good to know that you can take a supplement which contains nothing but curcumin, and at Solgar Health Store we are particularly fond of Solgar Full Spectrum Curcumin which is a whopping 185 times more bioavailable than straight turmeric.
The anti-inflammatory properties of Full Spectrum Curcumin means that anyone with arthritis or rheumatism would find it very helpful. Its antioxidant properties have cell-protective actions including prevention of free radical damage, inhibiting the replication of damaged cells. Curcumin is also used for digestive problems such as gastritis and hyperacidity, as it helps protect the stomach lining. And by increasing the flow of bile into the intestines, the break-down of dietary fat is also improved.
In other words, Full Spectrum Curcumin is an anti-inflammatory which is actually good for your stomach. If you have ever had to take anti-inflammatory medication, this is definitely a characteristic you will appreciate! You only need to take one softgel, once a day in order to get the full benefits of this powerful supplement.
Other areas of use for Full Spectrum Curcumin 185x:
Brain health and
Gut health and detoxification
- SOLGAR Full Spectrum Curcumin 185x offers faster absorption of Curcumin into the blood stream.
- Time to reach peak plasma concentration 6.8x
- faster than native Curcumin, 1.1 versus 7.5 hours
- Peak plasma concentration achieved was 453x that
- of native Curcumin, 3228 versus 7.1 nmol/L1