The Whole Root, and Nothing but the Root
Did you know that turmeric has been used as a natural remedy in India for over 5000 years? It’s a spice which is part of the ginger family and it’s actually a root.
Why is turmeric so popular?
Turmeric's anti-inflammatory properties are its most widely researched effects, but it has many other properties too. Here are just a few:
- Antifungal, Antibacterial,
- Mood Boosting
So what about its anti-inflammatory effect?
Curcumin is the most widely researched active compound found in turmeric; but turmeric also has another group of compounds calls the turmerones which are also found to have anti-inflammatory actions. Studies have actually found that there are in the region of 20+ active compounds in turmeric.
So which active compound is best to take?
Whilst researching turmeric, it was very unclear to me as to which one compound is best. Many products on the market had varying amounts of extracted turmeric compounds reformulated into a tablet or capsule, each claiming it was better than the other. With my pharmacy head on I knew that very few drugs extracted from botanicals made the cut when it came to medicine development. Why was that? Well the answer is pretty simple in that compounds found in herbs and botanicals work synergistically together. In fact, many of them are described now as adaptogens as our bodies simply extract what we need from them; and as our bodies were best designed to extract nutrients from foods it’s no wonder that isolated compounds can be ineffective.
So when it comes to turmeric the whole root fresh or dried is best as it’s in this form which our bodies are best adapted to absorbing.
The key features of our Raw & Natural Turmeric with BioPerine Capsules
- Only organic sustainably grown turmeric root
- Contains black pepper extract to improve absorption
- Vegan, Kosher and Halal friendly
- Manufactured in the UK under strict manufacturing guidelines