Can Your Body Absorb Turmeric?
Turmeric is well-known worldwide as a medicinal plant, but testing has shown that it is hard to absorb in your body. Supplement companies have spent a lot of time and money trying to solve this age-old problem. You would have to ingest a tremendous amount of turmeric to reach its full benefits… unless you can find a way to easily absorb turmeric into your blood and cells.
There are thousands of studies documenting the benefits of turmeric. You can go to Pubmed.gov and search for any known health problem and add turmeric or curcumin (the main compound in turmeric that promotes its benefits). The search is bound to pull up studies to whatever condition you are looking into… like cancer… diabetes… heart disease.
Turmeric just may well be the most beneficial plant known to mankind for restoring health or prevention from many disorders. It is that important. Thousands of studies show this. Doctors are now recommending curcumin or turmeric supplementation for many disorders like arthritis or inflammation.
But the time-worn question is… How do you get it absorbed into your bloodstream so that you can reap the benefits? Turmeric is oil-based so it doesn’t mix in well with water. The human body, as you know, is made up of water. Try mixing some turmeric powder in water and you can see it doesn’t mix well.
A Brief History of Turmeric
In recent times turmeric, a bright golden spice loaded with flavor has thrust itself into the traditional and holistic medicinal communities. But the truth of the matter is, turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for over four thousand years! It was a go-to spice in Ayurvedic medicine (Traditional Indian medicine) In fact, turmeric residue (along with ginger and garlic) has been found on clay pots dating back 4500 years!
They used different techniques to activate turmeric’s healing properties. They inhaled the fumes of burning turmeric to relieve congestion. Turmeric juice or paste was used to treat wounds and bruises. The paste was also used to treat skin blemishes.
Ayurvedic literature contains over 100 terms to describe turmeric… including Jayanti (which means one who is victorious over diseases.)
Turmeric is so revered, it has been used in wedding rituals. They would dye a string with turmeric paste and the groom would place it around his bride’s neck. The neckless is known as a Mangala sutra. This basically means the bride is fully capable of running a household now.
Buddhist monks also dye their robes with saffron and turmeric.
Of course, most people are familiar with curry dishes. Most curries contain turmeric. The yellow ones for sure. It has a strong flavor and is not liked by everyone. I personally prefer Thai curries which use coconut milk to add more of a sweet flavor to the dish.
How is Turmeric used Today for Medicinal Purposes?
I mentioned earlier in this article that you can look up curcumin and turmeric on Pubmed.gov. Just search for a condition and you will be amazed at all of the studies. Some of the major health disorders benefiting from the use of turmeric are listed below.
- treating inflammation. Inflammation is usually a culprit hiding behind any debilitating health condition. Arthritis for one.
- immune system support. It helps fight free radicals and keeps your cells healthy.
- lowers your risk of heart disease. Inflammation and oxidation play a huge role in causing heart damage.
- It may help lessen pain
- Studies have shown that it helps improve memory (because it helps reduce brain inflammation)
- Helps reduce pain. Again, an inflammation problem. (it worked for me the other day with a sore wrist)
- Deeper levels of sleep are possible. (I have been benefiting from this since using turmeric)
- Studies have shown awesome results in treating some cancers. Just look it up!
- A natural answer to treat depression. Some studies have shown it to be as effective as Prozac... without side effects!
- overall nutritional value promotes a healthy body
What methods are used to make it more absorbable?
A lot of Curcumin formulations have added black pepper to the mix. It helps the body absorb the curcumin 9 times better than by itself.
Probably because it’s oil-based, it has been recommended to add it to healthy fats like nuts, seeds, and avocados. This is because turmeric is fat-soluble (it dissolves in fats.)
But what if there was a better way to benefit from turmeric…
Now for the Good News! Turmeric is more Bioavailable thanks to a new Technology!
I am so excited to be sharing this with you! I have already benefited so much from using this new way to use turmeric… better sleep… fast muscle recovery after workouts and stress… pain relief… reduced headaches. It’s a Godsend.
Here is a video to explain this new nanotechnology. I do get compensated from sales, however, I fully stand behind this product and believe it can help many people. I believe being of service comes before profit and wouldn’t share this if I didn’t believe in it wholeheartedly.