It’s hard to avoid all the “health advice” that’s out there nowadays. Every week, there’s a new “must try” juice, pill, drink or exercise that “guarantees” to cure all your ills. Consumers must be discerning about where they get their health news from, and then decide what is right for them. With so much confusing and conflicting information out there on what is healthy and what isn’t, we wanted to share information about how turmeric can impact your overall health so that you can make an informed decision about turmeric for yourself.

The health benefits of turmeric

Turmeric has been used for medicinal purposes for nearly 4,500 years! A history of turmeric research found this amazing fact: Turmeric, ginger and garlic residue was discovered and analyzed near Delhi and dates to around 2500 BCE! If you’re interested about the full history of turmeric, read our blog post on the history of turmeric.

As far as health benefits go, here’s a quick list of what turmeric may help with:

  • Reduces inflammation
  • Increases antioxidants
  • Improved brain function
  • Lowers risk of heart disease
  • Helps reduce arthritis
  • Fights depression
  • Anti-aging properties

How can one humble root do so much for our health?  Good question!  Many of the items listed above are created or exacerbated by inflammation. Curcumin, the main ingredient in turmeric, is a proven and powerful anti-inflammatory. Therefore, it makes sense that taking a natural anti-inflammatory such as turmeric can help treat or prevent health issues related to inflammation.

What are some negative effects of inflammation

What can inflammation do to your body? Here’s is a partial list:

  • Can harm your gut
  • Can harm your joints
  • Linked to heart disease
  • Linked to a higher risk of cancer
  • Can negatively impact your sleep
  • Bad for your lungs
  • Can impact your gums
  • Damages bones
  • Makes weight loss more difficult
  • Affects skin
  • Linked with depression

Not all inflammation is bad for your body. Acute inflammation is typically a short-term condition as the body strives to heal itself. That’s a good thing! What’s listed above is what happens with chronic inflammation.

Many studies show the health benefits of turmeric

As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, it’s important to get health advice from true professionals in the industry. There are many, many studies, videos, and testimonials about turmeric. Below are a few of the more recent industry pros discussing turmeric.

Mayo Clinic Minute

Ackerman Cancer Center

Oregon State University

The added health benefits of a liposomal turmeric

Convinced that turmeric might be a smart move for you?  Great! The next question is which one to take?  Pills?  Powders? Liquids? Capsules?  To help you decide, consider this:  any kind of supplement, whether it’s calcium, zinc, Vitamin c, turmeric, whatever, is only as good as its absorption rate. Meaning, your body will only benefit from what is absorbed, not simply what is consumed. Read the label on any turmeric supplement you’re considering to make sure there are no unnecessary fillers. Also look for one that has liposomal delivery to ensure an enhanced absorption rate. Otherwise, you won’t get the full benefit of the supplement you’re taking.

Turmeric can impact your health overall and should be considered as a great addition to your health routine. Try Future Pharm’s Turmeric Liposome Complex (“TLC”) to see the benefits for yourself!