Turmeric

I’ve been taking this supplement combined with black pepper for years due to its anti-inflammatory properties. The benefits of this spice, largely due to curcumin, has really gone mainstream.

If the Daily Mail is touting it, pretty much everybody is!

What are the potential benefits:

  • anti-inflammatory
  • antioxidant
  • anti-arthritis
  • improved brain function (maybe)
  • cancer fighter (maybe)
  • fight Alzheimer’s (maybe)
  • helps with depression (maybe)
  • helps prevent Type-2 diabetes (maybe)

Conclusion

The potential benefits of this spice are just too good to pass up for me. There are a lot of scientific studies out there that prove turmeric has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. That’s more than enough for me. Does it help with all the “maybes” listed above? Don’t know. Those will be unknown, possible bonuses as far as I’m concerned.

There is one caveat though. A lot of the clinic studies use very high doses of curcumin rather than turmeric. The amount of curcumin in turmeric is actually not that high. Once I’ve exhausted my supply of organic turmeric with organic black pepper, I may go over to curcumin… after some more research of course.

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