The popularity of turmeric has led to hundreds of brands flooding the marketplace; however not all supplements are created equal! Unfortunately, more than 90% of turmeric supplements in the market simply don’t work!
Several recent studies suggest that Curcumin, a substance in turmeric, lessens pain, improves memory, helps fight depression, lowers risk of heart disease and helps prevent cancer among other benefits. It’s promoted as a dietary supplement for a variety of conditions, including arthritis, digestive disorders, respiratory infections, allergies, liver disease, depression, and many others. While doctors commonly recommend taking 500 milligrams twice daily with food, the dose that’s right for you depends on your overall health. More isn’t always better, so talk to your doctor about the correct dose for you.
How does one select the best from all the hundreds of brands? Organic turmeric is grown without synthetic pesticides. When choosing a turmeric supplement, it is wise to purchase one that is organic. Why? Synthetic pesticides can be made from toxic chemicals that can harm your health. With organic turmeric supplements, you can be sure that you only get the benefits without having to worry about ingesting toxic chemicals. Also, and unfortunately, the curcumin in turmeric is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. Research supports that combining the piperine in black pepper with the curcumin in turmeric enhances its absorption by up to 2,000% In addition, ensure that the brand has been third party tested with a certificate of analysis and avoid brands that add artificial fillers for the purpose of cutting cost in an effort to offer cheaper products.
Best advice is to purchase a brand of turmeric that is recommended by your Doctor and who uses physician level supplements, which are your best choice for maximizing whole health effectiveness. If you are seeking a whole health approach to improving your health and quality of life, make an appointment with Dr. Aaron Bardwell ND, DC, OM with Beyond Health and Wellness .