Used for over 2,500 years, this root and spice has been safely used for centuries. A member of the same family as ginger, turmeric has become one of the most researched herbs of all time, and it's not hard to see why. Turmeric has a wide range of health benefits, and more are being discovered every day.
The benefits of turmeric include:
- pain relief
- reduced inflammation
- cancer-causing free radical protection
- arthritis relief
- moderated insulin levels
- lowered cholesterol
- a heightened immune system
- accelerated wound healing
- weight loss/management
- improved digestion
- Alzheimer's prevention
- slowed cancer growth
- liver detoxification
- quickened fat metabolism
- lessened depression
- halted growth of blood vessels in tumors
- psoriasis (and other skin condition) relief
- lowers the risk of childhood leukemia
- slows the progression of multiple sclerosis
- high in antioxidants
- soothed burns
Conveniently, turmeric can be taken in either a powder or capsule form. As a powder, it can be mixed in salads, dishes, or in drinks like milk. It's very versatile and gives off a lovely yellow hue.
If mixed with black pepper, turmeric's bioavailability (the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be used by the body - courtesy of dictionary.reference.com) goes up by an astounding 2000%! Together, these two spices can also reduce damage caused by peptic ulcers, while also improving memory and brain health.
Whether taken by itself or with black pepper, turmeric is an amazing herb. The benefits multiply every day, and the testimonies with it. Below are the stories of a few of our customers and their results with this remarkable spice.
Jimmy A: "I've been in martial arts since I was 3. Recently I broke my foot and ankle in a kick. I couldn’t walk for more than 30 minutes. My doctor told me to live with it. After 2 months of taking Salmon Oil, Cal-Mag, and Turmeric, I can swim, white water raft, rock climb, and do yoga."
Kim W: "My husband has psoriatic arthritis and went through three rounds of steroid shots that didn't work. He started taking glucosamine and turmeric, and the pain is gone! I had arthritis pain in my shoulder, neck, and arm, and couldn’t sleep. I tried turmeric, and in 4 or 5 days, I noticed a difference. Now I have more energy, less pain, and if I don’t take it, I hurt. Our entire family uses turmeric. We love it!"
Victoria V: "I am under a lot of stress and anxiety at work. I take turmeric and niacin, and now I can relax and sleep better. I rarely get headaches. I never use Tylenol or Ibuprofen anymore!"
AT NATURE'S FINEST NUTRITION we carry organic turmeric as both a powder and a capsule, with or without black pepper. For more information on this amazing root, to order, or for other questions, contact us by phone at (423) 899-8422 or by email (naturesfinestnutrition (at) gmail.com). Or feel free to check us out on our website or on our Facebook page. We hope to hear from you soon!
Please note: We do not directly or indirectly give medical advice or prescribe through alternative treatment. We recommend that people contact their doctor if they need a medical diagnosis. We assume no responsibility if anyone decides to use this information, which is of historical value, for they are choosing to prescribe for themselves. Healing is sometimes a slow process, and we suggest that you do not stop taking any medications without the guidance of a doctor.
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