Turmeric In a Nutshell

No pun intended, Turmeric is vegetable root, not a tree nut, and is part of the ginger family. This flowering plant is found primarily in India and Southeast Asia and is commonly used in recipes to help create a yellow or orange color in the food. To process the golden roots into a spice, the root of the turmeric plant is boiled, dried, and ground to a powder. The common reference to Curcumin comes from the turmeric plants scientific name Curcuma Longa.

What are the Health Benefits of Curcumin?

When researching the health benefits of turmeric, scientist focus on three bioactive compounds with health-promoting properties housed within the root of the plant and commonly referred to as curcuminoids.

Turmeric’s antioxidant compounds include:

  • Curcumin (diferuloylmethane)
  • Desmethoxycurcumin
  • Bisdemethoxycurcumin

Curcuminoids are polyphenols that occur naturally in plants and contain health-promoting properties. While polyphenols may be found in other fruits and vegetables, these curcuminoids are unique to turmeric. 

Of the three curcuminoids in turmeric, Curcumin, or diferuloylmethane, offers the biggest health benefits. That is the ingredient of Honest Roots Organic Turmeric that helps support healthy inflammation response associated with physical exertion and discomfort.  

What is the Best Way to Add Curcumin to My Diet?

Taking a turmeric supplement with enhanced absorption is a great way to get curcumin into your system. Though many Indian food recipes contain turmeric, there is a difference between eating it in cooked food and taking it as a supplement. Turmeric as a spice has poor bioavailability while the Honest Roots supplement contains organic black pepper to enhance absorption.

For best results use a turmeric curcumin supplement, follow dosage directions on the bottle, and consult your physician with any health questions or concerns.  

Note: Honest Roots turmeric is not intended to treat, prevent or cure inflammation associated with any disease.

 

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