Turmeric is a common spice, derived from a plant by the same name, and is found in many parts of India, South Asia, and Central America. It is the primary ingredient in curry and has long been used as a spice and for coloring in cooking. Turmeric has been used for ages to treat different ailments resulting from inflammation. Related closely to ginger, turmeric is used to treat respiratory problems, pain, and fatigue. There has been a lot of research done, including studies done on humans, looking at the benefits of turmeric. Preliminary studies have shown that it can help to relieve osteoarthritis pain, alleviate skin irritation, and possibly improve cardiovascular health. Turmeric has several other benefits because of its antioxidant properties including increasing brain function, improving heart health, and improving skin health.
The most common reason people use turmeric is to prevent and treat Inflammation. While short term inflammation is an important function of our immune system, long term inflammation can lead to chronic health conditions. Heart disease, cancer, metabolic disorders, and Alzheimer’s dementia are all believed to be a result (at least in part) due to high levels of chronic inflammation in the body. Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric that has very strong anti-inflammatory properties; studies have even found that curcumin can alleviate osteoarthritic knee pain just as well as ibuprofen!
With all of the amazing benefits of turmeric it’s no wonder so many people swear by it! There are several ways you can add turmeric into your supplement routine, but my favorite way is by taking Protea True Nutrition Stress Defy. You can find 100mg of turmeric in Stress Defy to help reduce fatigue and support your mood, plus it has the additional benefits of adrenal support and weight management. All Protea True Nutrition products are gluten free, vegan friendly and cruelty free, and contain no GMOs, no artificial colors or flavors, and no preservatives.