Ask the Health Food Expert – Dr. Michael Murray

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Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient from the yellow spice turmeric. It is an ideal option for anyone looking to relieve pain from inflammation and offers a natural alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), such as ibuprofen. Curcumin also supports a healthy cardiovascular system and benefits people who want to reduce their risk of chronic degenerative diseases such as atherosclerosis, or conditions of cognitive decline, such as Alzheimer’s disease.


Improved Curcumin

Curcumin’s benefits are supported by clinical studies and turmeric’s long history of use as a medicine and dietary herb; however, in it`s natural state the body can only absorb a small amount. Theracurmin™ is a special form of curcumin that is 300 times more absorbable and has greater therapeutic effects. Because it is made with smaller particles of curcumin suspended in a natural vegetable gum, it mixes well with water, is absorbed into the blood faster, and stays in the blood longer than other forms of curcumin. Theracurmin increases blood levels of curcumin significantly more than other forms, making it more effective while remaining safe and well-tolerated.


Inflammatory health

Many of Theracurmin’s therapeutic benefits stem from it`s antioxidant activity and support for the body’s natural inflammatory response. It contains chemicals called curcuminoids that block various routes of inflammation. This supports joint health by reducing morning joint stiffness and swelling, stimulating the growth of new collagen in connective tissue, and deactivating the enzymes that break down cartilage.


Cognitive health

Curcuminoids also show promise for slowing conditions of cognitive decline because they help reduce the build-up of proteins that form plaques on the brain. In fact, the use of turmeric has been linked with a lower incidence of Alzheimer’s in areas of India.


Cardiovascular health

Theracurmin helps protect against heart disease by lowering the formation of “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and improving heart and blood vessel function. Recent clinical trials have found that taking curcumin daily can both enhance and mimic the benefits that aerobic exercise has on blood vessels.

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