By Sam Davis, BHS, CPT, FNS
Turmeric has been used medicinally since almost 4000 years ago. Lately, it’s become one of the most researched and studied spices on the market, beloved by scientists, nutritionists, chefs, and the like. So what is it about this spice that makes it anti-inflammatory gold?
Curcumin. Curcumin belongs in a family of compounds called curcuminoids that are considered an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent—and it’s what makes Turmeric so valuable.
Here’s how supplementing with curcumin can benefit you:
Like any supplement, in order to get the full benefits, you need to take an effective dose. You need between 400-500mg of curcumin per capsule in a quality turmeric supplement like Nature’s Nutrition, or Vimersion Health. And when you do take your supplement, make sure to take it with some sort of fat to help absorption.