Turmeric is all the rage lately, leading to a bit of extreme recommendations: make a tea out of it, put it in smoothies, have curry every single day of the week! Let's admit, a bit too much of that magical orange root throughout your day can make curry quite boring in a hurry. So now what? Easy. Just take the "secret sauce" of turmeric—otherwise known as curcumin—and merge it into an easy little capsule with organic coconut oil for maximum absorption. Now that daily anti-inflammatory regimen can continue, and your special curry recipe can be enjoyed for what it is: purely delicious first, nutritious second.
Turmeric is trendy. This is pretty well established, with magazines and websites all coming up with their own takes on turmeric tea and curries and smoothies and more. Turmeric, however, is potent-tasting, with an earthy, almost bitter flavor that can take some getting used to. Many of us have taken the simpler step to turn to curcumin supplements, rather than pound down yellow foods days and night. But what of their bioavailability? Is it OK? Is it even passable?
Research says, maybe not. But you can take your curcumin and absorb it, too, with some research of your own, and just a little shopping. Natural Stacks has done their homework and created a curcumin supplement using a standardized 95% curcumin extract - purified and concentrated from raw turmeric root. They then used the patented NovaSOL solubilisation technology to suspend the curcumin extract in microscopic spheres called micelles. What does that all mean? It means the curcumin is readily absorbed and passed directly into the bloodstream.
A human clinical trial showed that NovaSOL Curcumin is 185X more bioavailable than regular curcumin powder and 10 times more bioavailable than a fully standardized (95%) curcumin extract. It was also shown to be long lasting, remaining in blood plasma for up to 24 hours. Whoa.
Now, to knit everything together into the little capsules in this bottle, they combined the liquid curcumin micelles with organic coconut oil for superior bioavailability. Done, and done.
Turmeric is the bright yellow of the spice rainbow, is a powerful medicine that has long been used in the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent to treat a wide variety of conditions, including flatulence, jaundice, menstrual difficulties, bloody urine, hemorrhage, toothache, bruises, chest pain, and colic.
The volatile oil fraction of turmeric has demonstrated significant anti-inflammatory activity in a variety of experimental models. Even more potent than its volatile oil is the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, which is called curcumin. Curcumin is thought to be the primary pharmacological agent in turmeric. In numerous studies, curcumin's anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be comparable to the potent drugs hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory agents such as Motrin. Unlike the drugs, which are associated with significant toxic effects (ulcer formation, decreased white blood cell count, intestinal bleeding), curcumin produces no toxicity.
Coconut has been used by many cultures worldwide for thousands of years, and is well known for its many amazing properties. Coconut is so nutritious, its list of benefits reads like a patent medicine bottle. Many people eat several tablespoons of coconut oil daily, for the incredible host of benefits it confers. It’s full of health-boosting lauric acid and medium-chain triglycerides, and it’s been shown to:
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