Herbs and spices have more antioxidants than any other food group. Turmeric (Curcumin) is among these potent antioxidants. With its use, one could help prevent DNA mutations that lead to cancer and other disease. The number of cells with DNA damage could essentially be cut in half with just a little bit of this yellow magic.
A number of clinical trials have tested Curcumin (the pigment in Turmeric that yields its bright yellow color) against a number of diseases. The trials have shown this spice to play a significant role in the prevention and/or treatment of brain diseases, a variety of cancers, lung diseases, and painful joint conditions.
The Problem with Turmeric (Curcumin)
In raw form, it doesn’t take much to make an impact. However, many do not enjoy the taste of this spice or choose to cook with it often enough to make a long-term difference. Until recently, supplementation was rather controversial due to Turmeric’s (Curcumin) inability to remain active in the body. With its wide array of benefits any use is still good use. Ultimately, we need to optimize the amount of time Turmeric remains active in the blood and the body. Many supplements use Piperine (black pepper) to help increase the absorption rate. That has been a huge help for better absorption, but nothing has compared to the latest powerhouse, BCM-95® Turmeric (Curcumin).
One published clinical study really caught some attention. A bio-enhanced manufacturing method was able to deliver a remarkable 96% absorption with this new technology. Until recently, this was unheard of.
BCM-95® Turmeric (Curcumin) was able to reach a peak in the bloodstream within one hour, dip briefly at two hours post-dose, and reach a second even higher peak at 4 1/2 hours post consumption. Even after 8 hours, Curcumin was still detectable in the blood.
The formulators were able to reincorporate the components of raw turmeric root, normally removed during extraction, and greatly enhance the bioavailability of the active constituents in the process.
Chart 2. Super Bio-Curcumin® (BCM-95®) showed 6.9 times greater bioavailability (absorption and sustainability over 8 hours) in humans compared with conventional curcumin (as measured by the area under the curve [AUC] in a plot of blood levels against time, that is, the total amount of curcumin absorbed by the body over 8 hours).
Chart 3. Super Bio-Curcumin® (BCM-95®) showed 6.3 times greater bioavailability (absorption and sustainability over 8 hours) in humans compared to plant-bound curcumin with Piperine (as measured by the area under the curve [AUC] in a plot of blood levels against time, that is, the total amount of curcumin absorbed by the body over 8 hours).
Key Points About Turmeric (Curcumin):
Turmeric is an all natural anti-inflammatory
Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant
This herb can be rather difficult for the body to absorb
BCM-95® Bio-enhanced version offers amazing benefits
BCM-95® can keep working in the body for 8 hours per dose
Flamasil contains BCM-95®
NOTE FOR GOUT SUFFERS:
Throughout this site, we have shown good cause for ditching all of the low-purine theories and instead focusing on the necessity of repairing the cells in the body, which accounts for over 70% cause of all uric acid production. Cellular repair and regeneration is possible, and very necessary to stop the root cause of your painful attacks. Chronic inflammation is at the root of all disease and addressing the health of our cells is crucial to stopping its destruction.
Aside from the obvious diet, water and lifestyle balances that will support this process, there is also supplement support that can help rebuild from the inside out. Turmeric (Curcumin) is one of those important herbs; especially when it comes to liver support and regeneration. The liver plays a large role in Gout and Inflammation control. It happens to be one of the most forgiving of all organs. Thankfully, liver regeneration might just be one of the easiest to accomplish; and is 100% necessary to address chronic inflammation and related diseases such as Gout.