Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a member of the ginger family and is well known for its joint support properties and deep orange colour. The plant has broad leaves and a bulb type root, growing to a maximum height of 1m. These broad leaves and roots contain Curcuminoids, collectively known as curcumin. Scientific studies, have demonstrated curcumin to have strong anti-oxidant properties, which directly benefit the joints and tissues by helping to neutralise free-radicals resulting in joint and muscle relief.
Turmeric has been used as a medicine, spice and colouring agent for thousands of years and has been listed in herbal texts as far back as 600 BC.
Curcumin alone, is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, but studies have proven, absorption can be substantially enhanced with the addition of Piperine, (Black Pepper) a natural substance.