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.
Top 5 Super functions:
Natural Joint Supporter – Inflammation is a part of our bodies immune response and whenever there is inflammation there is pain. But when inflammation becomes out of control like Rheumatoid Arthritis for example, it can damage the body. Turmeric, is a natural joint supporter, assisting joints to work more smoothly and without pain.
Turmeric as a great anti-oxidant – antioxidants are substances that are nutrients as well as enzymes (proteins in your body that assist in chemical reactions). Curcumin has powerful antioxidant effects. It neutralises free radicals on its own, then stimulates the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Liver and Digestive health – as a great digestive and liver tonic, Turmeric can help with a range of inflammatory bowel conditions like irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease and diarrhoea from a stomach bug, due to its anti-inflammatory benefits and anti-microbial properties. Turmeric enhances digestion and can help the liver work more efficiently assisting with the detoxification processes.
Reducing Cholesterol – taken daily, it reduces low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL or “bad”) and triglycerides in overweight people.
Anti-Depressant – depression is caused by an abnormal imbalance in the level of the three neurotransmitters, dopamine, serotonin and norepinephrine. Turmeric blocks the monoamine oxidase enzyme that inactivates these neurotransmitters and increases serotonin and dopamine levels which allows us immediate and lasting happiness. A study in 60 depressed patients showed that curcumin was as effective as Prozac in alleviating the symptoms of depression. https://mentalhealthfood.net/turmeric-the-new-prozac/
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Suggested Use/Serving Size
Available in Tablets.
We recommend 4 x 500mg Organics NZ Turmeric with Kampot Black Pepper tablets per day, for adults over 18 years.
When adding turmeric to your diet, here’s some suggestions:
The Balinese add fresh turmeric to water, ginger and honey for a refreshing summer drink.
It can be added fresh or dried to curries and stir-fries.
Mixed with milk and cinnamon for a warming winter beverage.
Adding black pepper increases the absorption of the active constituent curcumin, as does the addition of fat, such as in a coconut curry. The latest craze is adding it to coffee that contains fat in the form of milk, cream or coconut oil to enhance bio availability. There is some sense in this, however, we’re not likely to ever get a clinical trial to confirm it! Whatever the delivery mechanism, it is better to have a daily dose of turmeric than none at all.
Is Curcumin the same as Curcuminoids?
Turmeric is the plant name. Curcuminoids are inside the plant. And inside the curcuminoids are called curcumin. So in other words, curcumin is a curcuminoid that’s in Turmeric.
Can I take more or less than the dose on the bottle?
We can only recommend the dose on the bottle, which has been clinically-studied to be an effective dose. Taking more or less of any herbal supplement than recommended, should be discussed with your health care provider.
Can I take this product along with my prescription medication or my other supplements?
Our product has not been studied alongside or against your prescription medication or alongside other supplements. We would be unable to answer that question. Please make sure your health care provider is aware of all the herbal supplements you are taking.
Can I take this product if I have a specific disease, illness or condition?
Regulations enacted by the United States Food and Drug Administration say that sellers of dietary supplements can’t make any claims about their products that suggest the treatment, diagnosis, prevention, or mitigation of disease. This is called the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994. Because your question suggests you are trying to treat a condition and find relief from symptoms, any answer to that regard would fall outside of the legal boundaries that regulate our industry. What we can say is that our products are formulated to support the normal function of organ systems and are rigorously studied for purity, safety and efficacy.
Can this product be taken when pregnant or nursing?
We don’t recommend any herbal product, ours or anyone else’s, to pregnant or nursing moms. If you’re pregnant or nursing, any supplement you take should first be cleared with your health care provider.
100% Organic Turmeric Powder, Kampot Black Pepper, Silica
No ingredients of animal origin
High doses of turmeric can act as a blood thinner and can cause stomach upset. Avoid turmeric if you take blood thinners such as warfarin (Coumadin), are about to have surgery or have gallbladder disease.
We don’t recommend any herbal product, ours or anyone else’s to pregnant nursing mum’s. If you’re pregnant or breast feeding, any supplement you take should first be cleared with your health care provider.