The 3 Things You Need to Know About Turmeric
As with many other superfoods, turmeric has a long history of being part of natural medicinal practises in its native habitat of India and other parts of Southeast Asia. Today the spice is commonly associated with its vibrant yellow colour and its vastly recognised for its anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidising properties.
Turmeric is most widely used for its anti-inflammatory properties. It is a common home remedy used to fight inflammation in the body. The active ingredient in turmeric that holds these inflammatory powers is curcumin. The effects of curcumin have been studied and tested extensively and the consensus is clear; curcumin serves as one of nature’s best anti-inflammatories and might just be equally as, or more effective than, ibuprofen.
Due to turmeric’s anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, and antioxidant qualities, it serves as a great addition to many skincare treatments. Turmeric might be especially effective for the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions such as acne, certain types of eczema, photoaging, and psoriasis. Not only can turmeric help with more serious skin conditions, but the spice is also a great addition to any skincare routine. The spice has been known to help heal wounds, prevent and contain breakouts, reduce acne scarring, brighten dark circles or patches, and promote natural skin glow. So, if you want to give your skin a little extra glow, turmeric will help you glow-up! That's exactly why we have put turmeric in our Super Glow blend.
Studies have shown that consuming turmeric, more specifically curcumin, will reduce the biological inflammation that occurs in the body as a result of physical activity and exercise. This anti-inflammatory effect also translates to a decrease in muscle soreness, or DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), which typically occur after most types of physical activity and exercise. Through the reduction of muscle inflammation, turmeric might also help shrink the recovery time and subsequently improve the performance in the following exercise sessions. Give yourself an extra boost for your workouts by incorporating turmeric into your diet!
All in all, turmeric is quite the spice! It is no wonder that people in its native habitat have had it as an integral part of their household stock for centuries prior to the Western world uncovering its many magnificent properties.
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