Turmeric, a spice that you are probably most familiar with in Indian dishes, is an extremely powerful powder packed with the potential to remedy a host of inflammation-related health issues and even reverse some diseases.
The active substance found in Turmeric is Curcumin, which has been deemed a “functional food” by the Mayo Clinic. This meaning that the effects of the spice go well beyond that of basic nutrition.
Benefits that an individual may experience include:
Improved skin health
Relief from inflammation symptoms caused by arthritis, high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease and more
Treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
Prevention and treatment of certain cancers (breast, bowel, stomach and skin cancer to name a few)
Prevention of blood clots and platelet aggregation
Treatment for type 2 diabetes
Seeing that Turmeric has had its greatest impact combating inflammation, it’s pertinent to understand the difference between short-term and long-term inflammation. Short-term inflammation such as acute bronchitis, a scratchy throat from allergies or a cold, or a reaction to an insect bite is considered normal and is the body’s response to fight infection and repair cellular damage. Long-term, chronic inflammation on the flip side is dangerous and believed to be the base cause of many detrimental diseases such as heart disease, asthma, Crohn’s disease, cancer, and the list goes on. Therefore, we argue that turmeric is a vital supplement to be recommended to all patients for the use of disease prevention or in replacement of harsh pharmaceutical inflammation drugs.
Interested in offering Turmeric to your patients? Contact us today and we’ll assist you in the ordering process and answer any further questions you may have.