Organic herbs and spices in your diet can help enhance and optimize your health. They are low in calories and filled with vitamins and minerals. Herbs and spices come in various kinds, but Dr. Joseph Mercola says there’s one particular herb that’s the “granddaddy” of them all because of the many powerful benefits it offers: Turmeric.*
What is Turmeric?
Turmeric has been used for over 10,000 years in India and China. It’s the principal herb in Ayurveda–India’s ancient holistic health system—and has multiple uses like maintaining healthy skin and blood cleansing.*
In Ayurvedic terminology, turmeric includes:
- Verdana sthapana – Promotes a healthy nervous system and helps you with occasional discomfort*
- Sangrahani – Supports your absorption of vitamins and minerals*
- Anulomana – Helps you purge waste and build healthy blood*
- Rakta stambhaka – Promotes your circulatory system health*
Turmeric powder is available in your local grocery’s spice section. But Dr. Mercola notes that commercially-produced turmeric doesn’t come from high-quality herbs and probably isn’t organic. Harmful ingredients like fillers, additives, and excipients are also found in some commercial turmeric powders.
Instead, Dr. Mercola recommends Turmeric Formula–a 100 percent organic-based turmeric supplement.
The Benefits of Turmeric Formula
Turmeric Formula uses only 100 percent certified organic ingredients, with 95 percent curcuminoids. Unlike turmeric powder that can lose its nutritious qualities when heated, Turmeric Formula comes in a vegetable capsule so it’s better absorbed by your body. It doesn’t contain any fillers, excipients, or additives.
Turmeric Formula supports your:
- Skin health*
- Overall eye health*
- Immune system*
- Skeletal system and joint health*
- Healthy liver function*
- Cellular defense against free radicals*
- Digestive system *
- Circulatory system*
- Cardiovascular system by helping maintain normal cholesterol levels*
- Neurological system’s healthy response to stress*
- Reproductive system, especially females*
- Blood sugar levels already within the normal range*
Curcumin, a curcuminoid, is one of the main ingredients in turmeric and gives the herb its yellow color. Curcuminoids are active compounds that deliver antioxidants that help protect your cells from free radical damage.* Antioxidants from curcuminoids are stronger than vitamin E and C and help neutralize free radicals, including hydroxyl radical, the most reactive of all oxidants.*
Turmeric Formula can help you potentially slow down the signs of normal aging.* Curcuminoids support healthy joints and important liver and blood functions, which help promote radiant, supple skin.* This is why Turmeric is considered “skin food” in India and other cultures.
Turmeric also acts as a cellular booster and adaptogen by helping neutralize substances that can cause cellular stress and maintain your cells’ health when threatened by environmental stressors.*
Herbs and spices can help improve your health, but remember to choose the right kind, like Turmeric Formula, for maximum benefits.*
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