What is it?
Turmeric comes from the root of Curcuma longa, a flowering plant of the ginger family. Curcumin is the key active ingredient in turmeric. Both come in the form of capsules which are more potent than the powdered spices found in your kitchen spice rack.
What does it do?
Turmeric and curcumin is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. It boosts the brain and lowers the risk of brain diseases. It’s used to treat skin conditions, digestive issues and aches and pains primarily.
Who is it for?
The anti-inflammatory properties can benefit people with heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions like arthritic conditions.
Why should we buy it?
Turmeric in itself is a very difficult molecule size to absorb and you’d need at least 4 tsp a day of turmeric powder from your kitchen spice rack to even stand a chance of reaching any medicinal effect.
There are many different curcumin/turmeric supplements and you need to look for one which breaks down, without damaging the molecular structure, and in effect is delivered over time. You need a high quality, pure product to be able to absorb the active ingredients.
How we can we get hold of it?
Pop into The Ark in Haverfordwest to have a chat about which of the products may suit you better. We will ask why you want to take it, which conditions you have, which medication you are taking etc.
This story is part of the Life Seeker newspaper