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Turmeric at the Natural Products Expo

Just returned from the Natural Products Expo West at the Anaheim Convention Center.
Over 70,000 attendees proving the Natural Products Industry is alive and well.
My passions for Health and Wellness are peaked here on our beloved Big Island of Hawai`i and I was thrilled to witness a variety of newly formulated Turmeric products.
Spoke to several entrepreneurs regarding the quality of Turmeric they source for their products.
Purchasing container loads from around the world of over 10,00 pounds. This can be quite daunting regarding quality control.
This is the main reason to keep our artisan line of Essential Oil Mists to minimum batches.
Our Turmeric is organically grown here on Hawai`i Island and steam-distilled in small batches as we are thrilled to offer products of the highest quality available.
Turmeric is the most extensively studied botanical with over 6,000 studies on over 600 human ailments.
Our unique spray delivery system allows topical as well as sub-lingual applications for maximum absorption.
Please try our quality Hawaiian Products of Nature.

Health Benefits of Turmeric

10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin

Young Indian Woman Holding SpicesTurmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement in existence.

Many high quality studies show that it has major benefits for your body and brain.

Here are the top 10 evidence-based health benefits of turmeric.

1. Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow color.

It has been used in India for thousands of years as a spice and medicinal herb.

Recently, science has started to back up what the Indians have known for a long time… it really does contain compounds with medicinal properties (1).

These compounds are called curcuminoids, the most important of which is curcumin.

Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a very strong antioxidant.

However, the curcumin content of turmeric is not that high… it’s around 3%, by weight (2).

Most of the studies on this herb are using turmeric extracts that contain mostly curcumin itself, with dosages usually exceeding 1 gram per day. It would be very difficult to reach these levels just using the turmeric spice in your foods.

Therefore, if you want to experience the full effects, then you need to take an extractthat contains significant amounts of curcumin.

Unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. It helps to consume black pepper with it, which contains piperine… a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000% (3).

I personally prefer to swallow a few whole peppercorns along with my curcumin supplement, in order to enhance absorption.

Curcumin is also fat soluble, so it may be a good idea to take it with a fatty meal.

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