This popular spice is more than just delicious, it’s incredibly healthy. It’s also an active ingredient in Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer®.
Even if you’ve never heard of turmeric (Curcuma longa), you’ve probably seen it. This flavor-filled spice, primarily cultivated from the roots of a flowering plant in India and other parts of Southeast Asia, gives curry its vibrant color. Beneath that color is a long history and a list of health benefits nearly as long.
Turmeric’s use dates back nearly 4,000 years to the Vedic culture in India. There it was used as a culinary spice with a great deal of religious significance. By 700 A.D., turmeric had reached China, continuing to East Africa by 800 A.D. In 1280, Marco Polo mentioned the spice in his writings.
Along the way, Turmeric also made a reputation for its many other uses as well. Susruta’s Ayurvedic Compendium, dating back to 250 B.C., recommends turmeric to relieve the effects of poisoned food. Turmeric eventually became a staple for its properties that would only be understood on a scientific level centuries later.
We now understand these healing properties are the result of turmeric’s main active compounds: curcuminoids. Curcuminoids are natural antioxidants that support healthy inflammatory responses, as well as possible benefits related to signs of the normal aging process. And that’s not all. These powerful antioxidants support our entire bodies––from the heart to the liver*. These antioxidants, combined with the fact that turmeric is a source of manganese, iron, potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, vitamin C, and even fiber, make turmeric an all-around good-for-you spice. And here are a few more reasons why.
More brain power.
That bowl of curry might actually be brain food. That’s because turmeric boosts brain-derived neurotrophic factor, BDNF, which support healthy neuron development to promote cognitive health.*
Helps fight cellular stress.
Turmeric is an antioxidant-producing powerhouse. It works on the cellular level to support a wide range of benefits. This is part of the reason turmeric has been widely adopted across the world for centuries.
Helps aid digestion.
Turmeric also helps support the body’s natural detoxification process by helping the liver flush toxins and eliminating them from the blood.*
Supports good health.
Because curcuminoids function as antioxidants that combat oxidative stress, turmeric can also be used in cosmetic preparations to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and the appearance of dark circles and discoloration from sun exposure.
More than colorful and delicious, when it comes to supporting good health, turmeric’s list of benefits add up. Thanks to Protandim® Nrf2 Synergizer®, you get an easy way to incorporate turmeric into your daily health regimen.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.