Health & Wellbeing

Everything You Need to Know About Curcumin

turmeric powder

Turmeric lattes and even turmeric facials have become increasingly popular in the last few years, as more people start to recognise the benefits of this powerful ingredient.

These benefits include antioxidant properties, which is largely down to a compound that’s naturally found in turmeric, known as curcumin.

turmeric latte

What is Curcumin?

Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric and it’s believed to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Curcumin is bright yellow in colour – it’s what gives turmeric that distinctive bright hue when it’s added to curries, soups and turmeric lattes.

What is Curcumin Used for?

Curcumin is used as a herbal ingredient in many health and wellbeing supplements, and it’s also found in some cosmetic products.

The vibrant colour and distinctive flavour of curcumin means it’s often used to colour and flavour some food products as well.

homemade curry flavoured with turmeric

What are the Health Benefits of Curcumin?

Curcumin is an antioxidant – antioxidants can play a key role in protecting your overall health, while helping to fight the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms found in sources such as pollution and cigarette smoke, which can latch on to our cells, leading to oxidative stress, which can manifest itself in dull skin, fine lines and even wrinkles.

It’s also believed that curcumin may play a role in helping to keep joints supple, which is why you may find it in some fitness supplements.

Curcumin in Supplements

At Every Health, we stock a range of supplements that contain curcumin as a key ingredient, from omega-3 supplements to golden milk powder.

1. Organics Herbal Turmeric Tablets

With 100mg of curcumin per capsule, Garden of Life’s Organics Herbal Turmeric Extra Strength Tablets also contain organic whole turmeric and fermented ginger root, as well as live bacteria and organic black pepper extract to enhance digestion.

2. Herbal Turmeric Boost Powder

You can use Garden of Life’s Organics Herbal Turmeric Boost Powder to make a drink by mixing 1tsp with water or milk (dairy or plant-based).

Each scoop of this turmeric powder contains 50mg of turmeric, alongside ginger root, black pepper extract and a diverse range of live bacteria. The Organics Herbal Turmeric Boost Powder also contains vitamin C (which may help to reduce tiredness and fatigue) from organic amla berries, orange juice, lemon juice, pomegranate and rooibos tea.

3. Golden Milk Powder

Golden milk makes a nourishing, soothing bedtime drink and it’s seriously easy to make. Simply mix one scoop of the Garden of Life Organics Herbal Golden Powder with warm water or your favourite plant-based milk and drink it slowly as part of your bedtime routine.

This 100% organic Herbal Golden Powder contains curcumin from fermented whole turmeric root, as adaptogenic ashwagandha and organic coconut water to provide you with extra hydration.

4. Omega-3 with Curcumin

Curcumin can also be found in some omega-3 supplements, such as the MorEPA Move formula from MINAMI.

These omega-3 softgels contain the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA to contribute to normal function of the heart, with the DHA they contain also contributing to normal brain function and vision.

MINAMI MorEPA Move also contains curcumin, which has been linked to helping to keep joints supple, as well as vitamin C to support normal collagen function for bone and cartilage function, helping to keep your body moving and in good working order.

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