Inflammation happens to everyone regardless of age, often without you realising it. Inflammation is not always bad – it is an essential part of the body’s immune response to injuries and infections by foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Signs and symptoms include redness, swelling, heat and pain.
Inflammation: the good and the bad
Acute inflammation starts spontaneously after an injury as a response for wound healing. It is usually mild and short-lived. This is a good inflammation.
The worries arise if the inflammatory response persists. It can progress to chronic inflammation which can linger for several months to years.
Chronic inflammation is unhealthy and bad. It is believed to be the root for a myriad of health conditions, from allergies, depression, autism, asthma, arthritis, eczema, to some life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, neurological disease and even cancer. Research has revealed that pro-inflammatory states are associated with tumour progression. Inflammatory chemicals release free radicals in the body and encourage the production of new blood vessels that feed cancerous growths.
Lifestyle factors that lead to inflammation
Addressing the cause of inflammation can significantly help improve your health. Dietary choices are a huge contributing factor. Sugar and other high-glycemic foods are the major culprits of inflammation. Processed food, high-fat food, meat, dairy products and wheat products are also triggers.
Obesity, lack of physical activity, sleep deprivation, stress, smoking, recreational drug use and excessive alcohol consumption can all prompt your immune response and eventually result in pro-inflammatory processes in your body.
Turmeric: the mighty golden healer
Do not let inflammation rage inside your body and silently take a toll on your health! You can reduce inflammation by making positive lifestyle and dietary changes.
Turmeric has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of ailments. Now, it’s found in various health supplements for joint care and knee pain. More than just a culinary spice, it possesses remarkable health-promoting properties, thanks to its well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mounting evidence proves the healing properties of turmeric is attributed to its active compounds – curcuminoids.
Curcuminoids are known to suppress inflammation by inhibiting NF-kB, a transcription factor which triggers a cascade of undesirable inflammatory responses in the body. NF-kB is believed to play a major role in a host of chronic diseases ranging from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. As a potent antioxidant, curcuminoids effectively to counteract free radicals in two ways: prevention of free radical formation; and quenching of preformed radicals.
This golden spice provides a safe, natural approach, not only to calm inflammatory responses in the body, but also to address the underlying causes, as well as to strengthen the body as a whole.
Turmeric offers safe and effective therapeutic benefits in alleviating inflammation and pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Unlike NSAIDs, this natural COX-2 inhibitor does not cause undesirable gastrointestinal side effects. This makes them perfect for joint care supplements to relieve knee pain.
Turmeric extract shows promising results in lowering serum levels of LDL-cholesterol and triglycerides, thus reducing the risk factors for coronary heart diseases.
Blood sugar management
Many studies have suggested that turmeric helps in managing blood sugar levels. It increases the production of insulin and protects the pancreatic cells from damage caused by oxidative agents.
Curcumin has been shown to prevent the formation and break down amyloid-beta plaques associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
Turmeric extract helps mprove symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) such as gas, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
Curcuminoids are used to alleviate symptoms of allergies by inhibiting the release of histamine form mast cells.
Curcuminoids act by interfering with signalling mechanisms (critical for tumour growth), regulation of apoptosis (cell death), and tumour angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation which feeds tumours).
Curcumin has recently received increased attention in protecting normal tissues from chemotherapy-induced toxicity. It may also enhance the therapeutic efficacy of many anti-cancer drugs and reduce their side effects through pharmacological and pharmacokinetic interactions.
Supplementing with Curcumin C3 Complex®
To reap the full benefits of this golden spice, and for maximum efficacy, you may consider choosing a formulation containing 500mg Curcumin C3 Complex® with BioPerine®.
Curcumin C3 Complex®
- The foremost clinically-studied natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with numerous health benefits
- The gold standard for turmeric extracts
- Standardised to a minimum 95% total curcuminoids
- An effective “bioprotectant” comprising all 3 major curcuminoids: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin (DMC) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC)
- In naturally-occurring free form, which confers greater bio-efficacy compared to its conjugates
- Self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe)
Why do you need all 3 curcuminoids?
- DMC and BDMC stabilise curcumin
- DMC and BDMC are more efficient to protect from oxidative stress than curcumin alone
- Curcumin C3 Complex® is more soluble due to the presence of BDMC, making it more absorbable in the gastrointestinal tract
- A standardised extract of black pepper containing not less than 95% piperine
- Significantly enhances the bioavailability of curcumin through increased absorption
- With BioPerine®, curcumin able to reach, enter and remain within their target cells for longer periods of time for optimal health support
- Self-affirmed GRAS (Generally Recognised As Safe)
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