Turmeric is omnipresent in the health and wellness narrative
In southern Asia it has been a mainstay in all societies from India to Indonesia for thousands of years, in modern western medicine its health properties are starting to turn more heads. It has become an integral component to supplements and a staple in healthy living.
Beyond its ability to combat inflammation, turmeric has been proven to help with liver detoxification, skin health, digestion, brain function and stress reduction. As the science evolves, the medical community continue to dig deeper into the benefits of this wonder root, more and more practical applications and uses are coming to light.(1,2)
Curcumin, the adaptogen that is found in turmeric, regulates the levels of stress hormones in the body – which can have a profound effect on memory, weight and mood. Regulating stress also strengthens the body’s ability to battle heart disease, the leading cause of death around the world. As healthier lifestyles evolve and take shape, one thing is certain: turmeric is taking center stage.(2,6,8)
Digestion issues, bloating, Crohn's disease and a host of other ailments plague large portions of society. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties stimulate healthier gut activity and aid in breaking down food. A healthier gut starts with a healthier digestive system, and studies show that turmeric’s ability to promote healthier gut activity is having a real impact.(2)
As the human microbiome garners more attention in the health sphere - and inflammation’s impact on overall wellbeing is revealed - turmeric continues to be mentioned in tandem with healthspan to address a multitude of issues. The National Institute of health has determined that inflammation has an impact on coronary heart disease, cancer, inflammatory diseases, respiratory disorders, chronic kidney disease, bacterial or viral infections, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, psychiatric problems, depression, and other diseases.(2,4,5)
Brain health remains a major talking point as more research and studies reveal the risks and causes of depression, Alzheimer’s and mental health. Turmeric can play a crucial role in mental health and wellness.(4,5,7,9)
Scientists have discovered that it can even boost BDNF (Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor) in your brain. This protein, BDNF, keeps your nerve cells alive and helps them grow, mature and continue to function properly to keep the brain healthy. Low amounts of BDNF increase the risk of mental health ailments, including depression and Alzheimer’s. Turmeric’s primary component, curcumin, boosts the production of this protein.(4,5,7,9)
From homemade facial masks to natural antiseptic, turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties have far-reaching effects on your health. Arthritis studies are revealing turmeric’s impact on joint health, and dermatologists believe it can help reduce the enzymes linked to psoriasis. With hundreds of possibilities and applications, tapping into turmeric is easier than you may think. Beginners to turmeric can start with tea or even use the fresh root to cook with, it’s an easy substitute for ginger and a great way to start taking advantage of this wonder root.(2,10)
Our QuantaVillosi is a high-quality supplement that combines turmeric extract titrated in curcumin (95%), cinnamon powder, L-glutamine and cinnamon essential oil. QuantaVillosi can be used as a dietary supplement to foster digestion and to detoxify the liver. In synergy with other supplements like QuantaFlore or QuantaPhylle, QuantaVillosi supports the assimilation of nutrients in the intestinal tract.
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(1) Takada, Y., Bhardwaj, A., Potdar, P. et al. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents differ in their ability to suppress NF-κB activation, inhibition of expression of cyclooxygenase-2 and cyclin D1, and abrogation of tumor cell proliferation. Oncogene 23, 9247–9258 (2004) doi:10.1038/sj.onc.1208169
(2) Menon V.P., Sudheer A.R. (2007) ANTIOXIDANT AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY PROPERTIES OF CURCUMIN. In: Aggarwal B.B., Surh YJ., Shishodia S. (eds) The Molecular Targets and Therapeutic Uses of Curcumin in Health and Disease. ADVANCES IN EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, vol 595. Springer, Boston, MA
(3) Saibal K. Biswas, Danny McClure, Luis A. Jimenez, Ian L. Megson, and Irfan Rahman.Antioxidants & Redox Signaling.Jan 2005.ahead of printhttp://doi.org/10.1089/ars.2005.7.32
(4) S.K. Kulkarni, Ashish Dhir, and Kiran Kumar Akula, “Potentials of Curcumin as an Antidepressant,” TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, vol. 9, pp. 1233-1241, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2009.137
(5) Kulkarni, S.K., Bhutani, M.K. & Bishnoi, M. Psychopharmacology (2008) 201: 435. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-008-1300-y
(6) Gupta SC, Patchva S, Aggarwal BB. Therapeutic roles of curcumin: lessons learned from clinical trials. AAPS J. 2013;15(1):195–218. doi:10.1208/s12248-012-9432-8
(7) REVIEW: Curcumin and Alzheimer's Disease, Tsuyoshi Hamaguchi Kenjiro Ono Masahito Yamada, First published: 03 September 2010 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1755-5949.2010.00147.x
(8) Wanwarang Wongcharoen, Arintaya Phrommintikul, The protective role of curcumin in cardiovascular diseases, International Journal of Cardiology, Volume 133, Issue 2, 2009, Pages 145-151, ISSN 0167-5273, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2009.01.073
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