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The Amazing Things You Never Imagined Turmeric Could Do For You!
Turmeric, often called the king of spices, has so many potential health benefits that it is almost impossible to list them all. Perhaps one of the biggest benefits to using turmeric is that it works just as well as NSAIDs when it comes to stopping inflammation in the body.
As you might already know, turmeric has been used in India for thousands of years. This is the spice that gives curry sauces their yellow color and flavor. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. However, the curcumin content is not that high. Per teaspoon of turmeric, only about two percent of it is actually curcumin. This is why, if you truly want to use this spice as a means of improving your health, you are going to need to take a curcumin supplement.
Now you are probably wondering what is so special about curcumin that, out of all the supplements on the market today, you should pick this one.
We are going to let you in on all the latest news about turmeric and its active ingredient, curcumin. When you have finished reading this article, you are going to wonder why you took so long to buy some!
1. Stops Arthritis Pain
One study, published in the 2009 Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, looked at the safety and effectiveness of curcumin extracts in subjects who suffered from osteoarthritis of the knee. This was a randomized, controlled clinical trial involving 107 subjects who were split into two groups. One group was given 800 mgs of ibuprofen, the other group was given 2 grams of curcumin extract each day. After six weeks, all subjects were evaluated on their ability to walk and climb stairs as well as their pain levels. The group who consumed turmeric had less pain and .therefore, more mobility than the group who only consumed ibuprofen. Also, the group that consumed curcumin had no side effects, unlike the group who received ibuprofen.
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