Portland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 09/26/2014 -- There are many spices that are not just used in cooking but also for medicinal purposes. These spices do not just add flavor and color to dishes, but also offer a wide variety of health benefits. One such spice that is considered to have highly potent healing effects is turmeric.
Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in fighting a wide range of medical conditions, and has remained a popular natural remedy for decades.
“The curcumin contained in turmeric has many therapeutic nutrients and is believed to be a powerful antioxidant, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. These substances can work individually or together to improve a person’s overall health,” said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O’Sullivan.
Due to the massive use of turmeric especially in individuals who suffer from arthritis and other medical conditions, an increasing number of scientists and researchers are conducting studies about the ingredient.
As a matter of fact, turmeric has become one of the most highly researched plants on the planet. In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration has granted turmeric a “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) status.
There are thousands of preclinical studies that have been conducted to see the potential health benefits of turmeric in the human body. Several studies have shown that turmeric can potentially help fight conditions such as ulcerative colitis, osteoarthritis, stomach ulcers, dyspepsia, heart disease and viral infections.
In 2012, turmeric was also the subject of more than 20 clinical trials that investigated the effect of the spice in the prevention and treatment of cancer. While many of the studies are still ongoing, the patients involved suffered from pancreatic cancer, colorectal cancer and other medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes and arthritis.
Other studies found that curcumin supplements could potentially provide health benefits such as improving joint function in arthritis patients. Compared to placebos, curcumin has demonstrated improvements in joint pain and stiffness as well as in social, emotional and physical functions.
Curcumin supplements may vary according to several factors such as the ingredients they contain and potency. Many experts generally recommend a daily dose of 750mg of curcumin, and suggest supplements that contain black pepper extract for the best absorption (http://www.amazon.com/VitaBreeze/pages/7603999011).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high-quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. All of the company’s products are manufactured in the United States using the finest quality ingredients that have been carefully selected, tested and crafted into the firm’s formulas.
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