What is Turmeric?
Turmeric is a rhizome from the ginger family that originates in India. It is used to treat pain and inflammation. Curcumin is its main ingredient – it also has over a hundred additional powerful compounds that help our general health. It’s rich in nutrients such as B Vitamins, Vitamin A, C, K and E, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron and Zinc. Turmeric has numerous benefits including assisting in cell and tissue growth, controlling cholesterol levels, red blood cell production, bone and teeth strength, energy production, and brain function. It also helps fight certain diseases.
What is Curcumin?
Curcumin is the potent ingredient of Turmeric. Turmeric has a family of compounds called Curcuminoids which include curcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin and demethoxycurcumin. Curcumin is the most abundant curcuminoid in Turmeric and is responsible for its distinct flavour and particular colour. The Curcumin phytochemical is responsible for Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties offering enormous healing potential. Curcumin is extracted from the Turmeric. Thousands of studies show Curcumin’s positive effects in the body. Curcumin can help in treating certain digestive issues, pains and aches, and even mental and emotional disorders. Tests also show that Curcumin may help prevent the enlargement of certain tumours. Turmeric contains 2.5% – 5% curcumin, so must be processed to get the greatest amount of Curcumin possible.