Discover the Anti-Ageing Properties of Curcumin - The Active Ingredient In Turmeric
As we age, maintaining optimal health becomes a priority. Ageing gracefully involves nurturing our bodies and minds to ensure a vibrant and fulfilling life.
In the quest for healthy ageing, nature provides us with an extraordinary gift—Turmeric.
With its radiant hue and an arsenal of health benefits, Turmeric has emerged as a catalyst for nurturing the body and supporting well-being as we journey through the ageing process.
In this blog, we will explore how Turmeric, through its active component Curcumin, can promote healthy ageing and help us embrace the golden years with vitality by:
- Protecting our cells from age-related damage
- Supporting joint health & mobility (by reducing inflammation)
- Enhancing heart health and circulation
- Improving gut health
Protecting Cellular Health with Powerful Antioxidants
Turmeric contains Curcumin, a potent antioxidant that helps neutralise free radicals, reducing oxidative stress and cellular damage. Studies have shown that Curcumin's antioxidant properties can support overall health and potentially slow down the ageing process (Aggarwal et al., 2007).
Consuming Turmeric daily can nourish our bodies with these powerful antioxidants and protect our cells from age-related damage.
Supporting Joint Health and Mobility
One common concern as we age is maintaining healthy joints and mobility. Turmeric has a long history of traditional use for promoting joint health and alleviating symptoms of arthritis.
Research shows that the anti-inflammatory properties of Curcumin in Turmeric can help reduce inflammation and stiffness in the joints, supporting mobility and enhancing overall quality of life (Kocaadam & Şanlier, 2017) (Menon & Sudheer, 2007).
Consuming Turmeric daily can potentially support joint health and enjoy greater freedom of movement in our golden years.
Enhancing Heart Health and Circulation
Cardiovascular health becomes increasingly important as we age. Turmeric has been studied for its potential benefits in supporting heart health. Research suggests that Curcumin may help improve blood circulation, reduce cholesterol levels, and support the overall health of blood vessels (Menon & Sudheer, 2007).
Consuming Turmeric daily can potentially promote a healthy cardiovascular system and reduce the risk of heart-related conditions, contributing to healthy ageing.
Supporting Digestive Health and Nutrient Absorption
Optimal digestion and nutrient absorption become crucial as we age. Turmeric has been traditionally used to support digestive health. It aids in the production of digestive enzymes, supports a healthy gut microbiome, and may help alleviate symptoms of indigestion and bloating (Scazzocchio, B., et al 2020).
Consuming Turmeric daily can potentially support our digestive system and ensure that our bodies receive the essential nutrients they need to thrive.
There Are So Many Benefits To Consuming Turmeric Regularly
Today, there are over 21,000 clinical trials testing Turmeric and the active ingredient Curcumin for a variety of potential medical uses. Find our list of FAQ’s here and keep checking in to our Blog for the latest Turmeric research.
What Type Of Turmeric Should You Buy?
Not all Turmeric products have the same properties. Dr. Doug recommends Turmeric Powder with a high potency of 7% Curcumin or products containing 7% Curcumin Turmeric Powder.
Benefits of High Potency 7% Curcumin Turmeric Powder compared to store-bought powder:
- Higher concentration of Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric
- Greater bioavailability (easier for the body to absorb)
- More potent anti-inflammatory effects
- Greater health benefits
Simple Options For Having Turmeric Daily
Dr. Doug’s Turmeric Life Power Bars and Bites are infused with Turmeric and Curcumin extract and provide a consistent dose of 3g Turmeric and 100mg Curcumin to boost health, energy and well-being.
Turmeric for Pets
Turmeric Life also has a range of pet products including Turmeric Dog Bites for pet health and longevity.
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The potential benefits of turmeric for healthy ageing are supported by scientific research and studies. Here are a few references that you can explore for more information:
- Aggarwal, B. B., Sundaram, C., Malani, N., & Ichikawa, H. (2007). Curcumin: The Indian solid gold. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 595, 1-75.
- Kocaadam, B., & Şanlier, N. (2017). Curcumin, an active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on health. Critical reviews in food science and nutrition, 57(13), 2889-2895.
- Menon, V. P., & Sudheer, A. R. (2007). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin. Advances in experimental medicine and biology, 595, 105-125.
- Scazzocchio, B., Minghetti, L., & D'Archivio, M. (2020). Interaction between Gut Microbiota and Curcumin: A New Key of Understanding for the Health Effects of Curcumin. Nutrients, 12(9), 2499. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12092499
We hope this information is helpful, and wish you a healthy and vibrant journey through the coming years.