Inflammation has been identified as a culprit of many chronic diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity, and more. When looking to prevent or alleviate these diseases, curcumin can be a powerful tool. Turmeric, the source of curcumin, suppresses and relieves disease-causing inflammation. As a result, it can also treat a wide variety of acute conditions such as jaundice, menstrual pain, toothache, bruises, and colic. While the mechanisms of curcumin have not been confirmed, it has been confirmed to play a role in the inhibition of many diseases. This is why we include turmeric in some of our juices!
Anti-inflammatory properties are the most well-known benefits of curcumin. However, it also acts as a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are certain vitamins and minerals the body uses to counteract oxidative stress. Oxidative stress will cause cell damage which then leaves the body more vulnerable to disease, infection, and toxins. The body produces its own antioxidants as part of metabolism, but the principle antioxidant vitamins C, E, and B-carotene can only be introduced through diet. As a result, many treatment plans have included curcumin for thousands of years. By including curcumin in your diet, you can alleviate symptoms and risks of diseases caused by oxidative stress.
Why black pepper?
Not only is black pepper a great source of manganese and vitamin K, but it also offers an assortment of health benefits. Black pepper is exceptionally powerful when added with turmeric. By adding black pepper, we increase the rate of absorption and help activate to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of turmeric. This gives turmeric the extra power to stimulate your immune system, maintain proper digestion, and even possess anti-microbial properties. With black pepper, the effects of turmeric can increase by 2000%!