What is Turmeric?
Turmeric, sometimes called Indian saffron or the golden spice, is a tall plant that grows in Asia and Central America. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric that is used to treat inflamation and help ease chronic pain.
What are the benefits of turmeric?
After a heavy workout, sometimes your muscles can be damaged, becoming sore and inflamed. Turmeric has been found to reduce muscle damage, thus decreasing the chance of inflammation occurring in your muscles.
Increased antioxident capacity
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals due to its chemical structure. In addition, curcumin boosts the activity of your body’s own antioxidant enzymes.
Boosts Brain BDNF
BDNF or Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor is a type of growth hormone that functions in your brain. It works as a fertilizer aiding neuro-plasticity, improving memory and creating new mental pathways. All helping you achieve those some of the more complex functional workout flows!
Studies seem to support turmeric for pain relief, with one study noting that it seemed to work as well as ibuprofen (Advil) in people with arthritis in their knees.
Other Benefits of Turmeric
Research isn’t as strong on the following benefits yet but very promising results on these so far.
– Can help with skin irritations.
– Increased athletic performance.
– Lower the risk of heart disease.
– helps against age related diseases.
Adding Turmeric into your diet
– Adding turmeric into spice mixtures such as curry
– Making a homemade dressing using part oil, part vinegar, and seasonings including turmeric
– Turmeric Latte
– Supplements Like Activits FusionRX Joint recovery.
Our FusionRX joint support and recovery supplement has Tumeric in it along with glucosamine, green tea extract and select other nutrients, and vitamins, specially formulated for functional fitness recovery.
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