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Turmeric for antioxidant and anti-inflammatory capability

1. Turmeric Contains bioactive compounds (Curcuminoids) with potent antioxidant capability.

Turmeric has been used in Indian cooking and as a medicine for thousands of years. Recent research has confirmed what Indians new all along. Turmeric, in fact, does posses medicinal benefits. 

Turmeric contains a bio-compound called Curcumin or Curcuminoids, this is where the benefits of Turmeric come from. Curcumin makes up just about 3% of the weight of Turmeric. Curcumin is also poorly absorbed (bioavailable). To increase the bioavailability of Curcumin one need to take with peperine (substance in black pepper) and a fat/oil. Peperine can increase the bioavailability of Curcumin by 2000% (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120).

Most studies on Turmeric are using a Curcumin extract with a standardized dose of 95% Curcuminoids. 

2. Curcumin has a high anti-inflammatory capability

It is believed and accepted by most doctors (that aren't sheep) that low levels of inflammation over a long period of time increased and are responsible for most chronic western diseases ie.. Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Alzheimers, Cancer, Metabolic Syndrome and various degenerative conditions like arthritis  

(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490960) (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490959).

Curcumin is just as effective if not more effective than nSAID (Ibuprofen/Aspirin etc) drugs (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15489888). The catch here is that Curcumin has no side effects and many other heath benefits