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Jay’s Corner: The Difference Between Turmeric & Curcumin

When thinking about my next article, I wanted to help answer some questions I get asked from Power Mall customers.

One of those questions that I frequently get asked is “what is curcumin and what is turmeric and what is the difference between the two”? That question led me to do some research on a product that we carry called CurcuminX4000.

Turmeric is a plant that is very well known in India. The root is harvested, cleaned, dried and powered to be used as a spice, well known in many Indian dishes to date. Turmeric can also be found in Golden milk, added to skin care serums and even sprinkled onto rice and vegetables.

At the root of the multitude of benefits of turmeric is what is known as curcumin. This Curcumin is known as the source that’s responsible for turmeric’s powerful anti inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

While turmeric is great to add to your daily diet and meal preparations in terms of it’s nutritional benefits, going straight to the source and getting these benefits in a concentrated dose of curcumin is quite better, wouldn’t you say ???

Just as oranges are a great source of vitamin C, turmeric is a source of curcumin. This curcumin is extracted from turmeric and has been used as a natural medicine for many years.

While a typical turmeric root contains about 2-5% curcumin, you would have to consume large amounts of turmeric root powder to receive a beneficial amount of the curcumin .

As a separate substance, curcumin was first isolated in 1815 but it would take several years before it’s full chemical structure was actually mapped in 1910. Since then the studies continue to flourish. It’s like an entire pharmacy of nutrients working harmoniously together, giving us healthy benefits. It is currently being investigated for inhibiting turmors and helping to fight cancer, regulating blood sugar, stopping depression and slowing the effects of Alzheimer’s disease. It is also highly studied in it’s benefits to stop pain and inflammation.

Curcumin is being explored as a cancer treatment in part because inflammation appears to play a role in cancer. It’s potent anti-oxidant properties have been shown to decrease swelling and inflammation.

Curcumin has been used in the diet for thousands of years for its antibacterial, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory & anti-fungal properties. However, due to its inherent poor absorbency, high doses of ordinary Curcumin 95% have been needed to achieve the dramatic effects show in worldwide studies.

Our Product at the Power Mall, CurcuminX4000 contains 200 mg. of highly
effective curcumin phytosome, which shows an increase in utilization up to 45X compared to ordinary curcumin.

Research suggests curcumin’s anti-oxidant properties and support of the body’s normal inflammatory response, as well as it’s potential to support already normal cholesterol levels has a significant role to play in contributing to cardiovascular health, liver function and joint health. It is recommended to use curcumin in combination with a nutritious diet and exercise to maximize the potential benefits on your health.

CurcuminX4000 Has:

  • An Increased Antioxidant Capacity
  • Natural Anti-Inflammatory Properties
  • May Help The Digestive System, Liver, & Gallbladder
  • May Help Normal Eye Health

If you question taking curcumin for any reason because of health issues, consult your health care provider.

The information provided on the pages of this web site are intended as information only and are not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by a physician or health care provider.  If you have a health concern, please seek advise from a physician or health care provider specialized in your area of concern. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. These products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health condition or disease.