Turmeric has gained its popularity for being renowned for it various benefits. Turmeric has been found to be effective in protecting against Covid-19, influenza (flu) and other viral infections. It also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-microbial properties.
Why does Turmeric works?
Curcumin is the main active ingredient of Turmeric that gives it the yellow colouring. Curcumin has been found to boost the body’s natural antioxidant capacity, preventing free radical damage and the onset of disease. In terms of protecting against the influenza virus, curcumin disrupts the activity of haemagglutinin (a protein present on the surface of viruses) invading other cells. Therefore, the replication of virus consumed cells and the invasion of the virus is prohibited. Consequently, findings suggest that low levels of curcumin are recommended to be consumed to disengage the influenza virus and to limit reproduction of the virus.
Additionally, research suggests that extracts of turmeric oil are effective in fighting diseases infecting the respiratory tract such as the flu. It has been proposed that these oils assist in getting rid of mucus, soothing a cough and asthma. Similarly to curcumin, a compound found in turmeric oil inhibits the development of influenza by blocking entry and attachment of the virus to other cells. In conjunction with anti-viral medicines, turmeric oil extract minimises virus in the lungs, therefore suggesting that Turmeric extract is beneficial to consume to prevent/ fend off viral infections such as influenza.
How does Turmeric improve immunity and fight flu?
This research suggests that it can be beneficial to consume turmeric in order to improve immunity against flu in the winter months. To summarise, turmeric works because when there is infection present, turmeric stimulates the immune system to help the body to respond to the disease or illness.
Why should turmeric be consumed daily?
Just as lots of medicines and other vitamins are consumed every day, turmeric is most effective in the body when consumed daily. Firstly, this is because there is a constant source of turmeric in the body, and secondly, over time it strengthens immunity in the system which can be weakened when no longer consumed daily.
The easiest way to get your daily fix of turmeric therefore, is through turmeric shots. Best taken in a morning to put you in good stead for the rest of the day, turmeric shots are evidently beneficial, especially during the winter months.
Benefits of B.fresh’s turmeric immunity shot
Here at B.fresh we are proud to be the strongest Turmeric shot on the UK market with 49g of potent turmeric root. As well as the obvious, that Turmeric shots are valuable in promoting immunity against cold and flu, there are also various other benefits which are especially useful over the winter period.
Many people suffer with increased sadness during the winter months as the season changes and the days become shorter, often described as ‘seasonal depression’. Subsequently, curcumin, derived from turmeric, has been found to increase dopamine which can be useful in reducing depression and anxiety.
Additionally, turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties which means that it can help to limit pain and inflammation in the body. Therefore, it can be inferred that turmeric can help with the pain of sore throats and coughs that come along with cold or flu. Also, turmeric can help with arthritis, which has been found to be worse in winter months, because it helps to combat the swelling of the joints.
The ‘Boost Immunity Plan’ from B.fresh is the perfect starting point as it includes 28x Turmeric Immunity shots to take you through the month, and leave you feeling more prepared than ever to tackle the winter months.