What is Curcumin?
Turmeric may be the most effective nutritional supplement of all time. For thousands of years, the spice has been used in medicinal practices across India and Asia due to its incredible health benefits such as anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. However, the curcumin content of turmeric isn’t that high at all, around 3% by weight. It also has weak bioavailability, which means it is poorly absorbed into your bloodstream. It helps to consume it with black pepper, which contains piperine. Piperine is a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%. So when it comes to finding the best curcumin supplement, it’s incredibly important to look out for the addition of black pepper (or piperine) and a source of fat, such as flax seed oil in order to maximise absorption – like our Turmeric Super Shots!
There are several health benefits to turmeric and curcumin due to its antioxidant & anti-inflammatory properties. Here are a few more ways that curcumin can benefit your health.
- May lower your risk of heart disease
- May improve brain function
- May help improve symptoms of arthritis
- May improve skin health
- May protect your body from free radical damage
Studies typically use doses of 500–2,000 mg of turmeric per day, often in the form of an extract with a curcumin concentration that is much higher than the amounts naturally occurring in foods. Our Turmeric Super Shots are packed with 49g of raw root turmeric making them the most powerful turmeric shots on the market. With added vitamin D3 for an immunity boost this is your perfect daily shot for anti-inflammatory health! Shop here.