Shopping for Nutraceuticals

There are pros and cons to taking any supplement, but curcumin has more pros than cons. The strongest argument I found against taking curcumin supplements is getting enough bioavailable curcumin in your system since it is difficult to absorb. Finding a supplement with piperine the active ingredient in black pepper appears to be the best solution. My husband found a turmeric extract from Physician Naturals, Super Bio-Enteric Curcumin with Bioperine & Bromelain, the active ingredient in pineapple, worked best for him.  For the best curcumin price buy it here.  For more curcumin info, click here.

When adding Turmeric to our morning eggs or any liquid (a smoothie or a cup of water), my husband uses the organic ground turmeric powder below.  For the best Turmeric price buy it here. Be sure to take BioPerine with this bulk form of turmeric for the best absorption since it is not included in this product.  For the best BioPerine price buy it here.  For more Turmeric info, click here.

 

 

Green Tea is a great way to burn calories and boost your immune system.  We use it in the tincture, capsules, and powder forms. For the best Green Tea tincture price buy it here.  For the best Green Tea capsules price buy it here. For the best Green Tea powder price buy it here.  For more green tea info, click here.

 

 

Vitamin D3 turns on hundreds of genes that helps your body perform optimally. For the best Vitamin D3 price buy it here.  Be sure to use Vitamin D3 with Super K2.  For the best Super K2 price buy it here.

 

Pau d’Arco is a powerful, natural anti-fungul and anti-parisitic herb.  For the best Pau d-Arco price buy it here.

 

Magnesium is an essential atomic chemical element (12) necessary for human life.  It exists at the center of chlorophyll, which allows plants to capture sunlight and make chemical energy.  Magnesium acts as the oil for the body as your car needs oil to function.  Magnesium is responsible for hundreds of enzymatic reactions within the body.  For the best magnesium price buy it here.

 

Boswellia serrata, a tree that grows in India and the Middle East, has a plethora of health benefits.  Its properties include being anti-inflammatory, supporting joints and blood sugar, relieving pain, protecting the liver and colon, and boosting the immune system. One can see why the Magi brought, Frankincense, a powerful resin derived from the Boswellia serrata tree to the Messiah as a gift as valuable as gold and Myrrh. For the best Boswellia serrata price buy it here.

 

Astragalus Root is a powerful immune booster that has many positive effects on the body including relief of stress.  It is used as an anti-inflammatory herb, to support heart health, shrink tumors, and regulate insulin in diabetics.  My husband uses both the capsules and tincture forms. For the best Astragalus Root capsules price buy it here.  For the best Astragalus Root tincture price buy it here.

 

Two herbs that help control my husband’s blood pressure and keep it at a managable level are Hawthorne Berry Extract and Celery Seed Extract. For the best Hawthorne Berry Extract capsules price buy it here.  For the best Celery Seed Extract capsules price buy it here.

 

Milk Thistle plants have been used for thousands of years to support liver functions which defends the body against toxins.  Milk Thistle which grows in Europe and America also helps bile duct disorders. For the best Milk Thistle tincture price buy it here.

Dandelion herbs have been used for centuries by Chinese doctors to improve liver, kidney, and gallbladder functions.  Dandelion Root is high in potassium and Vitamin A.  For the best Dandelion Root tincture price buy it here.

Cat’s Claw has been used by Central and South American healers for hundreds of years for its powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This little-known Rainforest plant supports the immune system, joint health, DNA repair, and cell division. For the best Cat’s Claw tincture price buy it here.

Eastern medicine has used Reishi mushrooms for thousands of years to boost the immune system, support liver function, and fight cancer.  This edible plant also contains anti-oxidants which have anti-inflammatory properties, supports heart health, and controls blood sugar.  For the best Reishi mushroom tincture price buy it here.

A good B-Vitamin complex will help your body handle stress.  My husband uses the capsule form. For the best B-Vitamin complex capsule price buy it here.

What are curcumin and tumeric?

Curcumin is a component of the tumeric plant, like Vitamin C is part of an orange.  Curcumin is the extract or part of the whole tumeric herb.  Just as it would be difficult to ingest daily the number of oranges you would need to get the potency of one Vitamin C capsule, you would need a multitude of daily dishes made with tumeric to equal the potency of a curcumin extract supplement.

Curcumin is a natural polyphenyl, a photochemical compound that gives tumeric its appealing vivid yellow to brown color. It is also the primary curcumoid and active ingredient of more than 300 compounds found in Turmeric, a whole herb with antioxidant properties. Turmeric comes from the ground, dried root of a plant called Curcuma Longa that grows throughout Southern Asia and is a member of the ginger family. There is about 2-4% curcumin in every pound of tumeric. This means that unless you have been born into a culture where turmeric is commonly used in most curry dishes, you probably have to supplement with curcumin to get an adequate amount of this polyphenol in your body to do any good.

 

The distinct earthy flavor of this spice was used, like many Asian spices and chilies, to hide the taste of stronger tasting meats and fish. It even protected against tainted foods that might have gone a little off in such hot climates. Like many such spices, it also performed a necessary and functional role as a cleanser and a bacteria-killer in the stomach.

Are curcumin and cumin the same?

Another spice found in curry is cumin that should not be confused with curcumin. Although the two compounds sound similar and cumin has been found to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, not as much research has been done on this element. Curcumin appears to have more health benefits than cumin, but this could be because more research has been done on the former than the latter.