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Turmeric

If you’re into the “super food” movement and love all natural supplements that can help you in many areas of overall health, then you have GOT to check out MIT Nutritions Turmeric! This spice has been used in traditional and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and has stood the test of time with modern clinical trials verifying the amazing and powerful results that this spice has to offer! Turmeric has been used throughout history to treat varying health concerns from inflammation to skin issues to weight issues. Read on to find out all that turmeric can offer you! 

Turmeric is a spice that is derived from the Turmeric plant. You may be familiar with this spice if you are a fan of Indian or other Eastern cuisines, particularly curry of which turmeric is the main spice used for flavor and color. The powerful ingredient that gives Turmeric its amazing ability to treat certain conditions within the human body is curcumin. This curcumin comes from the root of the Turmeric plant and is the part that is most often used for medicinal purposes. It delivers very strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

Turmeric has been used for so many health concerns for so long. Check out some of the amazing uses for this incredible spice:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint pain
  • Stomach pain
  • Heartburn
  • Chron’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hemorrhage
  • Bypass surgery
  • Intestinal gas
  • Stomach bloating
  • Loss of appetite
  • Liver issues
  • Jaundice
  • Helicobacter Pylori infection
  • Stomach ulcers
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • High cholesterol
  • Gallbladder issues
  • Lichen Planus
  • Skin inflammation (from radiation treatment in cancer patients)
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Bronchitis
  • Colds
  • Lung infections
  • Fever
  • Leprosy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual issues
  • Itchy and irritated skin
  • Healing after surgery
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Anterior Uveitis
  • Diabetes
  • Worms
  • Water retention
  • SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Tuberculosis
  • Bladder inflammation
  • Kidney issues
  • General pain (internally or topically)
  • Ringworm
  • Sprains
  • Swelling
  • Bruises
  • Leech bites
  • Acne
  • Other inflammatory skin conditions as well as sores
  • Eye infections
  • Mouth sores
  • Wound infection
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Gum disease
  • AND EVEN CANCER! 

That’s a long list for one spice! It’s almost hard to believe that one ingredient in such a common spice can do so much! If you are looking for a natural supplement that can improve many areas, then this is the one for you, especially if suffering with any issues that involve inflammation. The clinical research that has gone into examining Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties goes above and beyond supporting these claims. Try it out for yourself. You will surely be happy with the results that MIT Nutritions Turmeric can offer you! This is truly a superfood if there ever was one! The traditional uses for Turmeric extend even further than that list, too! Did you know that Indian women have traditionally bathed in water with Turmeric in it for centuries for glowing skin? It is tradition for a bride to be to take a Turmeric bath before her wedding to give her healthy and glowing skin. And the fact that it can help with the treatment of certain cancers and skin issues from the radiation to treat cancer just shows how powerful Turmeric really is. Many people nowadays are taking this supplement just as a preventative to ward off potential inflammation that can lead to a plethora of health issues. Just wait until you read our testimonials and hear some true stories of Turmeric’s effect on the lives of so many people! Curcumin’s ability to fight inflammation can help with so many conditions that are brought on by or worsened by inflammation. Inflammation can be one of the body’s worst enemies. Let’s talk about inflammation a bit and talk more about how the Curcumin in Turmeric can help to fight inflammatory conditions! 

Other Common Uses for Turmeric 

Research has supported the notion that Turmeric may significantly help with high cholesterol, especially in individuals who are obese. Individuals who have taken extract of Turmeric twice a day for a length of three months have seen significant results. It has been found to lower LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol, total cholesterol, as well as triglycerides. If you are struggling with weight issues and high cholesterol, you may stand to benefit from supplementing with Turmeric. Talk to your doctor to make sure this is a good move for you and get on it! You could create changes in your body that can affect your overall health for years to come and do it all with an all natural treatment. 

There has also been some very interesting research done with Turmeric and osteoarthritis. The studies have suggested that taking Turmeric, either alone or alongside various other herbs, can significantly reduce pain and improve overall function in individuals who are suffering with this crippling condition. In some of the studies, Turmeric was even found to be more powerful than Ibuprofen to treat the pain and inability to function resulting from osteoarthritis. 

Yet more research with this powerful spice has shown its ability to help with the symptoms of pruritus or itching of the skin. Taking Turmeric orally significantly helped individuals who were suffering with long-term kidney disease. This condition can create severe itching symptoms, and the Turmeric helped to relieve these excruciating symptoms for many of the participants in the trials. Other research showed turmeric’s ability to help with the severe itching symptoms of exposure to mustard gas. In this research, the turmeric was mixed with black or long pepper. Many people combine turmeric with black pepper for optimal results from the curcumin. 

Some of the research involving stomach ulcers showed turmeric to be ineffective, yet people still widely use turmeric for this reason. If your doctor says it is safe for you and you feel like you are getting results, then go for it. However, if turmeric does not seem to be helping your ulcers, then it may be time to look to medical professionals for further treatment. Some of the other conditions listed above also have “insufficient evidence” for treatment with turmeric. This can mean that there has been conflicting research or simply not enough research. Regardless, people all over the world continue to use Turmeric for these conditions and many people report great results. Make sure you do all your research and see if Turmeric is right for you! 

There are generally no side effects with use of turmeric, and it is considered safe to take orally and topically. There has been one case of an individual taking a large amount of turmeric for a long time and experiencing some heart issues. This, however, was just one person who was taking an incredibly large amount of turmeric daily. It is considered safe for women who are pregnant or who are breast feeding when eaten in food doses (food that has been spiced with turmeric) on occasion. However, it is not recommended for pregnant or breast feeding women to supplement with turmeric or take what is considered a medicinal dose. WebMD also lists the following warnings about supplementing with turmeric:

  • Gallbladder problems – Do not supplement with turmeric if you have gallstones or bile duct obstruction.
  • Bleeding problems – It is believed that turmeric may slow blood clotting.
  • Diabetes – Turmeric may decrease blood sugar.
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) – Turmeric may cause upset stomach.
  • Hormone sensitive conditions – You should not supplement with turmeric if you have any of the following conditions: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids.
  • Infertility – Men with infertility issues should not use turmeric as it may lower testosterone levels in men.
  • Iron Deficiency – Large amounts of turmeric may interfere with iron absorption.
  • Surgery – This is also due to the possibility of turmeric slowing blood clotting. Stop using turmeric if you are having surgery. 

Testimonials 

Lori, a student in her mid-twenties was familiar with turmeric as a spice for quite some time as someone who loves Indian food. She did not, however, know about its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties until she got a strange bump on her wrist. She went to her doctor concerned about its size and some pain starting to occur. The doctor wanted to surgically remove what he told her was a ganglion cyst. She was very worried and did not want to have surgery. She began doing some research online and came across many articles, blogs, and forums discussing turmeric for inflammation and inflammatory conditions. She read many stories from individuals who got relief for their cysts from turmeric. She asked her doctor who said she can surely try but to come back if it got bigger and caused more pain. She decided to give it a try. She already drank a fruit smoothie every morning with protein powder added, so she decided to add a small amount of organic turmeric to her morning drink daily. She also added basil, which helped smooth out the taste of the turmeric and also has anti-inflammatory properties. She was pretty shocked when she noticed a significant reduction in size around two weeks into supplementing with turmeric. Over the next several days, the ganglion cyst appeared to go away completely. She notified her doctor who told her that if it is gone and the pain is gone, then no further course of treatment was needed. She continued the turmeric for several weeks until she came across the supplement in capsule form. She now takes turmeric any time she has aches or pains, suspects inflammation, and for many other reasons. If she does not have any specific needs for it, she will take it every few days to once a week just to keep inflammation down in her body. She is very happy that she tried turmeric and will continue to use it for many reasons! 

Another turmeric user, Casey, actually uses this supplement for her dog! Her dog is getting old and had developed a frequent hacking cough. The vet took x-rays and said that nothing appeared to be of concern, but dogs in that breed and of that age tend to develop a cough. She prescribed an anti-inflammatory that seemed to help a little bit for the cough, but Casey did not want to keep giving her dog prescription pills from the vet. She decided to try turmeric after doing some research and finding that it is safe for dogs. She talked with her vet who said that she didn’t know how effective it will be, but it won’t hurt her. She got recommendations for dosage for her dog’s weight and used even less than that. Your dog can’t always tell or show you their discomfort, so you should introduce supplements for your dog in small amounts as well as talk to your vet about it. Casey began the turmeric after finishing the anti-inflammatory from the vet. To her surprise, it seemed to work even better than what the vet had given her. She continued to give her dog a small amount almost every day, going every other day on occasion. She has noticed that if she begins to slack on the turmeric for several days, then the cough seems to worsen. However, as soon as she gives the dog her small dose of turmeric, the cough subsides in the next day or so. She is very thankful she uncovered turmeric for her dog’s cough and for the fact that her pooch has some relief from coughing fits every day. Her vet has given her the ok to continue with this regimen for her dog’s cough. 

Gary is a 34 year old man who suffers with eczema. He has tried everything to manage his condition and keep it under control but has struggled with it over the years. The itching that comes along with his condition can become quite unbearable. It has also caused him other allergic conditions like excessive sneezing and watery and itchy eyes. He has tried many different medications and remedies over the years with little to no results or relief. He gets very uncomfortable rashes that mostly manifest on his face, hands, and wrists. This can not only be uncomfortable but also embarrassing. While Gary knows many people suffer with skin conditions, he can’t help but feel self-conscious when he has any sort of outbreak. It has kept him home on nice days and special occasions. That has been the most difficult part of his eczema for him. He says that he could handle some of the other symptoms more easily if he still had the confidence to face people. However, he gets very insecure about the rash outbreaks. He recently decided he had to find something, anything to help with his condition so that he could live his life and enjoy his time with family and friends. He came across Turmeric while doing a lot of research online. He read about people who have found significant relief of their symptoms with this spice. He decided to give it a try. He began taking it orally as well as making baths with turmeric in them for his topical symptoms. Please note that Turmeric has a strong yellow color that can stain things. It is used for coloring as well as food. He makes sure to clean down his tub with bleach after taking a Turmeric bath to ensure that his tub does not become permanently stained. He has noticed significant results with the use of turmeric. It has helped reduce the frequency of outbreaks by a lot. And when he does get any sort of outbreak, he takes one of his baths immediately and it greatly helps. He has also learned to make a paste with the turmeric to treat specific areas if the does get an outbreak, and he has reported that the Turmeric paste works better than any sort of cream or medicine that he has ever gotten at the drugstore or through his doctor. He attributes Turmeric with changing his life. He has so much more confidence now and almost never misses important moments with friends and family due to his condition. He recommends Turmeric to all of his friends and family who may have any sorts of skin issues. He has also become a huge fan of Indian cuisine and cooks this kind of food often to get lots of Turmeric in his body. His friends have all enjoyed his new passion, because they get to enjoy the wonderful food that you can make with turmeric! 

Jessica is another Turmeric user who uses this spice for a skin condition. Jessica has struggled with acne in her adult life. She is now 27, but she has been struggling with deep cystic acne for almost ten years now. She felt like she had tried EVERYTHING. She has used many products from drug store products to high end expensive cleansers, creams, etc. She has tried many of the home remedies and all natural masks that you can find all over the internet. Nothing seemed to work for her large breakouts that would cover her cheeks, chin, nose, and forehead. This condition made her very self-conscious. She has sat at home on many weekend nights while her friends have parties and enjoy their time being young. She has had emotional problems due to this. She has felt depressed when she feels her face looks so bad that she doesn’t want to go out or be seen. The deep, cystic acne has also left her with scarring that she is ashamed of and unlike a zit, the scars are not so easy to get rid of. She knows that she is not the only one who deals with this. She knows that many people all over the world deal with these exact issues, but it still made her feel very insecure about going out. At one point last year, she came across a forum in which users had been using Turmeric to help treat their cystic acne. She figured she would give this a try. She enjoys ethnic cuisine, so she knew it was something that she enjoyed. She started cooking with this spice several times per week and also made facial masks varying between turmeric and milk or turmeric and honey. 

These are just a few examples of how people have changed their lives with Turmeric. Are you suffering with any of the many conditions listed here? Then go ahead and talk to your doctor and give MIT Nutritions Turmeric a try! What have you got to lose?!? This supplement is all natural and organic, as well, so you can feel safe and healthy while taking this supplement. Many people do not enjoy the taste of Turmeric, so a capsule form is ideal for these individuals. Another option for those who do like Turmeric is to break open a capsule when you want to cook with it! You can buy a bottle to take the pills and still use it as a spice for cooking if you want! So, you are not only getting an amazing supplement, but also a delicious spice that you can use right from our capsule! What are you waiting for? Get your very own bottle of MIT Nutritions Turmeric today and see how it can change your life! 

Research 

One systematic review of the clinical evidence of Turmeric’s curcumin for skin health had good things to say. The review noted that curcumin has shown to exhibit many properties that are beneficial to skin health. These include its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antineoplastic properties. It states that curcumin may have the ability to help in the treatment of many dermatologic diseases. They note its ability to be used as a medical treatment. This review studied information from research that examined turmeric taken, both, orally and topically. Eighteen studies were looked at that varied between oral and topical use, with one study examining a combination of topical with ingestion. They examined a variety of skin conditions that included “acne, alopecia, atopic dermatitis, facial photoaging, oral lichen planus, pruritus, psoriasis, radiodermatitis, and vitiligo” (Vaughn, 2016). Ten of the studied showed significant improvement in the skin conditions for the groups that used turmeric. They state that overall there seems to be early evidence that turmeric, or more specifically curcumin, may provide “therapeutic benefits for skin health” (Vaughn, 2016). They do note that current research is limited and is in the early phase. More research is needed to verify the potential benefits of turmeric for skin health, but the evidence so far is extremely promising. 

An article published in “Positive Health” highlighted the amazing properties of Turmeric to the medical community. It touts turmeric as displaying anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and even anticancer properties! It is also known to be anti-mutagenic, hepatoprotective, cardioprotective, and hypoglycaemic. This article notes turmeric’s ability to help treat “neuronal and kidney disorders, helps prevent alcoholic liver disease, and slows down brain diseases like multiple sclerosis. It is also used for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic anterior uveitis, conjunctivitis, some cancers, Alzheimer's disease. The low incidence of colon cancer in India may be an effect of consuming foods containing curcumin. It is also used for chicken pox, wounds, urinary tract infections, liver ailments, digestive disorders, jaundice, menstrual regulation, colic, abdominal pain, dyspeptic conditions, dissolving gallstones, relieving the symptoms of depression and anorexia. It has anti-inflammatory, choleretic and antimicrobial properties” (Zabicka, 2014). This article also notes that the bioavailability (body’s ability to absorb the turmeric) is fairly low. For this reason, many people choose to take turmeric with black pepper. An ingredient in the pepper, piperine, helps to enhance the serum concentration of the curcumin found in turmeric. Cooking in oil also helps to increase bioavailability. When turmeric is taken daily with black pepper, it has the ability to prevent oxidative DNA damage. Extract of turmeric is a much more potent antioxidant than many other alternatives like garlic and omega-3. Turmeric interacts with and inhibits many of the molecules that are involved in inflammatory processes. These molecules include “cyclooxygenase-2, lipoxygenase, inducible nitric oxide synthase, phospholipase, leukotrienes, thromboxane, prostaglandins, collagenase, elastase, hyaluronidase, interferon - inducible protein, [and] interleukin” (Zabicka, 2014). Supplementing with curcumin is recommended for individuals who are suffering with a variety of inflammatory conditions. These include “rheumatoid arthritis, cervical dysplasia, Alzheimer's disease, inflammation of the tongue and gout. It can be taken as tincture, tea, capsules and applied externally” (Zabicka, 2014). The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric are also great for cardiovascular health. There are volatile oils in turmeric that are antimicrobial, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral. For this reason, it has been used to treat wounds and rashes throughout history. Current research has a large focus on its antiviral properties. Turmeric has been found to be effective against Human Papilloma Virus. The curcumin can prevent the HPV virus from binding onto cells. Turmeric has also been used in the treatment of athlete’s foot. It boosts the immune system by enhancing antibody response. It is great for the digestive system. It has also been believed to help with depression by lessening inflammation in the brain. 

Another review noted that turmeric “has been linked to numerous biological activities antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, anti growth, anti-arthritic, anti-atherosclerotic, antidepressant, anti-aging, antidiabetic, antimicrobial, wound healing, and memory-enhancing activities” (Aggarwal, 2013). While curcumin is commonly thought to be the powerful ingredient in turmeric that helps the human body, this review examines studies with curcumin-free turmeric. Other ingredients in turmeric can be very beneficial. The oil in turmeric helps with bioavailability of curcumin. Other studies have shown that curcumin-free turmeric can still be “anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and antidiabetic” (Aggarwal, 2013). One ingredient found in turmeric, elemene, is approved for use in the treatment of cancer in China. 

Turmeric and Cancer Research 

Turmeric has been researched with many types of cancer including melanoma, breast, colon, stomach, pancreatic, prostate, cervical, ovarian and skin…with promising results” (Zabicka, 2014). It appears that turmeric inhibits carcinogenesis with its antioxidant properties and its ability to battle free radicals. Turmeric also battles a specific type of inflammation from an enzyme that is known to be a precursor to cancer. It is also known to activate a gene that suppresses tumors. Curcumin has also shown to inhibit metastasis, which is the process of cancer spreading throughout the body. It can also prevent the regrowth of cancer stem cells. Some cancers use a specific enzyme to enter cells of the human body. Curcumin inhibits this enzyme. It stimulates the elimination of carcinogens in the body. It can lessen the levels of mutagenic chemicals in the urine of individuals who smoke. It helps to protect DNA from the damage that cancer can cause. It may help with cervical, breast, and prostate cancers by blocking oestrogen receptors. Curcumin also inhibits a tumor’s ability to grow new blood vessels to thrive on. It has shown to induce apoptosis, cell death, in tumors. Some research also supports the idea that curcumin may help other anticancer drugs while protecting healthy cells. 

Get Your Bottle Now! 

As you can see from all of the amazing and promising research with turmeric and its powerful ingredient curcumin, this supplement may have the ability to deliver life changing results to you! As always, talk with your doctor before adding any dietary supplement to your daily dietary intake. Turmeric is very safe, and it is more than likely your doctor will approve it so you can get your very own bottle of MIT Nutritions Turmeric and see for yourself! Whether you have skin issues, inflammation issues, or a plethora of others, turmeric may be just what you have been waiting for! And this supplement is an all natural totally organic option! It has been safely used for centuries and clinical research continues to uncover the amazing benefits of turmeric and finding out so many more issues that can be treated with the use of this natural supplement. From very minor skin issues to major diseases and disorders, MIT Nutritions Turmeric may help you along with your treatment. Or maybe you would just like to try this supplement for glowing skin and as a preventative. No matter what the reason, make sure to talk to your doctor and get your bottle now! 

References

Aggarwal, B. B., Yuan, W., Li, S., & Gupta, S. C. (2013). Curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities: Identification of novel components of turmeric. Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, 57(9), 1529-1542. doi:10.1002/mnfr.201200838

Turmeric. (n.d.). Retrieved from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662

Vaughn, A. R., Branum, A., & Sivamani, R. K. (2016). Effects of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) on Skin Health: A Systematic Review of the Clinical Evidence. Phytotherapy Research: PTR, 30(8), 1243-1264. doi:10.1002/ptr.5640

Zabicka, D. (2014). Turmeric - Potent Antioxidant, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-microbial and Anticancer Spice. Positive Health, (213), 1.