Let’s Talk About Curcumin, Turmeric’s Superpower Ingredient
Curcumin, the active ingredient found in turmeric, is a superpower compound. Commonly used in Asian cuisine, turmeric has been prized for its medicinal purposes for centuries. Until recently, most Americans knew turmeric as the spice that gives curry its golden yellow color, but that’s been quickly changing. Doctors and researchers are discovering turmeric, and curcumin, have a lot more health benefits than previously known.
Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties make it one of the most effective ingredients for promoting a healthy inflammation response. Short-term inflammation is incredibly important and is a normal part of the body’s immune response, which fights off harmful bacteria and repairs damage. Yet chronic inflammation could led to serious health issues. Long-term inflammation may also contribute to oxidative damage, which contributes to the aging process. With its powerful antioxidants, curcumin fights free radicals and prevents them from attacking your body’s most important substances.
However, there is a catch. Curcumin is fat-soluble and poorly absorbed into the bloodstream. What little curcumin is absorbed is quickly metabolized and eliminated from the body. In fact, clinical research indicates that curcumin is cleared from the blood within one hour of administration. This is known as poor bioavailability.
That’s why our product, Curcumin-SR, features MicroCurcumin™, which delivers curcumin in a special micronized, sustained-release formula. Not only does the MicroCurcumin Complex have 10x better bioavailability than regular curcumin, the curcumin is released over 12 hours. That means it stays in the blood longer, and is therefore active longer. Our patented MicroActive® Technology increases the bioavailability of curcumin, giving you all the benefits of this mighty compound.
Adding a curcumin supplement like Curcumin-SR into your daily routine is one of the many ways you can work to improve your health, especially when it comes to aging. While it’s never too early or late to start, here are five more essential tips for healthy aging!
- Stay active
If you’re not able to hit the gym for two hours every day, don’t worry. There are countless ways to stay active, no matter your age or ability. Walk or jog around your neighborhood, swim a few laps in the pool or follow a few simple yoga poses. Aim to exercise for at least 30 minutes each day and watch the health benefits roll in.
- Follow a balanced diet
You are what you eat. A diet high in fat, sodium, processed foods and sugar leads to serious health risks. On the other hand, a diet rich in whole foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, low-fat dairy, nuts) can lead to a longer and healthier life. Don’t think of your diet in terms of what you can’t eat; just broaden your horizons and don’t be afraid to try new things!
- Exercise your brain
Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise, which increases blood and oxygen to the brain. Stimulating exercises like reading, doing a crossword puzzle or playing an instrument improves your brain’s function and helps promote new brain cell growth. By keeping your brain active on a daily basis, you’ll help your brain health remain at the top of its game.
- Get enough sleep
Getting a full night’s sleep not only makes waking up in the morning easier, it improves your overall health. Sleep gives you energy, improves your mood, helps your immune system, and may reduce buildup in the brain of an abnormal protein called beta-amyloid plaque, which is associated with brain health issues. Along with enough sleep, meditation and managing stress can also help your health immensely.
- Maintain an active social life
As humans, we need social interaction. But did you know social interaction can also have a positive impact on our brain? In addition to physical and mental exercise, the key to healthy aging is social engagement. Meet up with a friend for coffee, join a new club or volunteer at a local charity. By pursuing activities you love and making new human connections, you’ll lead a happy, longer life. And who doesn’t want that?
We hope you share these tips with your friends and family so we can all work towards healthy life style habits!