Vitamins & Supplements: “Should I Take Turmeric?”

Turmeric is an ingredient that, in my opinion, should be included in your diet.

Of course, you diet should be wide-ranging, and include as many foods that agree with your body as possible. So, this is not a statement that turmeric is going to solve your health issues.

It has been around for thousands of years. It’s known benefits include: increased antioxidants & anti-inflammatory effects; bone & joint health; cognitive function & brain health; cardiovascular & general health.

You can ingest turmeric after a workout, for example, to reduce inflammation.

So, the more often you can cook with it, or have a cup of turmeric tea, the better.

But what about as an added supplement, for which you would have to invest more money, and take regularly?

There is enough scientific research out there on turmeric, in my opinion, to consider adding this as a supplement, especially if your specific goals are to improve your antioxidant profile, or reduce inflammation &/or pain from inflammation.

If you’re going to take curcumin, which is turmeric extract, be sure to pair it with black pepper extract, so that you absorb it. (There are some other patented formats for absorption as well.)

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