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Turmeric

Description

We believe that the combination of whole organic Turmeric and Turmeric standardized to 95% curcumin creates a more balanced formulation that best fits both traditional herbal knowledge and modern scientific research. Scientific studies show that the addition of Black Pepper (BioPerine®) improves absorption of curcumins, increasing bioavailability.

Key Benefits

  • Antioxidant protection & liver support
  • Turmeric's antioxidant properties provide protective nutritional support to the cardiovascular system, joints and liver
  • Supports a healthy inflammation response

Product Features

Ingredients:  Turmeric extract (Curcuma longa) (standardized to 95% curcumin), organic Turmeric rhizome (Curcuma longa), Black Pepper fruit (Piper Nigrum) (BioPerine®)

Other Ingredients: None

100% NON-GMO VEGETARIAN CAPSULE: Pullulan (complex carbohydrate)

BioPerine® is a registered trademark and patented product of Sabinsa Corporation, U.S. Patent No. 5,536,506; No. 5,744,161; No. 5,962,382; and No. 6,054,585. 

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OWH Turmeric 60ct SF

Suggested Use

As an herbal supplement, take three capsules daily with food.

Background and Use

Turmeric is a highly regarded spice used in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Turmeric, an ingredient in Curry, has been used for more than 2,000 years as a culinary spice, medicine, cosmetic, and a fabric dye. This important spice was even described in Marco Polo's memoirs, and became popular in Europe during Medieval times for its coloring value and medicinal uses. Traditionally, Turmeric has been used for gastrointestinal health, joint health and overall body energy. Turmeric also plays a role in some Indian religious ceremonies.

During the 1970s, research began to focus on the pharmacological properties of Turmeric and its constituent curcumin, particularly regarding antioxidant properties and joint health.

This balanced formulation is both safe and effective:

  1. BIOAVAILABLE: Whole Turmeric powder is poorly absorbed; therefore we have used the standardized extract to deliver curcumin more efficiently. To further enhance absorption we have added Black Pepper (BioPerine®). Scientific studies show that the addition of Black Pepper (BioPerine®) improves curcumin absorption, increasing bioavailability to the body. Studies show that administration of 20mg of piperine along with 2 grams of curcumin increases the bioavailability of curcumin by 2000%.
  2. BALANCED: The addition of whole organic Turmeric powder provides all the synergistic constituents such as turmerone and turmerin that have been removed in the standardized extract. Turmeric extracts and isolated curcumin have impressive pharmacological activity, but the precise mode of action is not fully understood. As with many other plants, we believe that the medicinal activity of Turmeric is a combination of several of its constituents.
  3. PROVEN. Studies of the whole root have activity which is not seen with standardized extracts.
  4. Studies show that whole Turmeric root increases the protective mucous in the gut.
  5. A Japansese study shows that the liver protective activity is probably due to the sesquiterpenes (primarily, tumerone) rather than the curcumin.
  6. Whole Turmeric root contains turmerin which is a water-soluble peptide with anti-oxidant properties.

What is the value of adding standardized extracts to herbal formulas?

We believe that the combination of both the standardized extract and the whole herb creates a more balanced formulation that combines the best of both traditional herbal knowledge and modern scientific research. We add the standardized extract only when we are assured of efficacy and safety of that specific extract. Each herb is assessed on an individual basis to investigate these two important factors:

  • Efficacy: Most of the current scientific studies on herbal medicines have been done using standardized extracts. There are some standardized extracts for which clinical evidence is not compelling (perhaps because the wrong marker constituent has been chosen). Conversely, there are herbs, such as ginkgo, in which the research results for the standardized extract is impressive. In these cases we have added the extract in our product.
  • Safety and Quality: Since the process of extracting an herb concentrates a certain constituent and reduces the other potentially synergistic constituents, the herb is transformed from an herb to a phytochemical. This results in a supplement which is very different from the traditional herbs that the human body has co-existed with over the millennia. Many herbalists believe that the loss of the synergistic constituents may compromise the safety and quality of the herb. Indeed, many standardized extracts do not have the same shelf life as their whole herb counterparts. We share this concern at Oregon's Wild Harvest and have selected only the standardized extracts that we can be assured are safe and stable as well as efficacious.

It is our mission to study whole herbs scientifically and compare them to standardized extracts. We are conducting studies in local academic and clinical institutions using our whole herb products.

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Precautions

Individuals taking blood thinning agents should consult with a health care professional before taking Turmeric. Individuals with bile duct obstruction or cholelithiasis, gastric or duodenal ulcers, or with gastric hyperacidity disorders should avoid taking Turmeric. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if pregnant. Not recommended for use while nursing, until further research verifies no contraindications. Discontinue if unusual symptoms occur. Do not exceed recommended dose unless under the guidance of a health care professional.

Allergens

Avoid in individuals allergic to Turmeric, to yellow food colorings, or to members of the Zingiberaceae (Ginger) family.

Please visit our Prescription Drugs and Medications Index for a listing of all contraindicated drugs, in all categories:

FDA Disclaimer
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The Contraindications and Potential Drug Interactions information provided on this website is not intended to be all-inclusive. A health care professional should be consulted regarding the use of herbal products. Always keep your Doctor or other healthcare professional informed about the herbal and other dietary supplement products that you are taking.
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