What is Tumeric?

Suffering an injury can be debilitating for most individuals. Especially when they struggle to manage varying levels of discomfort on a daily basis. One of the largest deciding factors for new patients seeking treatment is that they want to reduce their reliance on over the counter anti-inflammatories such as Advil or Tylenol. Prolonged use of NSAIDs can have negative effects on the body resulting in gastrointestinal issues, or problems with kidney or liver function.

Whatever the reason for not using these products is, we are always searching for pain management that is natural. Chiropractic care, physiotherapy, and massage therapy are beneficial in helping to reduce symptoms of pain and discomfort, but there is more that can be done to help you in between visits.

How can I fight inflammation, naturally?

A natural way to help reduce inflammation is through the use of the spice Turmeric – or more importantly its  main ingredient Curcumin. Turmeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow colour. More importantly it is one of the most powerful natural anti-inflmmatories available.

Studies show that in order to benefit from the powerful effects of curcumin, it is necessary to take dosages upwards of 1 gram per day. This is difficult to do through diet alone, which is why supplementation may be necessary.  Curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream which makes it difficult to consume enough through your diet, however, when taken with black pepper, curcumin absorption rates increase by 2,000%!

Chronic inflammation plays an important role in many illnesses – such as heart disease, or athritis – which makes it important to combat inflammation. Curcumin has been shown to be just as effective at reducing inflammation as some anti-inflammatory drugs, and most important it comes with the added benefit of no side effects.

Where can I find tumeric?

Add Turmeric Curcumin supplements to your daily routine to help fight against inflammation naturally. Look for curcumin supplements that have BioPerine (or black pepper) added to them which help increase blood absorption. You can find these supplements at most health food stores, or they can be found on Amazon.ca which have hundreds of reviews to help you make an informed choice.