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The Numerous Health Benefits of Turmeric

Have you ever partaken of an Indian or South Asian curry?

The reason they are typically yellow in color is because they contain the root spice turmeric. Known scientifically as Curcuma longa, turmeric is found all over South Asia and is believed to have been in use in India as both a spice and as a medicinal component for at least 5000 years.

The many health benefits of turmeric have long been exploited in Ayurveda, the traditional Indian system of medicine. According to Ayurvedic practitioners:

  • Turmeric maintains gut flora and protects against stomach disorders. It’s also a natural antiseptic and is useful for disinfecting cuts, burns, wounds, and other skin infections.
  • Turmeric detoxes Turmeric detoxes the liverthe liver. Curcumin (a primary compound of turmeric root) has been found to increase the flow of bile, which is necessary for breaking down dietary fat during digestion.
  • Turmeric can help to manage blood sugar.
  • Due to its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving properties, turmeric is used for treating arthritis inflammation and pain.

Additionally, turmeric is also used to treat cough, tonsillitis, sore throat, swollen gums and canker sores, upper respiratory congestion, dry cough, and asthma.

But it’s not just traditionalists who value turmeric. According to modern science, the list of turmeric’s health benefits – specifically, of its more than 300 bioactive components known as “curcuminoids,” which exert various beneficial biological actions in our body – is growing by the day.

Thousands of scientific studies have been carried out on curcumin, the main curcuminoid and active ingredient present in turmeric. Curcumin is known to have powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and is believed to be mainly responsible for many of turmeric’s health benefits.

Turmeric’s Anti-Inflammatory Activity

Inflammation has been getting a bad rap recently. In fact, inflammation is our body’s natural response to cellular and tissue damage caused by injury, harmful external invaders such as bacteria and viruses, as well as various toxic pollutants that enter our bodies via our diet or from the environment.

Inflammation starts out as a protective response that works to eliminate the original cause of damage, clear out damaged and dying cells, and begin the process of repair and healing.

Although inflammation is beneficial for our body in the short term, ongoing inflammation is now known to play a major role in almost every chronic disease including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and other brain degenerative diseases – as well as cancer.

Inflammatory mechanisms have been linked to the development of atherosclerosis, an early step in the formation of heart disease. Inflammatory mechanisms have also been shown to trigger thrombosis, leading to heart infarcts (attacks) and strokes.

Similarly, chronic inflammation is a necessary component for cancer formation and progression. The so-called “tumor microenvironment” – largely controlled by inflammatory cells – plays an active role in the growth, survival, and spread of cancer cells. The tumor microenvironment is the environment in which the tumor exists and usually includes blood vessels, immune cells such as lymphocytes, inflammatory cells, and various signaling molecules.

Curcumin has a long history of use in Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for inflammatory conditions. This is supported by recent scientific research which shows that curcumin fights inflammation by interacting with and blocking the actions of a number of different molecules that play a role in the inflammatory process.

Early results from clinical trials indicate that curcumin is safe with no toxicity observed up to doses of up to 10 grams daily. In other words, turmeric’s health benefits don’t come with a laundry list of side effects, like many mainstream drugs do.

At the same time, it may be as effective – if not more effective – than some commercially available anti-inflammatory drugs for treating inflammatory bowel disease, pancreatitis, arthritis, as well as certain types of cancer.

Fighting Free Radicals and Boosting Natural Antioxidants with Turmeric

Fighting Free Radicals and Boosting Natural Antioxidants with TurmericFree radicals are highly reactive chemicals that are formed daily in our bodies as a result of normal biological metabolic activity. However, thanks to the ever-increasing levels of toxic chemical pollution in our environment, we’re now being bombarded with many more free radical attacks than ever before.

Free radicals damage cellular structures including the outer protective cell membrane, cellular proteins, and even DNA – paving the way for chronic diseases such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer to develop. Free radical damage is also believed to contribute significantly to the aging process.

Turmeric contains powerful curcuminoid antioxidants which can neutralize harmful free radicals and minimize the damage they cause in our bodies.

Not only that, turmeric has been shown to enhance the activity of our body’s natural antioxidant enzymes, including superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase.

SOD breaks down and inactivates harmful superoxide radicals. Catalase protects our cells from oxidative damage caused by reactive oxygen species (ROS), which are a type of harmful free radical that contains oxygen. Similarly, the main biological role of glutathione peroxidase is to protect our cells from oxidative damage.

In other words, the antioxidant benefits of turmeric include neutralization of free radicals as well as enhancing the activity of natural enzymes in our body that also inactivate them.

Turmeric Protects Against Many Types of CancerTurmeric Protects Against Many Types of Cancer

Extensive research indicates that the health benefits of turmeric include both prevention and treatment of cancer. Curcumin has been shown to block the proliferation of a wide variety of tumor cells by turning off multiple molecular mechanisms that otherwise allow them to grow uncontrollably.

Some believe that curcumin may interfere with up to a hundred different cell signaling pathways – including those of the cell cycle, apoptosis (programmed cell death), proliferation, invasion, angiogenesis (growth of new blood vessels to support tumor growth), metastasis, and inflammation.

Not surprisingly perhaps, curcumin has been reported to have anti-cancer activity against leukemia, melanomas, sarcomas and lymphomas – as well as against gastrointestinal, breast, ovarian, head and neck, and lung cancers.

Evidence also suggests that curcumin may help to prevent cancer from developing at all. In a Phase II clinical trial, curcumin was given to 44 smokers daily for 30 days, with 8 of them already showing lesions in the colon that sometimes turn into colorectal cancer.

Of the 41 subjects that completed the study, 4 grams of curcumin given daily reduced the number of lesions by 40%, reducing the likelihood that they will develop colorectal cancer.

Since curcumin appears to selectively targets cancer cells without affecting healthy cells, it has clear benefits for cancer therapy. It has also been shown to work synergistically with certain chemotherapy drugs to enhance the destruction of cancer cells.

How Can You Get Enough Curcumin?How Can You Get Enough Curcumin

One of the major problems with curcumin is that it’s poorly absorbed in our gut. It helps to consume black pepper along with turmeric, which has been shown to enhance absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%.

Also curcumin is fat soluble, but not water soluble. So it may be a good idea to consume it in a meal cooked with olive or coconut oil.

The curcumin content of turmeric is only around 3% by weight – which is why most studies looking at turmeric’s health benefits use extracts that have been standardized to include large amounts of curcumin, usually at doses of 1 gram per day or even more.

It would be very difficult to consume such a high dose of curcumin every day solely from the turmeric present in curry dishes. To ensure that you take full advantage of the many diverse health benefits of turmeric, you’ll need to consume a proven, reliable extract containing significant amounts of curcumin that is easily available to your body.

Turmeric 3D from Organnixx provides you one of the most “bioavailable” forms of turmeric due to its unique fermentation process; this means your body experiences the maximum benefits of the purest, most potent turmeric available!

 

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  1. Just wanted to ask if your product Tumeric3d had [curcuma longo[root] standardized to 95% curcuminoids].How many mg.I can’t seem to find info on bottle received. thank you, Dixie

        • Hi Dixie. I’ve ordered some of your turmeric and am about to start my husband on it. Hope to God it works. He has primary lung cancer with Bine metastasis and was at stage 3b last year. He has been on oral chemo. Unfortunately he has also developed a liposacoma in pelvic area. Has to have radio therapy and the surgery to remove it. May God help us. 🙏🏻

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  2. I’ve been getting Epigenetic Lab Turmeric 3D and FulviMax Active Multi-Vitamin Plus Mineral for quite some time and found I can’t get them there any more. Why? Did the company change their name? If so, why did you all not notify your customers? Also I noticed Epigenetic Lab listed their Turmeric 3D with 10,000 IU Vitamin D3, yours is listed as 5,000 IU. Why the decrease? To get the 10,000 IU I will need to take FOUR CAPS of your brand, costing me double cost per month!! For now, I ended up ordering from Organixx Multi at $49.97 for 1 bottle but I got free shipping.

  3. I had a surgery scheduled for a tear in my rotator cuff, which was causing me sleepless nights, & so much anxiety. I dreaded the recovery time, & work missed. I became interested in the benefits of turmeric after seeing a video, from a favorite wellness website. I bought turmeric capsules, started taking it in my coffee, in my soups, & with my morning supplements. In one week my nightly discomfort was gone, & I am thrilled to,say that I cancelled my surgery. I have range of motion as if there was never an injury. Now I am hooked on Turmeric 3D, using it for months. I love their products!

    • We are so glad that you love our products and it’s great to hear how they work for you! Thanks for sharing Pamela.

  4. Can this turmeric take down extreme inflammation from arthritis in my knee after vigorous activities like dancing? I already take curcumin capsules from another company and was working but not now. I’m also looking for a great CBD ointment for pain because Ty has talked alot about the benefits. I also have Epigenetics(now Organixx) Maji-complex and put take on my knee but nothing seems to be helping at this point, I need something stronger, I don’t want to give up my passions.
    Pamela seems to have had a amazing result!! I want that!!!

    • Hi Allison,
      Many people have seen very positive results with the product, however individual results will vary. You should always consult your healthcare practitioner prior to taking any new dietary supplement. Organixx cannot diagnose, treat, or give you advice regarding your health and individual use of our products.

    • I have had incredible, fast pain reduction from my excruciating Mortons neuroma using Serrapeptase…..an enzyme that gobbles up scar tissue and reduces inflammation and pain naturally. It must be taken with a full glass of water on an empty stomach and no food for an hour afterwards. Check your local health food store. I still take turmeric for other health benefits.

  5. Hmmm, why has customer support responded to Alison’s comments. I am wondering c what prompted the name change and would like to see better responses from customer support. Otherwise, it makes the company / site seem seem questionable.

    • Sandy,
      We changed our companies name because we strive to provide the best supplements with organic ingredients. We felt that the name Organixx was more fitting for our mission than Epigenetic Labs was.

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  7. I’ve been getting Epigenetic Lab Turmeric 3D some time ago and found I also I noticed Epigenetic Lab listed their Turmeric 3D with 10,000 IU Vitamin D3, yours is listed as 5,000 IU. Why the decrease? To get the 10,000 IU I will need to take FOUR CAPS of your brand, costing me double cost per month!! For now, I won’t be ordering from Organixx Multi at $49.97 for 1 bottle until I get a logical explanation as to why the decrease, it seems more about the profits and not value to their loyal customors.

    • GM,
      Great question! Since the vitamin D in our Turmeric 3D is fermented and mixed with our Fulvic and Humic acid, the bio-availability is multiple times better than pretty much anything else on the market.
      In fact, our new Fulvic and Humic acid blend is so unique and effective that we’re applying for patents on it because it is multiple times more effective than other Fulvic and Humic acids. For this reason, it’s unnecessary to have 10,000 IU of Vitamin D.
      We encourage you to continue using it and you’ll see for yourself that still feel just as good day after day.

      • HI GM,
        I noticed the D3 change when the company changed names and was concerned. I did some research and they are right we really don’t need the 10,000 IU because of the exceptional work they put into their products. I take turmeric 3D, organixgreens, and 7M. I am amazed at the difference in my energy level and overall health. In the beginning, I too thought it was a little pricey for their products. However, if you compare these products with anything you can find in the health food store or elsewhere, you will find that the price is not that much different and the quality is much lower. Organixx products are far superior. I’ve been using those 3 products for 4 months and I feel like a new person. For proof, for the first time in years, all my labs were normal. Hearing my doctor tell me that was worth every penny.

  8. I love Tumeric 3D. It is exceptional when compared to other products on the market. I also do the green drink everyday and 7M. I am so grateful for Ty, John, and all the Organixx team. These products have definitely changed my life. I’m 67 years old and I feel better than I ever have. Thank you for all you do and all your hard work. Not with just the products you offer but the information that you have given us is priceless. Love and light to all.

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