Turmeric: The incredible spice that may help gut health, arthritis and anxiety

Dec 27, 2020
Turmeric has long been praised for its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce aches and pains in those suffering from arthritis. Source: Getty

Turmeric has become a common kitchen item in recent years but, it was a popular health food in many Eastern countries long before it was launched into the spotlight by trendy cafes in Australia, and many studies have proved it can actually help to improve a person’s health and wellbeing – particularly when it relates to chronic conditions.

According to one study, published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the high levels of curcumin the spice contains have shown to assist with everything from arthritis and anxiety, to muscle soreness and inflammation. But, it can also have positive effects on those who don’t have any major health concerns, including improving mood and memory.

“Research suggests that curcumin can help in the management of oxidative and inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety and hyperlipidemia,” the study read. “It may also help in the management of exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness, thus enhancing recovery and subsequent performance in active people. In addition, a relatively low dose can provide health benefits for people that don’t have diagnosed health conditions.”

Meanwhile, a seperate study undertaken by University of Tasmania researchers found taking two turmeric capsules a day reduced pain in those suffering from osteoarthritis in their knee and they were able to take less pain killers throughout the day than those who weren’t consuming the turmeric capsule.

If this has you convinced and you’re eager to jump on the turmeric bandwagon, whether it be for arthritis, gut issues or just to improve your overall health and wellbeing, you can find a range of new turmeric-based products on the Sassy Marketplace.

The Joint Relief capsules are scientifically formulated, tested and proven to help with inflammation, oxidation and pain relief associated arthritis. The capsules contain not only a strong percentage of turmeric, but black pepper which helps to increase the body’s ability to absorb the good-for-you extract.

Meanwhile, for those struggling with gut health issues, the Debloating Tea could be the perfect option. It contains ingredient turmeric, but also ginger, liquorice, peppermint, marshmallow root and black pepper, and as the name suggests it’s made to help ease bloating discomfort and soothe gastrointestinal troubles.

You’ll also find a whole range of other products from the same company which don’t contain turmeric, but are a mix of other beneficial ingredients to assist with sleep, focus and energy and immunity.

For example, if you’re one of those people who have been struggling to get some shut eye in this warm summer weather, you might want to try the Sleep Tea. The product contains chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, passionflower, valerian root and hops, and it promises to have calming, sleepy and soothing benefits.

Meanwhile, if your focus and energy levels have decreased of late in the lead up to Christmas day, the Better Focus Tea is the pick of the bunch. It brings together a range of ingredients including gingko and ashwagandha to help increase focus, concentration and the ability to mentally perform.

For more information and to purchase your next lot of products to keep your health and wellbeing in check, click here.

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IMPORTANT LEGAL INFO This article is of a general nature and FYI only, because it doesn’t take into account your personal health requirements or existing medical conditions. That means it’s not personalised health advice and shouldn’t be relied upon as if it is. Before making a health-related decision, you should work out if the info is appropriate for your situation and get professional medical advice.

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