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Turmeric: Helping you achieve your exercise goals

Gym ClassIt’s a New Year and hopefully you have just re-joined the gym or are planning to get involved in regular exercise. The lifestyle choices you make today determine how your body will age. Exercise is the key, everyone knows they should be doing it, but the truth is really if you don’t use it you really do lose it. Exercise causes your bones to grow and strengthen, and joints to become lubricated, no exercise means that bones may gradually shrink and weaken due to lack of stimulation and joints become less fluid and mobile, so making exercise a priority is essential for keeping your bones and joints healthy.

Is pain getting in your way?

Making positive lifestyle changes is paramount for healthy joints and bones, but when there is chronic pain due to injury, disease or overuse you may need added support. You may have previously struggled with side effects from using pharmaceutical painkillers such as constipation or ulcers. Thankfully there are natural options that assist the body to heal itself rather than just masking the symptoms.

Turmeric the natural herbal anti-inflammatory

Turmeric is considered as one of the major herbs in Ayurvedic Medicine as well as a popular inclusion in Indian cooking. The practitioners of Ayurvedic Medicine have known of these healing roots qualities for years and research affirms that Turmeric's active compound Curcumin has anti-inflammatory properties, which may assist in the relief of:
  • Joint and body inflammation
  • Joint swelling
  • Stiffness associated with arthritis
Curcumin is also a potent antioxidant providing protection against free radical activity, whilst helping liver and digestion function.

Study confirms Turmeric's effectiveness

If you are suffering from the pain of arthritis or inflammation, Turmeric may be just the help you are looking for. A study published in the November 2006 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatismdemonstrated that Curcuminoids in the body inhibit the production of certain chemicals (enzymes) which communicate to your body to produce inflammatory proteins. Inflammation is the main cause of the pain and swelling associated with arthritic and rheumatic conditions. In the reported clinical trials patients with rheumatoid arthritis who took Curcuminoids also showed improvement in morning stiffness, joint swelling and ordinary physical activity such as walking.

NS TurmericMr Vitamins recommends:

Nature's Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids 500 A potent herbal supplement that may provide the pain relieving support you need to reach and maintain your fitness goals. With clinical studies to support its safety and therapeutic activity, Turmeric Curcuminoids 500 is a great product to consider when looking for a natural anti-inflammatory and pain relief supplement. Find our more about Nature's Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids 500 See also our article What is the difference between an Encapsulated Herbal Extract versus Food Grade Turmeric Powder?

Funk L et al (2006) Efficacy and mechanism of action of turmeric supplements in the treatment of experimental arthritis.Arthritis Rheum. 2006 Nov;54(11):3452-64. University of Maryland.