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One: What is curcuma?
Turmeric, also known as curcuma, is a tropical mountain plant. The Latin name is curcuma longa. It belongs to the ginger family, but does not taste as hot as ginger, but rather mildly spicy and slightly bitter. It grows in Southeast Asia and India and grows to about one meter high. Like ginger, curcuma forms tuber-like parts called rhizomes. Curcuma contains the plant substance curcumin, which gives the plant its yellow-orange colour. This is why curcuma is also known as yellow ginger or saffron root. The ingredient curcumin has antioxidative and anti-inflammatory properties. Today, curcuma is mainly cultivated on the Indian subcontinent, in China, Indonesia and the South American tropics. The plant is used both as a spice and as a food supplement in the form of curcuma capsules.
2 What is curcumin?
Curcumin is the essential plant component found in curcuma. This active ingredient is extracted from the root. However, curcuma contains only a small amount of curcumin, about 2-5%. Furthermore, curcumin is water-soluble and therefore difficult to absorb in an aqueous environment of the intestine. About 90% is therefore excreted by the body. This means that one would have to eat huge amounts of curcuma to really achieve a positive health effect. For this reason, curcuma should be taken in the form of food supplements in order to benefit from the positive effects of curcuma.
3. the effect of curcumin in the body
Curcumin has a strong antioxidant effect. It protects the human organism from the inside. Antioxidants from the root keep the body in balance. Free radicals are produced during energy production, which kill sick and old cells to make room for new ones. Thus the turmeric root is effective against all kinds of diseases such as arthrosis. Besides, the anti-inflammatory effect of turmeric accelerates the muscle generation and is optimally suited for athletes. Many people nowadays suffer from permanent oxidative stress. They often complain about complaints, are often tired and exhausted. This is where curcuma can be used very effectively. The active ingredient protects the brain of the human body from the effects of oxidative stress and can even have a healing effect on already existing pain. For these reasons, curcuma is also used in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The yellow root bulb can help very well with digestive disorders. It is usually administered in the form of curcuma capsules. Curcuma can have a supportive effect on human digestion because it stimulates the production of bile acid. The extract binds to fat molecules in food and helps to process them in the gastrointestinal tract. This helps to make meals more digestible. Digestive problems can also be remedied. Curcuma generally prevents flatulence, bloating and other gastrointestinal problems.
Fields of application of curcuma:
- Alleviation of joint complaints
- Natural regulation of the blood sugar level
- Prevention of arteriosclerosis
- Promotion of the body's own detoxification processes
- anti-inflammatory action
- Activation of dietary fats
- Stimulation of enzyme production in the pancreas
- cholesterol reduction
- Protection of cells from free radicals
4. curcuma tablets, curcuma capsules or curcuma powder?
Curcuma is offered in the form of capsules and tablets. Naturally, curcuma is also sold as powder. These forms are easy to handle and get into circulation quickly. However, curcuma tablets are sold in pharmacies, which in many cases have been manufactured with artificial additives or abroad. Curcuma capsules often contain only the active ingredient in a vegetable cellulose shell and can therefore be produced without fillers. In general, it should always be ensured that the product has been produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high preparation quality.
5 Which function / effect do Curcuma capsules fulfil?
Main ingredients of turmeric are the curcuminoids. These are secondary plant substances that consist of three components: Curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcumin - or curcumin as it is also called - is known under the food additive number E100 as a colouring agent and spice. The plant owes its typical yellow colouring to it. Even high-dose curcuma capsules have a strong, natural yellow colour. According to various studies, curcumin has, among other things, an anti-cancer (anticarcinogenic), neuroprotective, antioxidant, analgesic or laxative and anti-inflammatory effect and is used as a natural remedy in traditional medicine. Curcuma, also written turmeric, produces curcumin as an active ingredient for self-protection against predators. This is a powerful survival strategy for plants that grow up under extreme conditions. Curcuma also contains valuable essential oils that have an antibacterial effect. Curcuma capsules are often taken as they are said to have an antioxidant effect.
Vitamineule® Curcuma Capsules
In our online shop you will find our Curcuma capsules from Vitamineule®, which are completely free of artificial additives. Our Vitamineule® Curcuma capsules contain a total of 500mg of pure curcuma per capsule. Each can contains 90 capsules. In addition to fast & free shipping, we offer a voluntary six-month return guarantee for all products.
Curcuma is a tropical mountain plant. Curcumin is the essential plant component found in curcuma. It is extracted from the root of the curcuma plant. The plant is a member of the ginger family and comes from India and Southeast Asia. The ingredient curcumin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These keep the body in balance and protect it from inflammation. Further tasks are the relief of joint complaints, stimulation of enzyme production in the pancreas and the reduction of cholesterol. Curcuma is available in its natural form as a powder or as curcuma capsules and curcuma tablets. One should always make sure that the product was produced in Germany in order to guarantee a consistently high quality of the preparation.