Turmeric has been providing health benefits for many centuries. The only way previously to get your daily turmeric dosage was through eating it or drinking it. To achieve turmeric health benefits you want to use turmeric supplements of 400mg, 2-3 times daily. If you don’t like having to remember to take a supplement multiple times during a day, you can take a single 1,000mg supplement once daily.
The health benefits that people get from turmeric comes from curcumin, a chemical inside of turmeric which also provides the yellow color. If you decide to try turmeric supplements you want to make sure any supplement is 95% standardized turmeric curcumin or more. Meaning that up to 95% is made up of curcuming extract.
Some supplements are labelled curcumin. This is no different than a supplement labeled turmeric as turmeric is mostly curcumin.
Many supplements are combined with other herbs, such as Bromelain, Ginger, Papain and Rutin. As these herbs work in similar fashion to turmeric and provide many of the same health benefits, you won’t need as much of turmeric in a supplement if you use a herbal cocktail.
You can still get your turmeric dosage in the traditional way, through turmeric recipes. It is impossible to say how much turmeric you will get from a dish containing turmeric as different recipes call for different dosages. How much you eat of the dish also plays a role in how much turmeric you get.
Turmeric Side Effects
You should take your turmeric dosage with meals. Not doing so can result in light-headiness and nausea. If you still experience side effects while taking turmeric with meals you should lower your turmeric dosage or how frequently you take turmeric.
Turmeric Destroys Free Radicals
Turmeric has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anti-oxidants help to destroy free radicals, if left unchecked free radicals create all sorts of problems for our bodies. Free radicals can the increase risk of developing cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and arthritis.
Inflammation causes a lot of the suffering that people who have arthritis endure. As an anti-inflammatory, turmeric may help to reduce this pain. Some dog owners use turmeric for dogs suffering from arthritis.
If you intend to use turmeric to help against diseases or illnesses, you may require a larger dose. You shouldn’t stop any treatments or medications which you are currently prescribed. It is best to consult with your physician before undertaking any turmeric supplement regime.