Welcome to the final week of our seven-week immunity series, where we take an in-depth look at an immune-boosting vitamin or herb.
For week six of our seven-week immunity series, check out our article: Fight free radicals with Chaga mushroom.
This week we are covering the golden antioxidant — liquid Curcumin. We explain why liquid Curcumin is one of the most effective forms of Turmeric for the immune system.
Not all liquid Curcumin is created equal, however. NovaSOL® Curcumin is considered the gold standard of the supplement industry. Read on to learn more.
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Turmeric vs. liquid Curcumin: what’s the difference?
Curcumin is the main active component in Turmeric, which has been used for over 4,000 years in Ayurvedic medicine.
The Curcumin content within pure Turmeric powder is on the low side — which means obtaining an effective dose of this anti-inflammatory agent from food alone is difficult.
When it comes to supplementation, liquid formats tend to be more readily absorbed by the bloodstream than powders or tablets — making liquid Curcumin the best choice for fast-acting results.
What are the benefits of liquid Curcumin?
Curcumin is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent that helps fight oxidative stress.
Curcumin is a multifaceted compound with a variety of benefits for the immune system. It functions as a scavenger and neutralizer of free radicals and inhibits the production of inflammatory molecules.
What is NovaSOL® Curcumin?
NovaSOL® Curcumin is a high-quality patented form of liquid Curcumin.
NovaSOL® Curcumin contains a 500mg extra-strength dose of 6% curcumonoid extract proven in clinical trials to fight inflammation and oxidative stress.
Curcumin is not readily absorbed by the body. As a fat-soluble compound, it is therefore advisable to take Curcumin with foods high in fat such as nuts, avocado, or eggs to enhance absorption.
Studies have also widely recommended consuming Curcumin alongside black pepper. Black pepper contains a natural substance called piperine which dramatically enhances the absorption of Curcumin.
NovaSOL® Curcumin, however, is engineered for maximum absorption. Its liquid micellar formulation has been proven to be 185 times more bioavailable versus native Curcumin.
Two capsules of NovaSOL® Curcumin are equivalent to 27 standard Curcumin tablets — making it one of the most effective liquid Curcumin supplements on the market.
Why is Turmeric good for the immune system?
Turmeric is widely recognised as one of the best natural anti-inflammatory agents. It’s anti-inflammatory response can be traced to its main bioactive component, Curcumin.
Inflammation can be caused by a multitude of factors ranging from diet to lifestyle to genetics. Although mild and sporadic inflammation is the body’s natural protective response to foreign invaders, chronic inflammation is believed to be at the root cause of many Western diseases.
According to studies, Curcumin works by inhibiting the production of various molecules involved in inflammation. Curcumin’s ability to work at a molecular level makes it an interesting case study for targeted therapies.
As a powerful antioxidant, Curcumin is also effective in fighting against oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is the state when the body becomes inundated by free radicals — oxygen-carrying rouge cells that cause damage to other cells.
Normally the body will naturally regulate these free radicals with antioxidants. However, when there is an imbalance between the number of free radicals and antioxidants, a state of oxidative stress can emerge which compromises the body’s immune response.
In addition to fighting against free radicals, early research seems to indicate that Curcumin may even boost the body’s innate capacity to produce antioxidant enzymes.
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What is the best liquid Turmeric supplement?
Turmeric powder is widely available in health stores, but in order to reap the most medicinal benefits of this anti-inflammatory agent, it is important to ensure you are getting a functional dose.
At hundred, our clinical-strength NovaSOL® Curcumin capsules are 185 times more bioavailable than native Curcumin.
We also constantly perform quality control checks throughout the supply chain, and screen all our herbal supplements such as Maca and Astaxanthin for toxins and heavy metals to ensure the cleanest product possible.
Our NovaSOL® Curcumin is free from all preservatives, allergens, artificial colorants, pesticides and is Non-GMO certified.
The bottom line
Looking for the best natural anti-inflammatory? Our patented liquid Curcumin is the industry gold standard.
Curcumin is not recommended for people taking certain anticoagulant drugs. Take our 5-minute quiz and we’ll pre-screen all your medications for you.
If you still have questions, your dedicated Nutrition Expert will be glad to help guide you to better health.