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95% standardized curcuminoid extract of certified highest quality turmeric sourced from India
Used traditionally for centuries as a powerful anti-inflammatory, Organika’s Curcumin is your go-to for relieving aches and pains.
Sound like you could benefit from Organika’s Curcumin? Learn more in “The Science” below!
500mg | 60, 120 vegetarian capsules
I have been taking Curcumin for nearly 2 years — my brother recommended it to me when I found out I needed a root canal and was looking for natural remedies. I started taking Curcumin in July 2014 and cancelled my root canal appointment for August 2014, as within one month the symptoms were relieved and the swelling gone. I also started having tennis elbow and increased the dosage by two pills a day and I no longer have that problem. Several of my friends are now taking it too. -JG
Turmeric root provides a wealth of phytonutrients – plant-derived chemicals that function as the plant’s defense system. We can benefit from these defenses by adding these plants to our diet or our supplement regime. A subset of these phytonutrients founds in turmeric are called curcuminoids, and these are the most active and studied constituents of the root. They include curcumin, the primary constituent and the one responsible for its vibrant yellow colour. There are also volatile oils, sugars, proteins, and resins found within the root. All these parts and pieces work in synergy and make turmeric a star in the medicinal plant realm.
Curcumin has shown to be very effective as a means of reducing inflammation in the body. Inflammation is often characterized by heat, redness, swelling of tissues and significant pain. It’s the body’s way of starting the clean-up and healing process when damage is occurring within. It’s part of our immune response to damaged cells, irritants and pathogens. Without inflammation, infections and wounds would never heal. The leading causes of inflammation in modern times are excess stress, poor diet and lifestyle choices and other environmental factors.
Inflammation plays a key role in most chronic illnesses. Arthritis, asthma, allergies, ulcers, edema, inflammatory bowel conditions, auto-immune diseases and any state that ends with -itis all involve inflammation. With exercise, from the weekend warrior to the elite athlete, inflammation can be a regular occurence. Curcumin has gained the reputation of being an effective solution for all your anti-inflammatory needs – from exercise-related acute to disease-state chronic inflammation.
MEDICINAL INGREDIENT — EACH VEGETARIAN CAPSULE CONTAINS: Turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) (Rhizome) 500 mg.
NON-MEDICINAL INGREDIENTS: Hypromellose / Pullulan (Vegetarian Capsule), Magnesium Stearate (Non-GMO Vegetable Source), Brown Rice Flour.
RECOMMENDED DOSE — (ORAL) ADULTS ONLY: Take 1 capsule three times per day with meals.
DURATION OF USE: For prolonged use, consult a healthcare practitioner.
CAUTIONS: Consult a healthcare practitioner if you have a history of gallstones, biliary tract obstructions and/or stomach ulcers; or if you are taking blood-thinners. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Q: How come it seems like turmeric and curcumin are everywhere these days?
A: Turmeric (and its most active compound curcumin) is one of the most studied spices in the world! There are over 12,500 peer reviewed articles studying the mechanisms and benefits of turmeric. And the more we know, the more people and conditions are proved to be helped with turmeric.
Q: Has turmeric always been used medicinally?
A: Yes, for a very long time. It has been a staple of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. The root is also used traditionally in Asian and Indian cooking, and provides the bright yellow colour in curries.
Q: Is turmeric grown in North America?
A: No, not traditionally or outdoors on any commercial scale. As it is native to the tropical regions of Asia, it doesn’t do well with our temperate climate. In India, China and other Asian countries, however, it does a great job of flourishing. This perennial plant is a relative of ginger.
Q: Are there changes I can make to my diet to help decrease inflammation?
A: Yes! Include lots of antioxidant rich produce like berries, leafy greens and tomatoes, plus ginger and tumeric in your cooking. Include omega three fatty acid-rich foods like wild salmon and sardines, ground flax seeds and walnuts. Use olive oil and grass fed butter. Avoid or decrease fried foods, refined sugar and other refined carbohydrates, commercially raised red meat and fake fats like margarine. Avoid vegetable oils like canola oil, soy oil, or sunflower oil – high in omega six fatty acids, that, in abundance, can contribute to inflammation.
Q: Does Organika carry other turmeric-containing products?
A: Yes! For your intense aches and pains, Organika’s Boswellia Curcumin Complex fits the bill. And for your daily medicinal plant-based latte, Organika’s Turmeric Mylk Latte will keep you healthy, especially with ongoing activity and exercise.
Turmeric is a member of the ginger family