My story is a personal one of self-discovery of the wonders of plant herbs and its beneficial impact on your mind and body. As one of five siblings growing up in a rain forest in Malaysia, my formative years played a lasting influence of the impact of healing plants and herbs on my health. I’ve grown up having healing fixes from herbal therapies as these herbs grew abundantly in our lush garden. My mother used herbs to treat minor ailments, for instance, if I felt nauseous, my mother would prepare a concoction of ginger and turmeric boiled in coconut milk to settle my stomach. Alternatively, she would make moringa curry to overcome stomach upsets, ginger for colds and the list goes on.
I developed Type 2 diabetes late in life and looked into herbal remedies and a plant-based diet to keep my diabetes at bay. Currently, I am on a medication called metformin which I take everyday to regulate my blood sugar levels.
After researching and spending extensive hours poring over articles on the wonders of plant herbs and ayurvedic herbs, I invested in a capsule maker kit, purchased empty capsules (vegetarian) and organic herbs in bulk (powder form) all from UK registered companies which have tested these herbs for pesticides, herbicides by its very nature is organic. I decided to come up with a formulation that seem to work as evidenced from the experimental results.
My health improved dramatically and I am happy to say my Type 2 diabetes is in remission as a result of my lifestyle changes, a plant based diet, exercise and herbal supplements. My doctor has taken me off my medication as the results of my blood tests were very encouraging.
Benefits of Turmeric
-The active ingredient in turmeric is CURCUMIN which have undisputed, scientifically proven health benefits such as the potential to prevent heart disease, Alzheimer’s and cancers.
-Potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant
-May help to improve symptoms of depression and arthritis. Depression is linked to reduced levels of brain derived neurotrophic factor (BNDF) and a shrinking hippocampus, a brain area with a role in learning and memory. Curcumin boosts BNDF levels, potentially reversing some of these changes.
-Curcumin on its own is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream so it helps to consume black pepper which contains piperine, a natural substance that enhances the absorption of curcumin by 2000%!! When taken together, turmeric and black pepper has anti-inflammatory properties and provide relief from chronic pain.
-One study of 120 people with osteoarthritis, found taking 1g of ginger extract per day for 3 months effectively reduced inflammation and increased levels of nitric acid, a molecule that plays a key role in the inflammation process.
-Test tube and human studies indicate that turmeric extract can decrease several markers of inflammation with some research noting that it may be as effective as anti-inflammation medication like ibuprofen and aspirin.
CURCUMIN IS THE KEY INGREDIENT, UNLOCK ITS EFFECTIVENESS WITH BLACK PEPPER!
The reason for Turmeric Curcumin’s health effects is the compound known as curcumin.
Curcumin is extracted from turmeric to use as a natural medicine. Typical turmeric root contains between 2-5% Curcumin, taking a powdered turmeric root product means that very large amounts would be required to get a beneficial amount of curcumin. We make sure that our Organic Turmeric Curcumin contains 95% Curcuminoids as well as Black Pepper (which can increase the bio-availability of the Curcuminoids by up to 2000%) to maximise Turmeric’ efficiency as a nutritional supplement.
Boswellia comes from Boswellia serrata tree, native to India, North Africa and the Middle East. The resin from the tree is called boswellia. It has been used for centuries to treat various chronic inflammatory disorders and scientific research is beginning to unveil potential uses for the resin and its extracts.