MegaFood | July 2019
We’ve talked about turmeric before (Missed that post? You can read it here!). And yes, turmeric continues to be a ‘hot’ herb, but unlike most trendy supplements, the hype is well-earned.
Let’s assume, for a moment, that you’re already on the turmeric bandwagon, but you’re just not sure how to best supplement with it. There are a TON of turmeric supplements on the market today, and the choices can be overwhelming! We’re going to break down three of the most common reasons people look to turmeric, and share formula options that we craft, made with real food from our trusted farm partners, and added nutrients!
The root of the trend: inflammation support
In her post The Power of Turmeric, Dr. Erin Stokes talks about turmeric’s “key role in maintaining a healthy whole body inflammation response.”* Indeed, turmeric is known for its ability to help support acute inflammation (that sore elbow from your last round of tennis, perhaps?), as well as the inflammation that may not be so apparent to us - that ‘whole body’ inflammation response Dr. Stokes alludes to. That said, let’s start with…
Turmeric Strength™ for Whole Body
This formulation combines a powerful array of healthful compounds, whole foods and extracts that support a healthy inflammation response*, and features real, farm fresh turmeric root to deliver 481 mg of curcumin per serving (those are the active compounds in turmeric).* We also added BioPerine®, a patented black pepper extract that helps support the absorption of curcumin,* while cherries and berries provide added antioxidants.* That’s a whole lot of support packed into just two tablets a day! And there’s more...
We know that gut health = good health and so we also formulated a probiotic with turmeric as well. MegaFlora with Turmeric contains Bifidobacterium lactis (HN019) and Lactobacillus plantarum (LP115) to promote regularity, healthy bowel function and proper digestion for reduced gas and bloating in addition to our signature blend of 14 unique strains of probiotics from 50 billion active bacteria.*
And, if you’re someone who is tired of taking tablets we have two additional options for you! First, you have got to try our Turmeric Inflammation Response* Gummy! YUM! No high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or sugar coating and only 2 grams of sugar or less per serving. Second, we offer a Daily Turmeric Nutrient Booster Powder™ that you just add to juice or smoothies! It’s as easy as scoop, stir and sip!
Now for some of us, our joints may need some extra support, especially after exercise or overuse. In this case, turmeric combines well with other herbs and botanicals selected for their role in supporting healthy joints and mobility, providing a good option for joint comfort.*
Turmeric Strength™ for Joint
In addition to turmeric, we’ve also included 200 mg of ginger root. It also features the herb devil’s claw, which has been traditionally used to provide joint comfort.* If occasional episodes of joint discomfort sounds familiar to you, Turmeric Strength for Joint might deserve a second look.
So we know turmeric can play a role in healthy inflammation and a healthy occasional pain response, but can it do more? You betcha! Turmeric also has an affinity for supporting a healthy liver. Why might that be important? There are lots of reasons.
Just for starters, our liver helps us process all the pollutants we encounter on a daily basis just by breathing the air around us, which is a big job!
Turmeric Strength™ for Liver
MegaFood Turmeric Strength for Liver blends together the amazing goodness of turmeric with real food and extracts that support a healthy inflammation response.* In addition to real, farm fresh turmeric root (delivering 300 mg of curcumin per serving), we also added milk thistle seed, which is rich in silymarin and shown to promote liver health,* while schisandra berry provides added antioxidants*. Lots of liver love!
Hopefully this guide to our trio of turmeric options makes it a tad easier for you to select a turmeric product that supports your individual health goals.
Interested in some of our other vitamins and supplements that also include real food and added nutrients? Looking for non-GMO, certified organic, vegan or gluten, dairy and soy free options? Plus, all our supplements are certified glyphosate residue free. So rest assured, we can help support your body from the ground up with our Energy, Digestion and Sleep & Stress products today!