MegaFood | Feb. 2021
We’ve talked about turmeric before (like in this post from Dr. Erin Stokes, ND, MegaFood Medical Director). Turmeric continues to be a “hot” commodity but, unlike most trendy supplements, the hype is well-earned. After all, turmeric has a key role in maintaining a healthy whole body inflammation response.*
Interested but not sure where to begin? We get it - there are a TON of turmeric supplements on the market today, and the choices can be overwhelming! So let’s break down four of the most common reasons people look to turmeric, and share formula options we craft, made with key nutrients paired with real food from our trusted farm partners.
1. Whole Body Support
Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Whole Body combines an array of healthful compounds, whole foods and extracts that support a healthy inflammation response*, and features real, farm fresh turmeric root to deliver 475 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 are a source of phytonutrients.* That’s a whole lot of support packed into just two tablets a day! And there’s more…
- Enter our mighty mini: Turmeric Curcumin Minis - Whole Body This convenient mini tab features a proprietary blend of turmeric root and turmeric extract to deliver a guaranteed minimum of 237 mg curcuminoids along with BioPerine® and cherries and berries. Its two mini tabs can be taken anytime of the day, even on an empty stomach.
- When YUM matters: First, you have got to try our Turmeric Inflammation Response* Gummy! No high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, sweeteners, or sugar coating and have 2 grams of sugar 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.
2. Support Healthy Joints*
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 inflammation resulting from occasional overexertion or vigorous exercise.*
Turmeric is included in our Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Joint along with 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 after exercise sounds familiar to you, Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - Joint might deserve a second look.
3. Liver Support
Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strength† - 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 phytonutrients*. Lots of liver love!
4. Digestive Support
And the love doesn’t end there. Some of us need extra support when it comes to regularity and proper digestion. Turmeric root helps maintain a healthy inflammatory response of the colon, so we paired it with a Prebiotic Blend to encourage the growth of healthy gut bacteria.* Because gut health = good health, we formulated a probiotic with turmeric as well.
MegaFlora® Probiotic 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.*
Hopefully this guide to our 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!