Read This Before You Invest in Turmeric Extract

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Before you invest in turmeric extract, take a few minutes to learn how to choose a supplement.  There are some high quality products on the market, but most of them are a waste of money.  This article will help you find an effective product and get the best value for your money.

An effective product is beneficial for people with arthritis and other painful conditions, because of the natural anti-inflammatory that is found in the plant.  It's called curcumin.  Curcumin may be beneficial for Alzheimer's patients, people that have type II diabetes and a variety of other health problems.  Because of the curcumin content, turmeric extract may help prevent cancer, heart disease and other age-related diseases, but only if the supplement manufacturer makes an effort to enhance bioavailability.

Bioavailability concerns how much of a nutrient is absorbed into the bloodstream when it is eaten or taken orally.  Some nutrients are readily and quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.  Others are not.  They may be broken down by stomach acid or too large to pass through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. 

When it comes to the curcumin in turmeric extract, the problem is stomach acid.  It is quickly degraded by stomach acid into an inactive form.  In order to protect curcumin from stomach acid, you need a supplement that has an enteric coating. 

The best supplements also contain piperine.  Piperine is an element found in black pepper and other plants.  It too has natural anti-inflammatory activity.  It is beneficial for digestive problems and stimulates the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood, sleep and appetite.  The biggest benefit of piperine, when it comes to dietary supplements, is that it enhances the absorption of other nutrients, including the absorption of turmeric extract.  Other nutrients that are better absorbed when piperine is around include beta-carotene, selenium, vitamin B6 and a number of amino acids.

There is reason to believe that the vast majority of age-related and non-genetic diseases are caused by poor nutritional intake over the course of one's lifetime.  Obviously, the toxins in our environment don't help.  But, the body is perfectly capable of ridding itself of small amounts of toxins, as long as it is well nourished.

The human body can also fight off bacterial, fungal and viral infections, if the immune system is functioning properly.  One of the benefits of turmeric extract is immune system support.  Just be sure to do your research, if you want something truly effective. Visit my website today to learn about a multi-nutritional supplement that I've discovered that I'd like to share with you.

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Gordon Hall is fervent about enabling you and everyone to live a healthy lifestyle, and is an ardent reviewer of herbal, vitamin and mineral extracts. To discover which supplements Gordon recommends after far ranging and extensive research. Visit his website now at : http://www.your-supplement-resource-site.info

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This article was published on 2010/04/03