As an osteopath I often give advice on medications or supplements as part of a treatment plan for different injuries. At Beyond we now stock a few very select supplements, Magnesium Ultra muscle eze, Probiotic UB75, and Theracurmin. We think that these supplements are common products that can help the types of injuries that we look after. If you are taking any other medication we always advise to discuss with your pharmacist before starting any natural supplements to make sure there are no adverse interactions.
Tumeric has had a lot of publicity over the past year as a natural anti-inflammatory. Curcurmin is the active ingredient found in the herb turmeric, which is part of the ginger family. It has been consumed for over 5000 years, constituting a staple part of the Indian diet. It is thought that the high intake of turmeric in the Indian diet is responsible for the low rate of Alzheimer’s disease seen in their population.
Theracurmin is a curcumin supplement that has been designed to increase its bioavailability, ie how well it is absorbed in the body.
The key features of Curcurmin are:
- That it may help down regulate inflammatory mediators.
- Helps to reduce joint inflammation associated with arthritis.
- Is an antioxidant support.
- Helps to reduce the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
- Helps to maintain a healthy digestive function and emulsify fats in the digestive tract.
- Supports normal gallbladder contraction.
- In vitro evidence suggest it may support Liver function and help support the repair of DNA damaged by oxidative stress.
In some studies, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory effects have been shown to be as good as potent drugs like; hydrocortisone and phenylbutazone, as well as over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicines such as ibuprofen.
So, if you’re looking for an alternative to over the counter pain or anti inflammatory medication discussing theracurmin with your health practitioner is a good idea and may provide a more natural alternative. We stock Bioceuticals Theracurmin and other products, which, in our opinion are the best quality on the market.