Fire your cells into spring
Turmeric is well known for its joint and mobility-supporting properties, but did you know that it is also beneficial for a healthy mood and general wellbeing? Let’s take a deeper look into turmeric’s background and benefits.
Turmeric (curcuma longa) is one of the most studied herbs in Indian and Chinese tradition. A perennial shrub native to southern Asia, it is a member of the ginger family. Its Chinese name literally means, ‘yellow ginger,’ because of its beautiful, rich colour. Turmeric is cultivated throughout Asia and Africa, but most of the turmeric we get is grown in India.
The active components in turmeric are a group of compounds called curcuminoids. The most studied of these is curcumin. Turmeric also contains other important active oils, but it is believed to be the curcumin that helps give turmeric its beneficial nature.
Benefits for mood and brain health
Studies have shown that curcumin has the antioxidant ability to maintain the concentration of neurotransmitters, like serotonin and dopamine, which make you feel good. This can benefit your mood, focus and clarity. As a whole, turmeric works on a cellular level to support the production of brain cells and neurotransmitters, which supports both general health and mental wellbeing.
The curcumin in turmeric can help:
- Neurotransmitters: curcumin helps support the production of feel good neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine, which are necessary for mood, cognition, libido and focus.
- Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF): studies show that curcumin supports neurogenesis, the production of new brain cells which are essential for mental clarity, focus and mood.
- Neuroprotection: curcumin is a potent antioxidant and helps protect your brain. Supplementation of turmeric is a key to getting the necessary added nutrition for brain support.
Good Health Turmeric 15800 Complex combines turmeric’s active ingredient curcumin, with BioPerine® (black pepper) and three Ayurvedic herbs – boswellia, ginger and ashwagandha. It is designed to offer a good daily dose of whole-extract turmeric as an addition to your antioxidant needs for mental clarity, mood support and focus. It’s combined with a synergy of herbs to aid the effective absorption of turmeric and support healthy neurotransmitter function on a regular basis.
Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. Good Health, Auckland.