Curcumin is a powerful spice used for thousands of years in ancient civilisations especially in Indian foods. Turmeric contains curcumin used as a curry spice, but curcumin are the primary polyphenol identified as the cardinal composite in turmeric.Dr Mercola's Curcumin is a potent antioxidant which has 3 curcuminoids found in Turmeric curcuminoid, also friendly demethoxycurcumin & bisdemethoxycurcumin these amazing compounds support healthy cellular growth, anti-inflammatory properties and healthy joints.
Dr Mercola Curcumin Advanced is a polished and readymade form of curcumin with all the innate qualities of Curcuma Longa. The encapsulated form saves the distress of going through the bitterness of the curcumin compound on the palate. Turmeric is the name of the plant from which the curcumin-containing root is derived. The turmeric plant is native to tropical regions of the earth. while the flower’s color is white, the root that is used for the preparation of supplements is yellow-colored. The ol’ spellcasters gave in to the yellowish brick stone look of the root and named it as the golden spice. Curcuminoids are an active ingredient of the root that serves the benefit of their use with their calorific value. Each capsule of Dr Mercola Curcumin Advanced contains 500mg of curcumin extract. A regular capsule of Dr Mercola Curcumin Advanced would be expected to contain sufficient amounts of manganese, fibre, iron, vitamin B6, and vitamin C.
Dr. Mercola believes that turmeric has the potential of doing much more than spice in a recipe. A review of the personalities of curcumin reveals that it exerts its action in the body by raising the levels of the enzyme superoxide dismutase and glutathione peroxidase in the plasma. These are the enzymes that dissolve the action of free radicals within a minute of their release. In the cases of inflammation, it works through the route of gene expression. Tumor necrosis factor α and cytokines play a major role in spreading the frivolous nature of inflammation to the deeper layers of the skin or in the case of a long-standing disease to many other major organs. Curcumin acts on the mediator NF-κB and therefore stalls the operation midway. The spice doesn't dissolve in water which makes it essential to be consumed either in the form of an oil or a capsule. While the oil might taste bitter, the capsule only tastes better!