Turmeric and Curcumin – Healthy Inflammatory Response Support

///Turmeric and Curcumin – Healthy Inflammatory Response Support

Importance of Inflammation

Our body is consistently battling with various stresses on a daily basis. As a consequence, this causes our body to produce an inflammatory response. Inflammation is a very important response whereby it helps the body fight foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, heal itself after an injury and repair damaged tissues. Without inflammation, the body will have no ability to fight infections leading to severe circumstances. While it is known how beneficial the role of inflammation is, major problems occur when it is chronic (long term).

What is Chronic Inflammation?

Chronic inflammation plays a vital role in a variety of diseases such as metabolic syndrome, heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s. Lifestyle activities such as exercising, healthy eating habits and correct supplementation all combine to help prevent or reduce chronic inflammation and prevent these diseases.

Taking this into account, our Oxylent® Restore provides a unique formula that contains a clinical dosage of turmeric and curcumin backed by science to maintain a healthy inflammatory response and provide natural antioxidant support.†

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric originally came from India were it was used as a spice and medicinal herb. Only recently science has provided evidence to show that the compounds in turmeric really do benefit us in multiple ways. These compounds found in turmeric are called curcuminoids, with the most significant being curcumin. Curcumin is the key ingredient in turmeric that has potent anti-inflammatory effects and is a very powerful antioxidant.† However, the percentage of curcumin in turmeric spice is very low. Therefore, in order to experience the maximum benefits, an extract in supplement form that contains a significant amount of curcumin must be taken.

Curcumin – The Super Ingredient

Curcumin plays more of a role during the inflammatory pathway at a molecular level. Its main function is to block a molecule called NF-kB. NF-kB activates certain genes related to inflammation once it travels into the nuclei of a cell. Research suggests that these molecules play a significant role in chronic diseases. This highlights the importance of curcumin. Several studies also suggest that curcumin has compared favourably to certain anti-inflammatory drugs without experiencing the side effects.

Furthermore, due to curcumin’s chemical structure, it is also a powerful antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals. This reduces oxidative damage and helps protect against the ageing process and diseases. This super ingredient just gets better! Not only does it block free radicals through its own properties, but it also boosts the activity of the body’s own antioxidant enzymes.

In addition, curcumin offers additional benefits including the following:

1) Joint support

2) Supports motor neuron activity in the brain

3) Supports endothelial function and regulates blood pressure

4) Assists neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine

 

Why Oxylent® Restore

Oxylent® Restore is a natural blend of herbs and antioxidants designed to support healthy restoration. It has turmeric and curcumin standardized to 95% curcuminoids to help support and maintain the body’s inflammatory response. Not only does it offer the clinically studied nutrient, curcumin, it has other potent ingredients including Superoxide Dismutase (SOD), AuroraBlue® Wild Alaskan Blueberries and Bromelain. Moreover, studies have shown that curcumin is very poorly absorbed into the bloodstream as a standalone. For this reason, Bioperine® is included within the formula and has been clinically shown to increase the absorption of curcumin by as much as 4 times to maximize its attributes. Oxylent® Restore comes in vegetarian capsules and contains no preservatives, GMO’s, gluten or soy and is magnesium stearate free!

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