Turmeric is a spice that has long been recognised and used by ancient cultures for its powerful medicinal properties. Likewise, CBD has a laundry list of health benefits that have been known for thousands of years.
When used in tandem, CBD and curcumin extracted from turmeric provide a powerful boost that can supercharge your health and wellbeing.
Turmeric + CBD: A powerful combination
Turmeric’s active compound, curcumin, is a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory aid that is widely used as a treatment for everything from arthritis to anxiety. In Ayurvedic medicine, it has been used for over 4000 years, and India still produces the vast majority of the world’s turmeric (and consumes 80% of it).
The natural healing properties displayed by turmeric are a perfect partner to CBD extract. The safe, hemp-derived, THC-free CBD found in BioCBD+ products is formulated with the healing powers of curcumin. This produces a clean, organic supplement that packs a superpowered punch to help you feel better, faster.
Here’s what you need to know about turmeric and CBD, and how these superhero ingredients can enhance your day to day life.
Curcumin: extracting the power from the plant
Turmeric or Curcuma longa is a member of the ginger family, and its large rhizome is used to make turmeric powders and supplements. The rhizome is boiled, dried, ground into a powder and used in a host of different ways to provide multiple health benefits.
The active ingredient in turmeric is known as curcumin, and it is the main natural polyphenol found in the rhizome of the plant. It has traditionally been used in Asian countries as a medicinal herb due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimutagenic, antimicrobial, and anticancer properties. Whilst it has been used for pain relief in many traditional cultures for centuries, in a study published by the US National Library of Medicine & National Institutes of Health, it’s clear that turmeric’s full potential has only recently come to light.
“The medicinal properties of turmeric, the source of curcumin, have been known for thousands of years, however, the ability to determine the exact mechanisms of action and to determine the bioactive components have only recently been investigated.”
This new research is revealing just how powerful curcumin can be in supporting optimum health.
New research on the benefits of turmeric
Curcumin is a prime example of a plant polyphenol: a micronutrient that we ingest through certain plant-based foods. Polyphenols are jam-packed with antioxidants that provide a range of health benefits.
However, some polyphenols are difficult for the body to uptake, so some of the potential benefits are lost. The above-mentioned study reports that curcumin has a range of benefits, but some of these are hard to access.
“Curcumin has been shown to target multiple signalling molecules while also demonstrating activity at the cellular level, which has helped to support its multiple health benefits. It has been shown to benefit inflammatory conditions, metabolic syndrome, pain, and to help in the management of inflammatory and degenerative eye conditions. In addition, it has been shown to benefit the kidneys.”
The study goes on to report that the key benefits of curcumin are its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but it has historically been difficult to really dial in and obtain the maximum gain.
“Despite its reported benefits via inflammatory and antioxidant mechanisms, one of the major problems with ingesting curcumin by itself is its poor bioavailability… While there appear to be countless therapeutic benefits to curcumin supplementation, most of these benefits are due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.”
So how can we reap the full benefits of curcumin?
The secret to making turmeric more bioavailable
Up until recently, one of the main problems with being able to unlock curcumin’s full potential has been its poor bioavailability when taken by itself. This means that it’s difficult for the body to absorb it properly, as it is rapidly metabolised and eliminated. In essence, curcumin needs a bioavailability enhancer to slow its progress through the body.
The major active component of black pepper is one such bioavailability enhancer and it is associated with a whopping 2000% increase in the bioavailability of curcumin.
This ability for black pepper to make curcumin incredibly bioavailable in the body is the secret to reaping the maximum benefits from turmeric.
Benefits of CBD with curcumin
We have shared a wealth of information on the benefits of CBD. From both a scientific standpoint and anecdotal evidence from our (20,000!) happy customers, it’s clear that CBD has an astonishing effect on many of the body’s systems and pathways.
From keeping you healthy and promoting deeper sleep, to lowering blood pressure, boosting exercise performance and supporting the body through the cold winter months, CBD is a proven and safe supplement that is clean, organic and non-addictive.
It works by regulating the body’s natural endocannabinoid system, which has been found to be a critical part of many body functions including sleep, clarity, mood and more.
Like curcumin, CBD performs at its best when it is fully bioavailable, as it can be readily absorbed and utilised by the body’s systems.
BioCBD+ extracts are highly bioavailable because our CBD is water-soluble. Water solubility greatly enhances the potential for the cannabinoid nanoparticles to enter the bloodstream and start getting to work, making it up to 10 times more effective than any oil-based CBD product on the market.
Additionally, our high-quality extracts can be ingested in a range of ways which can have an effect on its bioavailability. You can read more about the different modes of administration here and choose which method suits you best.
When you buy water-soluble CBD capsules and extracts online from BioCBD+, you can rest assured that our products are triple-tested to ensure quality, purity, safety, and potency. Because we use a proprietary combination of organic curcumin and organic, full-spectrum hemp extract, you can be sure you are getting a CBD supplement that actually works.
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