Now’s as good a time as any to give your immune system a much needed boost.
It’s all very well getting your 5-a-day in, or popping a multivitamin first thing, but truthfully there are a few natural ingredients with specific properties that can make all the difference when it comes to supporting immunity.
Fresh turmeric is one of the most potent. If isn’t in your arsenal already, you’re missing out!
Your immune system is your body’s internal defence mechanism. It’s made up of organs and processes – from your skin to your bone marrow – all working together to fight disease.
Turmeric is one of the ingredients that can help support your immune system in a big way, keeping it fighting fit and leaving you the space to enjoy life to its fullest.
This article is going to give you the rundown on exactly how it does that.
Turmeric - not just a modern trend...
Whilst its medicinal benefits have only been verified by scientific evidence more recently, turmeric is by no means a newcomer in our diet.
The root of turmeric’s use can be traced back over 4,000 years, used in Ayurvedic medicine, where it was used regularly for, among other things, its ability to improve immune function.
With its long history as a traditional medicine, this herb has propelled itself into popular culture and mainstream retail. Given its positive impact when included as part of your regular diet, it has also carved a place in the daily routines of many health and wellness enthusiasts.
Turmeric Vs Disease
Turmeric is a healthy, natural ingredient that can be added to countless recipes, arming them with a powerful kick to the immunity system.
More specifically, it’s the curcumin – a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in turmeric – that does the magic. Here’s what it brings to the table:
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory effects on the body – preventing the culmination of specific immune cells that have been linked to obesity and heart disease.
‘Macrophages’ are a type of immune cell that consume invading pathogens, but also secrete pro-inflammatory chemicals.
This creates inflammation. And nobody wants that!
The good news is research has shown that curcumin is incredibly effective at combating inflammation, helping your body to run stress-free.
A Powerful Antioxidant
Curcumin has more than proven its worth as an antioxidant, too. Multiple studies have shown how to can battle oxidative stress – including even the reverse of damage to the liver and kidneys. That’s not something many natural products can boast about!
Additionally, turmeric has also been proven to provide antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal resistance. In short, if it’s not part of your daily diet, you’re missing out.
So whether you’re actively trying to battle an existing condition or trying to reinforce your immunity, turmeric should certainly not be overlooked.
If you’re keen for a way to bring it into your daily routine, check out our range of turmeric shots now. Each one is packed with 35g of organic, cold-pressed turmeric root, giving you a convenient way to reap the rewards of this powerful little herb.