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Do you think turmeric capsules are a good choice for dietary supplementation?  That depends on the supplement.  Researchers have found that taking a 2000mg single-ingredient tablet results in undetectable levels in the bloodstream.  In other words, the nutrient is poorly absorbed.

There is a solution to that problem, but most supplement manufacturers don’t bother with it.  They rely on the consumer’s limited information to sell their products.  Many people have heard about the health benefits of turmeric and the curcumin found within it because it has been all over the news.

But, most news reports focus on what the reporter feels is “newsworthy”.  If they tell their audience about all of the health benefits, but then turn around and say the nutrient is poorly absorbed, they feel they would spoil the story.  The reporter’s role is not really one of consumer education, but of attracting viewers or readers.

Before you buy turmeric capsules or any other nutritional supplement, you need to do your own research, if you want something safe and effective.  If you’re like most people, you want to improve your health, not waste your money.

In order to ensure that curcumin reaches the bloodstream, it must be protected from gastric acid in the stomach.  A tablet with an enteric coating is the right mode of delivery for this supplement.  In addition, when combined with piperine, an element found in black pepper, curcumin absorption is enhanced by some 2000%.  So, the most effective supplement is one that includes both piperine and curcumin, wrapped up in an enteric coating.

As far as safety goes, no adverse reactions have been seen in humans, after a single dose, other than mild nausea and diarrhea.  Those side effects occurred at doses exceeding 2000mg.  In animals, researchers have seen hair loss and dangerously low blood pressure.  Some researchers are concerned because antioxidants can sometimes have a “pro-oxidant” activity.  For these reasons, high dose turmeric capsules are not recommended.

The best choice is a multi-nutritional supplement that contains 50mg of the extract combined with 30mg of piperine.  Other ingredients to look for include green tea, grape seed, bilberry, olive leaf, ginger, ginkgo Biloba and milk thistle extract.  To ensure that you meet the optimal intake of nutrients on a daily basis, look for vitamins A through K and essential minerals, such as calcium and magnesium.

Single-ingredient turmeric capsules will not provide the benefits that are claimed by the manufacturers.  But when you take a good multi-nutritional supplement, the benefits are noticeable, almost immediately.  You will have more energy and sleep better.  As time goes by, you will notice that your skin looks better and your eyesight improves.

In addition to those noticeable short-term benefits, those of us that strive to reach the optimal nutritional intake recommended by nutritionists and doctors of naturopathic medicine, hope that we will live longer and be free of degenerative diseases.  We won’t settle for turmeric capsules, because so much more is available. Visit my website today to learn about a multi-nutritional supplement I’ve discovered that I’d like to share with you.

Source by Gordon P Hall

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