Turmeric, and especially its active compound, curcumin, have taken the scientific world by storm, showing promise in various clinical studies for a wide array of health benefits. To bring these benefits to you, Approved Science® created Turmeric MD™ which harnesses the potential of 1500 mg of turmeric extract combined with 20 mg of BioPerine®. Keep reading to discover the science behind why Approved Science® chose this particular dosage.
The Power Of 1500 mg Of Turmeric Extract
Curcumin, found in turmeric, has been linked with several potential health benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to potential benefits for metabolic diseases. In a world flooded with supplements and natural remedies, dosage is critical, and it’s pivotal to choose an amount that is both effective and safe.
Turmeric 1500 mg Extract For Diabetes Management
- Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM): One study involving patients with T2DM administered 1500 mg of curcumin daily. The results were promising, showing significant improvements in various markers. Fasting blood glucose levels, insulin resistance, and certain lipid-related markers improved substantially, painting a hopeful picture for T2DM patients (1).
- Dyslipidemia in T2DM: Dyslipidemia, a condition where abnormal amounts of lipids (like cholesterol or fat) are present in the blood, frequently occurs in T2DM patients. Clinical trials have demonstrated that 1500 mg of curcumin could effectively manage this by decreasing total cholesterol, plasma triglycerides, and LDL-C levels while increasing HDL-C levels (1).
- Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in T2DM: Inflammation and oxidative stress play crucial roles in the development of T2DM. A study involving a 1500 mg daily dosage of curcumin found reductions in proinflammatory markers and improved oxidative stress markers (1).
1500 mg Turmeric Extract For Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease, is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. One study of 367 patient with osteoarthritis found that patients administered 1500 mg of turmeric extract daily experienced significant reductions in pain and improved physical function, similar to the beneficial effects of 1200 mg of Ibuprofen (2). This demonstrates turmeric’s potential as an alternative to standard non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which can have gastrointestinal and cardiovascular side effects (3).
Benefits Of Turmeric In Smaller Dosages
While Turmeric MD™ utilizes 1500 mg of turmeric extract to harness its maximum potential benefits, it’s essential to understand that even smaller dosages have shown positive effects in various studies. Here’s a glimpse into the many benefits associated with turmeric extract, even at lower dosages:
- Anti-inflammatory Powerhouse: At the core of many chronic diseases lies inflammation. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory abilities have been well-documented, indicating its potential role in managing conditions from heart diseases to Alzheimer’s (4).
- Antioxidant Boost: Turmeric is not only an inflammation combatant but also a potent antioxidant. It has been shown to scavenge free radicals and boost the body’s antioxidant enzymes, potentially aiding in fighting oxidative stress and cellular damage (5).
- Brain Health Promoter: Curcumin might increase brain levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a crucial growth hormone for brain health. (6)
- Natural Antidepressant: Some studies have pointed to turmeric’s potential in managing depressive disorders, suggesting it might elevate neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine (7).
- Digestive Aid: Turmeric can contribute to better digestion, potentially easing symptoms of bloating and gas. Some evidence also points to its role in managing symptoms of IBS, also known as irritable bowel syndrome (8).
- Heart Health Ally: Curcumin may improve endothelial function, reducing the risk of cardiovascular events (9). Additionally, its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties can play a significant role in heart health (10).
- Potential Cancer Fighter: Curcumin’s role in inhibiting cancer cell growth and metastasis has been a research interest, and while more studies are needed, preliminary findings are promising (11,12).
Depression: Major depressive disorder affects countless individuals globally. While specific studies have used varying dosages, research has consistently pointed towards curcumin’s potential in managing depressive symptoms. For instance, Sanmukhani et al., 2014 found improved mood and reduced symptoms with a 1000 mg dosage. The potential antidepressant effects of curcumin could be attributed to its anti-inflammatory properties and its modulation of neurotransmitter levels.
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BioPerine®: Amplifying The Benefits
On its own, curcumin has a low bioavailability, which means it’s not easily absorbed by our body. This is where BioPerine® comes into the picture. Derived from black pepper extract, BioPerine® added to turmeric has been scientifically proven to enhance the absorption of curcumin, ensuring you get the maximum benefits from every dose (13).
Why 20 mg Of BioPerine®?
This precise amount has been studied (13) and helps ensure optimal absorption without overwhelming the system. It’s the perfect companion to the 1500 mg of turmeric extract in Turmeric MD™, for ensuring that the curcumin is effectively utilized by the body.
Safety And Side Effects
Any responsible discussion about dosage should mention the potential side effects of turmeric. Clinical studies have found the side effects of curcumin to be mild and sporadic (14,15). Side effects like constipation, nausea, or mild diarrhea were rare and not severe. Given its safety profile, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has even granted curcumin the “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS) status (16).
The choice of Approved Science® to feature 1500 mg of turmeric extract in Turmeric MD™ wasn’t arbitrary. It was backed by scientific evidence and the desire to offer a product that’s both potent and safe. Turmeric MD™ contains Curcumin C3 Complex which is a patented and studied form of turmeric extract. Combined with 20 mg of BioPerine® for enhanced absorption, this product can truly make a difference in your health regimen. Whether you’re seeking to manage metabolic conditions or simply looking for a natural anti-inflammatory solution, understand that once you have your doctor’s permission, Turmeric MD™ is ready to take your health to the next level.
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