Inflammation happens to everyone regardless of age, often without you realising it. However, if your body has excess inflammation, it will send signals to notify you that something is amiss in your system. Some of the common signs include body pain, constant fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, gastrointestinal complications, weight gain and frequent infections.

Inflammation: good or bad?

Inflammation comes from the Latin word for “to set on fire”.  Like fire, inflammation can serve or harm us!

It is an essential part of the body’s immune response to injuries and infective foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses. Acute inflammation occurs as the body’s natural healing process. This is a good inflammation the body employs to defend itself against foreign invaders that could otherwise cause harm. The symptoms subside once the body has healed.

On the flip side, inflammation can be bad if it persists. This condition, known as chronic inflammation, puts the body into an emergency state for a prolonged period. It can spread throughout the body and wreak havoc, leading to a myriad of serious health conditions. It is believed to be the root for a myriad of health conditions, from allergies, depression, autism, asthma, arthritis, eczema, to some life-threatening diseases such as diabetes, heart attack, stroke, and even cancer.


Put out the fire of inflammation with turmeric

Do not let inflammation rage inside your body and silently take a toll on your health! You can reduce inflammation by making positive lifestyle and dietary changes.

More than just a culinary spice, turmeric possesses remarkable health-promoting properties, thanks to its well-known anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. This golden spice provides a safe, natural approach to calm inflammatory responses in a host of chronic diseases, ranging from arthritis to Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases and even cancer.

Curcuminoids are known to suppress inflammation by inhibiting NF-kB, a transcription factor which triggers a cascade of undesirable inflammatory responses in the body. As a potent antioxidant, curcuminoids effectively protect the cells from lipid peroxidation, and oxidative stress caused by free radicals.


Supplementing with turmeric

As the gold standard for turmeric extracts, Curcumin C3 Complex® is the foremost clinically studied natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with a multitude of health benefits. Standardised to 95% curcuminoids, it contains not only curcumin, but all three curcuminoids: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin (DMC) and bisdemethoxycurcumin (BDMC). These three major curcuminoids are in naturally occurring free form, which confers greater bio-efficacy compared to its conjugates. It is far more readily absorbed and available for use by the body for enhanced health benefits.

The addition of BioPerine®, a black pepper extract containing no less than 95% piperine, significantly enhance the absorption of curcumin by up to 2,000%. With this natural bioenhancer, Curcumin C3 Complex® is able to reach, enter and remain within their target cells for longer periods of time for optimal health support.

An assurance of safety, both Curcumin C3 Complex® and BioPerine® have been granted GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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