We want to help you kick your NSAID (Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) to the curb if you suffer pain and inflammation from things like injuries, chronic backaches and arthritis. Over the counter painkillers can eat away at the gastrointestinal tract and have been linked to increased risk of heart failure.1,2 But we also know that when it comes to pain, you don’t want to mess around.
Say hello to turmeric—the knobby orange Indian root in the ginger family that makes delicious curries and is a natural, potent anti-inflammatory.3 Preliminary studies 4 show that the active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) works as effectively as acetaminophen with none of the gnarly side effects. This is not news for Ayurvedic doctors who have been treating pain and inflammation with turmeric for centuries.5
Studies show that the curcuminoids in turmeric may be effective at treating arthritis,6 colitis,7 chronic neurodegenerative diseases 8 and help to promote kidney function.9 Early evidence also points to curcuminoids boosting DHA levels in the brain and liver,10 with positive implications for depression,11 anxiety 12 and Alzheimer’s disease.13
Each capsule of Nested Naturals Turmeric Curcumin includes 1000 mg of pure turmeric root extract with 95% curcuminoids. Grinding up the root into a powder doesn’t yield very much of the active ingredient, but it’s an easy and cheap process. That’s why so many herbal supplements use powder forms. We buck the trend and use an extraction process that allows us to guarantee that you are getting a concentration of the good stuff. Because you’re looking for more than an herbal placebo, right?
Taken on its own, turmeric isn’t very bioavailable.14 Just like peanut butter works better with jelly and Batman works better with Robin, turmeric works better with black pepper.15 Some sources 16 note that black pepper may boost bioavailability of turmeric by 2,000% and it’s a natural painkiller in it’s own right.17 We include 10mg of black pepper fruit extract in Nested Naturals Turmeric Curcumin to give your body full benefit.