How a Curcumin Supplement Can Help You Deal With Inflammation
By: Team Asprey
- Inflammation helps your body protect itself when you’re sick or injured. When inflammation sticks around, it can increase your risk of health problems.
- Curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, is a natural remedy for inflammation.
- Your body has a tough time using curcumin in its natural state. Eating turmeric in food doesn’t provide the same benefits as a curcumin supplement.
- Curcumin supplements deliver powerful anti-inflammatory benefits. For the best results, look for a curcumin supplement that contains good-for-you ingredients to improve absorption and help you feel your best.
Inflammation is important. It’s how your body protects itself when you’re sick or injured.
The thing is, inflammation usually disappears when the illness goes away or the injury heals. But sometimes inflammation sticks around, like when you’re constantly stressed or you eat inflammatory foods. Your body goes on the defense — and stays there.
It’s known as chronic inflammation, and over time, it can increase your risk of health problems. Why? Your body can’t perform at its peak when your systems are inflamed.
Here’s what you should know about curcumin — and how to pick a supplement that will help you feel your best.
What is curcumin?
Curcumin is the active compound of the turmeric root. You might be familiar with turmeric spice because of its bright yellow color. Curcumin gives the root its telltale hue — and impressive healing properties.
How does it work? Studies have shown that curcumin blocks the production of inflammatory cells. That effect resonates throughout your entire body. For example, curcumin has been shown to support healthy joints and mobility.
However, even though curcumin is one of the most powerful and safest anti-inflammatories around, your body can’t easily absorb curcumin in its natural state. Curcumin only accounts for about 2 percent of the turmeric root.
You can bridge the gap and benefit your entire body by taking a curcumin supplement. Not all supplements are the same, though. Some will give you better effects than others due to the quality and combination of their individual ingredients.
Want to combat inflammation and feel like a champ? Keep reading.
How curcumin supplements work
Curcumin supplements are designed to make curcumin more available for your body to absorb and use. Sure, you can gnaw on a chunk of turmeric root all day, but you just won’t reap the same benefits. (Plus, you’ll look silly.)
The best curcumin supplements are designed to deliver beneficial levels of curcumin molecules called curcuminoids. Once they enter your system, they’re absorbed into your bloodstream. Then, your body uses those curcuminoids to block PGE2, a hormone that contributes to inflammation.
It’s crazy to think that a plant compound can do all that good stuff, but research shows that curcumin is an impactful supplement to add to your routine for healthy whole-body inflammation response. You can get even better results with a supplement that is specifically designed to increase curcumin’s bioavailability. That means your body can more easily benefit from all the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin.
How to increase bioavailability
Remember, the problem with curcumin is that it only makes up about 2 percent of the turmeric root. Supplement manufacturers can take extra steps to make curcumin more available for your body to use. You deserve to know what goes into your body, so here’s what you should know about the differences among curcumin supplements.
Some curcumin supplements contain ingredients like black pepper extract to enhance absorption. Black pepper isn’t Bulletproof for a reason: It can irritate your GI tract, contributing to more inflammation. Black pepper also a high risk of mold contamination, which can build up in your body and slow you down over time. Learn more about why mold toxins are kryptonite.
What makes Curcumin Max different
Curcumin Max consists of a blend of over 200 concentrated turmeric compounds. That blend is called a “whole turmeric complex,” and it’s designed to deliver curcumin to your cells like same-day shipping.
In fact, every single part of the Curcumin Max formula is designed to help you feel your absolute best.
You get only the good stuff with Curcumin Max. It uses a special blend of turmeric compounds to isolate the most beneficial nutrients in the turmeric root. It’s clinically proven to help your body absorb curcumin 10 times better than standard curcumin powders — without any extra additives. 
Powerful herbal blend
The formula consists of a winning blend of boswellia, ginger, stephania, and curcumin. These mighty herbs work together like peas in a pod to support a healthy inflammation response. Think of them as a recipe for relief.
Learn more about why these herbs are so good at fighting inflammation.
Curcumin, boswellia, ginger, and stephania are all fat-soluble. That means they dissolve in fat, and then they’re stored in your body’s fat tissue. So, in supplement form, they work even better when they’re combined in oil.
That’s why these herbs are combined with Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil — a purified form of saturated fatty acids called medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), derived from 100% coconut oil.
Brain Octane Oil makes it easier for your body to actually use the active compounds in curcumin, boswellia, ginger, and stephania. Altogether, every part of this supplement’s formula is designed to ease inflammation with good-for-you ingredients.
The end result? Thanks to all that extra TLC, you’ll support joint health and mobility, keep inflammation at bay, and feel like the best version of yourself — without any of the side effects commonly associated with other products.
Curcumin Max ingredient benefits
- Curcumin: Blocks the production of inflammatory cells and proteins and soothes pain
- Boswellia: Potent anti-inflammatory and soothing properties
- Ginger: Calms inflammation, soothes pain, and reduces muscle soreness
- Stephania: Reduces the production of inflammatory proteins
How to use Curcumin Max
Each softgel contains 500mg of turmeric root complex and at least 45% active curcuminoids. The softgels are easy to swallow, and unlike capsules, their softgel form masks the strong, spicy taste of ginger and curcumin.
Take two softgels daily with food. Enjoy profound anti-inflammatory benefits from science-backed plant power.
Then, go out and be awesome.
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