Is turmeric really the ultimate cold-weather immune booster?

Autumn time and the arrival of colder weather are, for many of us, synonymous with the onset of coughs, colds, and sniffles. While the cold weather itself doesn’t directly give you colds or the flu, it does make it easier for viruses to spread. On top of that, the air is usually dry during the colder seasons of the year, which dries out the nose and throat, making it easier for viruses to enter your body. 

Exploring the link between turmeric and immunity

Clearly, autumn is a good time to start thinking about boosting your immunity so you can get through the colder months flu-free! But how? One particular ingredient from your pantry may provide the answer. 

Turmeric – the golden key for boosting your immunity 

Recent research highlights the incredible benefits of curcumin, the primary active compound in turmeric. It excels in enhancing overall health and stands out for its remarkable impact on immune system strength and respiratory well-being. 

Picture curcumin as an immune system coach, ensuring it responds effectively at crucial moments. By boosting your body’s defence against microbes like viruses and bacteria, it prevents these invaders from gaining control. Particularly in your respiratory tract, where many of these unwelcome guests reside, the difference can be substantial. 

And turmeric has other health benefits as well, like alleviating joint problems, aiding circulation, and supporting heart and liver health. By supporting overall health, your body is better able to defend itself against viruses and bacteria when it needs to. 

How to easily incorporate turmeric into your diet

If you enjoy Asian food, you likely don’t find it hard to include turmeric in your cooking. Asian cuisines have long celebrated turmeric, especially in aromatic curries that blend its earthy flavour with other spices and herbs. In general, turmeric is a very versatile spice and can be used to make various bean dishes, rice dishes, stews, sauces, and marinades. 

Keep in mind that curcumin is best absorbed when paired with heart-healthy fats or black pepper. So, when you’re whipping up a dish, consider adding a dash of pepper or drizzling some olive oil to maximise the benefits of turmeric. 

Here’s a quick tip: if you’re looking for an easy-to-prepare turmeric boost, try “golden milk” – a traditional Indian drink made by simmering milk with turmeric, black pepper, and sometimes sweetened with honey. It’s a lovely, warming drink, perfect for autumn! 

Solving turmeric’s big problem

Despite its myriad health benefits, turmeric has one significant challenge: poor absorption. Curcumin is not easily absorbed into the bloodstream on its own. This means that you might not be able to reap all the benefits of turmeric, even if you’re a big fan of curries and even if you add black pepper whenever you’re cooking with this spice. Luckily, researchers have found a solution! 

Encapsulating curcumin in micelle, a water-soluble coating, dramatically boosts its absorption. In fact, the micellar form of curcumin has been shown to have 185*x higher bioavailability compared to the curcumin found in regular turmeric powder and offers 24*-hour retention rates. This means it’s able to enter the bloodstream more efficiently, and the body can utilise it much more easily. 

Curcumin bioavailability

The micellar form of curcumin can only be found in the form of supplements – just like our Curcuma Forte! It stands ahead above other turmeric products on the market because it was designed by combining micellar curcumin with other powerful natural-based ingredients, all in one convenient solution for the ultimate health kick. 

Give your immunity a boost this autumn with Curcuma Forte!

Beyond curcumin, our Curcuma Forte formula is enriched with top-quality ginger extract, which helps fight inflammation in your body and supports your digestion, and vitamin D3 to keep your muscles and bones feeling strong and healthy.

Fortify your immune system with Curcuma Forte and enjoy this cosy season to the fullest without getting interrupted by colds or the flu. Available with a special discount for a limited time only! 

*Disclaimer: the effects of the product may vary between individuals and could differ from those described on the website. Our products are not intended to prevent, treat, or cure any disease or serious illness. Maintaining a  balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle is important.    

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