Smart Botanicals

December 31st, 2019

3 Reasons Why Turmeric is the Perfect Anti-Inflammatory

Do you know what the mother of maladies is? Chronic inflammation.

Chronic, low-grade or systemic inflammation has been linked to a vast range of medical conditions from Alzheimer’s and depression to the joint pain of rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Left unchecked, chronic inflammation inhibits the body’s ability to repair healthy tissuein arteries, joints, muscles and various organs.

The good news? Healthy lifestyle choices help manage chronic inflammation, and first among those choices?  An anti-inflammatory diet.

But even the most health-conscious, need to supplement their diets.  And just as there is a “smart” analog for everything nowadays – smart phones, smart homes, smart cars, etc. – the smart qualifier can be used for botanical health supplements as well.

Turmeric has been a therapeutic botanical used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3,000 years and in western medicine, the benefits of turmeric’s active components have been studied since 1910.  In the last 20 years, studies have shown that turmeric has a systemic benefit throughout the body, in mitigating both acute inflammation as well as disrupting chronic inflammation.

If mother nature’s R&D department has an intuitive, smart botanical, turmeric would be it.

Smart Botanical Reason #1:  Turmeric Makes Your Gut Happy
Studies indicate that inflammation of the digestive tract is linked to an imbalance of gut bacterium. An imbalance triggers inflammation, which triggers an immune response which if not abated, can lead to metabolic conditions such as insulin resistance and diabetes.

Turmeric has been shown to aid in digestion through its active component curcumin by supporting the good bacteria in your gut biome.  However, using whole root turmeric makes a big difference because curcumin is just one of 200 active molecules present in whole root turmeric, that work to amplify its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial benefits.
Many turmeric supplements use black pepper or piperine extract to enhance the gut absorption and potency of turmeric. But additives like black pepper are “non-selective” enhancers that can have adverse effects by allowing absorption of toxins. Additionally, with the arrival of new technology, black pepper or other chemical absorption enhancers are no longer necessary.
And according to Nuvothera CEO, Arthur Clapp, it’s the size of the curcuminoid particle that really matters to greatly enhance absorption and bioavailability.  Look for Super Micronized whole root Turmeric Curcumin like Nuvotherawithout absorption enhancers to reap the full benefits.

Smart Botanical Reason #2: Turmeric Supports Faster Muscle Recovery Post-Workout 
The soreness you feel after working out is a stress response to the breakdown of muscle tissue during exercise which causes inflammation.  The resulting inflammation has to be terminated to allow the satellite cells that are responsible for muscle tissue repair to work.

If chronic inflammation is present, then the anabolic signals that initiate muscle growth and repair are further disrupted via pro-inflammatory hormones called cytokines.  There is strong evidence that turmeric not only offsets the pain associated with delayed onset of muscle soreness – i.e. the pain you feel the day after you work out – but also promotes faster recovery in athletic performance.

Smart Botanical Reason #3: Turmeric Keeps You Feeling Younger (And Happier!) Longer
Are you feeling a little stiff and creaky getting out of bed in the morning?  Does it feel like you’re lifting less weight than you used to?  Do you suffer from late-afternoon brain fog or occasionally forget where you left your keys?

As we age, these are what we think of as the hallmarks of getting old; joint stiffness, muscle loss or weakness and a forgetful memory.  However, the presence of these symptoms could very well be indicative of stress and chronic inflammation.  Essentially, you could be feeling old before your time.

Factors to consider:
We can start suffering from stiff joints as early as our 30’s and in an otherwise healthy individual, suddenly feeling creaky is usually indicative of inflammation of the joints as in osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, or even inflammation of the bursae – which cushion joints and ligaments – and can present as bursitis.

A chronic low-grade inflammation profile (CLIP) – chronic inflammation is linked to the loss of muscle fibers (sarcopenia) and muscle strength (frailty) which factors into age-related maladies.

A major study published this year found that “People who harbor high levels of chronic inflammation at midlife are more likely to experience memory loss.”

And recent findings from the University of Wisconsin show that “Inflammation is becoming surprisingly relevant” in the clinical treatment of depression.

Not surprisingly, turmeric shows promising results in mitigating all the above.  Consider the following:

Unlike the potential side effects of steroids in long-term use, or potential health issues associated with daily use of prescription NSAID pain pills or OTC anti-inflammatories, at the right dosage turmeric can perform comparably, with few to no side effects and a better safety profile for long term use to reduce joint pain and inflammation.

A 2007 study suggests that turmeric curcumin can “mediate muscle wasting in inflammatory diseases,” potentially resulting in the “attenuation [reduction] of muscle protein loss.”

A 2018 study published by UCLA in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry finds that turmeric curcumin “improved memory and mood in people with mild, age-related memory loss.”

Even symptoms of depression and anxiety are responsive to turmeric, particularly with “atypical” depression segments of hard to treat patients that also demonstrate high chronic inflammation.

BONUS – Smart Botanical Reason #4: Turmeric is Even Safe for Your Pets (Best.Reason.Ever!)
Pets are extended family and as pet parents, we’d do just about anything for them.  Many commercial pet food brands already contain turmeric as a natural food colorant, but the amounts present are usually not enough to provide full therapeutic benefit.

The anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties in turmeric is proven to help joint pain in older dogs and fight the free radicals that contribute to degenerative diseases in dogs and cats.  Before giving your pet turmeric, make sure to talk with your veterinarian.  If your veterinarian recommends turmeric, confirm the correct dose per pound for your pet (the usual dose is 10-15mg per pound), and use a high quality, water and gut soluble formulation like Nuvothera.

You may find that turmeric helps give your furry children a longer, more comfortable life if incorporated correctly.  And who doesn’t want more years with Fluffy and Fido?

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” – Albert Einstein

A healthy life is a marathon, not a sprint. Chronic inflammation has many cascading orders of effects throughout the body which significantly impacts your long-term health – and even your wallet.  Most chronic illnesses are related to inflammation and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) estimates that:

“90% of the nation’s $ 3.3 trillion (USD) annual health care expenditures are for people with chronic and mental health conditions.”

To support your anti-inflammatory lifestyle choices, consider using a daily, Super Micronized turmeric supplement like Nuvothera, as the smart botanical that takes you across the finish line.

Turmeric: Nature’s most potent pain reliever and more

July 2nd, 2019

By Chris Matos

I have suffered from chronic pain in my knees and back for several years now. This pain prohibits me from doing activities and hobbies that use to bring much enjoyment to life. I tried many different treatments from over-the-counter to prescription pain pills, all of which either had no effect or were causing additional problems. This encouraged me to research healthier and more effective treatments for pain. I discovered turmeric curcumin and an impressive list of health benefits such as diminished joint pain, improved brain function, lower risk of heart disease and cancer, thwarting Alzheimer’s disease, and even anti-aging effects.

Turmeric curcumin has been used for centuries in food and medicine dating back nearly 4,000 years because of its potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Known as the main spice in the Indian dish curry, it is argued by many to be the most powerful herb on the planet at fighting and potentially reversing disease. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in turmeric responsible for so many of its benefits and yellow color. In fact, turmeric is even good for treating hip pain and other inflammatory conditions in dogs, thanks to this active ingredient. Today’s market primarily includes turmeric supplements with products composed of 95 percent curcumin.

Turmeric curcumin happens to be poorly absorbed by the human body, so it is often recommended to purchase turmeric supplements that contain black pepper or piperine to maximize absorption. However, these chemical additives can have adverse side effects. Furthermore, turmeric and curcumin are two of the most scientifically studied natural ingredients. Many of the studies have been conducted locally at the Texas Medical Center in Houston who support turmeric’s potency and usefulness for many health conditions.

Does it really work?
Personally, having tried ten of the most rated turmeric supplements on Amazon only a couple showed positive results, yet none delivered the benefits I had expected. Realizing all supplements are not made equal I found a true gem. Nuvothera’s Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin utilizes the full turmeric root with over 200 beneficial molecules. Having the full complement of turmeric molecules works better as a whole rather than in isolation of only curcumin alone. Perhaps the greatest feature is the “micronized” aspect which simply means they have made the particle size incredibly small improving its absorption and bioavailability. Micronizing is so effective no black pepper or chemical enhancers are needed. This aids effectiveness and eliminates the risk of harmful side effects. Research studies have shown this super micronized turmeric curcumin to be over 100 times more potent compared to other curcumin brands.

What turmeric does for the body is amazing. Health-wise turmeric and curcumin benefits range in everything from helping with blood clots and depression to combating inflammation, boosting skin health, regulating cholesterol, and more. Nuvothera’s website ( has been eye opening from the amount of reliable information and videos showing how their product excels beyond all others. Since using their maximum potency turmeric those expected benefits have become surpassed, truly changing my life. I am able to enjoy a healthy pain free life everyday while enhancing my mood. This has become the go to gift for family who become so thankful and share all the benefits they have experienced. To feel the great rewards from turmeric, demand the best quality and begin living life to the fullest.

Nuvothera’s Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin Available Now

April 2nd, 2019

Nuvothera announces the launch of its Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin supplement. Nuvothera’s Turmeric Curcumin is unlike any other because it’s super-micronized to achieve maximum absorption, potency, and bioactivity without chemical enhancers.

Turmeric and its unique compound curcumin have anti-inflammatory effects that heal the gut and body. Turmeric and curcumin reduce inflammation, lower risk of heart disease and cancer, improve circulation, detox the liver, and stimulate collagen production as well as rejuvenate skin. The key to Nuvothera’s unique scientific formulation is the water-soluble formula that allows for maximal absorption without harmful chemicals. Nuvothera Super-Micronized Turmeric has been shown to be 100 times more potent than other brands.

Nuvothera’s CEO Arthur Clapp has decades of experience developing all-natural alternatives to pharmaceutical treatments. This is a God-send for people seeking to reduce dependence on prescription pills. Consumers report benefits of diminished joint pain, improved brain function, thwarting Alzheimer’s disease, and even anti-aging effects. Turmeric also is the most helpful remedy for inflammatory skin problems like acne, rosacea or psoriasis. The key to Nuvothera’s unique scientific formulation is the water-soluble formula that allows for maximal absorption without harmful chemicals.

“Our Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin excels in so many ways beyond conventional curcumin options,” says Clapp, “but the star of the show is our finding of 126 times greater COX-2 inhibition, which is a biomarker for inflammation.” There’s a plethora of health advantages of turmeric and curcumin. However, the anti-inflammatory benefits are the most exciting. The Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin is a game changer for sought after anti-inflammatory benefits.

Nuvothera now sells Super-Micronized Turmeric Curcumin on their website, or from Amazon and other outlets.

For more information contact Sumer Dene at [email protected] or 281-474-587.

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