SANUSq Botanique: Turmeric (Curcuma longa L) in vegetable capsules - 400 mg x 90
Current batch best before date: August 2025
Country of origin: India
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Contains: (per capsule) 400 mg organically grown Turmeric with Black pepper + Ginger in vegetable capsules
Suggested dosage: We suggest 3 capsules per day
Storage: Refrigerate after opening, and use within 60 days
Turmeric is a well-known spice that comes from the plant Curcuma longa. It is native to India and other countries in Southeast Asia. In India, the root of turmeric has been used for centuries, both as a spice that adds flavour and colour to the food as well as a therapeutic herb used in digestive problems, skin disorders, cold, upper respiratory tract infections, liver disorders, wound healing and arthritis.
In Ayurveda, the root of the turmeric plant is highly revered for its powerful medicinal and healing properties. Also known as the golden spice, turmeric is loaded with many bioactive compounds known as curcuminoids that are responsible for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Curcumin is possibly the most researched bioactive compound present in turmeric root and many high-quality studies suggest that curcumin is one of the most effective natural substances that can reduce pain and inflammation in the body, without any adverse effects. In fact, some studies have suggested that turmeric could be as effective as commonly used prescription drugs in some health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes.
Health Benefits of Turmeric in a Nutshell
- Works as a powerful anti-oxidant
- Reduces pain and inflammation
- Improves painful symptoms in arthritis
- Maintains liver health
- Reduces heart disease risk
- Supports brain health
- Improves skin health
Curcumin Health Benefits
1. Reduces inflammation
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and opioids are mainstay medications to treat pain and inflammation, particularly in conditions such as arthritis, migraine, backpain and inflammatory bowel syndrome. Prolonged use of these medications can cause nausea, upset stomach, stomach ulcers and increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding. Using them over long-term can increase risk of heart disease and cause damage to liver and kidneys.
Studies suggest curcumin can block the synthesis of molecules (such as NF-κB, cytokines and prostaglandins) that cause pain and inflammation. Research shows that curcumin may be more effective than traditional and commonly used anti-inflammatory medications.
A number of human clinical trials have suggested that curcumin’s anti-inflammatory properties can be used to manage various conditions where chronic inflammation is the main culprit. These conditions include atherosclerosis, obesity, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, endothelial dysfunction, and even dementia. 
2. Reduces symptoms in arthritis
Curcumin reduces joint inflammation and eases painful symptoms in OA, due to its anti-inflammatory effects.  In fact, it has been found to be as effective as ibuprofen in reducing pain and improving joint function in people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. 
Curcumin also helps in reducing the symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition where chronic inflammation damages and destroys cartilage and the surrounding tissue. This causes painful joints with swelling, stiffness and reduced mobility. Chronic inflammation of the joint also causes joint injury and deformity.
Studies show that curcumin can be safely used to manage symptoms in people with active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In fact, it has been found to be more effective than diclofenac in reducing swelling and tenderness in the joints in RA, but with fewer side effects. 
3. Supports respiratory tract health
Curcumin is beneficial in cold, cough and flu-like symptoms. It also works as an anti-allergic and is known to reduce symptoms in allergic rhinitis and sinus pain.
Curcumin helps manage the symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. It is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes obstructed airways with symptoms such as difficulty in breathing, chest tightness, persistent cough and wheezing. It is mainly caused by prolonged exposure to substances that irritate and inflame the lungs, such as cigarette smoke and pollutants in the air.
As a powerful anti-inflammatory substance, curcumin reduces inflammation in the airways and may also help relax the tracheal smooth muscle. Curcumin also reduces lung damage in active smokers.
4. Helps in diabetes and pre-diabetes
Curcumin in turmeric helps reduce blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance in people with type 2 diabetes. It may even prevent the development of diabetes in pre-diabetic people, who are prone to developing full blown diabetes.
Studies have revealed a number of mechanisms how curcumin may help people with diabetes.  For example, curcumin protects beta cells of the pancreas from oxidative damage. Beta cells are responsible for secreting insulin, a hormone that manages blood sugar levels. It also improves cholesterol levels and boosts the antioxidant status in people with type 2 diabetes.  Curcumin may also help prevent complications associated with diabetes, such as liver problems and diabetic nephropathy.
Why black pepper is added to our curcumin product?
While curcumin is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, it not readily absorbed by the body owing to its poor bio-availability. Black pepper is known to improve the absorption and bio-availability of curcumin many times over. If you are looking to achieve the maximum benefits of curcumin that it is known for, it is best to consume curcumin with black pepper.
Our product also contains ginger, which further adds to the anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory punch of turmeric. On its own, ginger is known for its ability to boost immunity, ease pain and reduce inflammation. It also provides relief in nausea and supports healthy digestion.
Other Health Benefits of Curcumin
- Reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases
- Helps in inflammatory bowel disease
- Improves skin health
- Reduces the severity of PMS symptoms
- Reduces the risk of dementia and depression in the elderly
- May be helpful in Alzheimer’s
Turmeric is considered as a safe supplement. Do not exceed recommended dosage and always consult your healthcare practitioner before you start taking turmeric in any form.
- Long-term use of turmeric in high doses can cause mild side effects such as nausea and stomach upset.
- People taking medications or herbal remedies to lower blood sugar levels should refrain from taking turmeric.
- Not recommended for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or for women who are trying to conceive
- Not recommended for people with gallstones or a bile duct obstruction.
- Not recommended for people with bleeding disorders as it slows blood clotting.
- People with pre-existing medical conditions should consult their healthcare practitioner before taking turmeric supplements in any form.
- Curcumin slows blood clotting. If you are scheduled for surgery, stop using turmeric supplements two weeks before the planned procedure.
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- Chin KY et al. The spice for joint inflammation: anti-inflammatory role of curcumin in treating osteoarthritis. Drug Des Devel Ther. 2016
- V Kuptniratsaikul et al. Efficacy and safety of Curcuma domestica extracts compared with ibuprofen in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a multicenter study. Clin Interv Aging. 2014
- Chandran et al. A randomized, pilot study to assess the efficacy and safety of curcumin in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis. Phytother Res. 2012
- Zhang et al. Curcumin and Diabetes: A Systematic Review. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2013.
- Marton et al. The Effects of Curcumin on Diabetes Mellitus: A Systematic Review. Front. Endocrinol. 2021