Did you know that Turmeric has an active compound in it called Curcumin? With so many scientifically proven health benefits, we just knew we had to add Curcumin to our Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate!
Here are 4 benefits of Curcumin (the active compound in Turmeric):
- Studies have shown that Curcurmin is a strong anti-inflammatory, and it works to fight inflammation at a molecular level. Apparently it is so effective that it matches the effectiveness of some anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects! Now, not all inflammation is bad guys. Short-term inflammation actually helps your body fight foreign invaders and also plays role in repairing damage. What is bad is the chronic type of inflammation that scientists believe plays a major role in every chronic Western disease, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions. Curcumin helps fights this type of inflammation.
- Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that fights the free radicals that are trying to create havoc in your body. Curcumin also stimulates your body’s own antioxidant enzymes providing you further damage from oxidative damage which is believed to be one of the reasons behind aging and many other diseases.
- Curcumin boosts BDNF (Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor) a type of growth hormone that functions in your brain. Low levels of BDNF have been linked to Alzheimer’s and depression.
- Several studies have shown Curcumin supplements significantly help people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. This is mostly because it helps ease the inflammation in the joints.
We also added a little bit of pepper to our Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate.
Pepper has its own magnitude of benefits, but the main reason you will find this in our Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate is to help boost the absorption of curcumin.
Have you tried our Anti-Inflammatory Hot Chocolate yet?