Turmeric root is an herbal remedy that has been used in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. The turmeric root is harvested, dried, and powdered. Although it is used as a spice in Indian and southeast Asian cuisine and is famous for giving curry its golden hue and pungent flavor, turmeric has also been used for centuries in Asia because of its myriad health benefits. This is because a primary constituent of turmeric is curcumin.
Curcumin is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to support a balanced inflammatory response in the body.* Curcumin also offers relief from the pain and discomfort associated with the occasional overuse of joints and muscles.*
Natural curcumin, however, is notoriously difficult for the body to absorb, which means the body likely misses out on its many health benefits. Thorne’s Meriva® is a curcumin phytosome – a delivery format that is optimized for absorption.