Ever wonder what gives turmeric its vibrant yellow color? That ingredient is known as curcumin or Curcuma longa!
Not only does curcumin give your favorite Indian dish the fragrant spice you love, but it also has been shown to exert antioxidant, cell-protective, anti-inflammatory effects. A new study from Massey University in New Zealand shows that curcumin may reduce tissue damage that causes pain in delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) while enhancing muscle recovery. The double-blind random-crossover controlled study 17 men were taking men were taking 5 grams two days prior and 3 days following a performance test. The results showed that there was a “moderate-to-large reduction in pain” during exercise.
Curcumin supplements have seemed to top the sports nutrition market in the past three years. Here at BLI we work with only the top suppliers to get you the best products. Curcuplex™ is a great way to get the daily benefits of curcumin. This product uses methods to significantly enhance curcumin’s naturally poor bioavailability; providing you with the best antioxidant, cell-protective, pain reducing and immunomodulatory properties of curcumin. Stop in at BLI if you want to discuss more about the benefits of curcumin.
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For more information about the study go to: http://www.worldhealth.net/news/spice-combats-soreness/
Feature image credited to IVC Journal