Why did HB Naturals put turmeric in the Superfood Shots? Well, it is a Rock Star Superfood.
Turmeric Contains Bioactive Compounds With Powerful Medicinal Properties.
Curcumin, the most active constituent of turmeric, has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. According to a trio of studies conducted by researchers from the University of Tsukuba in Japan, curcumin appears to improve heart health as much as moderate aerobic exercise.
In the first study, researchers assigned 32 women to either take a curcumin supplement, engage in moderate aerobic exercise training, or undergo no intervention at all.
The researchers measured participants’ vascular endothelial function – the responsiveness of the layer of cells that line the blood vessels, a key indicator of overall cardiovascular health – both at the beginning and end of the study.
They found that while there was no improvement in the control group, endothelial function significantly increased in both the exercise and curcumin groups.
Most surprisingly, the improvement in the two experimental groups was identical. Important to note that Curcumin is best absorbed from Turmeric Root, rather than from supplements.
In a study published in the journal Biological and Pharmaceutical Bulletin in 2011, researchers from Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences in Japan found that three weeks of supplementation with the turmeric compound curcumin significantly improved cardiac health in male rats who had been given an injection to induce an autoimmune disease of the heart (autoimmune myocarditis).
The rats supplemented with curcumin also showed a reduction in the area of the heart covered by inflammatory lesions and a reduction in the heart’s weight-to-body-weight ratio. “Our results indicate that curcumin has the potential to protect against cardiac inflammation through suppression of IL-1beta, TNF-alpha, GATA-4 and NF-kB expresses, and may provide a novel therapeutic strategy for autoimmune myocarditis,” the researchers wrote.
Heart & Body Naturals put turmeric in the Mind, Body & Soul superfoods. Since you need to consume it with some fat for best body absorbent, there is coconut oil powder, another superfood.