by Team Member Chelsea Powell
Turmeric root is a carefully chosen ingredient in our popular juice, Inflammation is Gone, and has been utilized for thousands of years to treat an array of diseases and conditions. A relative of ginger, turmeric is a perennial plant native to South East India. Turmeric contains the compound curcumin, which boasts anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral properties. In addition, we use turmeric in Inflammation is Gone specifically because of the proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant biological effects. Curcumin is a powerful antioxidant that fights molecules in the body known as free radicals. Free radicals injure cells, damage DNA, and create the seed for disease, so antioxidants are essential in defending the body against inflammation. Curcumin also lowers the levels of two enzymes in the body that cause inflammation, resulting in the production of joint stiffness, swelling, and pain.