Most Googled turmeric questions: answered

Most Googled turmeric questions: answered

Turmeric is a golden spice hailed for centuries in traditional medicine and culinary practices alike. But what's the buzz all about? Is it another fleeting health trend or a potent healer rooted in centuries-old wisdom? Let's look into the depths of this vibrant spice and its active compound, Curcumin, by addressing some of the most searched questions on the internet.

Why is turmeric powder necessary for your body?

Turmeric powder boasts many health benefits, mainly attributed to its active compound, Curcumin. From its powerful antioxidant properties to its potential anti-inflammatory effects, turmeric may support heart health and joint function and even aid digestion. Read further about the benefits of Turmeric.

What is the recommended daily intake of Turmeric powder?

The recommended daily intake of turmeric powder varies depending on how it is used within the body. A good way of looking at the dosage is based on the active compound, Curcumin. A good starting dose is 3mg of Curcumin per kg of body weight. Most turmeric powders contain around 2% Curcumin, meaning that you would need to take 3400 mg of Turmeric powder daily. DR.VEGAN's Curcumin & Turmeric supplement is concentrated, with 20x more Curcumin than standard Turmeric supplements. It provides 200 mg of Curcumin per daily dose, making it the perfect dose for most people in one simple capsule (which won't make your teeth yellow!). In addition, the DR.VEGAN® Curcumin & Turmeric supplement is formulated for optimal absorption, including black pepper and ginger extract to ensure you receive the full benefits of this potent spice without excessive consumption. Continue reading why it's so good.

Can you overdose on Turmeric powder? What are the effects?

While Turmeric is considered safe for most people, consuming excessive amounts may lead to gastrointestinal issues such as nausea or diarrhoea.  

Is turmeric powder water-soluble or fat-soluble?

Turmeric powder contains Curcumin, which is fat-soluble. However, it has limited water solubility, which means it's best absorbed by the body when consumed with fat.

Can you absorb enough Turmeric powder from food?

While incorporating turmeric into your diet is beneficial, it's challenging to gauge exactly how much Curcumin you consume, as the Curcumin content of Turmeric powders varies. 

If you are interested in incorporating it into your diet, you can try opening and pouring the contents of your Turmeric supplement into your meals, including our Turmeric Banana Pancakes (Ve) recipe and Golden Turmeric Latte (Ve) recipe.

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How long does it take for your body to digest / absorb Turmeric powder?

The absorption of Turmeric powder depends on various factors, including fat and other compounds that enhance its bioavailability. Generally, it may take around one to two hours for your body to absorb Curcumin from turmeric powder.

How long does Turmeric powder stay in your body after you take it?

The absorption of Curcumin is increased by the presence of Black Pepper and Ginger. DR.VEGAN's Curcumin & Turmeric formula includes Ginger and Black pepper. The combination with Turmeric improves absorption by 2,000%. 

Does Turmeric powder dissolve, flush out or build up in the body?

Turmeric powder is metabolised and excreted by the body. No evidence suggests it accumulates over time. However, consistent consumption may lead to a steady buildup of its beneficial effects. 

What are the symptoms of Turmeric deficiency?

While Turmeric deficiency isn't a thing, excess inflammation in the body can occur in some people. As turmeric and Curcumin have anti-inflammatory properties, individuals with excess inflammation can benefit from Turmeric and Curcumin.  

How long do you need to take Turmeric powder to start experiencing its benefits if you're deficient?

The time it takes to experience Turmeric powder's benefits varies depending on individual factors such as dosage, frequency of consumption and overall health status. However, consistent supplementation over several weeks or up to three months may yield noticeable improvements in overall wellbeing.

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