New Natural Anti-Inflammatory: Theracurmin

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Theracurmin, a version of curcumin, is more readily absorbed by your system, and therefore has far more health benefits.
Air Date: 6/30/15
Duration: 10
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Michael Murray, ND
Michael-MurrayDr. Michael Murray is one of the world’s leading authorities on natural medicine. He has published over 30 books featuring natural approaches to health.

His research into the health benefits of proper nutrition is the foundation for a best-selling line of dietary supplements from Natural Factors, where he is Director of Product Science and Innovation. He is a graduate, former faculty member, and serves on the Board of Regents of Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.

Through his work with leading companies like Natural Factors, Dr. Murray has been instrumental in bringing many effective natural products to North America, including:

St. John’s wort extract
Ginkgo biloba extract
Glucosamine sulfate
Silymarin (milk thistle extract)
Enteric coated peppermint oil
Saw palmetto berry extract
New Natural Anti-Inflammatory: Theracurmin
You may have heard of the medicinal benefits of curcumin, which is found in turmeric.

Curcumin has exceptional anti-inflammatory properties. 

The drawback of traditional curcumin powder supplements, is that it's not absorbed well in your body.

Theracurmin, a version of curcumin, is more readily absorbed or "bio-available" in your system. 

Anyone can benefit from taking theracurmin, but especially those folks who have inflammatory-related diseases or health concerns.

How much should you take? If you're in general health, you should be fine with the regular strength dose (30 mg), one capsule, twice a day.

Someone with inflammatory-related diseases or concerns should take the extra strength dose of 60 mg/capsule, 1-2 capsules, twice a day.

While there's no commercially-available blood test for curcumin levels, the hope is that one will be available in the near future.

Dr. Michael Murray joins Andrea and Lisa to share what theracurmin is, why it works better than traditional curcumin, and who can benefit from supplementing with it.