The turmeric root is one of nature’s marvels. It’s been used for thousands of years in Ayurvedic medicine to help maintain normal inflammatory balance, cool the GI tract, and calm the immune system.
As research on turmeric progressed scientists focused only on harnessing the benefits of one active compound, curcumin, but it was quickly discovered that curcumin isn’t well absorbed by the human gut. In order to increase absorption special technology was developed to help curcumin slip right through the gut wall and into the bloodstream. But this was never shown to improve clinical efficacy.
Quickly it became apparent that more absorption didn’t equal better results, but why? As scientists investigated this problem they found turmeric root has other beneficial compounds that enhance the function of curcumin while having benefits of their own. It’s not just about one turmeric compound but the complete turmeric matrix.
It turns out when this unique group of turmeric compounds is ingested the gut microbiome processes them and makes them bioactive to have the most impact in the body. The bioactive turmeric then neutralize toxins, builds microbial diversity, keeps inflammatory balance in check, and supports the immune system.
Turmeric was never intended to bypass the gut. That is where it works best. So when choosing a turmeric product choose one with more than just one compound. Choose one that gives you the complete turmeric Matrix for full spectrum health benefits. CurCuMax Complete is made with the complete turmeric Matrix as nature intended.
All the nutraceuticals that we provide through out practice are pharmaceutical grade, cGMP certified, and have been thoroughly researched and reviewed by Frances Mark, Pharm.D., Anti-aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine Nutraceutical Expert Practitioner. Dr. Frances Mark was trained at The University of California at San Francisco. Jeffrey Mark, M.D. , is a quadruple board certified physician who have been using functional supplements to successfully optimize the health of his patients for over 2 decades.
During the month of August 2020, All Functional Health will donate 10% of the proceeds from all supplement sales to the San Ramon Valley Unified School District to benefit the students, families and educators in Contra Costa County, serving more than 32,000 students within the communities of Alamo, Danville, Blackhawk, Diablo, and San Ramon. Please use code SRVUSD when making your purchase.
For more tips about your GI health, nutrition advice, or treatment for your acute or chronic condition, contact us at one of our offices in San Ramon located in the East Bay which is easily accessible from the San Francisco and Pennisula or Turlock, which is located in the Central Valley. We are offering telemedicine appointments during this pandemic and beyond. Request an appointment with Dr. Mark online today. Many home laboratory test kits are available to be sent directly to your home.