If you’re into personal wellness, you might have heard the quote, “Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food,” attributed to Hippocrates. Few truer words have been spoken! One such food that checks both of those boxes is the medicinal and outright magical turmeric root.
Let’s take a quick look at it, where it comes from, what it does for your body, and why we use it in our formulation for CVD Crush.
Turmeric has been applied in countless cultures across the globe as medicine, spice, food and more. It’s been used, notoriously if you have a low spice tolerance, in Indian foods and curries for thousands of years. It’s turmeric that gives curry its yellow color and the tang when it hits your taste buds. It has a proven track record as a healing modality for both the body and brain.
From the genus Curcuma, turmeric is a small plant that blooms beautiful little flowers when in season. The root stem, also called a rhizome, is what is utilized and what looks similar to ginger. What gives turmeric its yellow color is a compound called curcumin, which is what makes the magic happen.
Curcumin has been scientifically studied across multiple domains for its ability to lower inflammation, act as an antioxidant, and prevent disease. If you didn’t know, chronic inflammation is a primary indicator of countless diseases, including but not limited to heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndromes, and coronavirus severity and mortality.
And that’s not to say that some inflammation isn’t good. When you hit the gym or get a good workout and feel sore, that low-level inflammation actually signals the body to engage in necessary protocols for healing. It’s when it becomes chronic, or consistent and persistent, that disease starts to set in.
So instead of reaching for that third ibuprofen, which has second, third, and even fourth-order consequences on your body, try grabbing some turmeric root or curcumin supplements!
Keep in mind, turmeric only contains 3% curcumin by weight, so it might not be enough to receive the full spectrum of benefits. It has to be taken as curcumin extract, and if you want to know more about extracts see our article on CVD Crushes Caffeine Quality.
To make CVD Crush the truly groundbreaking product that it is, we wanted to incorporate as many potent ingredients as possible. So we made it with turmeric extract to not only counter inflammation but to provide more powerful antioxidants to your body for maximum effect.
This is just one of the many choice and mighty ingredients we use in CVD Crush to make it the robust ready-to-drink shot that it is. There’s no refrigeration necessary and was made to fit your lifestyle to make you the best you.