Turmeric: How Much Should You Take Every Day?
I've been cooking with turmeric, and it didn't occur to me until I saw your TV segment about supplementing with it versus cooking with the spice for better absorption how it can cause acid reflux and burn the esophagus. I wasn't feeling any relief cooking with it and your segment made sense to me, so I stopped cooking with it and my acid reflux and the stomach issues I was having cleared. I'm sure it was the turmeric powder I was cooking with. My doctor also confirmed everything you said about taking turmeric extract being much more effective without the side effects.
I showed my rheumatologist your LynFit Recovery Agent with turmeric extract and he was quite impressed with the amount of supportive ingredients that are in it, along with the amount of turmeric it contains, as well as the grade (95%) of curcumin you use.
I wanted to thank you for creating such a great product. My arthritis pain is 85% better since I started taking it, and I have more energy too! My question is, how much should I take every day as a maintenance dose? The bottle says to take nine tablets and I've only been taking four every day. Can you advise?
That is a great question and I'm always glad to hear of someone's pain levels being improved by using Recovery Agent!
First, turmeric spices contain around 3% curcumin, compared to 95% curcumin extract, which is the grade we use in Recovery Agent. Not only that, but we combined it with supporting nutrients, so it's ten times more powerful than taking turmeric alone. The nutrients address the underlying issues and help the body heal and recover versus putting a band-aid over the issue by simply removing pain.
Recovery Agent contains an all-star plant root extract lineup of glucosamine, chondroitin, L-Glutamine, citrus bioflavonoids, green tea extracts, ginger extract, bromelain, gingko, bilberry, capsicum, milk thistle, and of course, turmeric.
Recovery Agent is soreness' worst enemy and your new best friend. Keep your joints springy, your muscles strong, and tissue healthy.
How much one should take is not a black and white issue. I’m very conservative and believe less is more, so if you've been taking four tablets and you feel that good, I’d continue taking four tablets daily for at least six months before switching to a maintenance dose. Inflammation that's been chronic (around for more than 3-6 months) can be difficult to squelch, and you want to make sure it's well maintained before taking less.
I personally take it as a multivitamin with joint benefits every day as I have an “itis” type body, and I feel aches and pains if I don't. My maintenance dose is four per day, and if I have an "itis" flair up with more pain than usual, I up my dosage and take three tablets three times a day until it's back under control.
Here are a few of the many benefits of Turmeric Root Extract.
- Turmeric root extract is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Many studies indicate that chronic, low-grade inflammation may be a key factor in developing conditions like heart disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer. In test tube and animal studies, curcumin has been shown to block certain biological pathways leading to inflammation.
- Turmeric root extract may reduce knee pain and improve function in people with osteoarthritis. In fact, when you take the correct dose (of 95% curcumin grade) it may work as well as ibuprofen for reducing pain.
- Turmeric root extract helps reduce cholesterol by 32% and triglycerides 39%. On average, total cholesterol was reduced by 32%, “bad” LDL cholesterol by 42%, and triglycerides by 39%.
- Turmeric may also improve the quality of life for people with chronic kidney disease who are experiencing itchy skin. In one study, those taking turmeric had decreased markers of inflammation and reported less itching.
Bottom line … to get these benefits, forget trying to cook with turmeric or drink it as a tea. You would have to consume pounds of this yellow spice to obtain the amount needed to help your body heal and recover.
Lisa Lynn, Clinical Metabolic Nutrition & Fitness Expert and Associate Chaplain. Best known for her 18+ years as Martha Stewart’s trainer, who was responsible for Martha’s over-50 amazing physical transformation that caught the attention of Dr. Oz, leading to her many appearances on the Dr. Oz Show. Lisa is not just another trainer; she herself lost 40 pounds and has kept it off, even with a sluggish thyroid and menopause.
- Lisa Lynn