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We’ve all come to know and love tumeric, the golden-coloured spice that delciously flavours our curries and golden mylk lattes that flood Instagram. But what about curcumin? A substance found in turmeric that has many anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties, giving you a wealth of health benefits.

Because of it’s inflammatory properties, curcumin helps to treat inflammatory bowl disease, ease joint pain, relieve muscle stiffness, and even arthritis. It can also improve moods and boost brain health by increasing and supporting healthy levels of a hormone called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which plays a key role in long-term cognitive function.

So what’s the curcumin catch?

The problem with tumeric and curcumin, is that they need to move from your intestines to your blood stream in order for you to experience all their benefits and unfortunately, curcumin is poorly absorbed by the intestines, even if you take them in high doses.

That’s why some people suggest taking curcumin with black pepper to improve absorption. Luckily, you now have an even easier option: Releaf Curcumin NovaSOL® has been shown to be 185 times more bioavailable (better absorbed by the body) than standard Curcumin extract.

Other ways you can get more of this magic golden spice, is with some delcious recipes like a tumeric-tahini salad dressing, soup, latte or curry.

Content via MindBodyGreen.com