Healthy Truth Immunity Series (Part 5) - Turmeric and Curcumin

How does our immune system work? When the body senses foreign substances (antigens), the immune
system works to recognize the antigens and rids them by creating antibodies. If the immune system
encounters that antigen again, the antibodies created by the immune system are ready to do their job.

Polyphenols and Immunity: Polyphenols are a category of compounds naturally found in plant foods.
They contain antioxidant properties that can help keep you healthy and protect against diseases. They may
lower blood sugar levels, lower your risk of heart disease, prevent blood clots, protect against cancer,
promote healthy digestion, promote brain function, and help fight infections. They are found in vegetables,
fruits, nuts, seeds, legumes, herbs and spices, dark chocolate.

BEWARE!!!! Store Bought Supplements: Most people believe that turmeric is sufficient to ward off inflammation,
the root causes of many diseases. The fact is turmeric only contains 3-5% curcumin and curcumin is one of the most
powerful anti-inflammatory compounds on the planet. Since curcumin is poorly absorbed into the bloodstream, it
helps to consume black pepper, which contains piperine (a natural substance that enhances the absorption of
curcumin by 2000% by allowing curcumin to pass through the intestinal wall into the bloodstream and slowing down
the breakdown of curcumin in the liver). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120 Generally 1000 mg per
day is recommended for someone with arthritis and a 2016 study shows that curcumin is as effective as NSAIDS.
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325508#overview

Chronic inflammation plays a role in almost every chronic Western disease.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12490960 Curcumin is so powerful that it matches the effectiveness of
some anti-inflammatory drugs without the side effects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19594223 Curcumin
is also a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals that damage cells and cause cancer. Arthritis patients
respond very well to curcumin. In a study with people with Rheumatoid Arthritis, curcumin was more effective than
an anti-inflammatory drug. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22407780

Curcumin & Immunity: Curcumin is a potent immunomodulatory agent that can modulate the activation of T cells
and natural killer cells (vital to the immune system). Its effect on the immune system cannot be understated.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17211725

Healthy Truth Go Gold: Healthy Truth Go Gold has 1600 mg curcumin per serving. We use pure curcumin in
addition to turmeric, and black pepper. Just scoop and mix with water. It is that easy and tastes delicious.

Healthy Truth Golden Milk: Healthy Truth Golden Milk is a blend of Ceylon cinnamon, turmeric, curcumin, black
pepper and contains 500 mg curcumin per serving and is a delicious relaxation beverage before bed.
Bottom Line: Increase your body’s immune system by decreasing inflammation!!


GO GOLD today!