What's The Difference Between Turmeric and Curcumin?
And Why You Should Be Taking Curcumin Daily...
Dr. Martin Jr.: Hey, I'm Dr. Martin Jr.
Dr. Martin Sr.: And I'm Dr Martin Sr.
Dr. Martin Jr.: And today we just want to talk about quickly a new product that we have available called daily Curcumin Upgrade, and we're really excited about this new product. Now, you know, many of you watching this video most likely have heard about the benefits of curcumin. I mean, there are hundreds and hundreds of studies, and in another video, upcoming video, we're going to talk about some of the really exciting studies and [00:00:30] why you should be taking curcumin everyday.
But here are some of the main benefits of why people are taking curcumin right now. I mean, most people know of curcumin because of its anti-inflammatory and anti-pain benefits, tremendous benefits. It helps boost other antioxidants.
You talk about this all the time, the effect is has on the brain and the protection on the brain.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, and you know what? People today, and let's be honest, right? I mean, one of the greatest fears that people have [00:01:00] is outliving their brain, and we're just seeing it. We mentioned that even in a seminar not long ago, imagine number one reason that people die in England. It's taken over even heart disease, is that of Alzheimer's. I mean, it's incredible when you think of what's happening to the brain today.
So this product is so important for brain health.
Curcumin and Brain Health
Dr. Martin Jr.: So, a lot of research for [00:01:30] its benefits in Alzheimer's, and especially when it's combined with DHA, but again we'll talk about that in another video. Awesome for protecting against heart disease, cancers, arthritis, depression, very, very good for depression and anxiety, and it also has tremendous anti-aging benefits. So, there's a lot of reasons why people taking curcumin everyday, but there's a few things that we want to clarify and why we came out with our own curcumin.
So first of all, one of the questions that people ask a lot of times is, what's [00:02:00] the difference between turmeric and curcumin? That's a good question because a lot of people ask that. Should I be taking turmeric? Should I be taking curcumin?
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah, you can go to the, you know, bulk barn or places like that where you can actually get turmeric, right? And it's yellow and you can't miss it. It's a spice and it's good for you.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Well, what's interesting is that the curcumin actually is the thing that gives it its yellow pigment, right?
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah.
Proper Curcumin Dosing
Dr. Martin Jr.: So, but we'll talk about that. One analogy that we like to use when we talk [00:02:30] about this is, you know, for example you look at oranges. Oranges are a source of vitamin C, so vitamin C is a part or it's found in an orange, so oranges really are a source of vitamin C.
Well, turmeric is a source of curcumin, so you can eat the whole orange to get some vitamin C, which is good, but to get a therapeutic amount of vitamin C you have to eat a lot of oranges.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Yeah.
Dr. Martin Jr.: Really a lot of oranges, or you could take a [00:03:00] vitamin C supplement, right? Well the same thing when it comes to curcumin, and here's the thing. Turmeric is about 2-to-5% curcumin, so you can think about it. In order to get a fair amount of curcumin that you need for therapeutic dosages, you would have to eat a lot of turmeric just to get that amount.
And here's another problem is that, and research has shown this, is curcumin is poorly absorbed. So [00:03:30] just think of the amount of the turmeric root that you would have to consume to get the amount of curcumin that you need to be therapeutic.
Now, I mean, again, therapeutic, anti-inflammatory, you know. All the brain benefits.
Dr. Martin Sr.: The anti-brain degeneration of the brain, inflammation of the brain, inflammation of the joints, inflammation of the gut, you know. Anything that when you look at depression, they've always said that it has such a [00:04:00] connection to the inflammatory markers of leaky gut, leaky brain, right? The inflammation that causes, and then you become depressed.
So yeah, you need a lot of it, and this is why, like I mean in a sense, right? A little background with the clinic. It's not that we don't use curcumin. We used it in our inflammation formula, but we never come out on its own because we could never get what you just talked about, like one that [00:04:30] is so readily absorbed and so strong, because therapeutically we want results, right?
Dr. Martin Jr.: And that's the right. We've seen the research and we talked a lot about curcumin in the past, but we decided to, you know, finally we found a curcumin that we like. So, basically the curcumin that's used in ours is an optimized form of curcumin that's extracted to 30:1.
What that means is that it greatly helps the absorption of [00:05:00] curcumin, right? And that's the problem because for the longest time a lot of the curcumin supplements that are out there, they would be a blood testing after and they found basically nothing in the blood because it's not absorbed.
So, that's why you need an optimized form of curcumin like this, so we have a highly extracted, like highly optimized version of 30:1 which is just awesome for absorbability. Also, [00:05:30] there's a few other things you can do to help increase even more the absorption of curcumin which is what we do in this product here. We add a black pepper, and the funny thing about black pepper, and it doesn't only do this for curcumin, but however when you add black pepper to curcumin, research has shown that it increases absorption by 2,000%.
Dr. Martin Sr.: Wow!
Dr. Martin Jr.: Which is why we add black pepper to our curcumin to make sure that you're getting the dosage [00:06:00] that you need to get the tremendous benefits from curcumin. So, that's why we created our own curcumin product, and we're very excited that it's now available.