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This article was posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008, in the following Categories: Benefits
According to the USDA Nutrient Database, a one-ounce serving (28g) of Turmeric provides:
- 24% of the adult RDA of Fiber
- 64% of the RDA for Iron
- 12% of the RDA for Vitamin C
Health benefits of these nutrients:
- Dietary Fiber is necessary for digestive health
- Iron is key for helping your body use oxygen
- Vitamin C is crucial to health, well-known as a natural antioxidant
Additional health benefits being studied:
- Arthritis: With osteoarthritis effecting so many people, teams of researchers all over the world are constantly seeking effective, safe methods to overcome this condition. Several ingredients show promise, such as Chondroitin — which is recommended as a therapeutic agent for arthritis of knees and hips, among other target areas. A study sponsored by the World Health Organization found “compelling evidence” that this ingredient can interfere with the progression of osteoarthritis2. And the US National Institutes of Health have given Glucosamine Sulfate a “Likely Effective” rating for treating osteoarthritis2.
- Pain relief: As scientists continue to study arthritis and its devastating effects, numerous studies have involved MSM. In a recent experiment, researchers concluded that arthritis patients who were given MSM reported reduced pain and improved physical function3.
- Improved mobility/physical function: Other scientists are focusing on finding ways to helping arthritis sufferers regain movement in their joints. A California trial revealed participants enjoyed enhanced movement capability in their arthritic knees after being given CMO4.
- As reported in the journal Drugs and Aging, Volume 24, Issue 7, 2007: “Glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate as therapeutic agents for knee and hip osteoarthritis” by O. Bruyere and J.Y. Reginster (World Health Organization Collaborating Center for Public Health Aspect of Osteoarticular Disorders, University of Liege, Belgium).
- Available online, via http://www.nlm.nih.gov
- As reported in the journal Osteoarthritis and cartilage (published by the Osteoarthritis Research Society), Volume 14, Issue 3, 2006: “Efficacy of methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) in osteoarthritis pain of the knee: A pilot clinical trial” by L.S. Kim, L.J. Axelrod, P. Howard, et al (Southwest College Research Institute, Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, Tempe, AZ)
- As reported in The Journal of rheumatology, Volume 29, Issue 8, 2002: “Cetylated fatty acids improve knee function in patients with osteoarthritis” by R. Hesslink, D. Armstrong, M.V. Nagendran, et al (Hesslink Ventures, San Diego, CA).