People in India and China have used turmeric for thousands of years. Turmeric continues to be a highly regarded herb in India’s Ayurveda system, recognized as an authoritative source of knowledge and truth in the promotion of natural health.
Today, turmeric is also considered an adaptogen – or botanical that supports your body’s ability to adapt to stress from any source. Adaptogens are valued for their contribution to energy, stamina, endurance, strength, and mental clarity.*
On a cellular level, turmeric can assist your cells by helping to neutralize substances that can cause stress and maintaining the cells’ integrity when threatened by these stressors.*
In addition to its potential health benefits, turmeric’s aromatic, pungent flavor adds a delicious flavor boost to cuisine. The vibrant yellow hue in curry and other dishes comes from turmeric.
Since turmeric is so renowned for both culinary uses and for health, Dr Mercola like to include it in food preparation as much as possible.
How Fermentation Turns Ordinary Turmeric Into Super-Turmeric
When you use fermented turmeric instead of regular, non-fermented turmeric, you allow your body to take a digestive shortcut.
By fermenting the turmeric ahead of time, you mimic your own digestive process to unlock turmeric’s beneficial compounds.
This improves turmeric’s bioavailability and makes it easier for it to be absorbed into your bloodstream – a real plus if your digestion or gut health isn’t up to par…*
Fermentation is also a valuable tool for unlocking nutritional potential in foods, like with fermented vegetables.
With the special fermentation technique, you help concentrate turmeric’s antioxidants.
Recently demonstrated in a study, rats fed a fermented turmeric beverage had a higher concentration of antioxidants than those fed a beverage made with ordinary turmeric. The fermentation process resulted in an increase in the antioxidant activity of turmeric.
Regular, non-fermented turmeric can be a challenge to absorb in great enough amounts for significant benefits. By using fermented turmeric, you can maximize your potential gain.