Turmeric - Cardiovascular Health, Inflammation, Liver Health, Pain Relief - Botanica

Key Health Benefits

Turmeric has a long and rich history as a medicinal root but it is only in 1971 that it was first identified for its powerful anti-inflammatory capacity2. Until recently, much of turmeric’s medicinal benefits have been attributed to one of its constituents: curcumin. Curcumin has demonstrated excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. However, curcumin is a compound that is difficult to absorb, which limits its efficacy when taken on its own. Recent findings indicate that there are many other compounds in turmeric that also provide health benefits and that improve the absorption of curcumin3,4. Taking the whole root is proving to be the better way to go.

It is currently used in many chronic inflammatory disorders to help reduce the inflammatory process and to alleviate pain. These include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid-arthritis, gastritis, asthma, psoriasis, and ulcerative conditions. It also has immune modulating properties, keeping the immune system working in balance which helps these inflammatory conditions as well. Turmeric has also been greatly studied for its effect on the liver. It has been shown to be protective against liver damage2, improve bile production3, and support liver detoxification. Additional benefits include its effect on cholesterol. It can lower elevated cholesterol levels4 as well as reduce cholesterol oxidation5, providing overall cardiovascular protection. It also has strong antioxidant capacity and some antimicrobial activity.

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Perfect Protein Elevated - Anti-Inflammatory Blend

Botanica Turmeric Liquid Capsules

Botanica Turmeric Liquid Herb

What is it?

Think protein with benefits: 20g plant protein plus turmeric, moringa and ginger to reduce inflammation.

Potent and highly-concentrated turmeric in a liquid capsule.

Concentrated turmeric extract in an organic alcohol tincture.

Amount per Serving

1500mg turmeric per one scoop serving.

513mg concentrated turmeric extract per capsule; equal to 3881mg turmeric root. Take 1-3 capsules daily.

830mg turmeric per 1ml dose. 1.25 mL taken 2 times daily.

The Verdict

If you already drink a smoothie regularly, this is an easy all-in-one way to get protein and a therapeutic amount of turmeric.

If you are seeking a higher concentration of turmeric, prefer the convenience of a capsule or travel regularly, this one's for you.

If you are a herb nerd and want fast acting turmeric as well as the ability to customize your dose on-going, the tincture is the right option for you.

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Our Process

Growing – Before planting, the earth is prepared. It takes years to condition the soil with organic compost and cover crops. The turmeric is planted before the rainy season and flourishes throughout the 10-month, mostly rainy, growing season. It is then harvested by hand during the dry season, when the roots are left to dry in the hot Costa Rican sun. They are then sliced and oven-dried.

Making – Our unique liquid capsules go through several delicate steps. The roots are first soaked in non-GMO alcohol and water. The resulting herbal extract is then gently concentrated further – without chemicals or high temperatures – while the alcohol is evaporated. There is an additional supercritical extraction step that uses carbon dioxide to concentrate the rich volatile oils (such as curcumin) from the root. Every step of the process is tested for both purity and potency from harvest to encapsulation.

Source Location

On a remote farm on the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, turmeric is grown in rich volcanic soils.