This post is a review. We received one bottle of Turmeric from Tomoson & Earthstream Herbs. All comments are our own.
Recovery. I suck at recovery. I am trying hard to be better at it, really. Since I am very limited with my upper body right now, I am trying to pay attention to my legs. I am actually stretching after I work out. I HATE to stretch. I feel like I should get a prize after each stretch- that is how much I hate doing it. I am also a bad patient. I am not good at remembering (or wanting) to ice my elbow. However, recovery is a huge part of the puzzle. Without it, injuries can occur. Hmmmm, do you think I have learned my lesson yet?
We received a bottle of turmeric recently. What is turmeric? Have you ever heard of it? It has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. It grows wild in Asia and is used in many Asian dishes. In India, turmeric has been used for a variety of diseases and conditions. The active compound curcumin is believed to have a wide range of biological effects, anti-inflammatory being one of them. Studies have been done on curcumin and they have found it be just as effective as ibuprofen! So basically, I need to be taking turmeric for my bum elbow. I definitely run with the crowd that prefers natural healing over traditional medicine.
Is turmeric something you should add to your routine? Please consult with your doctor first, of course. I did see in my research that turmeric should not be taken with blood thinners or two weeks prior to any surgery. Turmeric has the ability to slow the clotting of blood. It should also be avoided if you have gallstones as it can worsen gallbladder issues. We are all different with unique needs. What may work for me may not be right for you. I am thankful to have been a part of this review opportunity! It is still too early for me to be able to report any long time effects I may have seen after taking turmeric but I am definitely adding it to my recovery routine.
Again, if you would like to purchase Earthstream Herbs turmeric, find it here.