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Posted by: kizzes, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:15am
Hi anyone tried turmeric? in capsule or powder form? if so what health benefits did you get from it :) :)
Posted by: C_Sharp, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:22am; Reply: 1
I normally use it in food rather than taking supplements.

However, it is available in scienca for people who would rather take a pill.

http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP059

Some of the reasons to include turmeric in your diet include:

Enhancing your body's ability to avoid certain types of inflammation.
Support for your immune system's proper function and vitality.
As an antioxidant, supports in suppressing oxidative stress.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:33am; Reply: 2
also called curcumin
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Posted by: Joy, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 3:39am; Reply: 3
I've been taking tumeric in spice form.  As you probably know it's an Indian spice and is very good in certain foods.  I get mine from http://www.MySpiceSage.com that has very reasonably priced spices from all over the world.  And they are fresh and last a long time.

I also found it in root form at Whole Foods a while back and sliced it and added it with garlic and ginger for a quick zucchini dish.  It is a mess in the sense that I finally bought disposable gloves when I peel and cut it because the orange stain gets all over the place and is sometimes hard to remove from hands, countertops, etc.

I agree completely with C Sharp as to its benefits.  I use it mainly as an anti-inflammatory root.

Joy
Posted by: shoulderblade, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 7:20am; Reply: 4
Quoted from kizzes
Hi anyone tried turmeric? in capsule or powder form? if so what health benefits did you get from it :) :)


I have a friend who takes Turmeric in capsule form for inflammation of the joints. According to him you need higher concentrations than would be found by adding it to food in order to be effective. He also thought it was more effective if taken with Cayenne Pepper. (source ???) I did a brief search online and found Turmeric sold only on it's own and not in combination.

Posted by: gardengirl, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 11:31am; Reply: 5
I take a supplement called Inflammatrix (contains curcumin, bromelain and quercetin). Because I started all my supplements and diet change at the same time it's hard to say what is working but collectively, it is all working.
Posted by: ruthiegirl, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 1:44pm; Reply: 6
Turmeric is a diamond superfood on my SWAMI. I have about half a teaspoon or a teaspoon in my morning omelette, along with ginger and red pepper and fresh onions and garlic and something green (spinach today) and sometimes carrots or beets as well.

It's a healthy spice that I eat as part of a healthy, anti-oxidant rich diet. Overall, these dietary changes have given me more energy and reduced my fibromyalgia symptoms and completely eliminated high blood pressure. It's hard to  identify the impact of a single spice on my overall health.

Besides, it's cheaper to buy a large package of turmeric at Costco than it is to buy it in capsule form.
Posted by: deblynn3, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 2:16pm; Reply: 7
Quoted from Joy
I've been taking tumeric in spice form.  As you probably know it's an Indian spice and is very good in certain foods.  I get mine from http://www.MySpiceSage.com that has very reasonably priced spices from all over the world.  And they are fresh and last a long time.

I also found it in root form at Whole Foods a while back and sliced it and added it with garlic and ginger for a quick zucchini dish.  It is a mess in the sense that I finally bought disposable gloves when I peel and cut it because the orange stain gets all over the place and is sometimes hard to remove from hands, countertops, etc.

I agree completely with C Sharp as to its benefits.  I use it mainly as an anti-inflammatory root.

Joy


I add it to my eggs, and with several other spices over meat. I have by own spice mix using the spices given in my swami.   Oh and it is used as a yellow dye.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 4:31pm; Reply: 8
Turmeric is a superfood for me.  I use it in my afghan spice rub mixture.  I love the color (it stains!) and the odor.  I eat so little of it that I've never noticed any effects.  Maybe it would be nice in some flatbreads made with lentil flour or some other compliant flour.  Now you've given me an idea.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 4:33pm; Reply: 9
called 'saffron of the pauper'!!

Paellas turn out great, in color and taste! ;)
Posted by: cajun, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:24pm; Reply: 10
Joy,
Your zucchini dish sounds good, is it a stir fry?
Ruthie and Deblyn,
I never thought to add it to eggs! Must try it now. ;)
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 5:45pm; Reply: 11
I spilled it on my floor.   :X
Posted by: Joy, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 6:32pm; Reply: 12
Cajun,

Yes, I guess it is a stir fry.  Very quick and easy to make.

I either use organic virgin coconut oil or olive oil.  Then add the sliced peeled tumeric, garlic, and ginger.  They take a little bit longer to cook.  Then I take two peeled zucchini (sometimes I also use a yellow squash) and either peel the zucchini or if I'm in a hurry just slice it thin and add to the mix.
The zucchini as you are aware cooks very quickly.  

Joy
Posted by: kizzes, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 1:12am; Reply: 13
Thanks to all for replying..iam currently taking cayenne pepper and i love it..my knee pain was gone ..have lots of energy and i will try taking turmeric with my cayenne supplement:)for O's its a SUPER SAVER :)
Posted by: kizzes, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 1:16am; Reply: 14
Quoted from shoulderblade


I have a friend who takes Turmeric in capsule form for inflammation of the joints. According to him you need higher concentrations than would be found by adding it to food in order to be effective. He also thought it was more effective if taken with Cayenne Pepper. (source ???) I did a brief search online and found Turmeric sold only on it's own and not in combination.



I LOVE THE EFFECT OF CAYENNE PEPPER..LOTS OF ENERGY AND MY KNEE SWELLING IS GONE..JUST 5 DAYS TAKING IT..I WILL TRY TURMERIC WITH CAYENNE THANK YOU:)
Posted by: paul clucas, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 8:02pm; Reply: 15
I use an average of a half teaspoon of turmeric in my "curry style" fish stir-fries.  Besides being a super-beneficial Genoharmonic, it really adds a note to the chili powder that reminds me of Indian food I have enjoyed.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 10:45pm; Reply: 16
I wonder if you could just put turmeric in empty gel capsules to swallow, or whether the supplements that are already made up are special or different in some way.  I have a bag of turmeric from the Indo-Pak grocery that I won't use up in a decade.  I could use some help with my joints.
Posted by: geminisue, Wednesday, April 4, 2012, 11:48pm; Reply: 17
yes O in Virginia- you can, do you have the capsule filling tray, so much easier to do with it.  NOT sure of the real name but you put half the capsule in the holes fill them and slide other half on and your done with so many.
Posted by: veggiequeen, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 5:27am; Reply: 18
I make a 'dry' curry with cubed (sprouted) tofu that I just love. Is my favorite breakfast! I use turmeric in combination with other "curry style" spices like yellow mustard, ginger, coriander seed, fenugreek, cinnamon, etc but no pepper, since I'm an A and don't tolerate pepper very well. The same technique works with chicken or also with veggies alone or in combos... and of course could make a 'wet' curry too. Turmeric is also good in chicken or turkey soups/stews, and works well in bean, lentil, or split pea dishes.

I increased my use of turmeric for it's anti-inflammatory properties, but I do lots of things for that so hard to tell exactly which things have the most effect. I buy organic turmeric (Frontier Herb) by the bag from a co-op.

But I need to know more about capsule filling products/techniques etc because I have had to cut down on the amount of turmeric I eat/chew because I am wearing braces now. I have what is called a 'chain' which is a type of rubbery thing that they put on my brackets to help move the teeth. And the turmeric makes it turn flourescent yellow!!! I've tried swallowing it just from a spoon, mixed with oil and/or honey. But it still gets all over the chain... so I think I may have to do capsules.

I've googled to find a 'tray' or whatever it's called, but am not confident I've found a good product yet. Anyone have any specific suggestions?
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 12:24pm; Reply: 19
http://www.capsuline.com/index.php?app=ecom&ns=catshow&ref=capsule_filling_machines&sid=ppc22608u6jpc4gjsi96lu5aj2

Doing a search for empty capsules will give several sites for this product. This is one of them. The prices vary.
Posted by: 14442 (Guest), Thursday, April 5, 2012, 2:34pm; Reply: 20
You have to be so careful not to spill.  I threw mine out till the current crisis is managed.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:21pm; Reply: 21
Quoted from veggiequeen
I have what is called a 'chain' which is a type of rubbery thing that they put on my brackets to help move the teeth. And the turmeric makes it turn fluorescent yellow!!!


This should make you fit right in with the kids and their colored chains and loops.  Hehee   ;D
Posted by: D.L., Thursday, April 5, 2012, 3:33pm; Reply: 22
I've never tried putting turmeric in empty capsules, but when my husband has a flare-up of inflammation and swelling in a joint, I fill up capsules with celery seed for him, and also give him pineapple, and rub on DMSO gel. The swelling and inflammation go away. I bought some turmeric in capsule form recently and am going to try it instead of a combo capsule I take of something else with turmeric in it.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 4:25pm; Reply: 23
Wow, those capsule filling gadgets are pricy but so interesting and efficient!  I don't think I'll splurge on one of those right now, but I will look for gel caps to fill by hand.
Posted by: Rev144, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:02pm; Reply: 24
Check out the capsule connection [url] http://www.capsuleconnection.com/ [/url] they have the little machine for like 18.00.     They also have vegetable based capsules. The more you order the cheaper they get!  

We put turmeric mixed with a about 1/8th cayenne pepper in the caps....  My cayenne is 140 K scolleville units.  

I get my turmeric from Mountain Rose Herbs  http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkherb/t.html   Its 8.00 for 1 lb of Turmeric which gives you about  1000 filled capsules. This company says they test the herbs for purity. I have not had any bad from them .   ;D

   I take two capsules in the AM and two before bed.  Before I started detoxing and this ER4YT diet and I missed a few days of taking my turmeric, I could really REALLY feel it in my joints.
Posted by: Spring, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:34pm; Reply: 25
Quoted from Rev144
Check out the capsule connection [url] http://www.capsuleconnection.com/ [/url] they have the little machine for like 18.00.     They also have vegetable based capsules. The more you order the cheaper they get!  

We put turmeric mixed with a about 1/8th cayenne pepper in the caps....  My cayenne is 140 K scolleville units.  

I get my turmeric from Mountain Rose Herbs  http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/bulkherb/t.html   Its 8.00 for 1 lb of Turmeric which gives you about  1000 filled capsules. This company says they test the herbs for purity. I have not had any bad from them .   ;D

   I take two capsules in the AM and two before bed.  Before I started detoxing and this ER4YT diet and I missed a few days of taking my turmeric, I could really REALLY feel it in my joints.


For people like me, the veggie caps are the way to go! I forgot to mention earlier that filling capsules with turmeric is practically insane!!! Especially by hand. Just wait until you look at your hands out in the sun! Horrible!! Be sure to buy some peroxide or Chlorox before you start!! It is far too easy just to buy turmeric capsules.
Posted by: tjw6150, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 7:40pm; Reply: 26
Quoted from ruthiegirl
Turmeric is a diamond superfood on my SWAMI. I have about half a teaspoon or a teaspoon in my morning omelette, along with ginger and red pepper and fresh onions and garlic and something green (spinach today) and sometimes carrots or beets as well.

It's a healthy spice that I eat as part of a healthy, anti-oxidant rich diet. Overall, these dietary changes have given me more energy and reduced my fibromyalgia symptoms and completely eliminated high blood pressure. It's hard to  identify the impact of a single spice on my overall health.

Besides, it's cheaper to buy a large package of turmeric at Costco than it is to buy it in capsule form.


I've used turmeric like Ruthiegirl has for about 8 months.  I started using it in my breakfast after my Crossfit coach suggested it as a way to reduce nighttime muscle cramping.  I guess it worked because I had run out of it and noticed my cramping starting up again.  Then, when I replenished my supply and started using it again, no cramping!
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 8:03pm; Reply: 27
Thanks, Rev144!  I like Mountain Rose Herbs.  I've ordered organic herbs from them in past.
Posted by: O in Virginia, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 8:04pm; Reply: 28
Quoted from Spring


For people like me, the veggie caps are the way to go! I forgot to mention earlier that filling capsules with turmeric is practically insane!!! Especially by hand. Just wait until you look at your hands out in the sun! Horrible!! Be sure to buy some peroxide or Chlorox before you start!! It is far too easy just to buy turmeric capsules.


Yeah, you're probably right.
Posted by: Rev144, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 9:55pm; Reply: 29
Simple solution... WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.....  ??) :o
Posted by: Mickey, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10:07pm; Reply: 30
Adding black pepper to turmeric makes it more bioavailable:
http://www.naturalremediescures.com/2008/06/benefits-of-curcumin-turmeric-enhanced-by-black-pepper/


I was using alot of turmeric on my food until i did my swami and it made it go from a diamond to a superfood.  Then i discovered curry which is a diamond on my swami.  I never thought i liked curry because the only way i tried it was when i went to an indian restaurant.  Then i read that there are different variations of curry so i thought i'd give it another try.  Now instead of putting turmeric on everything, i put curry on my food instead.  The good thing about curry is that it contains turmeric and other spices like fenugreek that is good for insulin resistance.
Posted by: Mickey, Thursday, April 5, 2012, 10:10pm; Reply: 31
Another tidbit i just remembered about turmeric, i read that it should be stored in an opague container because light destoys some of it's healthy properties.
Posted by: shoulderblade, Friday, April 6, 2012, 1:24am; Reply: 32
I contacted the guy who was telling me about the Turmeric/Cayenne Pepper combination as per dosage and here is what he had to say:

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From what I understand, the best is to get a concentrate - ie it's not turmeric but an extract. The stuff I was taking was 25:1. It probably depends what you want to take it for, ie just general health or for pain relief. And how many capsules you're willing to swallow.

Be careful, because supposedly turmeric and cayenne can cause ulcers if you take too much. Still has got to be better for you than aspirin tho


My read of this is that that there is no serious research on the topic since no one can patent the product and eventually make a big profit. Best bet would be to start small with capsules and see how it goes. I try to incorporate Turmeric into my food whenever I can but making up capsules would be a step up in intake and possibly in effectiveness.
Posted by: Spring, Friday, April 6, 2012, 1:43am; Reply: 33
Quoted from Rev144
Simple solution... WEAR RUBBER GLOVES.....  ??) :o


You can stop the shouting right now! I would never be able to fill capsules by hand with rubber gloves on. What a joke.
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