You do your best to get the nutrients your body needs. I know you do — you eat the ones you can, and pop a supplement for the rest.
But your work doesn’t end there, my friend.
It’s not just WHAT you take, but HOW you take it that matters most — and if you want the big-time disease-fighting benefits of curcumin, there’s a new study that you absolutely have to see.
This one explains why some folks get incredible health-boosting benefits from curcumin, while other folks don’t get squat.
Turns out, it’s not just bad luck.
In the study, folks were given either a placebo or curcumin, with some swallowing capsules and others dumping it into their food.
The ones who took the capsules didn’t see any changes at all… just like the ones who took a placebo.
But the folks who added it to their food saw incredible changes on a genetic level — including changes to the genes responsible for fighting off cancer, depression, asthma and eczema.
The researchers called it a “striking finding,” and that’s not all curcumin can do.
It also is a powerful inflammation-fighter… can protect the heart… and even helps you avoid dementia.
But it ONLY works if it can get inside your body. And if you simply swallow a capsule with a swig of water, it’s going to go in one end and out the other.
Curcumin is fat-soluble. It needs fat — it latches onto fat and rides it right into your bloodstream, and that’s why only the folks in the study who put it in their food saw those “striking” changes.
That’s how people in India get this stuff.
They don’t swallow capsules. They use turmeric — the spice that contains it — like it’s going out of style, dumping it into cream-based sauces such as their famous curries.
Then, they serve it up with fatty chicken thighs and lamb.
By combining the turmeric with those fats, they get so much curcumin that scans show their brains are actually discolored by the stuff!
That’s not a bad thing, by the way. That’s GOOD, since the more you get up there, the lower your risk of memory loss and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Obviously, you don’t have to eat curries if you don’t like the stuff (and, let’s face it, some of them are so hot they can leave you breathing fire for days).
But you DO want to get the benefits of curcumin — so if you plan to take a supplement, do it right. Take it with a meal that contains some fats.