We all know about the kind of inflammation that occurs when we stub our toe or worse. That kind of acute, short-term inflammation is one thing, but more and more scientific research shows that silent inflammation is the common link that can fast-track aging.
Reducing chronic, silent inflammation throughout the body may be the single most important thing you can do on a daily basis to look and feel your best.
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Over the decade since my first visit to India, the incredible health benefits of turmeric have been the subject of thousands of scientific studies that are now pointing to turmeric as Mother Nature’s secret weapon to combat the harmful effects of every day, silent inflammation.
Of all of my journeys, nothing has left a deeper and more lasting impression than the first of my many trips to India. I knew at that time that the rate of serious cognitive decline in India was far lower than in the U.S. (a trend that still continues).*
In India, turmeric is used as a universal flavoring, much like salt is used in the U.S. and is included in products in nearly every aisle of a grocery store.
Gold-standard clinical studies have shown that turmeric is perhaps the most effective natural substance on earth at inhibiting COX-2, an enzyme that is responsible for sparking your body’s inflammatory response.**
Consuming turmeric has become a vital part of my daily health regimen. I cook with it, I drink it in tea, and I take a supplement with a full research-based dose of it every day.
Getting the right daily dose of turmeric, along with another key antioxidant, can help combat harmful inflammation, save you from having to deal with serious health issues, and keep you looking and feeling younger than your years.
6 Warning Signs of Harmful Silent Inflammation
As scientists begin to understand the body’s complex systems better, a clearer picture of how every day, silent inflammation can impact your health is emerging.
Here are six of the most common symptoms:
Memory Impairment| Research has shown that when the brain is inflamed, memory formation and recall both suffer. Unfortunately, many people start to believe that scattered thoughts and trouble focusing are an inevitable part of aging—but they’re not! Silent inflammation is likely the culprit.*
Cholesterol Imbalances | A growing body of evidence has shown that inflammation triggers increased production of cholesterol. The body attempts to protect the lining of blood vessels and arteries from damage, often leading to harmful levels of build-up and serious cardiovascular issues.*
Elevated CRP Levels | High levels of CRP are an indication that inflammation is present in your body. The data linking high levels of CRP to increased heart risk has led a growing number of physicians to routinely run a test for cardiac-specific C-reactive protein.*
Aches and Pains | Silent inflammation creates heightened pain sensitivity in the body, as well as common everyday aches and pains in joints and muscles. If your body feels sore and stiff, systematic inflammation is likely to blame.*
Skin Issues | Silent inflammation is the hallmark of the redness, itchiness, flaky skin and discomfort associated with many common skin conditions.*
Digestive Discomfort | The gut microbiome is so complex, it is sometimes referred to as a “second brain.” And while there are many factors that can disrupt its delicate balance, digestive issues can often be traced to harmful inflammation within the digestive tract.*
If you’re experiencing one or more of these six symptoms, keep reading to learn how to safely and naturally combat harmful silent inflammation to save you from having to deal with serious health issues like these, and keep you looking and feeling your best.
The Strong Connection Between Inflammation + Brain Health
Of all the health issues associated with harmful silent inflammation, perhaps the most serious are those related to brain health. And this is where getting a research-based dose of turmeric every day can work wonders.
A recent landmark study found that turmeric promotes the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a growth hormone responsible for youthful brain function. According to scientists, higher BDNF levels may hold the key to improved memory and sharper thinking as you age.*
And perhaps most exciting of all, preliminary research is indicating that turmeric may inhibit the formation of debris fragments that can lead to age-related cognitive decline. This may be the result of curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, being one of the few substances on earth with the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier.*
Turmeric Benefits for Heart, Joints and Digestion
+ Extensive research has shown that elevated levels of an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP) is a strong indicator of long-term cardiovascular risk. Breakthrough new research is now showing that turmeric can lower levels of CRP by an amazing 32%.***
+ Another recent clinical study showed turmeric can also significantly lower triglycerides, another major cardiovascular risk factor, by an astonishing 47%.*
+ Turmeric is also great for your joints. One landmark study showed that turmeric relieved joint pain as effectively as a popular mainstream pill while reducing stiffness and improving overall joint function—all without side effects.*
+ Scientific studies show that turmeric’s anti-inflammatory benefits can aid in promoting healthy digestion as well. In one study, turmeric was associated with up to a 25% reduction in digestive discomfort, with two-thirds of participants reporting overall improvement in digestive function.*
There is little doubt that controlling harmful inflammation is vitally important to achieving what I like to call “healthy longevity.” Making turmeric part of your daily health regimen is a vital part of achieving this.
You should also know about the latest scientific research that points to the essential nutrient, resveratrol, for maintaining youthful vigor. Combined, these two two “super-nutrients” make up one potent antioxidant formula, simply called NAOMI Turmeric + Resveratrol.
You may be familiar with the “French Paradox”: Despite a high-fat diet loaded with cheese, fatty fish, and fatty oils, the French have significantly lower incidences of serious heart problems compared to Americans.*
Research indicates that the mitigating factor is that the French typically drink red wine – lots and lots of red wine.
As it turns out, red wine is a great source of one of the most uniquely potent antioxidants on the planet – resveratrol.
For over a decade I’ve been spreading the word about the amazing health benefits of resveratrol. And I have made sure to emphasize there are two types of resveratrol compounds – CIS-resveratrol and TRANS-resveratrol.
This is vitally important because over recent years, resveratrol has been the subject of thousands of clinical studies, and only the active compounds in TRANS-resveratrol have been scientifically shown to provide documented health benefits.
This research shows that this “super-antioxidant” helps increase a group of seven proteins called sirtuins which together have been nicknamed the “youth genes.” According to this research, the more sirtuins you have the better chance you have of what I call “healthy longevity.”**
While I fully admit that I enjoy a glass of red wine or two on occasion, to get the full health benefits of resveratrol, it would take drinking as many as 100 glasses of wine per day – clearly neither practical or advisable!
I make sure to take a trans-resveratrol supplement every day. I consider this super-antioxidant to be my “ultimate nutrition insurance policy.”
I’ve been deeply involved in the world of healthy living and nutritional supplements for more than 20 years. And during this time I’ve had a hand in developing over 300 successful wellness and anti-aging formulas.
It is my business and my passion to tap into the best scientific minds and ingredient resources from around the world to bring the most effective natural wellness nutrients to you, and in their most pure and potent forms.
There are many highly-effective nutrients available to address specific health concerns, but for every day overall wellness, there is nothing that comes close to turmeric and resveratrol. And in times like these, our bodies need all the health support we can get.
And to make taking these two “super-nutrients” as convenient as possible, I’ve combined them together in one potent antioxidant formula, NAOMI Turmeric + Resveratrol.
I know that isn’t a very creative name, but when you are dealing with essential basics, sometimes simple is best. With the convenience of two easy-to-swallow veggie capsules per day, NAOMI Turmeric + Resveratrol provides:
High Potency Turmeric:
This formula contains a turmeric extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids, up to twice the standardization of other highly advertised and far less effective turmeric formulas.
At 1,000 mg, you are getting a research-based dosage of turmeric every day. Many brands contain only 100 mg or less, and you’re throwing your money away for such pixie-dust levels. That’s only 10% of the levels you need for the cardiovascular, brain, joint and overall inflammation-fighting benefits you need.
The 100 mg of TRANS- resveratrol included in this formula is the only kind of resveratrol scientifically shown to help stimulate the “youth gene.”
Enhanced with Grapeseed Extract:
This formula also includes 25 mg of grapeseed extract which provides additional heart health benefits. Research shows that grapeseed can help reduce blood pressure and improve blood flow.*
The one big flaw of turmeric is that it is hard for the body to absorb. To address this problem, this formula includes 10 mg of BioPerine® black pepper extract, which has been shown to increase turmeric absorption by up to 2,000%. As a bonus, BioPerine also increases the absorption of resveratrol by over 200%.**
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