Perfect Supplements recently teamed up with Naturopath and Liver Detox Expert Erica LePore. With our combined research and experience, we created Perfect Liver Detox. In the last article of this series, we discussed the benefits of milk thistle for liver detoxification. In this article, we went directly to Dr. LePore to learn more about the health benefits of turmeric for liver detoxification.
What is Turmeric?
A common yellow cooking spice known for its use in Indian curries and in yellow mustard, Turmeric has been used medicinally for nearly 4,000 years. Today, studies demonstrate that the active constituent in turmeric, curcumin, provides powerful liver protection, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
The Health Benefits of Turmeric
- Stimulates Phase 2 Liver Detoxification Pathways
- Protects the Liver from Toxic Compounds
- Antioxidants Protect Against Free Radical Damage
- Reduces Inflammation
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health
- Helps Reduce Digestive Issues
- Suppresses Micro-Inflammation in the Gut
- Supports Positive Mood and Alleviates Depression
What Does Phase 2 Liver Detoxification Mean?
As mentioned in the previous article, phase 2 of liver detoxification occurs when the liver cells add another substance to the toxic chemical to make it more water-soluble. Once bound, the toxin is water-soluble and can be excreted from the body in watery body fluids such as urine and bile. If it is a large molecule, it is excreted into the bile and released into the stool for elimination. If it is a smaller molecule, it is excreted through the kidneys into the urine for elimination.
Not All Turmeric is Created Equal
According to Dr. LePore; “The Curcumin C3 Complex in the Perfect Liver Detox Support is a registered trademark of the Sabinsa Corporation, and has been the subject of scientific investigations at a number of universities and hospitals. Curcumin C3 has three main types of curcuminoids, curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. It is a patented product that research shows offers a wide range of health benefits including superb antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. For more information about the types of research activities and institutions where Curcumin C3 Complex has been used including a list of published studies, click here.”