World of Turmeric - Turmeric Benefits, History, Uses, and More

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Welcome to Me First Living’s World of Turmeric. Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about this wonderful little root.

All the superfoods and miracle herbs in the world have nothing on Turmeric. Backed by hundreds of studies and scientific research, claimed to be a miracle from cultures worldwide for thousands of years, this orange root has stood up to question, claims, skeptics and researchers alike since coming to the Western world.

But, what does that matter?

Why is it such a powerful plant?

We cover that, too.

What Is Turmeric Root

Typically, when people say Turmeric, they’re referring to the root of a green, leafy plant that loves tropical environments. While it’s harvested as a root, it’s produced in a variety of forms, from the straight root to a culinary spice, capsules, tinctures, and much more.

Native to India, Asia, and that region of the world, it’s fortunate the root has found its way to trade routes and into the rest of the world to begin cultivation in agricultural areas.

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Typically, Turmeric farmers produce the root for culinary uses. This means it doesn’t grow to maturity and the main beneficial compound doesn’t reach optimal levels. A smaller crop is grown for medicinal use, however, and many curcumin supplements are extracted from this crop. Generic turmeric root powder supplements are typically harvested from the culinary crop. Those who harvest from the medicinal crop typically have the best turmeric supplement quality.

Turmeric contains a multitude of healthy compounds, but much of the pain relief and health benefits come from Curcumin, which is from a set of compounds called curcuminoids.

Want to learn more about how Turmeric is harvested and the compounds it contains? Visit our What Is Turmeric page today. We dive in-depth to make sure you can make educated decisions about your health.

After all, shouldn’t you know exactly what you’re putting into your body? At Me First Living, we believe that knowledge is the most important part of beginning or improving your new healthy lifestyle.

The History of Turmeric Root

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There’s a vast history behind Turmeric root, entwined with medicine and food, two essential parts of our lives. Turmeric root is a popular crop for tropical farmers to grow, as it thrives in humid, hot environments where the root can mature underground.

Many cultures claim this little root has divine powers, calling it a miracle, or the Spice of Life because of how well it helps heal a variety of ailments and relieve pain.

Want a full overview of this little root? We cover it all in The History of Turmeric. Hop on over and learn how this root has shaped human culture over the centuries.

Culinary culture is a central part of Turmeric’s history as well. Widely used in Asia, India, and surrounding regions, it has been sued for thousands of years to add a kick of flavor or a dash of color to a variety of soups, salads, curries, and other culinary creations.

Of course, with turmeric becoming apart of daily life for many people, it didn’t take the local healers long to discover the unique healing properties the root contains. It became increasingly popular for its medicinal benefits, making its way onto the trade lines and across the world, making its way to the Western world only around a century ago.

Thanks to its renowned ability to heal, many cultures hold Turmeric as a prized possession. The dye of this plant is recognized as a healthy and positive color to wear, and polished roots are given out as good luck charms. Some cultural wedding customs even require the newlyweds to anoint each other with turmeric paste or to tie a turmeric-dyed string to each other’s wrists, much like Western cultures exchange rings.

Learning about how such a small root has become so integrated with human culture is amazing, but it really does make you wonder: this root must have some hefty health benefits to live up to all the hype, right?

That’s right!

Health Benefits of Turmeric

Turmeric has been studied by dozens of organizations for hundreds of reasons, and the vast majority conclude promising results. Many studies that employ curcumin and black pepper in their study find even better results, as well.

What does that mean for you?

It really works.

To prove it to you, many of the studies we reference are found in the Health turmeric benefits wheel chartBenefits page, or many of our individual articles in the World of Turmeric.

Many studies show that Turmeric can help reduce joint pain and inflammation caused by arthritis or osteoporosis. That’s promise enough for many of our customers. If that’s not what you’re looking for, however, you’re in luck! Turmeric helps with a multitude of other troubles and ailments as well, such as reducing the signs of aging thanks to its antioxidant properties.

Curcumin supplements have also shown incredible promise in reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s and even improving symptoms! For a disease without a cure, improvement is the best thing you can ask for. While many studies require further study to make the supplement officially recognized, it’s still important to know what studies have been done have seen incredible promise.

Depressed? Anxious? Stressed?

Turmeric can help with that.

Everyday life can be a burden to many people, today more than ever. With responsibilities piling up on our desks and at home, we can lose sight of what makes us happy.

Those chemicals that make you happy are quite important! Did you know that taking a curcumin supplement can help raise those chemicals in your brain, helping you feel a little happier throughout the day?

It helps the brain in other ways too, like with brain fog and mental clarity. Nobody likes trudging through mental fog just to reach their own thoughts, but it’s a common side effect of daily stress. The same way turmeric helps Alzheimer’s patients remember small tasks and recognize family members, it can also help you recall answers faster and clear out all that mental sludge.

In fact, turmeric has even been put up as a candidate in fighting various types of cancers and tumors, fighting heart disease, and even potentially helping improve the symptoms of Diabetes!

Now, that’s a lot of claims for one little root to stand up to, but it’s doing a great job so far. To read a more in-depth overview, visit our Health Benefits of Turmeric page and read the studies and overviews for yourself! Curcumin extract is the pain relief we’ve all been looking for.

How to Use Turmeric

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Would you be surprised to learn that there are a variety of ways you can take your turmeric root supplement?

That’s right – you’ve been searching for the best turmeric supplement for a while, so it only makes sense that we’d come out with a design that lets you use the powder inside the supplement in other ways, like in your food, in warm milk, or as a pill. We’ve just supplied the product and provided the dosage – the rest is your choice!

In the How to Use Turmeric page, we cover a variety of ways you can take your Turmeric root and the typical dosages for each option.

We’ll teach you how to use your turmeric supplement with your food, how to make turmeric tea, or golden milk, a delicious and traditional warm drink with a turmeric kick, perfect for a relaxing evening in.

In addition to using your premium turmeric supplement from Me First Living, we also cover other ways you can use turmeric, from the root to tinctures, root powder, and much more.

The Importance of Black Pepper

Black pepper is an incredibly important component in our turmeric supplement. Most manufacturers want to sell you a turmeric root powder supplement. At best, that only contains 3-4% of the beneficial compounds you need out of a turmeric supplement, and your body can’t properly absorb half of it!

Why are you throwing your hard-earned money away like that?

At Me First Living, we want to educate consumers – not just our customers - about the importance of black pepper.

More specifically, we want to educate you about a compound inside black pepper called Piperine. This is what gives black pepper all its spice, but more importantly, it helps your body absorb its partner compound. In our supplement, we’ve combined 95% standardized curcuminoids with black pepper extract.

This means, not only are you getting 950mg of the good stuff in Turmeric, but you’re also getting the Piperine that helps your body absorb it all. This means you’ll see significant results in a short amount of time.

Learn more about how piperine works in the body and with our supplement by visiting our page on The Importance of Black Pepper today!

Many of our customers start by trying a bottle or two of our supplement. Each bottle is enough for a month, backed by our money-back guarantee, but by then, they’ve already seen significant results whether it’s for their joint pain, depression, anxiety, or mental clarity!

Of course, if you read our benefits page, there are so many more things turmeric can help you with, but best of all, it helps you do what you love and improve on yourself.

Isn’t that what we’re all striving for in life anyway?

So, what are you waiting for?

Your health revolution starts here, with!

Discover the secrets to health with Turmeric, the Spice of Life, and begin making educated decisions about your health today.

Welcome to your new, pain-free life.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease