My Neurologists is writing a paper to read at a upcoming convention. It's all about Turmeric I will call this, as he started me on a heaping spoonful of Turmeric per day last year. He Wanted to know it's weight. My heaping teaspoons may differ than others, so I took a average, and ended up with two Tablespoons Turmeric.
Turmeric Powder, dry
Tablespoon = 6.8 grams, which has .136 grams Curcumin, or 136 milligrams curcumin, the active source of Turmeric you want
To make this viable, a teaspoon of freshly ground pepper was added, along with two Tablespoons of olive oil. Coconut oil or other could be used. I would mix this with two Tablespoons of Turmeric in a small stainless steel container, and downed it like a shot, being careful not to get anything on any surface, as it stains everything. All three are needed to make turmeric absorb, and give it the extra kick.
The Turmeric curcumin plant consist of 3-4% curcuminoids, which is the active ingredient. This curcumin I found at Pure Bulk, with quality control sheet, showing what is in it. A whole different reddish orange powder, and much stronger. A 1/4 teaspoon equals 1250 mg of curcuminoids. The Neurologist has me shooting for 1500 mg curcuminoids daily.
A one pound bag of Turmeric cost about $6-12. I Purchased on the Internet, From Starwest Botanicals. This looks easy to grow by following How to grow Tumeric in pots
This is where companies try to confuse you when buying their pill. A cheap filler, you get instead of 95% curcuminoids. They give you lots of fancy language.
The pure Curcuminoids, I bought from Pure Bulk, in a 250 gram bag. The cost seems to of doubled, but you can tell from the colors, what is real. They provided me with the COA sheet, of what's in it.
Fresh ground black pepper was also added of a teaspoon. You can buy this as BioPerine© in 10 mg pills. I used two Tablespoons of Olive oil, as the oil absorber needed.
My Neurologist at this point wanted me On 1500 mg curcuminoids, as this was the active ingredient being used, for the best results. This was being used for my Multiple Sclerosis, along with my DMT, and twenty other drugs. Degenerative Disc Disease plays into this, along with Iron Overload, Thick blood, known as hemochromatosis, which is hereditary. The HFE gene, H63d/H63d inherited from both parents, both were mutated somewhere in the family tree.
This was caused by two Rare copies of the H63d Gene. My brother also has this condition. Rare Diseases, only found one other in a ten year search with eight articles. I need a researcher to do some studies, hope they are reading.
rs1799945, also known as H63D
The HFE gene, the H63D mutation tells us is that normally in this necklace the 63rd bead is the amino acid histidine (H). But, people with this mutation have an aspartic acid (D) bead there instead.
This change causes this protein to not do its job. A single wrong bead has put a kink in the necklace!
So this is why H63D can cause problems with iron in our bodies. It results in an iron-sensing protein that can’t sense iron as well as the un-mutated version. This caused Iron to store up in my body since I was a kid. I have done 17 phlebotomy's undergone in a weekly basis. Iron is absorbed by the small intestines, and builds up in the liver, heart, and organs. Causes many problems including Metabolic syndrome. This out me into what the Cancer Dr told me, as slight anemic.
where am I going with this? There is a chelation agent, known as Turmeric. The more you learn, can be amazing, on how to help the Iron get out of the body, parts, and the positive effects Turmeric and Curcumin have, besides on inflammation, and the wonder drug articles talk about
The only thing the barbaric phlebotomy is only used with Hemochromatosis or high iron, and that only deals with the sluggish blood. Read my other blogs for pictures and details. Mine came across as high, hemoglobin and hematocrit. Interesting that ferritin was not off the charts, and thus could not be used to track my phlebotomy. My brothers, however, ferritin is way over the range.
Turmeric and Curcumin have some great qualities by just searching the net.
“If you want anti-inflammatory effects you need to get 500 to 1,000 milligrams of curcuminoids per day.”about
Research with Multiple Sclerosis seems to be ongoing, so I will consider me a test subject, and try to document facts I see or understand. I am not a Doctor, or Scientist, but would welcome feedback.
The compounds that give turmeric’s yellow color, and are also bio active agents that have anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-microbial properties. Of the three main curcuminoids present in turmeric (diferuloylmethane, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxcurcumin), diferuloylmethane, more commonly known as curcumin, is by far the most prevalent and has received the most attention.
The Majority of turmeric supplements on the market advertise that they contain standardized 95% curcuminoids. The key here is the word, "CONTAIN". This is why it is vitally important to look at a supplement ingredient's panel. Most turmeric supplements will only contain a small amount of curcuminoids.
However, we know that the key to any turmeric supplement is 1000 mg of 95% curcuminoids. Anything less and you're wasting your money!
They use plain Turmeric as a filler, trying to confuse you that it has 1000mg curcumin, but a line below may then state 100mg extracted curcumin to 95%. A maze, as do many curcumin products. Look at how many pills you need to take also to obtain the dose.
It took me a while to sort out, with pills bought from many companies, and then compare them with 95% pure curcumin I make into pills.
- Bottom one contains 1300 mg curcuminoids made from 95% pure
- Top left, two pills for 750 mg curcuminoids
- Middle top only gives you 100 mg curcuminoids for two pills, 1200 mg turmeric
- next is One capsule gives you 50 mg curcuminoids, and 400 mg turmeric
Since I also want Tumeric, I use as 6 ounce resealable containers. I add 2 Tablespoons of Turmeric Powder, 1500 mg curcuminoids weighed out, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, perhaps another oil I will try, 10 mg black pepper, freshly ground, (or I take a 10 mg BioPerine© tablet) shake well with some water. I Might try juice, just enough to get mixture so it's drinkable.
I can make a dozen of these, adding liquid when ready, so ready for use
I also use a pill maker, getting 625 mg curcuminoids into each by weight. So a couple of those, BioPerine©, and some oil in a small container.
When making, remember this will stain anything. Pills need wiped down, a old pill bottle labeled, outside of bottles wiped, any surfaces cleaned, and your hands.
dishes, or anything that contacts the powder will turn yellow.
Do not expect to buy a quality curcuminoids from the box stores.
Bioperine©, purine, is a fancy name for black pepper. It can be bought separately in 10 mg from swansons, puritains pride, or other vendors. I also bought a pound bag of peppercorns, and a fancy electric grinder my mom sent to grind.
The one on the bottom contains 1300mg of 95% curcuminoids, comes from a powder form, and pills made. Do not forget the black pepper or bioperine © and some type of oil.
while the last one contains turmeric root powder which as we know, only contains 2-3% curcuminoids. It's front label states 500 mg per capsule Tumeric Curcumin, making you think that's one to buy. Turmeric curcumin with bioperine, with claims "may".... Curcuminoids from Turmeric... And more you search the front labels become more confusing.
A proprietary formula is a fancy way for manufacturers to get away with not telling you exactly how much of a certain ingredient is in that supplement. Take a close look at the table of contents. If it does not tell you the exact quantity of each item in their priority blend, it may be just a wave of curcuminoids over the top. They are getting sneaky, trademark names of their special additives. One I found was beads of oil surrounding the curcuminoids to make it more absorbed, along with BioPerine©. A expensive supplement. Perhaps works better, but cost prohibitive.
Certificate of Analysis". What is this certificate and why is it important? This certificate is something that all QUALITY manufacturers should get with each and every batch of their supplement they create! You can ask for it. A Quality supplier, will refuse the batch if it does not make standards.
The main product of turmeric is the aromatic yellow-orange powder used in curries and many other recipes. The powder is made from the dried rhizome of the plant, and it contains curcumin, the bio active ingredient that is responsible for the rich color and many of the benefits associated with the spice.
The fat content of turmeric includes around 34 different essential oils. One of these, aromatic turmeric, is currently being investigated for its potential to treat neurological diseases.
Before the spice can be ground, the rhizome must first be cured. The following are the basic steps involved in processing turmeric powder:
How to harvest turmeric, the basics, and need to know
What you need to know before buying curcumin
Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin 1000 mg 95% Curcuminoids, Bioperine 10 mg,
Starwest Botanicals sells Tumeric, and Curcumin by the container/pouch
Bulk Supplements sells these by the container/pouch. High quality.
If you are looking for pills, for easy use
Swanson Vitamins sells curcuminoids 350 mg
Puritains pride turmeric powder extracted to 93% curcuminoids, 500mg wonder what else made it in?
BiopPurtine© or Fresh ground black pepper is needed if not included in all pills.
Many others with special labels, to confuse you, or sign you up on auto ship. Do not do that. A Reputable company does not need auto ship, as they know you will come back to them to re-order if they have a quality product.
A oil is needed to help absorb. Olive oil, coconut oil, butter, gape seed oil, or your favorite.
The taste, something to get used to? I mix mine, just enough liquid so I only have one gulp. Let me know if other ways.
if taking capsules, I ensure 10 mg bioperine© is in the combination, try to ensure close to 1500 mg curcuminoids, and some turmeric is in the pills. Mix and match, knowing I have pre made bottles and on a average I am meeting dose of Tumeric, and curcumin.
It's to early on to comment if this gets me off the 800 mg NSAID or other meds I use, the positives hopefully outweigh the negatives.
Below is more links I read.
.Gov article about curcumin and turmeric
Thanks for reading.
Let me know if you find other pure suppliers. Our there!