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Taking Turmeric for inflammation

Jan 05, 2016 8:46 PM

I have been hearing a lot about turmeric and how in India they have been using it for a long time to treat inflammation. I ordered it last month from amazon and I don't think it worked very well. It even said it was very strong. But then I saw it at Costco and they usually only sell great products. So I bought it and I feel like it is working much better. I just thought I would pass this along. It may help with fibromyalgia or other chronic pain along with your other anti inflammatory. I hope it can help someone else.

Jan 06, 2016 10:24 AM

Profiler, is it a capsule, tablet or powder? I've thought about trying it, but I hate products with "aftertaste.". Glad to see you back on. Did you enjoy your holidays? Are you feeling better? πŸ˜·πŸ™πŸŒΌ

Jan 06, 2016 10:30 AM

Also what's you guys take on ginger for pain?

Jan 06, 2016 11:20 AM

Fibro girl i take ginger drink ginger tea it relaxing and i think helps some

Jan 06, 2016 11:22 AM

Profiler i take curamin it has tumeric oils in it have you seen this?

Jan 06, 2016 11:39 AM

Awesome thanks. My sister mentioned it yesterday and I kind of turned my nose up..lol but I may try it..just concerned it may taste spicy or bitter

Jan 06, 2016 11:45 AM

Profiler!! It's so good to see you back on. How have you and your family been? I've missed you and had even posted a thread because I was worried about you and hadn't seen you. I hope that you are doing well and that your holidays were peaceful and joyful. I bid you Happy New Year and pray for only good things for you in 2016. {{{Hugs}}} πŸ’•πŸ™πŸ»πŸŒ»

Jan 06, 2016 12:10 PM

No tea is good with real honey it is aquired in other forms i have learned to love it

Jan 06, 2016 2:18 PM

I love to make a ginger, turmeric and cinnamon tea πŸ™ I also use turmeric a lot in different meals. I have heard that turmeric on itself is hard for your body to absorb. And that it helps to combine it with black pepper and a fatty oil. So I try to use that combination as a dressing for salads ☺️
Not sure if it truly helps, but it def not makes my pain worse.
I πŸ’› turmeric

Jan 06, 2016 2:56 PM

My dad uses Tumeric from bulk at Winco. It works pretty well as a drink, but doesn't have the best flavor adobe. I like it in foods though.

Jan 06, 2016 3:12 PM

Good idea, profiler! Turmeric's effect on inflammation and lots of other health effects is well proven. The problem with turmeric is the low absorption rate in the bowel so very little becomes an active substance within the body. But there are products with enhanced absorption. Take a look here: http://www.europharmausa.com/products/curamin/

can find more about other beneficial supplements for fibromylagia in my recent article.

Jan 06, 2016 8:32 PM

Yes I use the turmeric and ginger tea , powder, and the capsules for my fibromyalgia it give me a little relief but I can't complain because I see some different

Jan 06, 2016 8:33 PM

Im going to start tumeric milk its suppose to be better tasting

Jan 06, 2016 8:34 PM

I'm lactose but it sounds good

Jan 06, 2016 8:37 PM

Yes look like everything I like I can't eat or drink gluten free to

Jan 06, 2016 8:39 PM

It's trigger my my fibromyalgia off

Jan 06, 2016 8:40 PM

Im glad you figure it out i have absolutely no clue what flares me :(

Jan 06, 2016 8:44 PM

My rheumatologist gave me a cookbook on The Essential Arthritis Cookbook. Kitchen Basics for people with Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and other chronic pain and fatigue.

Jan 06, 2016 8:51 PM

It's a really good book it helps me on getting relief and controlling what's trigger my pain

Jan 06, 2016 9:03 PM

I buy it fresh and add it to juice. I do not really care for the peppery taste but I feel like it makes a difference.

Jan 07, 2016 4:50 AM

Mine is a tablet flappy with no aftertaste. It is great. If you buy one, make sure it has curcumin

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