Just Starting Out?
If you haven’t a clue how Turmeric can benefit then check out 6 of the Best Turmeric Benefits to get better acquainted with this amazing spice.
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Is it Safe?
Treated as a food, Turmeric – for the majority – is safe to be eaten every day for a lifetime.
Compared to most prescription drugs, taking large quantities of turmeric powder in golden milk, yoghurt, scrambled eggs, casseroles etc is unlikely to have many downsides as excess will simply be excreted, where prescription drugs come with a long list of side effects and often require a second prescription drug to offset the problems caused by the first medicine!
PLEASE NOTE: Those who are pregnant, have gallstones, or are susceptible to kidney stones may want to moderate their turmeric consumption. Click HERE to Learn More.
Also NOTE: Piperine, from fresh ground black pepper, will increase the absorbency of other substances in your stomach – so if you are on regular medications, you may experience a higher absorbency rate than intended for those drugs. Please check with your doctor or pharmacist. Click HERE for more details.
Turmeric powder @ 3% curcumin (possibly a little higher in some batches) is effective and can be used daily for a lifetime, in most cases. Always check first with your treating doctor if you have any chronic health issues, or if you have any doubts.
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How should I take it?
The easiest and most successful way to add Turmeric to your diet is by making Golden Paste – Click HERE for the Golden Paste recipe.
The best way to include Turmeric in your daily diet is to add it to your food. Click HERE for some great Turmeric Recipes.
Turmeric is ALSO alcohol soluble.
If none of the above suits you try taking turmeric with tomato juice, some black pepper grinds, some sea salt grinds, a teaspoon of turmeric and a shot of vodka!
PLEASE NOTE: Turmeric tablets and capsules, produced commercially, @ 95% curcumin, are not recommended for ingestion beyond three months, due to possible liver damage. If you would like the convenience of capsules then we suggest you make your own OR BUY from our recommended supplier: See Banner at the top of this page – these capsules contain organic turmeric with at least 3-5% curcumin.
Turmeric Dosage – How much should I take?
It’s a good idea to start gently and let your body adjust – 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric paste or powder, 3 times a day, is a great starting point. Take note of how you feel and if it is giving any benefit. Increase as you feel ready, but again just go gently – perhaps 1/2 teaspoon 3 times a day and so on.
Please Note – There is NO exact dosage – it depends on the turmeric you have and also what you are trying to combat and your body. You will have to be prepared to monitor and adjust.
Turmeric does not stay in the body past several hours (it varies according to individual – 6-8 hours approx) so you are better off having small doses often throughout the day. Too large a dose of turmeric will not be utilised – what the body can’t use it will eliminate.
If you have any reaction that makes you uncomfortable, stop or reduce your dose and feel free to ask about it below. Some people have reported mild headaches, some sneeze, some fart or visit the loo, and less common is a skin rash.
If you are being treated for a specific chronic illness, please check with your doctor if it is beneficial for you to take turmeric.
The guide post to keep in mind is, if your doctor is happy for you to eat curries, then turmeric ‘should’ be acceptable for you as treatment.
Remember, treated as a food, turmeric – for the majority – is safe to eat every day for a lifetime.
Bottom line – Educate yourself and be responsible.
Additional comment by a TUG group member: “Following an accident it was essential I reduce swelling and inflammation, so I did take more than 100 grams of turmeric powder a day for the first 3 days, then 50 grams a day, then back to 4 to 6 teaspoons a day.”
Ultimately, understanding how to maintain healthy gut flora, sustain a balanced defense and strong immune system is key to fighting disease and illness.
Turmeric can help as part of maintaining a healthy digestive tract and reducing inflammation which can lead to many other illnesses including a variety of cancers, arthritis, allergies, irritable bowel etc.
Information collated by Jill Moore