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Turmeric Plus TM is a pure and natural herbal extract, is very pleasant to taste (pure lemon oil and ginger extract) and is designed for maximum absorption. It is taken as a liquid supplement.

Ingredients

Each 5ml contains:
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric – Curcumin C3 Complex R) extract equivalent to dry rhizome 1350mg (1.35g) Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) extract equivalent to dry rhizome 147mg

Also contains: pure lemon oil, ginger extract and ethanol.

Recommended Adult Dosage

1 tsp (5ml) in half a glass of water taken 1 – 3 times per day, half an hour before meals (on an empty stomach) or as recommended by your healthcare professional.

3 times per day for one week to start, 1 – 2 times per day for maintenance
No added: corn, lactose, wheat, gluten, sugars, yeast, preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.

Indications

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) has a long tradition of use in Ayurveda & Chinese medicine. The active component curcumin may act as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant & free radical scavenger. Turmeric not only exerts a direct free radical scavenging activity, it also appears to enhance the antioxidant activity of endogenous antioxidants. Turmeric exhibits a potent anti-inflammatory effect. It has also been used to help relieve pain associated with joint problems.

Warnings

Pregnant or nursing mothers and those with known medical conditions, should consult their healthcare professional before using this product. May in some people cause mild diarrhea after prolonged high dose. Is also a known blood thinner. If symptoms persist consult your healthcare professional. Contains alcohol.

Liquid Extracts

What are liquid herbal extracts?

Liquid herbal extracts have been processed in such a way that their active constituents are suspended in a liquefied medium, usually alcohol and water. These are used to ensure full extraction of the active ingredients of the herbs. Herbalists prefer and recommend liquid extracts as they consider this to be the most therapeutically beneficial form of herb. They also do not contain fillers and binders and are readily absorbed into the body. In liquid form, nothing has to be broken down or digested as the herbs are immediately available for assimilation into the bloodstream, glands and organs even for a person with poor digestion. Herbalists prefer liquid extracts over other forms for their freshness, potency, and absorption. Heat should not be used in their manufacturing processes, as heat is detrimental to the potency of liquid herbal extracts and all should be produced in such a way to ensure that the herbs contain their full spectrum of active constituents. Precise ratios of water and alcohol for specified lengths of time is conducted in order to capture the active constituents of the herbs. Dried herbs active ingredients are best extracted with the use of a special glass funnel called a “cold-extraction percolator”

Some people may be concerned about the amount of alcohol in alcohol-containing liquid herbal extracts, there is little cause for worry. On average, 30 drops of an extract containing 70 percent alcohol has the same amount of alcohol as one ripe banana. When we eat fruit, our bodies naturally produce alcohol via the fermentation process in our stomachs. So if one dosage is only a banana’s worth of alcohol, that should not pose a threat to most people. If you still feel that a ripe banana’s worth of alcohol is still too much then evaporating the alcohol out of an alcohol-containing liquid herbal extract is best done on a dose-by-dose basis by putting the dose in a hot drink. Do not heat up an entire bottle of herbs, as that would damage the herbs in the extract. Instead, add as many drops or milliliters of the extract as are recommended per dosage to a cup of boiling water, or, if you wish, to an herbal tea that is naturally caffeine-free. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes. Forty to sixty percent of the alcohol will evaporate during that time. In an extract containing 70 percent alcohol, the remaining alcohol will be about the same as you would find in a third of a ripe banana. Evaporating the alcohol in this manner does not in any way diminish the effectiveness of the herbs in an alcohol-containing extract.

For optimum shelf life keep your liquid herbal extracts away from sunlight/windows. Second, keep your extracts away from hot temperatures, such as storing them in the glove compartment of your car in the summertime. Third, keep bottle caps firmly closed. Alcohol-containing extracts, opened or unopened, have a shelf life of at least seven years if the recommendations made above are followed. Refrigeration is not necessary.

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