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Two of the many turmeric benefits that got me all fired up are weight loss and pain relief from arthritis.
If you’ve read my blog about losing belly fat, you will know that my knees’ shock absorbers are wearing out, to the point that hours of strenuous activity can result in excruciating pain for days.
Therefore, I would love to find out what I can do to ease the pain. At the same time, use Turmeric to reduce belly fat, because I have a big belly too.
Turmeric to reduce belly fat
Turmeric has plenty of health benefits, and one of them is weight loss. There is much research supporting Turmeric’s effectiveness against belly fat and a slew of different diseases. From arthritis, anxiety, muscle soreness, inflammation, and many more.
What makes Turmeric so powerful?
Well, Turmeric contains the potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory Curcumin.
[source: Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health]
Turmeric for belly fat studies
As I mentioned, there are many studies about Turmeric and its potency against belly fat. The following are just some of them:
- Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Obesity Properties of Food Bioactive Components: Effects on Adipose Tissue
- Effect of Curcumin on Anthropometric Measures: A Systematic Review on Randomized Clinical Trials
- The Effects of Curcumin on Weight Loss Among Patients With Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
- Recent Advances in Obesity: The Role of Turmeric Tuber and Its Metabolites in the Prophylaxis and Therapeutical Strategies
- Potential role of bioavailable Curcumin in weight loss and omental adipose tissue decrease: preliminary data of a randomized, controlled trial in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Preliminary study
- Curcumin and obesity
Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Obesity Properties of Food Bioactive Components: Effects on Adipose Tissue
In a complex study of food that prevents obesity, Turmeric is one listed. The following are among other foods that solicit weight loss:
- Omega 3 sources
- Plant oils
India and other Asian countries use Turmeric as a spice. Turmeric has been used over 3000 years as a natural medicine for a variety of illnesses.
What makes Turmeric potent against many diseases is its curcumin component. There are many studies about Curcumin for generations.
And all the studies indicate that Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity characteristics.
[source: Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Obesity]
Effect of Curcumin on Anthropometric Measures: A Systematic Review on Randomized Clinical Trials
The research was done over a clinical trial on Turmeric’s effectiveness on belly fat. Databases such as Google Scholar, Pub Med, Web of Science, Scopus was studied.
Eight randomized clinical trials were included in the review. Five articles used the raw form of Turmeric and did not produce any significant result.
On the other hand, the other three articles used a bioavailable form of Turmeric and recorded significant weight reduction changes. More on the bioavailable form of Turmeric later.
[source: Effect of Curcumin on Anthropometric Measures]
The Effects of Curcumin on Weight Loss Among Patients With Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Another analysis of significant health databases such as MEDLINE, EMBASE, Web of Science, and Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, resulted in strong evidence that Turmeric can reduce belly fat.
Overall, participants taking Turmeric reduced their weight, belly fat, and leptin. Leptin is the “hunger hormone.” One thing to note is that there was no change in the hip department.
[source: The Effects of Curcumin on Weight Loss]
Recent Advances in Obesity: The Role of Turmeric Tuber and Its Metabolites in the Prophylaxis and Therapeutical Strategies
The search for the new “drug” is high because of the rising problems of obesity. Due to the numerous positive research about Turmeric’s ability to lose belly fat, it is again put to the test.
Again, the study confirms Turmerics’ ability to ward off obesity, cardiovascular problems, and diabetes.
Therefore, concluding that the extract from Turmeric plays a vital role in the upcoming fight against obesity.
[source: The Role of Turmeric Tuber]
Potential role of bioavailable Curcumin in weight loss and omental adipose tissue decrease: preliminary data of a randomized, controlled trial in overweight people with metabolic syndrome. Preliminary study
This study was to evaluate the effectiveness of Turmeric against diabetes, belly fat, and cardiovascular-related conditions. And also to see whether participants can tolerate the Turmeric extract.
Forty participants were given Curcumin and observed for days. The result confirmed what other tests have concluded.
That is, Turmeric can reduce weight, lose body fat, and decrease body mass index. It’s also important to note that this test revealed a reduction in hip circumference.
Moreover, the extract was taken well by each participant.
[source: Potential role of bioavailable Curcumin in weight loss]
Curcumin and obesity
The multitude of studies confirms the effectiveness of Turmeric against inflammation. Turmeric’s ability to prevent obesity is also on the radar of many prominent bodies.
Rightly so, because every year, the cost of obesity is rising rapidly. But, how does Turmeric help with weight loss?
The research suggests that Turmerics’ ability to reduce body mass comes from its anti-inflammatory properties.
There are two types of inflammation, one is acute, and the other is chronic. Acute inflammation includes cuts, bruises, injuries, flu, or pneumonia.
Your body sends out white blood cells to help protect and heal the damaged area. Chronic inflammation is the same manner as acute inflammation, but the process never ends.
For example, if you have a high amount of bad belly fat (visceral), your immune system sees visceral fat as dangerous, so it sends white blood soldiers to protect the area. And when this goes on for an extended period, the white blood cells could be damaging the nearby organs.
Turmeric has the power to reduce inflammation to keep your body healthy and prevents obesity and related symptoms.
Also, turmeric can prevent obesity by increasing adiponectin, the hormone that helps regulate metabolism. Low levels of adiponectin has been linked to metabolic diseases.
[source: Curcumin and obesity]
Before using Turmeric for belly fat
Reading up to this point, you are probably convinced that Turmeric should be in your diet.
I thought of the same thing when I was reading all about Turmerics’ Scientific journals.
There’s something you should know…
Eating Turmeric by itself will not provide the abovementioned health benefits because it doesn’t absorb well into our body.
Yes, our body hates Turmeric that it tries to get rid of it ASAP!
We recognize this problem and delved deeper into turmeric’s bioavailability woes.
We found that when you pair turmeric with black pepper, the bioavailability of turmeric increases by 2000%.
[source: Curcumin: A Review of Its’ Effects on Human Health]
Woah! That’s a massive increase.
Knowing this, we formulated our turmeric with black pepper for better absorption and came up with the following products:
We believe that anything we can take to boost our immune system is worth taking.
Thus adding ginger to our proven Turmeric with Bioperine supplement can enhance its anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity properties, and helps boost the immune system.
Turmeric tea to reduce belly fat
People may tell you to use turmeric tea to reduce belly fat. I say, don’t.
If you’ve been reading all the research about Turmeric, you’d know that our body has a hard time absorbing Curcumin. Curcumin is the compound in Turmeric that gives it superpowers.
Drinking a cap full of turmeric tea will not give you enough dose of Curcumin because you will just piss it out.
You may potentially be drinking awful tasting, anti-inflammatory, anti-obesity water without the upside.
The best and only way to get the maximum benefit of Turmeric is by injecting it into your bloodstream or delivered orally with black pepper or the patented bioavailability delivery system, “Bioperine.”
Turmeric powder for belly fat
There are plenty of documents that eating or drinking nutrients have a low absorption rate.
However, when you combine some micronutrients with other food, they can reach the bloodstream.
“…For example, quercetin after a meal containing onions, catechins after red wine consumption, and isoflavones after soy consumption reach micromolar concentrations in the blood. These findings demonstrate that polyphenols cross the intestinal barrier and reach concentrations in the bloodstream…”[source: Bioavailability and bioefficacy of polyphenols in humans. II. Review of 93 intervention studies]
Turmeric powder for belly fat is not optimal for absorption. Like Turmeric tea, once it gets down to our stomach, our digestive enzymes will break them down before the beneficial nutrients get to our cells and tissues.
There is much research about turmerics’ anti-inflammatory characteristics. But, most people don’t know about turmerics’ anti-obesity properties.
People use Turmeric to reduce belly fat, and there is a great deal of research surrounding its potency.
Bear in mind that you may not be getting turmerics’ maximum benefit by eating or drinking Turmeric.
Our body’s ability to absorb Turmeric’s essential nutrients and others is abysmal.
Luckily, we have Bioperine to protect and carry these super nutrients to pass our diligent digestive enzymes into our bloodstream.
So, to make sure you are getting the full amount of super Turmeric into your body and reap the benefits, opt for turmeric supplements containing Bioperine.
But before you go clearing the vitamin stores off turmeric supplements, keep in mind that some manufacturers do not create supplements equally.
Make sure that your supplements are manufactured in a GMP certified facility. Being made in the USA and FDA registered can also be a good thing.
You don’t want supplements made in China or somewhere else. I have nothing against China, but have you heard of the baby formula debacle, which led to 6 infant deaths, and thousands of hospitalizations?
[source: 2008 Chinese milk scandal]
The deaths and injuries could have been prevented. There were numerous reports of children being poisoned due to the milk powder, yet it was ignored and swept under the rug. These are multi-million to multi-billion dollar companies. Imagine what else they are ignoring.
Look, I buy my jumping ropes, bags, shirts and other things from China. And I think they are of good quality.
Regardless of where it’s made. I make sure that any supplement I put inside my body has gone through rigorous tests, independent third-party inspection, made in an FDA registered, and has good manufacturing practices certification. I suggest you do the same. Much like Alpilean.
Dads, I’ve got a tale to tell. Picture this: a body that refuses to bulk up, paired with a metabolism slower than a snail’s race to the finish line. It’s a curse! But I took this challenge head-on and became a scholar in all things weight loss and nutrition. And now, I’m here to share my tales of triumph (and some struggles) so you too can finally achieve that bod of your dreams! flex (just kidding, still workin’ on it).— Christian Tanobey