How Turmeric Helps Your Skin
Turmeric is one of the highest antioxidant-containing spices on the ORAC scale. The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity), is a scale that measures the amount and acitivites of antioxidant in foods. Turmeric comes in at number six on the list of herbs and spices with the top three highest in antioxidants (right under cloves and cinnamon). Antioxidants are essential for protecting the integrity of the skin by preventing free radicals from destroying its texture and elasticity.
One of the key contributors to visible signs of aging is exposure to ultraviolet lights. Antioxidants, which is found in turmeric, protect the skin from these harmful lights. Research shows that turmeric inhibits a key enzyme called elastase that reduces the ability of elastin from forming. Elastin, along with collagen, is a protein needed for making the skin smooth and pliable.
How Turmeric Helps You Feel Young
While being beautiful is part of the puzzle, feeling good is another important piece. Turmeric has been studies to help aid in post-traumatic stress disorders as well as depression. It has also been proven that this spices helps improve chemicals in the brain like serotonin and play a role in its ability to support one’s mood. Click here to learn more about the effects of turmeric on the brain.
How to Use Turmeric in Your Beauty Protocol
Turmeric comes in many forms, but the most popular are powders and supplements. With our product, Turmerical, we recommend you take one pill twice a day for maximum benefits. As always, consult a physician when adding supplements to your daily routine.