(And the REAL truth behind it.)
(Excerpts from Dr. Sears, MD.)
This may be the biggest about-face in health supplement history. First, Big Pharma tried to patent turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin because it was such a natural health wonder.
But once the U.S. patent office rejected that application, Big Pharma has been trying to discredit curcumin’s health-boosting properties altogether. And their efforts just reached a boiling point because of a new study published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, saying:
“Unfortunately, no form of curcumin, or its closely related analogues, appears to possess the properties required for a good drug candidate (chemical stability, high water solubility, potent and selective target activity, high bioavailability, broad tissue distribution, stable metabolism, and low toxicity).” 1
Mainstream media outlets are tripping all over themselves to cite these findings. A Time magazine headline even declared, “Turmeric May Not Be a Miracle Spice After All.” 2
But we are writing this article to warn you not to fall for this curcumin cover-up! Not only do more than 9,000 peer-reviewed studies support curcumin’s health-boosting properties… but the recent scientific breakthroughs in our Infla-Mazing+ has actually made it much easier for the human body to reap all of curcumin’s wide-ranging benefits.
Look, this whole thing is about money. Pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to spend $1 a day on simple plant-based health supplements when they can charge you thousands of dollars for more complicated treatments.
Meanwhile, the mainstream media collects about $5 BILLION a year in advertising money from Big Pharma – so they’re not going to bite the hand that feeds them. 3
This is why we want you to know the real scoop about turmeric and curcumin. Long before it became a hot health trend, we had included it in our Infla-Mazing and told how curcumin was as powerful as Big Pharma’s synthetic chemicals – without the side effects!
Some of Curcumin’s Proven Health Benefits:
(An online database dedicated to all the different studies that have been conducted on curcumin contains more than 9,000 different peer-reviewed scientific papers on the substance.4)
- Discomfort and Inflammation
According to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in The Journal of Phytotherapy Research, turmeric supported healthy joint movement by 60% and comfort by 73%! 5
- Age-Related Memory Loss
A study in The Journal of Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy reported that turmeric reversed mild temporary age-related memory loss in just three months!6
Research published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed turmeric leading to healthy digestive processes in a full two-thirds of the participants. 7
- Heart Health
Triglyceride levels are a more important factor for heart health than LDL cholesterol — the so-called “bad” type. And research published in The Journal of Phytotherapy said turmeric promoted healthy triglyceride levels in the normal range! 8
(The American Journal of Cardiology also said turmeric could support healthy heart function.9)
- Feeling “Blue”
According to a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial published in The Journal of Affective Disorders, turmeric promoted healthy moods.10
- Healthy Cells
The Journal of Anticancer Research found that turmeric supported healthy pancreatic cells.11
- Skin Health
A study published in The Journal of BioMed Central Complementary and Alternative Medicine showed that turmeric was helpful in supporting healthy connective tissue.12
- Blood Sugar
Research published in The Journal of the American Diabetes Association showed turmeric promoted healthy blood sugar levels within the normal ranges.13
- Brain Function
A study in The Journal of Psychopharmacology said turmeric was able to improve memory, increase mental stamina, and elevate mood within one hour.14
It’s rare to find anything that works for everyone, but that’s exactly what happened in a study published in The Journal of Phytotherapy Research… where turmeric supported 100% of the participants’ middle layers of eyeball tissue.15
Obviously, with more than 9,000 studies in that database, we could keep going for quite a long time. But, as you can see, there is an overwhelming amount of clinical evidence supporting wide-ranging health benefits from curcumin.
So This Curcumin Hit Job Is “Patently” Ridiculous! It’s because of all this overwhelming evidence that Big Pharma was using every trick in the book to try and patent turmeric and its active ingredient curcumin.
In fact, they were literally fighting the entire country of India tooth and nail over it. They were essentially trying to take a compound that mankind has been using for thousands of years and lock it down for their own personal profit.
The good news is that Big Pharma ultimately lost that battle. The U.S. Patent Office canceled their application precisely because there was an overwhelming body of evidence — thousands of years of it — already supporting the many uses of turmeric as a medicinal compound.
I mean, who should you believe; 4,000 years of anecdotal evidence from Asia plus more than 9,000 different scientific studies, or Big Pharma and a couple people arguing on their behalf?
This is why even the authors of the new anti-curcumin study had admit:
“We do not rule out the possibility that an extract of crude turmeric might have beneficial effects on human health.” 16
We will continue to get great results with our thousands of studies and years human experience.