Hemp and turmeric can be placed in the same basket in terms of their unique health giving properties. Both contain natural active ingredients to help with inflammation, heart health, skin care and mild pain relief. Both are claimed to reduce anxiety, improve your mood and help you get a good night’s sleep.
The Perfect Pair
Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric. It has anti-inflammatory effects and is a strong antioxidant. Curcumin is fat soluble so it breaks down and dissolves in oil. Good Country Hemp’s soft gel caps with hemp seed oil and turmeric combine the beneficial effects of both superfoods in one convenient source.
Cooking with turmeric is fine, however hemp seed oil is a low temperature oil not suitable for cooking. Combining the two in a capsule for a daily morning dose make perfect sense. Taking large amounts of turmeric and curcumin in supplement form for long periods of time may cause an upset stomach and worst case stomach ulcers. Hemp oil is good for gut health and aids digestion. The ratio of hemp oil to turmeric in capsules makes them safe and easy to take every day as part of your daily health foods intake.
It’s generally said that the physical benefits of turmeric wont be noticed until 4 weeks after a regular intake begins. On the other hand hemp oil can have a relieving effect on inflammation and joint pain within a few days. It seems that taking one supplement without the other can give limited results in terms of the good health that both supplements can provide together.
Turmeric, and to a lesser extent hemp seed oil, are powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants are compounds in foods that scavenge and neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause cell damage, and cell damage is what causes heart disease, cancer and disease. Simply put, antioxidants clean up the unwanted bits in your system to keep your body healthy.
Evidence suggests that antioxidant supplements do not work as well as the naturally occurring antioxidants found in plant based foods. In fact, research has not shown antioxidant supplements to be beneficial in preventing diseases. So it’s best to get all your nutrients, including antioxidants, from a good healthy diet. A diet with berries, herbs, fruit and vegetables will be naturally high in antioxidants, which supports the reason to reduce meat consumption in favour of a vegetarian diet.
Hemp oil and turmeric present in our soft gel capsules are natural products, easily digestible with no unpleasant after-taste. The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, is in a nutrient-available form for maximum benefit.
Both turmeric and especially hemp oil contain Gamma Linolenic Acids (GLA’s), natural anti-inflammatory compounds. Regular intake of either turmeric or hemp oil is well known to reduce joint pain, the effects of arthritis, and help with skin conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and others.
Omegas 3 and 6 fatty acids present in both turmeric and hemp also contribute to inflammation reduction, as well as so many other vital bodily functions like cell repair, blood pressure, heart health and much more.