Hidden deep in the plant’s bright yellow roots is an extraordinarily powerful compound called curcumin that has the unique ability to block an enzyme that causes inflammation, while combating free radical damage to highly sensitive vital organs like your brain and heart.[1,2]
In fact, curcumin’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can revolutionize your health from head to toe. Curcumin is so powerful that some are calling it the “natural remedy of the century.”
If you think that inflammation is something that only happens when you’re injured, or is simply a minor annoyance — you’re making a big mistake. Many experts now believe low-grade systemic (or “silent”) inflammation is a major risk factor for a host of health concerns.
The Silent Inflammation and Heart Health Connection
Of all the health issues associated with silent inflammation, perhaps the most remarkable are those related to heart health. Most notably, extensive research has shown that elevated levels of an inflammation marker called C-reactive protein (CRP) is an indicator of long-term cardiovascular risk in people with no prior evidence of cardiovascular issues.
This has led researchers to conclude that controlling inflammation is at least as important as keeping cholesterol levels balanced when it comes to maintaining your heart health.[4,5] And this new concept is nothing short of revolutionary.
In addition to increasing the risk of heart trouble, silent inflammation has also been identified as the root cause of many of the common signs of aging, from diminished brain function to painful joints, to low energy levels and more.
In short, silent inflammation can make you old before your time.
I’m Joshua Corn, Editor-in-Chief of the Live in the Now newsletter, one of the fastest-growing natural health publications in the nation. My passion for natural health drives me to seek the truth about the causes of health problems and to educate people on alternative solutions that are both safe and effective.
If you want to keep your heart pumping strong and your blood pressure healthy… If you want a razor sharp brain as you age… If you want flexible and comfortable joints… Or if perhaps you’re dealing with nagging health problems that no one seems able to solve, please keep reading and I’ll explain how getting the right daily dose of curcumin, along with other key antioxidants, can help save you from having to deal with serious health issues.
Could This Be the #1 Way to Protect Your Heart, Brain & More?
I advise my readers on a regular basis that taking steps to control inflammation could be the single most important thing you can do to protect your cognitive and overall health at any age.
And there is perhaps no nutrient on earth more effective than curcumin at promoting a healthy inflammatory response in your heart, arteries, blood vessels, brain and throughout your entire body. It has been shown in numerous studies to support cardiovascular and cognitive health, tame joint pain, promote healthy digestion and detoxification and much more.[6-10]
The list of remarkable health benefits just goes on and on.
You see, while inflammation itself is normal, it becomes a problem when triggered by something other than injury or pathogenic invaders. These triggers can include food allergens, toxins, stress, lack of sleep or even the use of some pharmaceutical drugs. And since we’re exposed to these triggers on a daily basis, the inflammatory response can stay turned on indefinitely, causing significant harm to the body.
Fortunately, curcumin can help to neutralize the harmful effects of the free radicals that can cause inflammation. But that’s not all it can do.
Gold-standard clinical studies have shown that curcumin is perhaps the most effective natural substance on earth at inhibiting COX-2, an enzyme that is responsible for sparking your body’s inflammatory response.[1,6]
And other research has shown that curcumin can lower levels of CRP, a measure that indicates the presence of systemic inflammation, by an amazing 32%. This is groundbreaking, because having high CRP levels is a major warning sign that inflammation is putting your heart at significant risk.[4,5]
5 Signs of Systemic Inflammation
As scientists begin to understand the body’s complex systems better, a clearer picture of how silent inflammation can impact your health is emerging.
Here are five of the most common symptoms:
Cholesterol Imbalances: A growing body of evidence has shown that inflammation triggers increased production of cholesterol. The body attempts to use this waxy substance to protect the lining of blood vessels and arteries from damage, often leading to harmful levels of build-up.
Elevated CRP Levels: The data linking high levels of CRP to increased heart risk has led a growing number of physicians to routinely run a test for cardiac-specific C-reactive protein. If your doctor has told you that your CRP levels are high, it’s an indication that inflammation is present in your blood vessels.[4,5]
Memory Impairment: Research has shown that when the brain is inflamed, memory formation and recall both suffer. Unfortunately, many people start to believe that scattered thoughts and trouble focusing are an inevitable part of aging — but they’re not. Silent inflammation is likely the culprit.
Mood Issues: While neurotransmitter imbalances may be the primary cause of mood issues, recent research suggests that these imbalances may be related to inflammation in the brain.
Aches and Pains: Silent inflammation creates heightened pain sensitivity in the body, as well as common everyday aches and pains in joints and muscles. If your body feels sore and stiff, systemic inflammation is likely to blame.
If you’re experiencing any of these five symptoms, you need to take action immediately to stem the tide of deterioration that ongoing inflammation can cause. While your symptoms may be mere annoyances now, your heart, brain and overall health could be at serious risk over time.
Fortunately, now you can solve this problem naturally, quickly and without side effects.
Let’s explore some of the research that shows…
The Right Curcumin Supplement Can Keep Your Heart Strong
An overwhelming amount of research has shown that curcumin is one of nature’s most powerful inflammation fighters, making it a powerful ally for your cardiovascular health.
In one notable double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, curcumin slashed blood levels of CRP by an impressive 32%. And a recent meta-analysis came to the same astonishing conclusion: Curcumin lowers levels of CRP dramatically.
Research has also shown that curcumin promotes healthy cholesterol levels. A double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial produced these remarkable results in just eight weeks:
- Harmful LDL cholesterol decreased 13%
- Healthy HDL cholesterol increased 17%
- Total cholesterol decreased 10%
- Triglycerides decreased 8%
And another study found that curcumin decreased total cholesterol by 12% and increased HDL cholesterol by 29% in just one week.
Could Taking Curcumin Be as Beneficial as Exercise for Your Heart?
Research into curcumin’s effects on overall heart health is incredibly promising, with studies showing that it promotes healthy blood pressure levels and calcium transport, which is critical for normal cardiac function and rhythm.[19,20]
One study even showed that curcumin was as effective as regular aerobic exercise in improving vascular function in post-menopausal women.
A recent double-blind, placebo-controlled study showed curcumin significantly lowered pulse wave velocity, a measurement of arterial stiffness, by 13%. Also, the inflammatory marker leptin decreased by 67%, and triglycerides fell by 47%.
And perhaps most impressive of all, a study published in the American Journal of Cardiology found that curcumin reduced the risk of a serious cardiac event (post-bypass surgery) by an amazing 56%.
Curcumin Also Benefits Your Brain, Joints and So Much More
While its effects on cardiovascular health are certainly remarkable, it’s curcumin’s impressive array of whole-body benefits that have people calling it the “natural remedy of the century.”
After reading more about this research, you’ll understand why.
A recent study found that curcumin promotes the production of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a growth hormone responsible for youthful brain function. According to scientists, higher BDNF levels may hold the key to improved memory and sharper thinking as you age.
What’s more, a recent Australian study found that daily curcumin intake produced short-term memory improvements in adults over 60 who were predisposed to memory loss. It worked like a six-hour memory boost.
Curcumin can even support optimal mood balance. A 2014 study showed that it’s as effective as a popular mainstream medicine solution for mood support without the potentially dangerous side effects.
There is also a mountain of research on curcumin’s joint health benefits, but I’ll just highlight one landmark 2014 study that really impressed me. It showed that curcumin relieved joint pain as effectively as a popular mainstream approach while reducing stiffness and improving overall joint function — all without side effects.
Curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits may aid in promoting healthy digestion. In one study, curcumin was associated with up to a 25% reduction in digestive discomfort, with two-thirds of participants reporting overall improvement in digestive function.
So What Can’t Curcumin Do?
I speak to people all the time who seem to have gotten their inflammation under control, but they are still not feeing their best. Why is this?
Well, it’s important to understand that your body is an incredibly complex machine. And like any machine, it requires energy — LOTS of it. And can you guess what organs require the greatest amount of your energy? It’s your brain and your heart, the optimal functioning of which are critical to aging well and feeling your best.
This is where curcumin falls short of being a “perfect” remedy: It doesn’t do much to support your body’s critical energy-producing processes, so the powerful antioxidant CoQ10 comes in to help.
While best known for its targeted heart health benefits, CoQ10 is found inside the mitochondria of every cell in your body where it plays a critical role in producing energy. As we age, our body’s natural ability to produce CoQ10 declines. By age 70, your natural CoQ10 levels may be 50% lower than they were when you were a young adult.
If you aren’t taking a CoQ10 supplement, chances are you are already starting to feel the effects of the slow-down in cellular energy production. Statins and other medications can further accelerate CoQ10 loss. With more severe CoQ10 depletion you might experience suboptimal heart function, crushing fatigue, poor concentration, memory problems, irritability, unexplained aches and pains, and a weakened immune system.
Even scarier, CoQ10 deficiency can lead to serious cardiovascular issues, according to Mayo Clinic experts. That’s not surprising, since CoQ10 is highly concentrated in your heart. Scientists have also discovered that CoQ10 deficiencies are common in people with memory loss and believe a link may exist.
When you consider the importance of CoQ10 for every cell in your body, and the natural decline in CoQ10 levels as you age — not to mention the accelerated depletion that statins and other medications can cause — taking extra CoQ10 can make a significant difference in staying active and living a long, healthy life.
CoQ10 users frequently report noticeable increases in energy, mental clarity, vitality, stamina, and joint and muscle function, which makes it a great complement to curcumin.
The Problem with Most Curcumin Supplements
Virtually everyone can benefit from taking the right curcumin supplement, but there’s one big problem: Curcumin is very difficult to absorb, so you have to take enough of it, and in the right formulation, to reap the full benefits.
If you don’t pick the right supplement, you’ll end up wasting your money, not to mention miss out on an opportunity to dramatically improve your health.
Here’s my quick “cheat sheet” so you know what to look for when shopping:
Potency: Look for a turmeric extract standardized to 95% curcuminoids. Some formulas are standardized only to 50%, which is a watered-down level that cheats you of the key curcuminoids shown to have the most effects.
Dosage: You need a serving size of at least 1,000 mg daily. Some brands think a mere 50 mg is enough, but you’re throwing your money away for such pixie-dust levels. That’s only 5% of the levels you need for the optimal brain, cardiovascular and joint benefits you want.
Absorption: The best supplements include 20 mg of black pepper extract, which has been shown to increase absorption by up to 2,000%. This is an excellent solution to the absorption problems that curcumin is widely known to have.
CoQ10: Very few curcumin supplements contain CoQ10, and this is a critical miss. Without CoQ10, you can take curcumin yet still not feel your best. Insist that the curcumin supplement you take have at least 100 mg of pure CoQ10.
Price: Some people mistakenly believe if you pay more you get better quality. My advice is that you don’t need to pay more than $30 for a one-month supply. Many companies are taking advantage of the hype surrounding curcumin and charging more than double that amount.
Follow these guidelines and curcumin, along with CoQ10, will help support your brain, heart, joints and entire body for a lifetime of health and vitality.
How to Start Reaping the Benefits of Curcumin Right Now
I learned firsthand from my readers how hard it was to find a quality curcumin supplement that had all of “the right stuff,” including CoQ10, at an affordable price. What a shame, since that meant a simple, natural solution was out of reach for too many people. I knew there had to be a better way.
You see, in addition to my work with the Live in the Now newsletter, I also run Stop Aging Now, a company that has been making premium-quality supplements for over 20 years.
I worked with the company’s Scientific Advisory Board to create a powerful, all-in-one curcumin formula that had research-based doses of everything you need, including CoQ10, at a price that was half of what many competitors were charging.
The result is CUR-Q10® ULTRA, which in my view provides unbeatable support for your heart, brain, joints and every cell in your body.
In each daily serving of CUR-Q10 ULTRA, you get:
1,330 mg of Turmeric Standardized to 95% Active Curcuminoids: This premium-quality turmeric delivers more than 25 times the payload of some highly advertised brands that provide only 50 mg. You get more in two servings of CUR-Q10 ULTRA than you’d get from their entire 30-count bottle.
200 mg of Trans-Form CoQ10: This extra-strength dose is bio-identical to the CoQ10 that is produced naturally within your own body, so it is more readily absorbed than the cheaper synthetic forms of CoQ10 you find in most formulas.
20 mg of BioPerine® Black Pepper Extract: BioPerine® is standardized to contain 95% piperine and is the only brand of black pepper extract that has been shown in research to enhance curcumin absorption by up to 2,000% and CoQ10 absorption by up to 30%.
Convenience That Can’t Be Beat: Just two small veggie capsules per day give you everything you need for fast-acting and long-lasting results. It takes just a few seconds, and you’ll feel better than you ever thought possible.
Quality You Can Trust: It’s made in Stop Aging Now’s own state-of-the-art, FDA-inspected facility located in Florida. Unlike some brands whose quality is questionable, this is a product whose purity you can trust.
Affordable and Risk Free: CUR-Q10 ULTRA is priced as low as $24.95 per bottle, which is half the price of similar formulas. It also ships to you for free and comes with an amazing guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, you can return it any time within one year of purchase for a full refund. It’s as simple as that.
See for Yourself
Hundreds of studies have documented the extraordinary heart and overall health benefits of curcumin, as well as CoQ10. Now see what they can do for you with CUR-Q10 ULTRA. You’ll feel the benefits faster than you ever thought possible because it:
- Promotes a healthy inflammatory response
- Improves overall cardiovascular function
- Helps balance cholesterol and triglycerides
- Promotes optimal brain health and mental clarity
- Reduces pain while improving joint and muscle function
- Boosts physical and mental energy
- Reduces the visible signs of aging
- Promotes an overall sense of vitality
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