Tennis superstar, Andy Murray, recently revealed to Daily Mail, how an anti-inflammatory diet has helped aid his recovery from his 2019 hip operation. The former world number one said “Diet is a really important part of any athlete’s regime. My diet actually changed quite a bit whilst I was in recovery, as I focused on foods that reduced inflammation.”
What is inflammation
Chronic inflammation occurs when the body is placed under constant physical and/or psychological stress. Unlike acute inflammation, which promotes recovery in one part of the body and resolves quickly, chronic inflammation is pervasive and ongoing.
Spice up your diet
While professional athletes like Andy Murray will already be consuming a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, whole grains, plant-based proteins (like beans and nuts) and fatty fish, the addition of one simple spice can boost anti-inflammatory protection.
Research has found that a high dose of turmeric may act as an anti-inflammatory for joint pain. Some studies have suggested that it could be more effective then ibuprofen in reducing osteoarthritis pain and stiffness.
The Bioglan difference
Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid or active compound in turmeric root. Endorsed by herbal medicine practitioners for centuries, curcumin is commonly used for a myriad of health issues including relief of whole-body inflammation in particular joint inflammation associated with arthritis and osteoarthritis.
What makes Bioglan Active Curcumin tablets stand out above any product is that Bioglan uses a 95% curcuminoid extract (the active ingredient) whereas regular turmeric powder is most commonly between 2-6%. Each tablet provides a clinical dose (600mg) of curcuminoids which is the highest available on the UK market.
Bioglan Active Curcumin also contains a trademarked black pepper extract called BioPerineTM, which is an essential ingredient for efficient absorption of curcumin within the body. Studies have shown the addition of BioPerineTM enhances the absorption of curcumin by up to 2000%!
Bioglan Active Curcumin also contains copper to help maintain healthy connective tissues, Vitamin D to support bone health and muscle function, Vitamin C to boost collagen formation and cartilage health.