Let’s talk about turmeric and why we included it as one of the top 3 ingredients for supporting your yoga journey. A plant of the ginger family, Turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and Indian cuisine for years, and become popular in the West for the powerful polyphenol compounds – Curcumin – that promote a healthy inflammation response and thus the flexible feeling in your joints, muscles and fascia*. Bonus, lower body inflammation supports immune and metabolism health too, so it’s worth thinking about all the ways you can keep your body cool. The main difficulty with Curcumin is that it has poor bioavailability – which studies suggest is due to poor absorption, rapid metabolism, and rapid elimination through your system. To help increase the stability and absorption of turmeric when you cook, you can mix it with black pepper, which help make the healthy compounds easier for your body to use. (Note: if cooking with turmeric, wear gloves if you don’t want orange hands for hours or days!) To catapult the antioxidant benefits of Curcumin, for the OmNourish Defense formula, we bind the Curcumin with lipids in a patented form that increases the stability and absorption by 29 X (shown by a series of studies). We combined it with other Ayurvedic botanicals – like Rosemary, Ginger and Berberine – to enhance and support your journey back onto the mat. So, stay cool ; ) mNourish Curcumin Defense blends absorbable turmeric & phytonutrient compounds to support a healthy inflammation response and get you back on your mat. Recover your practice with this daily boost of curcumin, ginger berberine, rosemary, green tea and more.