Dr. Eric Snow’s Turmeric Power is 100 percent fermented organic whole turmeric and ginger. Whole turmeric contains curcuminoids, turmerone, and other antioxidants. Whereas, ginger contains components such as gingerol, paradol, and shogaol that act on different cellular targets from turmeric. Together, they make a powerful and synergistic duo, especially when pre-activated by our signature fermentation process.
Why fermented whole turmeric and ginger?
Most herbs deliver their health benefits by working with the gut flora – the gut bacteria help digest and activate the medicinal components. Conversely, the herbs also modulate the gut flora. The postbiotics produced from the fermentation process are also nutritious and highly beneficial for the gut. So, we use our signature fermentation process to activate our ingredients and improve their effectiveness.
Turmeric is also an herb that is digested and activated by the gut microbiota. Studies that have compared fermented with unfermented turmeric confirm that the fermentation process boosts curcumin’s health benefits. For example, lacto-fermented turmeric has almost 10% higher curcumin and distinct cellular activities than unfermented turmeric, making it much more beneficial. Another rat study demonstrated that fermented turmeric has more potent immune support benefits than unfermented turmeric.
Ginger is another culinary herb that many traditional cultures enjoy fermented in condiments, snacks, and beverages. A test tube study showed that ginger fermentation improves its antioxidant activity. Also, the postbiotics from the fermentation process boost its gut health benefits.
With our signature fermentation process and the synergistic actions of turmeric and ginger, we have developed a very powerful and highly effective supplement for inflammation.
Turmeric and ginger are both culinary herbs with a long history of use both as foods and remedies. Thousands of studies have evaluated and confirmed their health benefits.
Supports a balanced inflammatory response
Both turmeric and ginger work on different pathways to support a balanced inflammatory response in the body. This makes the combination between turmeric and ginger much more effective than either of them alone. They also work on inflammatory pathways while strengthening the mucosal protection in the stomach, so they don’t cause ulcers.
Aside from acting on inflammatory genes and enzymes, turmeric and ginger also work on anti-aging pathways. Therefore, turmeric helps with age-related symptoms of cellular aging such as bodily discomfort.
Turmeric curcumin and ginger can work together to
- Promote healthy inflammatory markers levels
- Support balanced immune responses by working with immune cells
- Provide antioxidant benefits
- Counteract age-related inflammation and physical decline
- Support healthy levels of inflammatory markers in the body
Promotes joint health and cartilage regeneration
Cartilage is the soft tissue at the end of bone. It works to protect the joints. Cartilage can wear down with use and inflammation, yet it regenerates very slowly, especially because it doesn’t get much blood flow. Aside from balancing inflammation, turmeric curcumin and ginger also help protect joint tissues and support their regeneration by
- Preserving cartilage tissue against wear and tear
- Inhibiting enzymes that break down cartilage
- Supporting healthy cartilage regeneration by bone marrow stem cells in the body
- Improving age-related joint problems
While animal and cell studies are convincing, there is very limited clinical evidence as it’s difficult to study cartilage regeneration in humans.
Supports gut health and gut flora
Both turmeric and ginger promote a balanced immune response in the gut and support healthy gut barrier functions. They both also work with the gut flora. At the same time, ginger may help with nausea by blocking serotonin in the gut nervous system. Ginger, especially taken as various types of traditionally fermented food and beverages, has often been used to promote digestion and relieve digestive discomfort.
Clinical studies found that curcumin can shift the gut flora towards healthier microbial compositions. This might be one of the ways curcumin exerts many of its health benefits. The gut flora also activate and metabolize the curcumin. Cell-based and animal studies also found that curcumin can help restore a leaky gut barrier and balance the inflammatory response at the gut barrier.
A microbiome profiling study found that ginger boosts the diversity and richness of the human gut flora, which indicates a healthy microbiome. It also boosts the bacteria that tend to support leanness and anti-inflammatory functions. Ginger also protects gut tight junctions against day to day stressors and insults.
By pre-fermenting the turmeric and ginger, we start many of these initial processes. The postbiotics and the probiotic-activated constituents of turmeric and ginger are powerhouses for your gut flora and digestive health.
Supports brain health, mood, and cognitive function
Many people with chronic inflammation also struggle with brain fog and mood issues. In the long-term, the chronic inflammation, poor blood sugar control, and defective self-cleaning in the brain contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.
Turmeric and ginger work on different but complementary processes to support brain health and protect the brain from day-to-day exposures.
Turmeric increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a protein that supports neuronal growth in response to learning. BDNF is also important for mood, memory, and learning.
Components of ginger can enter the brain to deliver inflammation-balancing and antioxidant benefits.
Both turmeric curcumin and ginger enhance the brain’s own self-cleaning and housekeeping functions, thus protecting the brain and cognitive functions against age-related decline.
Supports heart health, blood sugar, and metabolism
Through their anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and anti-aging properties, turmeric and ginger may help support heart health and metabolism. Cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors are linked to inflammation from intestinal permeability.
Clinical studies show that curcumin supplements may promote healthy blood lipid and blood sugar levels, even in people with high risk factors.
Many clinical studies have found that people who struggle with weight and inflammation could lose weight after introducing turmeric curcumin to their diets. This was especially true for midsection fat, which is more inflammatory than other fat in the body. Turmeric increases adiponectin levels, making it easier to modulate weight in combination with a healthy diet and exercise.
Ginger may increase the number of calories burned to digest and assimilate food. At the same time, the study found that ginger helps overweight men stay full for longer. Gingerol, found in ginger, may also help stabilize blood sugar and improve satiety hormones.
By supporting a healthy gut flora and gut barrier, turmeric and curcumin address heart health and metabolic issues at the root causes.
How should I take Dr. Eric Snow Turmeric Power?
Mix one scoop daily in food or drinks or as directed by a healthcare professional.
Who can benefit from Dr. Eric Snow Turmeric Power?
Almost anyone can benefit from Dr. Eric Snow Turmeric Power. It is a fermented food-based product that is safe for supporting the general health for people of all ages. If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or receiving medical treatments, speak to your doctor before introducing any supplements.
Studies show that fermented turmeric and curcumin can be beneficial for:
- Joint issues
- Chronic inflammation
- Age-related health issues and health risks
- Heart health and metabolic issues
- Gut health
- Improving the gut flora
- Mood and mental health
Can you take too much turmeric and ginger?
Using a moderate amount of turmeric and ginger is usually safe. However, some possible side effects may occur, especially at high doses, on an empty stomach, or in people who are allergic to these herbs. Rare and temporary side effects may include:
- Acid reflux
What are contraindications of Dr. Eric Snow Turmeric Power?
Ginger can affect platelet clumping and blood clotting. Therefore, Turmeric Power is contraindicated with
- Low platelet levels
- Any coagulopathy
- Platelet function defects
- Medications that increase blood clotting or thin the blood
- Surgery – the supplement should be stopped at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery
Ginger may also lower blood sugar, so speak to your doctor first if you’re on blood sugar-lowering medications or insulin.
If pregnant or nursing, consult a healthcare professional before taking turmeric power.
Main Ingredients: Organic fermented turmeric root, organic fermented ginger root
Other Ingredients: Organic gum acacia