Turmeric derives from the roots of a plants called Curcuma longa, native to Southeast Asia. It’s main compound is curcumin which gives it a bright yellow color and a distinctive taste, hence it’s been used in Southeast Asian cuisine for centuries. Turmeric is also used in Chinese medicine to treat ulcers, cardiovascular diseases, arthritis and tumors.
Apart from incorporating turmeric powder in your daily cooking, you can make the most of its antifungal ingredient, curcumin, by consuming it in its concentrated form in capsules, tablets, liquid extract and tinctures.
In this article I’ll focus on antifungal qualities of turmeric and I’ll share with you the most interesting recent studies that focus on the effect of turmeric on Candida cells:
If you’re looking for a dietary supplement to help you fight a yeast infection, turmeric is definitely a 100% natural antifungal remedy that you can use on daily basis.
If you’re looking for a turmeric supplement to treat or prevent a yeast infection, it’s best to pick a supplement that contains turmeric extracts standardized to 95% of curcuminoids. what’s more, it should be an enhanced curcumin formulation which helps increase its bioavailability. In recent years turmeric gained a lot of criticism for its low bioavailability.
Low bioavailability means that the proportion of a substance that enters your bloodstream after you ingest it is low. In order to boost curcumin bioavailability, manufacturers came up with different types of curcumin formulations, enhanced with compounds that help your body make the most of its healing properties. Take a look at my picks:
According to the manufacturer, UltraCur formulation makes curcumin 100 times more bioavailable than curcumin on its own. This formulation attaches curcumin to protein which acts as a carrier enabling more curcumin to reach your bloodstream.
Each capsule contains 600 mg of UltraCur curcumin, and you can open it to add the powder to your morning smoothie.
CurcuWin formulation is a mixture of tocopherols (natural antioxidants), cellulose, and polyvinylpyrrolidone (hydrophilic carrier) with 20% of total curcuminoids.
A 2013 study on its bioavailability shows that it’s 46 times higher than that of regular curcumin. CurcuWin supplements contains 60 capsules of 250 mg.
CurcuminRich formulation contains curcumin reduced to nanoparticles emulsified with polysaccharides. The fact that curcumin is very small particles makes Theracurmin 27 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin.
It comes with 60 capsules of 600 mg which you can open and add the powder to your drink, if you prefer.
Apart from having antifungal properties, turmeric can also support your health in the following ways:
Although turmeric is considered very safe, it can occasionally trigger:
It’s also worth knowing that turmeric can interfere with the following medications:
It’s best to consult your doctor before you start using turmeric or curcumin supplements.
Turmeric offers some many health benefits that it’s really worth making it a part of your daily diet. However, if you’re trying to treat a particular condition, such as yeast infection, it’s best to take concentrated curcumin instead, as that’s the ingredients that makes all the difference.
Just make sure you do proper research before you choose your curcumin supplement as some of them won’t let you make the most of its healing properties. Remember, its bioavailability is the key, so if you choose one of the formulations I recommend, you can be sure you’ll get the best quality possible.
Have you ever used turmeric to treat a yeast infection? Did it work? Please share your experiences and questions in the comment section below.
My name is Kams and I’m passionate about researching health related topics. I created this website for Candida sufferers looking for reliable information about yeast infection treatments. I hope that through my articles I’ll help you make the best decisions regarding your health and get rid of Candida for good.
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