This is my go-to shot whenever I am not feeling the best and need a BOOST. Clinical studies show that the active compound and polyphenol in turmeric called, curcumin helps greatly reduce systemic markers of oxidative stress and inflammatory conditions. Likewise, studies show the positive effects of curcumin on metabolic syndrome, arthritis, anxiety, and hyperlipidemia. It also aids in post work out muscle recovery by reducing muscle inflammation and soreness. I love taking this as my ‘preventative’ shot, especially during the winter along with exercise and clean eating.
Curcumin alone actually has very poor bioavailability, which is why in order to receive its health benefits we need to add some black pepper, which contains peperine along with some fat, as curcumin is fat-soluble for its uptake. Studies show peperine alone increases curcumins bioavailability by 2000%! It is your cellular anti-aging ally that acts as a scavenger removing different kinds of dangerous free radicles to help prevent oxidative stress. Curcumin blocks NF-kB, a molecule that travels into the nuclei of your cells and turns on genes linked to inflammation, which can play a major role in many chronic diseases. Whilst I am a geek for the science I also know how this simple little shot works for me and so here it is – it might just work for you too!
- 32g 2 Tbsps Lemon Juice
- 8g ½ Tbsp Juice From Fresh Ginger, grated
- 5g 1 tsp Coconut Oil
- 3g 1 Heaped tsp Turmeric Powder
- ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 55g ¼ Cup Warm Filtered Water
- In a glass jar with a lid, place all ingredients inside. Shake vigorously to combine. Drink.
Storage: Tonic is best when made and consumed immediately for optimal potency.