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Old 01-11-2020, 11:08 AM
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I was just reading about this ingredient and wonder how you consume this. Do you take pills, drink it as a tea, just use the spice in your foods.....?


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Old 01-11-2020, 11:13 AM
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I take 3/day to help manage my TMJ. It makes a huge difference and I can tel when I miss a dose.
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:20 AM
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So you take pills? What brand?
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:21 AM
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I take it in capsule form for my joints, and it really works. Get turmeric with black pepper. The piperine in the black pepper really emphasizes the curcumin in the turmeric, which is what you want.

ETA: I use Swanson Turmeric and Black Pepper
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Old 01-11-2020, 11:22 AM
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This is my favorite way...
Vanilla Turmeric Latte
Ingredients:
3 dates (if using huge jumbo dates, only use 2) pits removed and simmered in water for 5 minutes
1 cup plain unsweetened organic soy milk or any other unsweetened non-dairy milk (or dairy milk if you prefer)
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract liquid
tiny pinch of salt
Cinnamon powder to dust the top
Instructions:
Take the dates out of the water and place them in your blender along with the soy milk, turmeric powder, vanilla and salt (do not add the water that you simmered the dates in - just discard that).
Blend until the dates are totally blended, about 2 minutes depending on your blender.
If you want a cold drink, pour into a glass and drink just like that. Add some ice if you want it extra cold.
If you want it hot:
Pour into a small pot and heat, whisking as it heats.
Heat until it’s a nice temperature to drink - not too hot.
Dust the top with a little cinnamon powder and enjoy.

This is good hot or cold but I prefer it hot.


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Old 01-11-2020, 11:26 AM
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Great for inflammation. I put powdered tumeric in oatmeal, smoothies, sauces, etc.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:05 PM
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A friend swears by it. She takes it with black pepper and gets it on Amazon.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:25 PM
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I take this just for overall health along with my several to 15 other vitamins. Andrew Lessman is an excellent brand:

https://www.hsn.com/products/turmeri...t-200/10073552


I've tried this liquid form, but honestly don't feel a difference between pill and liquid form:

https://purathrive.com/products/turmeric/index.php
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:28 PM
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For turmeric to be effective, you need black pepper and some type of fat. Taking it as food is always better than the pill form. Curry is the most obvious way to consume them, but You can also sprinkle them in soups and toasted veggies.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:00 PM
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I take a capsule every night. Some brand from walgreens. It has helped me get out of bed better and faster every morning because it helps with inflammation.


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Old 01-11-2020, 02:54 PM
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It has a number of benefits but be aware it is a blood thinner. For me, taking any kind of blood thinners is not an option.

If you simply want to include it as an occasional part of your diet, look up recipes for foods of India. Very delicious!
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Thanks for all the information
Old 01-11-2020, 03:29 PM
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I think I will check with my doctor first before taking a daily dose but will use in recipes and see if I like it.
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Old 01-11-2020, 09:07 PM
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I use about 3/4 of a teaspoon a day, and sprinkle it in a soup, a bowl of beans or lentils, in a curry, or in spaghetti sauce. I usually add some black pepper. Sometimes I add some to chai tea.
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