BY CLAIR WHITTY
Ginger and turmeric are two amazing spices, so, what do you get when you put the two together? You get Zincuflex a supplement that combines both to help you deal with pain and stiffness associated with osteoarthritis. Zincuflex may help to protect joints and help maintain joint mobility.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in Ireland, affecting more than 400,000 people. It’s caused by wear and tear of cartilage in the joints. Commonly seen in knees, hips, neck, back, and big toe, and even your fingers. Any joint can be affected by the wear and tear of your joints and is often caused by repetitive movement which can cause inflammation. This inflammation can cause cartilage to erode, resulting in painful joints.
First let’s talk about the health benefits of ginger. Ginger extract may help to maintain joint mobility and reduce the feeling of morning stiffness when used regularly. It is a natural anti-inflammatory; it may help improve circulation which can help nutrients to circulate around the body better. It may also help reduce exercise induced muscle soreness. A scientific study found that among 247 patients with osteoarthritis of the knee with moderate-to-severe pain; those taking ginger extract for 6 weeks experienced significant reduction in knee pain on standing, compared with those taking a placebo. Ginger is a popular spice for digestion, and, as we know if we improve digestion, we improve the absorption of nutrients from our food.
What about turmeric? Curcumin is the active component of the yellow spice turmeric. It’s one of our most popular natural anti-inflammatory remedies, with many testimonials after its name. It may help to reduce inflammation, maintain joint mobility, flexibility, and improve the comfort of the joints. In one randomised control study, curcumin was found to be as effective as ibuprofen for reducing inflammation. That’s pretty impressive.
Zincuflex uses a patented process npt501tm that combines curcumin with liquefied ginger to achieve 100 x better absorption compared to ordinary curcumin, making it more bioavailable and therefore more effective.
Zincuflex combines well with Omega 3 fish oils. Omega 3 fish oils like Eskimo 3 Omega 3 Liquid works well with natural anti-inflammatory remedies to protect your joints and reduce stiffness. If you’re experiencing joint pain and stiffness, I think it’s worth a try.
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