Turmeric adds more than flavor to your food

A farmer holds a piece of turmeric freshly harvested, displaying its bright orange-yellow interior.

Turmeric – you’ve likely been using this spice for years when cooking, adding its bold, bitter taste and vibrant yellow color to curry dishes and soups without a second thought. It’s also often included in mustards and cheeses.

But many people are turning to turmeric for more than adding spice to their meals, focusing instead on its potential health benefits.

Ayurvedic tradition

In fact, turmeric has a long history in the ancient, holistic Ayurvedic tradition. That’s because turmeric contains curcumin, a chemical compound with antioxidant effects.

The spice is from the ginger family and grows in India, Central America and Asia, where it has been turned to for thousands of years for its believed beneficial effects.

Those long-held beliefs have put turmeric under the scientific spotlight as researchers seek out new uses.

Turmeric, rosemary and fava d'anta sit next to each other. They are the key ingredients in the patented PhytoProtect.

Nutrilite research

At Amway, Nutrilite researchers looked at turmeric while conducting 20,000 tests on more than 1,000 botanicals in search of plants that support cellular protection against free radicals.

That led to the discovery of PhytoProtect™, an optimal blend of, turmeric, rosemary and fava d’anta plant concentrates that supports the body’s own antioxidant defense mechanism. These concentrates, prepared in a specific and exact patented ratio, provide cellular protection against free radicals.*

The PhytoProtect™ blend plays a starring role in Nutrilite™ Double X™ Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient supplement, where it works with the other vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to help your body fight excess free radicals.*

Turmeric is also included in Nutrilite™ Liver Support for extra antioxidant and phytonutrient support. *

Global research

Other studies show curcumin provides support for heart health and joint health—and the research continues.

According to the National Institutes of Health, more than 15,000 manuscripts have been published about curcumin, and 50 more are added each week.

So, be on the lookout for more benefits coming from this bright yellow spice. In the meantime, you can feel a little better about that next curry dish you order.

A package of Nutrilite Double X sits next to turmeric, rosemary and fava d'anta, the key ingredients in PhtyProtect.

Get the products

Nutrilite™ Double X™ Vitamin/Mineral/Phytonutrient supplement and Nutrilite™ Liver Support are both available at Amway.com.

To learn more about Nutrilite products and see which supplements might be right for you, visit the Nutrilite™ Supplement Recommender. It uses a scientifically supported assessment to identify products for you.


* This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

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