- Made with Organic Turmeric
- Powered by Fermentation
- Infused with Essential Oils
- Promotes Whole Body Healthy Inflammation Response†
- Promotes Healthy Detoxification†
- Supports Joint Health, Mobility and Flexibility†
- Non-GMO, Vegan, Gluten Free
Fermented Turmeric—Supports Healthy Joints and Immune Defenses†
With a Full-Spectrum Fermented Turmeric Blend, Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend, Organic Ashwagandha Extract and an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric is specially formulated to support healthy joints and immune defenses PLUS healthy detoxification and whole-body benefits.†
What Sets Ancient Apothecary Herbals Apart?
Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs are powered by fermentation—our own proprietary, patent-pending, dual-stage, live fermentation process.
What is fermentation and why is it important?
Fermentation is an ancient process used to break down food into more absorbable components. During the fermentation process, microorganisms use aerobic and anaerobic metabolism to convert food compounds into powerful metabolites.
Here are some key benefits of fermentation:
- Fermentation pre-digests nutrients and beneficial compounds into more accessible and bioavailable forms.†
- In some instances, fermentation can actually make certain foods more edible and more digestible, such as roots, leaves, nuts, tubers, seeds and grains.†
- Fermentation can increase the presence of probiotics in the food.
Each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula is infused with Organic Essential Oils and CO2 extracts to provide lipo-soluble phytonutrients with powerful antioxidant properties.
The Power of Essential Oils: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way for Health
Essential oils are often referred to as the “life blood and immune system” of plants and trees. They are the concentrated oils of herbs, plants and trees—approximately 50 times more potent than the plants they come from!
For example, it takes approximately 3,000 lemons to make one kilo of lemon essential oil, while one 15mL bottom of lemon essential oil takes about 75 lemons! To go deeper, there are nearly 300 drops in a 15mL bottle, so 1 drop of lemon essential oil is made by using ¼ of a whole lemon!
Likewise, 150 pounds of lavender is necessary for just one pound of pure lavender essential oil, while one 15mL bottle of lavender oil requires 27 square feet of lavender plants. With approximately 300 drops of lavender oil in a 15mL bottle, one drop equals nearly .09 square feet of lavender plants.
The bottom line: there’s a whole lot of beneficial plant life in essential oils.
These precious oils can be distilled or extracted using CO2 and bottled, and when steam distilled, essential oils keep the “frequency” that they had when they resided in the plant.
Additionally, essential oils provide lipo-soluble fractions of plants. Since plants contain both water- and fat- soluble active compounds, we believe it important to consume a full spectrum of beneficial compounds. Fats and oils are required for the effective delivery of key antioxidant compounds.
Therefore, essential oils infused into herbal formulas can serve as a delivery system for these powerful botanicals.
Here’s the takeaway: Essential oils are some of Nature’s wonders, in that they serve to bring the body back into balance, thereby supporting overall health. In fact, they are extremely potent and can provide support for every bodily system.†
That’s why you’ll find essential oils in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.
The Importance of Organic Herbs
It’s no secret that in conventionally grown foods and herbs, farmers use a variety of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides synthetic fertilizers and many other "processing agents' which often remain in and on the food or herbs. Even washing these foods or herbs can’t get many of these off the produce.
Why? Because nearly 20 percent of the 17,000 (or more) pesticides in use today are known as systemic pesticides—those which reside inside the plant via its root system and have permeated the plant. That’s means they’re everywhere within the plants themselves and can’t be washed off.
Many studies and reports point to the adverse health effects of these chemicals in and on our food, which is why many choose to go organic. That reason alone is enough to make going organic is all the rage these days.
But another important benefit of organic food and herbs is that, because they’re grown organically, these plants are able to produce their own natural defenses against pests.
As a result, these plants are more resilient and defense-supporting by nature (literally) and have some of the very compounds and natural defenses that we can and often should include in our diet. For example, the resilient antioxidants and beneficial compounds found in plants are beneficial and even necessary for our bodies so that we can keep our own defenses strong.†
That’s why you’ll find these health-supporting organic herbs in each and every Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbs.
PLUS, each Ancient Apothecary Herbal formula contains an Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend of black pepper, ginger, long pepper and sprouted cumin to support healthy digestion, bioavailability of nutrients, healthy circulation, metabolism and overall energy.†
In Ayurveda, black pepper, long pepper and ginger are used for supporting healthy digestion, circulation, nutrient assimilation and metabolism.† It is tied to the Sanskrit word trikatu, meaning three spices or three peppers. Trikatu is an Ayurvedic blend of the fruits of black pepper, long pepper and the rhizomes of ginger.
Each Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formula also contains an Organic Fermented Bitter Botanical Blend of milk thistle, dandelion and peppermint to support healthy digestion and liver function as well as bioavailability of nutrients.†
Bitter botanicals or "bitters" are regarded for their ability to support healthy liver function, while also supporting healthy digestion and nutrient absorption.† Additionally, bitters can help support nervous system health and a healthy immune system as well as promoting healthy energy levels.†
By combining the benefits of organic fermented botanicals, whole organic herbs and spices, hot water herbal extracts and lipo-soluble fractions, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Herbal formulas provide a full-spectrum infusion of the best that Nature has to offer!
The Importance of Healthy Joints and Immune Defenses
The body is said to have 360 joints, although it’s a count that varies due to what is defined as a joint and a person’s age. For example, some joints fuse together over time. However, it’s safe to say that there are between 200 and 400 joints in the human body.
That means that there are hundreds of joints in the body, and you probably don’t even think about your body’s hundreds of joints—unless they’re not doing their jobs quite so well. Then not only do you think about them, but you also want to make sure they’re comfortable.
Joints need to be working correctly, too, because they have a lot of work to do. Your joints function like hinges at the point where two bones come together, and the truth is that you wouldn’t be able to bend, twist or even turn around easily without your joints.
Of course, bones are great for strength, but if we had only bones, then movement would be impossible. Nature solved this by dividing the skeleton into many bones and placing joints where bones meet.
Joints, also known as articulations, are strong connections that join the bones, teeth and cartilage of the body to one another. Each joint has a specialized shape and structure controlling the range of motion between the parts that it connects.
Healthy joints should move comfortably, but sometimes they don’t—for a variety of reasons.
Truth is, millions of Americans have occasional joint discomfort, and joint issues can happen to any joint in the body, but the larger, weight-bearing ones are the most common ones affected: the hips, the knees, etc. Why? They’re the ones that have a lifetime of stress put on them, and the more stress a joint is under, the more discomfort it can feel.
In short, joints are pretty amazing and super important to our health, well-being and movement. That’s why it’s so important to take care of them.
The immune system is the body’s system to keep us healthy, protecting the body from outside microbial and other threats. And, of course, we come into contact with various microbes—good and bad—each day via the air we breathe, fluids we drink, food we eat and environments or people we come into contact with.
So, what guards us from “catching” something? A healthy immune system. Without its health, we can become vulnerable.
The immune system is comprised of special cells, proteins, tissues and organs, defending us 24/7 from unwanted invaders. Through a series of steps called “the immune response,” the immune system is naturally designed to fight organisms and substances which invade the body systems. Typically, the immune system can keep a person healthy, but there are times when it doesn’t function fully as it is designed.
The immune system is robust when all the parts of the immune system and its specialized cells are working properly, protecting the body. This protection is called immunity, and humans have three types: innate immunity, adaptive immunity and passive immunity.
We are born with innate, or natural, immunity, which is a type of general protection—and also includes external barriers in the body, such as the skin and mucous membranes, serving as a first line of defense in preventing “undesirables” from entering the body.
Adaptive immunity is “active” immunity and develops throughout our lives. It involves the lymphocytes and develops as a person is exposed to certain health challenges or invaders.
Passive immunity is “borrowed” from outside of a person and doesn’t last long. For instance, antibodies in a mother’s breast milk give a nursing baby temporary immunity to what the mother has been exposed to.
Everyone’s immune system is different, of course, but one thing is for certain: healthy immune defenses are necessary for optimal health.
Turmeric, Curcuminoids, Curcumin and Turmerones Benefits for Joint Health, Immune Defenses†
Turmeric, curcuminoids, curcumin and turmerones are not the same or interchangeable terms.
Here’s why: turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a distinctive yellow spice; curcuminoids are a family of active compounds within turmeric which includes curcumin; curcumin is part of curcuminoids—a small but potent, vastly studied and important part of turmeric; turmerones are also bioactive molecules found within turmeric, but haven’t been studied as much as curcumin has been.
With that foundation, let’s get started.
With a long track record (over 4,000 years) of health benefits, turmeric (Curcuma longa), a perennial herbaceous plant, has been known for supporting joint health, immune defense, plus benefits for the whole body.† Presently, naturopathic physicians and herbalists often recommend using turmeric to support a healthy response to inflammation, healthy immune response and to support healthy aging.†
But how is it possible that turmeric can offer such “whole body” benefits? Curcumin.
In the 1970s, scientists found that the bright orange color in turmeric is due to its powerful antioxidants within it via what’s called curcuminoid compounds, of which curcumin (which has been the subject of more than 2,000 published studies in the past few years alone) is believed to be the most potent.
In short, the yellow or orange pigment of turmeric, called curcumin, is considered the primary driver of the health benefits of turmeric because it is able to neutralize free radicals.†
Let’s take a look at some of the benefits:
Healthy Joints†: Curcumin’s role in supporting healthy joints can be soothing.† It’s been found to work very well to support healthy joints.†
Healthy Heart†: Additionally, curcumin may provide heart-healthy benefits, since it may help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.†
Healthy Cells†: Scientists believe that curcumin in turmeric can help support healthy cells in a few ways, including providing antioxidants needed to help support cells against excess free radicals.†
Healthy Immune System†: Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen, which helps to support the body against stress and to provide immune system support.†
Healthy Skin†: Free radicals can wreak havoc on the skin. Curcumin, with its antioxidant power, can help keep the skin healthy.†
There’s widespread interest in curcumin, the active compound found in the rhizome (underground stem) of turmeric, but turmerones and other active compounds in turmeric haven’t been as thoroughly explored.
Besides curcumin and turmerones, there are additionally over 200 unique compounds that have already been identified in turmeric, including 109 sesquiterpenes; 68 monoterpenes; 22 diarylheptanoids; 8 phenolic compounds, 5 diterpenes; 4 sterols; 3 triterpenes and 2 alkaloids,
You see, there’s a lot in turmeric!
Turmerones are bioactive molecules in turmeric which benefit health, including brain health, liver support, cellular health and normal function, while providing potent antioxidants.†
Curcumin and turmerones are not the same, but they both offer health-promoting benefits to the body, and can even be synergistic. For example, some studies point out that a high content of turmerones can boost curcumin absorption and significantly increase the amount of curcumin inside the cell.†
Together, curcumin and turmerones in turmeric can offer whole-body support, including some of these benefits: healthy brain function, easing stomach discomfort, supporting kidney health and function, supporting healthy cells and detoxification.†
In short, turmeric can cover a lot of territory in supporting bodywide health.†
And while turmeric, in general, provides many benefits, the clinically studied turmeric extract (95% curcuminoids) in Fermented Turmeric is obtained from the dried rhizomes of Curcuma longa and standardized for minimum 95% curcuminoids. It has optimized composition of curcuminoids from rhizomes of turmeric to provide maximum antioxidant or bio-protectant activity—and is among the most extensively studied and clinically documented.
It’s been studied to benefit the body in the following areas, including:
- Healthy response to inflammation†
- Cellular health/Immune defenses†
- Healthy weight†
- Cognitive health†
- Cardiovascular health†
- Joint health†
- Metabolic health†
- Healthy detox†
- Skin health†
But there’s even more goodness in Fermented Turmeric! Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric also contains ashwagandha in the form of Organic Ashwagandha Extract (Root and Leaf).
Often hailed for its stress-relieving effects, Ashwagandha truly has a long list of benefits, including its ability to support a healthy response to inflammation, while also helping to support normal joint function and overall joint health as well as being an overall immune supporter and promoter of bodily organ health.†
Ashwagandha is also a microbial balancer. † In fact, ashwagandha can help boost the body’s immune defense.†
In addition to the healthy joint benefits, plus immune-supporting and microbial-balancing benefits of ashwagandha,† the clinically studied ashwagandha ingredient in Fermented Turmeric can:
- Reduce physical, emotional and mental stress†
- Boost energy and reduce fatigue†
- Enhance focus and mental stamina†
- Assist in restoring and sustaining energy levels†
- Support healthy cardiovascular function†
- Help to support restful sleep†
Combined with the bioavailability-boosting, nutrient-absorbing, digestion-supporting, and healthy circulation, metabolism and energy benefits of the Organic Fermented Warming Botanical Blend PLUS the digestion- and liver-supporting and bioavailability-boosting benefits of the Organic Fermented Botanical Blend AND the power of clinically studied Ashwagandha, Ancient Apothecary Fermented Turmeric is your go-to for supporting healthy joints and bolstering immune defenses.†
To Use: Adults take 3 capsules daily with 8 ounces of water or your favorite beverage. May be taken with or without food.
Results May Vary**
*At time of manufacture