Turmeric has been well documented in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian (Auryvedic) medicine for thousands of years for its medicinal qualities that assist the body in a variety of ways.
Turmeric is used to ease symptoms of inflammation and joint pain, as well as symptoms associated with various ailments. Many people also use turmeric to assist with headaches, colds, and congestion.
While the active ingredient in turmeric (curcumin) is known to have powerful biological properties, one challenge is that it generally is difficult for the body to absorb. Overcoming this has been an area of intense focus in drug development efforts, and what this research has shown is that curcumin is highly lipophilic. This means that combining curcumin with lipids (fats), such as the ones in our coconut creamers, increases absorption through the lymphatic system by bypassing the first-pass metabolism of the liver.