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Can Turmeric Spice Up Your Exercise Performance and Recovery?

Are you tired of feeling sore and achy after a tough workout or intense game?  Do you find yourself searching for ways to speed up your recovery time and get back to peak performance? Well, you're in luck because today we're diving into the world of turmeric and its potential benefits for exercise performance and recovery.

Turmeric, often referred to as the "golden spice," has been used for centuries in traditional medicine for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties. Well, inflammation is a natural response that occurs in the body after intense physical activity. That's where turmeric comes in. This vibrant spice has been shown to fight inflammation, reducing discomfort and promoting a quicker recovery process. It's like having an advanced team of healers working tirelessly to mend your body and get you back in the game faster than ever before.

Turmeric
Turmeric and Exercise
To shed some light on how this wonder spice helps support your exercise and recovery goals, we reviewed "Influence of curcumin on performance and post-exercise recovery". According to this study, curcumin has the potential to decrease muscular damage caused by different exercises, including treadmill running, conventional walking/running, cycling, single-leg jumping, and eccentric muscular fitness exercises. Also, curcumin has been demonstrated to enhance self-perceived measures of pain and tenderness, decrease signs of muscle damage, improve inflammatory markers, boost markers of antioxidant capacity, decrease markers of oxidative stress, lower markers of AGEs, and mitigate the decline in mean power of single-leg sprints.

Rodent Olympics
In this study, "Curcumin effects on inflammation and performance recovery following eccentric exercise-induced muscle damage," rats were transformed into Olympic athletes to measure the effects of curcumin on muscle damage and inflammation. The rats were exposed to eccentric exercise, which is a form of exercise that results in muscle damage. Then, the rats were administered either curcumin or a placebo.

The results of the study showed that curcumin significantly reduced muscle damage and inflammation in the rats. The rats treated with curcumin experienced reduced muscle soreness, inflammation, and pro-inflammatory markers compared to the rats treated with a placebo.

According to the study, curcumin was also found to protect the rats' muscles from oxidative damage. Oxidative damage is a type of damage that can occur to cells and tissues when they are exposed to free radicals. Curcumin, which is an antioxidant, can protect cells and tissues from oxidative damage.
Turmeric and Exercise

Can 17 Studies be Wrong?
"Modulation of Exercise-Induced Muscle Damage, Inflammation, and Oxidative Markers by Curcumin Supplementation in a Physically Active Population: A Systematic Review" analyzed 17 studies that examined the impact of curcumin supplementation on muscle damage and inflammation in both humans and animals.

Curcumin has been demonstrated to decrease indicators of muscle damage, including creatine kinase (CK) and myoglobin. Curcumin has also been shown to reduce markers of inflammation, such as C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6).

In addition to improving muscle function, curcumin has also been shown to reduce muscle damage and inflammation. Curcumin has been shown to increase muscle strength and power and reduce muscle fatigue. The review of the literature suggests that curcumin is an overall safe and effective way to reduce muscle damage and inflammation.

Conclusion
Turmeric spices up your exercise recovery by helping reduce inflammation from exercise, alleviating muscle fatigue and improving muscle function. It's a natural way to support your exercise routine and overall health and fitness.

If you're looking for a flavorful, refreshing way to support your exercise recovery, check out Amari's Sports Drinks. We've blended turmeric, CBD, Ashwagandha and black pepper in a delicious, convenient beverage designed to help you get back out there.

All information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. Always consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new vitamin, supplement, diet, or exercise program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem.

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