1. The typical Western diet can’t realistically include enough turmeric to gain its wide-ranging health benefits.
Dietary sources of nutrients are always better than supplements, but supplements make sense when diet falls short. Turmeric health benefits are known from thousands of years of evidence-based Ayurvedic and Traditional Chinese medicine, and thousands of peer-reviewed studies. If you care about wellness but can’t commit to consuming the recommended 1 - 3 grams per day, Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is the perfect solution.
2. Processed dietary supplements are just as bad as processed food.
Standardized extract supplements are processed with water, alcohol, industrial solvents, heat and/or gas, which can degrade potency and quality, and contaminate the final product with harmful residues. Curcumin processed into nanoparticles raises further safety concerns. Processed nutriceuticals and nanoceuticals are like unregulated drugs, not true dietary supplements.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is a whole food supplement, exactly the same natural food that native turmeric-consuming populations have benefited from for thousands of years. Ancient Ayurvedic wisdom values turmeric as the botanical embodiment of the Divine Mother. Mother Nature doesn't need interference by modern technology.
3. Curcumin-only supplements give up all of the other benefits of whole turmeric.
Curcumin isn’t the only active ingredient in turmeric. Just as the whole is more than the sum of its parts, turmeric is so much more than curcumin. Turmeric contains over 235 compounds, most of which are lost in supplements that isolate one or a few active components. Studies show that turmeric is better than curcumin as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune modulator.
Turmeric cannot be patented, but extracts and isolates of it can, which is a financial incentive for manufacturers to process turmeric into extracted supplements. Studies of extracted supplements are generally paid for by industry insiders, and there are no studies comparing the various extracts, so each can claim to be ‘best.’ The long term effects of taking extracted and standardized supplements are not known.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric proudly offers full spectrum, organic whole turmeric in nature’s perfect synergy, supported by thousands of years of use in Indian and Chinese medicine traditions. No extract can claim that!
4. Supplement manufacturers mistakenly promote the idea that if some is good, more is better.
Numerous studies show that there is a sweet spot for maximizing the health benefits of supplements, with too little being not enough, and too much actually causing damage. Standardized, extracted, and high dose supplements are linked to multiple cancers in humans. Curcumin, an active ingredient of turmeric, sold as a highly concentrated, extracted supplement, may cause DNA damage and immune suppression. Pepper extracts, contained in some curcumin supplements, can interfere with the action of common drugs, and in a too high dose, can interfere with curcumin absorption.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric offers the ‘just right’ amount of daily turmeric and pepper to promote health and well being.
5. Supplements shouldn’t contain fillers, binders, flow agents, artificial colors, excipients, ‘inactive’ ingredients or any other toxic junk.
Inactive ingredients can change the quality and effectiveness of a supplement, make it less bioavailable and less potent, and may cause unwanted long term health effects. Manufacturers use them because they make supplements cheaper and easier to produce. Cheap supplements may contain artificial color which is produced by adding lead or other toxins.
One or more of these ‘inactive ingredients’ are found in most turmeric supplements: lecithin, soy lecithin, leucine, vegetable glycerin, maltodextrin, stearic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, calcium phosphate, rice flower, gelatin, magnesium stearate, rice powder, croscarmellose sodium, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, soy, titanium dioxide, cellulose, rice, calcium silicate, dicalcium phosphate, yellow beeswax, soy derivative, dibasic calcium phosphate, modified cellulose gum, colloidal silicon dioxide, methyl cellulose coating, phosphatidylcholine derived from soybeans, carrageenan.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is clean-labeled, containing only active ingredients.
6. Supplement use recommendations are often inadequate or just plain wrong.
Turmeric is not well absorbed unless it’s taken with a proper amount of pepper and a healthy oil. Supplement manufacturers recommending turmeric be taken between meals, with water, only once or twice a day, do not understand the biology of turmeric or just don’t care whether or not it’s working for you.
Each capsule of Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric combines the optimal ratio of organic turmeric and organic black pepper. Our 'recommended use' is designed to maximize health benefits by mimicking how native populations consume turmeric: at every meal, with healthy fats (see label for exact recommendations).
7. Supplements should be organic because organic is the highest quality, most nutritionally rich, healthiest food.
Organic crops contain higher antioxidant levels and are grown without pesticides, toxins or genetic engineering. The FDA prohibits organics from being treated with ionizing radiation, which causes loss of nutrients and creates radiolytic by-products, dangerous free radicals responsible for cell and DNA damage. Organics are not allowed to be grown using sewage sludge. Non-organics are typically grown using sewage wastewater as fertilizer, and are irradiated for sterilization and to prolong shelf life.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is made with USDA 100% organic certified turmeric and USDA 100% organic certified black pepper.
8. Supplements should be bottled in glass, not plastic.
It makes no sense for health-promoting products to be sold in plastic. Plastic leaches hormone-disrupting chemicals into the products it contains, and harms the environment. Glass is infinitely reusable and recyclable.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is packaged in glass, which doesn't leach, ensuring the safety, purity and integrity of our product, promoting your health, and protecting our precious planet for you and future generations to enjoy.
9. Supplements are not all produced with the strictest quality control standards.
Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is manufactured at an FDA compliant, NSF cGMP (current good manufacturing practices), USDA organic certified facility. Our raw materials are identity tested to insure that our supplement is exactly what it promises to be. We test for heavy metals and pathogens to insure product safety and purity. We use USDA certified 100% organic ingredients and quality-control test our finished product before release. Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is proudly made in the USA.
10. Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric doesn’t cause ‘yellow kitchen syndrome’ and it won’t stain your teeth, skin or clothes.
OK, that’s a first world problem…
SUMMARY: All supplements are not created equally. Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is the best-in-class of all turmeric supplements.
Team Oobroo™ strongly believes that a diet rich in organic, whole, real food is the best way to promote wellness, but we also recognize that's not always possible. There is a place for high quality supplementation and that’s where we fit in. Our physician-founder, Jennie Ann Freiman MD, studied every aspect of optimizing turmeric, an herb with well documented health benefits, to solve every problem with currently available supplements. Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric is made with 100% organic whole food, making all of turmeric’s miracle components available without processing, without the addition of inactive ingredients, in the optimal proportion with pepper, bottled in safe and environmentally-sensitive glass, produced with the strictest quality-control, and offering scientifically backed recommendations for optimizing suggested use. If you're interested in health promotion, nothing beats Oobroo Ideal™ Turmeric.
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