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'I feel much more like my old self!' Find out how turmeric can help you stay active and fit
As we embrace 2021 as a year of renewal, we're looking forward to undertaking more of the activities we enjoy. Staying active is not only good for our health, but many of us relish exercise as it helps us maintain a state of well-being. However, some of us are unable to take the exercise we want due to skeletal and muscular discomfort.
Physical activity has a huge potential to enhance positive feelings. Even a short burst of 10 minutes' brisk walking increases our mental alertness, energy and constructive mood. Studies have shown that participation in regular physical activity can increase our self-esteem and can reduce stress and anxiety.
The NHS makes it very clear, 'Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older.'
Dr Max Gowland PhD, and Chief Scientific Officer at FutureYou Cambridge agrees and is passionate about staying active as we age. 'As we get older, we tend to start losing muscle mass.
'After the age of around 45, we lose around 1% muscle mass each year. This loss leads to a reduction of strength and can speed up the onset of frailty. But we can fight back against muscle wastage quite easily by staying active, eating plenty of protein and looking after our joints.'
In the past five years, turmeric supplements have grown in popularity in the UK, particularly amongst those looking to maintain an active lifestyle. Consumers are increasingly demanding high quality, highly bioavailable curcumin-based products.
Amanda Beardsell, 55, a teaching assistant from Kent is one of them.
Amanda started taking turmeric supplements when her normal exercise routine became unsustainable, 'I've found Turmeric+ to be absolutely amazing', she said.
'A couple of years ago, my knees didn't feel right and I lost my confidence to continue high intensity training classes which I really enjoyed.
'Before taking Turmeric+, I wasn't confident exercising like I used to and was wary of overdoing it. Since taking these unique supplements I feel much more like my old self – it's been brilliant.'
Turmeric contains compounds called curcuminoids, the most notable of which is curcumin. Curcumin is responsible for turmeric's distinctive, vivid yellow colour. It's also what makes turmeric such a powerful spice.
Curcumin is difficult for the body to absorb. Some turmeric products offer high levels of curcumin but unless this is easily absorbed by the body, the higher quantities make little difference.
The need for easier absorption, also known as bioavailability, is what led the pioneering scientists at FutureYou Cambridge to create Turmeric+ using a patented 'Curcuma Phospholipid Complex' formulation.* It's thirty times more absorbable than standard turmeric and is the company's unique alternative to a black pepper based formulation.
Amanda continues: 'During lockdown I was exercising using an online class with my nineteen-year old daughter who's taking a degree in contemporary dance. Even she's impressed with my mobility – and that's saying something.'
At 62, James Bomphrey's work can be quite physical as he trains teachers and carers in self-defence.
In his twenties, James suffered a serious sports injury to his knee and had to give up playing rugby and football. Following the injury his walking became misaligned and he later suffered with hip problems and had to have both hips replaced.
Being active has always been part of James' life so he turned to cycling, swimming and skiing instead. But he felt less mobile both at work and exercising than he felt was normal.
'I read about the benefits of Turmeric+ and was impressed with it's evidence-based research. It has also helped others in a similar position to me. The fact it's created to be highly absorbable seemed plausible and I'd been thinking about trying turmeric supplements for some time.
'After taking Turmeric+ for five weeks it really perked me up. When you can't do the things you used to do easily it can affect your mood. I suddenly realised I felt different. I now look across the garden in the morning and think, what shall I do today? Taking this supplement has really helped me lead the life I want to, I highly recommend it.'
Paul Goddard, 63, a Nordic Walker from Saffron Walden in Essex agrees.
'I decided to become a Nordic Walking instructor in 2009. I now walk forty to fifty miles a week. Two years' ago I was not comfortable walking distances that should have been easy for someone of my age and fitness levels. I felt very apprehensive as walking is not only my passion, but my business.
'This wasn't something I wanted to live with as I'm walking every day, so I started doing some research. I learned that turmeric could be helpful and bought supplements… and then stumbled upon Turmeric+.
'Soon after taking it I experienced that 'light-bulb' moment - I realised my knees felt like they used to. I take Turmeric+ religiously now. I walk around two hundred miles a month and even my customers have remarked on my mobility.
'Walking is great for fitness as well as your mental health. Being able to walk easily has made a huge difference to my life and I feel fitter now than I did twenty years ago.'
Adam Cleevely, CEO of FutureYou Cambridge says;
'I know what a difference exercise makes to my life, so we want to support more people to stay active. We think Turmeric+ can play an important role in that journey. We have tens of thousands of happy subscribers who regularly tell us about their positive stories and it's great to hear the experiences of Amanda, James and Paul.'