“If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion.” Robert Pirsig
Runners are no strangers to pain; some may enjoy it- to an extent. The feeling of pushing your body to its limits and realizing just how much potential you really have is liberating and empowering.
However all that pushing can lead to serious wear and tear. Even if you’re a casual jogger, the repetitive impact of running can cause both short- and long-term injuries and chronic inflammation.
When our body endures physical stress as in the case of running, it collects white blood cells wherever your muscles feel worn out. During this time, you are most likely to feel tired and sore, which is our brain telling us our body needs a break. These are all healthy physical responses called inflammation.
Inflammation happens in everyone, whether you’re aware of it or not. Your immune system creates inflammation to protect the body from infection, injury, or disease. However long-term inflammation can lead to several symptoms and affect your body in many ways. Runners are not alien to this and need to ensure they manage their inflammation to avoid injuries and muscle tear.
Curcumin helps your body deal with inflammation, especially after a tough workout. This super spice is also known for its pain-relieving properties. New York City based dietitian Natalie Rizzo found that it could be beneficial in preventing chronic inflammation, which is responsible for issues like arthritis, an inflammatory disease of the joints; depression and anxiety, which has been associated with inflammation in the brain; heart disease.
This comes handy to runners as they are most prone to joint pains, and Curcumin can help relieve the discomfort and can help with inflammation after a long run.
“We want to prevent that inflammation or treat it as much as possible to help with the pain,” Rizzo says. “If we don’t, it could lead to chronic inflammation, which is associated with developing diseases.”
It can also be helpful to speed up recovery after a workout, according to Frank Lipman, M.D., founder and director of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in New York City. Rizzo also agrees, saying it can be beneficial in preventing delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). A 2017 study in The FASEB Journal supports this, finding that participants who supplemented with curcumin had less overall muscle soreness than those who didn’t.
The best part is that Curcumin is much easier on your body than taking an over-the-counter NSAID, Lipman says, which can have unwanted side-effects, such as stomach ulcers or heartburn.
Getting curcumin’s anti-inflammatory benefits is simple, 2 capsules of Super Curcumin daily can help prevent and tackles these issues.
Super Curcumin was developed with runner and athletes in mind, we choose the Curcumin C3 Complex that has all three curcuminoids present and we also added Ginger extract root extract which is also known for its Anti-Inflammatory properties.