Histon woman says Cambridge Nutraceuticals' turmeric supplement solved her back pain nightmare
A Histon woman has told how her chronic back problem cleared up within a few weeks of taking a curry spice supplement produced by Cambridge Nutraceuticals.
Roz Palmer, director of a cleaning company in Sawston, suffered 18 months of discomfort from her bad back before trying out Turmeric+.
“The back pain came on over a couple of weeks. When I went to an outdoor party a gang of us started playing cricket and it finished me off – my back was really bad after that and I could hardly stand upright,” she said.
Doctors were unable to find the exact cause of what was wrong and Roz said she was at her wit’s end.
She said: “My mum had heard about turmeric and suggested that I had nothing to lose by trying it. I thought I’d give it a go, but didn’t suppose it would work.”
Bu three weeks after taking the Turmeric+, sold under Cambridge Nutraceuticals’ FutureYou brand, she began to feel an improvement in her condition.
“I no longer have to hang on to desks to get from place to place at work and I’m now not waking up at night from the pain,” said Roz.
“I’ve been terribly impressed by it. My mum has had a back problem subsequently and because I’ve come on so well with Turmeric+ she has started taking it as well.”
The impact of turmeric, and its key ingredient curcumin, on our health has been the subject of extensive scientific study, thanks to its low toxicity and broad ‘bioactivity’. At least 45 papers on it have been published since 2007.
A number of studies have concluded that curcumin has anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties, improves muscle recovery and modifies immune system responses.
A 2010 clinical trial found one turmeric supplement led to long-term reduction in pain and improvement in function for patients with osteo-arthritis in their knees.
And a small 2012 pilot study found a curcumin product reduced joint pain and swelling in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis better than diclofenac, an nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
In 2017, another study of 50 rugby players concluded that a curcumin-based formulation “could represent a promising, safe, analgesic remedy in painful osteo-muscular conditions associated with intense, high impact, physical activities”.
Cambridge Nutraceuticals says its patented formulation has been the focus of more research than any other bioavailable curcumin supplement.
It says Turmeric+ has been “clinically validated and proven effective in more than 30 human trials, involving 2,000 subjects”, covering 10 different areas including eye health, joint health, rheumatoid arthritis and pain relief.
Turmeric+ is based on the curry spice, but is 30 times more absorbable than standard turmeric tablets.
Curcuminoids, the natural polyphenol compounds derived from turmeric, are not easily absorbed by the body in their raw state because they are not soluble in water and poorly soluble in lipophilic, or fatty, solvents.
To improve the ‘bioavailability’, Cambridge Nutraceuticals’ formulation contains a mix of curcuminoids, soy lecithin and microcellulose in a patented phytosomal composition. This mimics the natural way it has traditionally been consumed in Indian medicine, where it is often diluted in warm milk. In Indian food, it is often cooked with animal or plant fats such as butter or coconut oil.
Professor Alf Lindberg, former secretary of the Nobel Prize Committee for Physiology or Medicine and a member of the advisory board for FutureYou, said: “Curcumin - the active ingredient in turmeric - is poorly absorbed in the gut. FutureYou Turmeric+ combines cucumin with lecithin to prevent it being destroyed in the stomach. This allows it to be absorbed and distributed around the body.”
Building on the positive reviews it has received on TrustPilot, Regent Street-based Cambridge Nutraceuticals is now giving away the first pack of its FutureYou Turmeric+ free.
CEO Adam Cleevely said: “After so many scientific studies into Turmeric+, and so much positive feedback, we are confident that people will feel the effects with their first pack. So we’ve decided to offer that first pack for free, which usually costs £20.”
It comes in a box of 28 capsules, providing 28 days supply. Subscribers pay £15 per box, and delivery is free in the UK.
Customers taking up the free Turmeric+ offer will need to cover the cost of postage and packing at £2.95. After the free trial pack, subsequent packs will cost £15 and be delivered every 28 days but customers who do not wish to continue can cancel by calling 0800 808 5740 or visiting FutureYouHealth.com.
Cambridge Nutraceuticals, which won the 2018 Cambridge Independent High Growth Business of the Year award at the SME Cambridgeshire Business Awards, stressed that food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet or a healthy lifestyle.
Anyone pregnant, breastfeeding, taking any medication or under medical supervision should consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking supplements.
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