The truth about turmeric


Dr ClaytonFellow of the Institute of Food, Brain & Behaviour (Oxford) reveals the truth about turmeric's nutritional benefits and how you can get the maximum health benefit from it:

• There is a big issue with turmeric and the offerings currently flooding the health market. The issue is poor bioavailability.

• Curcumin is the main active ingredient in turmeric - where turmeric's anti-inflammatory effects come from - however, the curcumin content of turmeric is very low and therefore very large dosages are required to deliver enough Curcuminoids into the blood to have a physiological effect.

• The conventional delivery systems and many of the high street offerings, including capsules, tablets, turmeric lattes, turmeric face masks don't deliver adequate amounts of curcuminoids to have a beneficial physiological effect at the right dosage. In fact, the trend for turmeric lattes, ice lollies and facemasks offer no proven health benefits at all.

• One of the only ways to get an adequate dosage of curcuminoids is through the patented form of turmeric - HydroCurc - however the supplement market consists largely of companies selling poorly formulated products without patented ingredients. Patenting ingredients is an expensive and time-consuming process. Therefore, these aren’t widely used by many leading supplement brands.

• Dr Clayton has co-launched LYMA to counteract this problem, which contains the patented form of turmeric - HydroCurc - which overcomes the limitation of many of the current offerings. 

Dr Clayton comments: "The significance of HydroCurc, the patented turmeric in LYMA, cannot be overstated. Curcumin is a first-rate anti-inflammatory agent, and for the first time we have it in a form that achieves meaningful levels in the body. Because chronic inflammation has become so prevalent, and causes so many problems, LYMA is able to produce health benefits in a very wide range of conditions."

About LYMA

Dr Clayton is Director of Science at clinically proven, super supplement brand LYMA. With many A list celebrity fans, LYMA is the only supplement in the world to use seven patented ingredients and health benefits include improvements in memory, immunity, stress levels, hair and skin.

“For 40 years I have been working at the cutting edge of supplement design and technology. A lot of good science has been developed in the labs, clinics and universities but very little of this has made it as far as the consumer market, leaving the supplement industry characterised by low quality, poorly formulated and over-hyped products which offer few if any benefits. LYMA have taken a different approach. By combining best-in-breed clinically proven and patented ingredients, it has produced a world class product. Never before has so much validated science and patented technology been combined into one formula, in a combination that no diet or multi-vitamin could ever deliver. LYMA has changed the industry and will transform the lives of its consumers. I am delighted to be Director of Science for LYMA. Their approach to wellness is timely, and their evidence-based approach to health and anti-ageing is a sign of things to come.”