Turmeric is a beautiful, flavorful, commonly used spice in cooking. Renowned for centuries with a rich, historical use in plant and herbal medicine, turmeric has long been held in high regard for its beneficial effects.
Nature’s best anti-inflammatory herb may also be a powerful holistic remedy for hemochromatosis.
Out of all the natural remedies for iron overload, turmeric stands in first place in its ability to actually reduce iron overload. Turmeric literally grabs hold of the iron that’s inside the cells and brings it out.
Iron stored inside of cells causes oxidative damage leading to so many of the symptoms and problems in people with hemochromatosis. Once turmeric grabs hold of and chelates iron molecules, the turmeric then helps the body to excrete the iron.
Research has established that one of the many medicinal properties of turmeric is to reduce excess iron from the body. This graph and photo demonstrate the powerful effect of turmeric (aka curcumin) in reducing stored iron from the cells. As turmeric/curcumin levels increased, iron levels decreased.
Researchers from this study concluded that “curcumin is a biologically active iron chelator," exceptional news for people with hemochromatosis and iron overload!
Despite turmeric’s promise of many health benefits, there is one major challenge to using turmeric medicinally. The challenge is how to get the turmeric into the cells of your body.
Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, tends to be poorly absorbed by our digestive system. Estimates place turmeric’s absorption at about 5% so you are not likely absorbing much from diet alone. Ordinary turmeric powders, pills, or teas, are only going to be used by your body a very small amount. Many oral forms of curcumin are generally poorly absorbed due to low solubility and instability in the intestinal environment.
Our unique topical cream of turmeric gets absorbed directly into the body, bypassing the gut to ensure maximal results. In addition to superior absorption, a topical skin application is easy and convenient to use. This is what makes Hemochromatosis Help’s Turmeric Cream the most popular supplement on our site.
My husband has been applying just one pump per day of the Hemochromatosis Help Turmeric Cream and his ferritin dropped from 862 to 572 in two months! We were floored when the test results arrived. Also, his liver is no longer swollen on palpation. We are so grateful to you, and will be delighted if others experience similar good results. – Kathleen V., Cape Coral, Florida
Just wanted to let you know about my recent experience with two of your products, namely the Magnesium and Turmeric lotions. Long story short, I had some baseline and follow up iron studies down before and after using these two products daily and have reduced my serum ferritin from 243 to 209 in less than 4 weeks. My doctor is impressed. Usually I would need to have donated blood several times to achieve this result. I have also being chewing Calcium whenever I eat red meat and consuming several cups of green tea a day. It is clearly working, thanks to your products and advice, and may offer me a longer term solution to having phlebotomy. – LS, Australind, Western Australia
I have been faithful with my use of your fantastic TURMERIC CREAM and I swear my overall good health and sense of well-being are a direct result! I apply the cream at night and my sleep seems to be so much improved. I no longer awake in the early a.m. hours. There is a very pronounced sense of calm that I have learned to expect from the Turmeric Cream. In general, I simply feel better and face each day with a stronger resolve to achieve maximum health and enjoyment. – Nick W., New York, New York
I just thought I’d let you know my blood test results. My ferritin level was way down but my transferrin saturation was 48. Normally if the ferritin and the saturation are up to around 50 or over I would have to have a venous section ( that’s what they call it in Australia) The doctor felt that because my ferritin was way down that she wanted me to not worry about the VS and have another blood test in 3 months. I told her about the Turmeric Cream and she just said that it could be helping so just keep it up. (which I would have done anyway) Anyway, just thought you would be interested to know. All the best and keep up the good work!! :) – Betsy C., Victoria, Australia
I am thrilled that you have the curcumin in a cream form. Many times it is not convenient to take it in capsule form. It's just so nice to be able to put the cream on and not have to worry about it any more – such an easy way to help lower high ferritin. I now can look at menus and not be scared of ordering something other than vegetarian. – Kathie, Indiana
Your turmeric cream is wonderful! In the last 6 weeks since I started taking it, my ferritin level is down 21 points. Also, I can get to sleep so much better now... it's really helpful! – Geanie C., South Carolina
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