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Summer's Hottest Couple: Boswellia and Turmeric for CBD

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Summer's Hottest Couple: Boswellia and Turmeric for CBD

If you’re interested in holistic health, you are probably familiar with the terms boswellia and turmeric. You may have seen them in the ingredients listed on the packages of your supplement powders or capsules. These two super foods have become very popular over the past few years due to their unique benefits. 

In our quest to create products that improve mobility and overall wellness, boswellia and turmeric have become two of our favorite ingredients to naturally promote joint health and inflammatory response. Due to the antioxidant properties of turmeric and boswellia, these ancient Eastern herbs are a great addition to your wellness regimen. 

But what makes them so great?

Both boswellia and turmeric are thought to promote a healthy inflammatory response and boost mobility. When taken consistently, boswellia and turmeric work together to provide comfort to joints and combat oxidative stress within the body. 

Let’s break it down a little further, and go back to the origin of each superfood. By understanding the root of the ingredients in your supplements, you will be able to choose what works best for your personal health goals. 

Here’s an in-depth look at boswellia and turmeric individually, and why they work so well together. 

 

Boswellia 

Boswellia is also known as Indian Frankincense. It is an herbal extract that comes from the Boswellia serrata tree native to India, Africa, and Arabia. The Boswellia serrata tree is found in mountainous regions. Natives tap into the trunk of the tree to seek out the resin we now refer to as boswellia. 

Boswellia has been used in Asian and African countries as a medicinal resin for centuries. It is primarily popular in Ayurvedic medicinal practice, as well as in some religious and cultural ceremonies. Over the past two decades or so, it has made its way into the Western wellness market and continues to be a popular remedy for a wide range of wellness concerns. 

The properties of this natural substance have many uses. Boswellia resin is also used in soaps, cosmetics, foods, and beverages. It can also be applied topically for skin wellness. Nowadays, it is usually taken in capsule or tablet form.

Boswellia contains acids that are thought to suppress the body’s formation of leukotrienes. Leukotrienes are inflammatory chemicals that the body releases when it comes into contact with an allergen, for example.  

Although more research on boswellia is still needed in regards to seeing how it impacts the body, some clinical trials suggest an improvement of inflammatory response in animals and humans. One study conducted by Raychaudhuri and her colleagues showed that the extract of the plant can reduce discomfort and “considerably improve knee-joint functions” in some cases as quickly as a result of a week of boswellia intake. 

 

Turmeric

Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is the root of a flowering plant from the ginger family. Turmeric is the main source of a spice called curcumin, which is why you may sometimes see the term Turmeric Curcumin.

Curcumin is a popular herb traditionally used in Asian medicine due to its antioxidant properties. It has been known to support multiple different health benefits including joint health and immunity. It is also known to support inflammatory response, mental clarity, and longevity. 

Turmeric is found in cosmetics, drinks, soaps, antiseptics, and, most commonly, in culinary recipes as a colorant and a preservative. Its bright orange color makes it easily recognizable and quite beautiful to see.

Commonly found in Indian cuisine, Turmeric is beloved around the globe by home cooks and culinary experts alike. You may have heard it being referred to as “the spice of life.”

Despite its many benefits, turmeric is actually hard for the body to absorb without a digestive agent. This might come as a surprise, but, black pepper is that agent. Black pepper contains piperine, a compound that helps the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%!

Considered by many to be one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet, turmeric is packed with an incredible amount of wellness properties and nutrients. However, in order to truly reap all the benefits that turmeric provides, you would need to consume large amounts of turmeric; more than anyone would desire on a daily basis.

By taking turmeric extract, a more concentrated version of turmeric, the potency is higher and the effect is quicker. Be sure to check you are getting a high-quality, high concentration of curcumin, the leading ingredient in turmeric, to fully enjoy the magic of this powerful root.

CBD Wellness Capsules with boswellia and turmeric 

This summer, don't let discomfort hold you back from doing what you love. Our CBD Wellness Capsules feature boswellia and turmeric for the ultimate mobility boost. Developed with the countless benefits of CBD in mind, our premium capsules are created using premium US hemp in combination with other powerful natural ingredients.

What is CBD?

CBD comes from the flowers and leaves of the CBD plant. 

CBD has an effect on the human body because we, as humans, have a vast network of receptors, called the endocannabinoid system. This helps us maintain our overall wellness and keep our bodies moving physically. CBD fits perfectly into these receptors, helping the body in its efforts to keep us in good health.

It is important to remember that CBD is not psychoactive or psychedelic. Industrial CBD is defined by the Federal Farm Bill Act of 2014 as a Cannabis plant that expresses less than 0.3% THC. CBD is regulated by the Department of Agriculture just like corn, wheat, or soybeans. Marijuana is termed as a Cannabis plant that expresses a THC content over 0.3%.

CBD is used by some people to promote support for:

  • inflammatory response
  • joint discomfort
  • mental and physical discomfort

 

Quality ingredients

CBD OIL

10mg per serving, extracted from aerial plant parts. All hemp used in Primal Bloom products is USA grown and third-party lab tested to ensure it is below the legal limit of 0.3% THC.

Our CBD capsules use only whole-plant broad-spectrum hemp containing naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes. They never contain GMO materials and are grown and harvested on US farms.

TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA) (ROOT EXTRACT)

This powerful spice full of antioxidants has been shown to improve inflammatory response, joint mobility, immunity, as well as bone, brain, and heart health. Plus we added black pepper to improve the bioavailability of turmeric so you can reap the maximum benefits.

BOSWELLIA (BOSWELLIA SERRATA)

This herbal extract may help support inflammatory responses throughout the body, and help soothe joint discomfort. As we discussed earlier, this superfood has been an ancient medicinal remedy for centuries.

 

For the best results...

Be sure to store away from direct heat and sunlight, in a cool, dry place. Consistency is key. Try to take your dosage daily for an extended period of time.

If you are new to CBD use, we recommend starting with a small amount, or just one serving per day (until you can gauge your tolerance and proper serving size), and then increase with time.

Your primary care physician can help guide you in finding the correct dosage for your desired results.

Other ways to take CBD...

CBD oil with MCT oil from organic coconuts

Another form of CBD that is popular is our CBD oil. It can be used topically or applied under the tongue like a tincture. It can even be added to a beverage of your choice such as hot or iced coffee! MCT oil helps the body absorb the CBD compound easier. Just as the black pepper helps our bodies absorb turmeric extract.

Diluted to the optimal serving size and concentration for maximum CBD benefits, our extract drops are based in MCT oil from organic coconuts and flavored with natural essential oil and peppermint. You can even add a few drops to your coconut oil and use as you would regularly for an added boost!

CBD soothing cream with menthol

Some users like to apply our topical CBD cream to help relax tired muscles and support discomfort. The menthol creates a cool, tingling sensation that can help with soothing aching muscles and joints, and adds a refreshing, light minty aroma. Your body will love it!

Summary

If you're looking for a little help staying active this summer, you may want to try increasing your intake of boswellia and turmeric, or give CBD a try! If you do give our range of premium CBD products a try, remember to let us know how your experience has been after using them consistently. We love to hear about your results!


All the best,
Jen