I just learned of a new product 2 weeks ago that is a testament to progress in natural medicine. For years medical science has known about the wonderful anti-inflammatory properties of the spice turmeric and it’s active ingredient curcumin. The culture of India uses it widely in many of its food and curry dishes, and it often makes up the yellow coloring in jar mustard. Up to now
turmeric and curcumin have been ground and placed into capsules and advertised as nature’s ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil et al brands) in hopes of providing a natural alternative for painful conditions such as arthritis, headaches, etc. So far, turmeric/curcumin has just not performed very well…..until now.
In response to creating an effective curcumin product, the Thorne Research company has created MERIVA. It is curcumin but now in a higher dose WITH MUCH BETTER ABSORPTION. The science and research impresses me. As a further testimonial my wife just recently underwent painful varicose vein injections for the second time. The first time she was given 800mg of ibuprofen to manage the pain which took about 50-70% of the pain down and she woke several times during the night. This time I gave her Meriva SR 750mg 3 capsules. Not only did the pain stay away for 12 hours but she experienced her best night of sleep in the past 10 years.
MERIVA in early study trials appears to outperform ibuprofen. What you may not know is that INFLAMMATION IS AT THE ROOT OF MANY ACUTE AND CHRONIC HEALTH AILMENTS. So, Meriva has a fantastic potential to manage disease. Further, MERIVA has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. It raise liver enzymes that clear toxins from the body. It clears excess estrogens which are responsible for many conditions such as male impotence/low testosterone, fibroid tumors/fibrocystic breast disease/endometriosis in women. Because CANCER IS AN INFLAMMATORY PROCESS, it has shown to reduce tumor size and recurrences. Early studies show symptom improvement in many other conditions: FIBROMYALGIA, OSTEOARTHRITIS/DJD, RHEUMATOID ARTHRTIS, SJOGRENS SYNDROME, COPD, UVEITIS (eye), INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE (Crohns, Ulcerative colitis), ALLERGIES, ASTHMA, ATHEROSCLEROTIC HEART DISEASE, CHRONIC RENAL FAILURE………to name a few. All of this from a natural substance. Big pharma’s approach to harnessing the benefit of a natural substance is to modify the molecule in some way that can be patented and then sell it (usually expensive and takes years to approve). Meriva was formed by creating a patented delivery system on a great natural substance. Cost is around $31 for a 60 count bottle. What’s not to like. Patients interested can obtain it online or call my office (or your closest Bodylogicmd provider). But wait there’s more………just kidding. So far I’m impressed. Move over Motrin.