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Ingredient Spotlight: Black Turmeric Extract

Ingredient Spotlight: Black Turmeric Extract

When we set out to create a supplement to re-sync circadian rhythms and help the world sleep better, we were adamant on finding the right natural ingredients for each solution. Every ingredient we chose and every formulation we developed was because of scientific research conducted on how our internal clocks function. We have six main ingredients that make up our patent-pending Circadian Timing Blend found in each of our products: ETAS™ (Enzyme-treated asparagus extract), Curry Tree Leaf extract, Citrus Polymethoxylated Flavones, including Nobiletin and Tangeretin, Zembrin®, Ashwagandha extract and Black Turmeric extract. Each ingredient plays a unique and vital role in helping our bodies get back into sync. We highlight each of our ingredients on our website here but today we’re digging a little deeper into the Black Turmeric Extract.

Black turmeric, as a food

Black turmeric is a rare herb found in the stem of the Cucurma caesia plant. It is said to have a pungent smell and is somewhat bitter, with an earthy taste. For this reason, black turmeric (different from yellow and white turmeric), is not used as often in cooking but more often found in medicines and supplements.

Black turmeric, as a supplement

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), turmeric has been used in Ayurvedic medicine, primarily in South Asia, for many conditions, including breathing problems, rheumatism, serious pain and fatigue. Today, it is used as a dietary supplement for inflammation; arthritis; cancer and stomach, skin, liver and gallbladder problems.

Why we chose it

Black turmeric extract is one of nature’s richest sources of polymethoxylated flavonoids (PMFs). The PMFs from black turmeric may directly target the circadian clock and have been shown to modulate several important metabolic factors. Since PMFs balance circadian rhythm and many aspects of metabolism are regulated on a daily cycle, it is not surprising that they may have a profound impact on diet, weight management and overall health. PMFs help get our whole body back in sync which, in turn, helps us get the deep sleep we need and greatly increases our chances of achieving optimal health.

Fun facts about black turmeric:

  • It thrives in tropical climates which is why it is mostly found in India and Southeast Asia.
  • It has been used by tribes in northeastern India to ward off evil spirits and kept in pockets or medicine bags.
  • It is a member of the ginger family.
For more information about black turmeric and its usage in RestoreZ visit our ingredients page.