A healthy diet and regular exercise are important for overall well-being and health. But high-intensity exercise can lead to occasional inflammation in healthy adults. How can a balanced, nutrient-rich diet and supplementation with curcumin help manage the effects of exercise and support recovery? Read on to learn more.
What is occasional inflammation associated with exercise?
Although it is normal for the body to go through a healthy inflammatory response following exercise, such occasional inflammation may interfere with muscle function and impair muscle recovery, and has the potential to negatively affect exercise performance. Therefore, supporting the recovery process that results from physical activity is important in order to help improve exercise performance.
The role of nutrition
The foods you eat have the power to regulate internal body processes both negatively and positively. A diet rich in wholesome – minimally processed – foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean proteins, nuts, and seeds can be the key to good health when combined with a lifestyle that includes a regular exercise routine, adequate sleep, and stress management practices. Furthermore, some foods are particularly helpful for exercise performance as they can assist the body with muscle recovery, training progression, and assisting muscle function. Consuming adequate amounts of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, fluids, antioxidants, and nitrate-rich foods plays a role in supporting exercise recovery by different mechanisms. Turmeric curcumin, in particular, helps support a healthy response to inflammation associated with physical overexertion.
Why turmeric curcumin?
Curcumin, one of the primary active compounds found in turmeric, has been widely studied due to its biological activities that present beneficial functional properties. One of its benefits is supporting a healthy response to occasional inflammation associated with exercise, with some studies showing curcumin supplementation to have positive effects in healthy individuals who engage in more strenuous types of exercise. Physical activity – particularly high-intensity training – can impair muscle function. The breakdown of muscle fibers and the consequent biological responses can affect exercise performance. The mechanisms by which curcumin seems to be beneficial in supporting a healthy inflammation response post-exercise include its ability to influence specific biological markers. A systematic review from 2020 suggests curcumin supplementation can aid exercise performance by helping support the normal healthy inflammatory response associated with physical activity.
The WellTaken difference
For the body to get the most benefits of any nutrient, each serving should provide a meaningful dosage of that nutrient and in a form that can be easily absorbed by the body. WellTaken Turmeric Curcumin is formulated with clinically studied levels of optimized curcumin, meaning that the amount of curcumin is the same as that used in a clinical study. What’s more? The optimized curcumin in our formula contains a lipid coating that improves absorption, making the curcumin over 65 times more bioavailable than regular curcumin (which is unformulated 95% curcuminoids extract). Finally, WellTaken can be taken on the go, making it easy for exercise lovers to incorporate it before or after physical training.
Taking care of your health starts with what you put on your plate, but it requires more than that. Physical activity is also an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. However, physical overexertion can lead to occasional inflammation, which may affect exercise performance and the body’s ability to recover. In addition to consuming a nutritious diet, incorporating optimized curcumin can be a proactive approach to support a healthy response to occasional inflammation associated with such exercise. WellTaken Turmeric Curcumin makes it easy to get the benefits of curcumin as part of your active lifestyle.