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34 Medications You Can Replace With Turmeric!

Chronic diseases are estimated that by 2020 will be responsible for 75% of all deaths in the world. Plus, the U.S. is reported to have spent around $2 trillion on public and private health care, and the majority of it is spent on the chronic disease burden alone.

What’s being done

Unluckily, the healthcare system responds to the disease burden by relying heavily on prescription medications that come with a list of harmful side-effects, like weakening the immunity, a lot of neurological problems and even increasing suicide thoughts!

The alternative

What can be done if a person is faced with a chronic illness and have to rely on an endless list of prescription drugs? Of course, there’s a healthy diet and lifestyle changes, and turmeric, as well!

It is a fact that there have been multiple studies carried out recently, proving that turmeric is as effective as prescription medication, 34 to be exact. In addition, without the terrible side effects! But, what is it about this spice that makes it so powerful? Actually, it’s the same characteristic that gives turmeric its distinctive yellow tint, the active component called curcumin.

Turmeric’s healing powers:

Turmeric powder and fresh turmeric for health

- Relieves painful joints and inflammation

The root cause of every single chronic disease is chronic inflammation. Luckily, studies have shown that curcumin targets inflammation on a molecular level, helping in the reduction as well as treatment of chronic inflammation.

- Prevents heart disease

One of the major factors involved in heart disease is called endothelial dysfunction that disables the blood vessel’s ability to properly regulate blood pressure, blood clotting, etc. According to studies, curcumin intake contributes to improvements in endothelial function, thus preventing heart disease.

- Great anti-cancer effects

This deadly disease is triggered by healthy cells that become mutated and grow uncontrollably. But, curcumin is able to decrease the growth of new blood vessels in tumors, and destroy cancerous cells.

- Prevents premature aging

Free radicals can result in oxidative damage in your body, leading to premature aging. Also, curcumin can fight these free radicals, and energize the body’s own antioxidant enzymes, thus making it twice as effective against the free radicals.

- Decreases the risk of brain disorders

A great number of common brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s and depression have been associated with a decrease of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor, i.e., a hormone that promotes healthy brain growth. Fortunately, curcumin can increase the BDNF levels, effectively delaying brain degeneration as well as it is effective against Amyloid plaques that can build up in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients.

How turmeric should be taken:

Is it as simple as just sprinkling some turmeric into your meals? Not really. Even though a teaspoon of ground turmeric powder offers about 45 mg of curcumin, all research carried out on the therapeutic use of turmeric doses higher than 100 mg, all the way up to 3000 mg daily. Additionally, it is considered that the easiest way to get clinical results is by using it in its non-food form, unless you want chug back tablespoons upon tablespoons of turmeric!

Continue reading to find out the 3 ways to achieve optimal potency and absorption of curcumin:

- It should be taken in supplement form. You can get dosages between 200-300 mg in capsule form, or you can get the same dosage from several drops of Purathrive Liposomal Turmeric.

- It should be taken in liquid form, if possible. Although capsules are convenient, but, the absorption depends on the strength of your stomach acid to break down the glycerine or gelatin capsule. On the contrary, in case you use liquid, turmeric goes directly into your bloodstream without a digestion need.

- It should be taken in liposomal form. This spice is fat-soluble, meaning it should be taken with a good fat for optimal absorption. In fact, most liquid supplements on the market are not bound to a fat that means you would probably have to chase it down with a teaspoon of ghee or coconut oil afterward!

It is important to know that there are a few companies on the market like Purathrive, offering liposomal technology, where the turmeric is encapsulated by a viatl fatty acid known as a liposome, which delivers it directly into the cells! What’s more, Purathrive also contains fulvic acid that includes more than 77 macro and trace minerals as well as optimizes nutrient absorption further.

The exact dosages that should be used

There is research, which compares curcumin to the exact medications listed below. Incredibly, the results of the research actually showed that curcumin was either comparable or better!

- Depression

Medication to substitute: Prozac Weekly, Prozac, Rapiflux, Sarafem, Tofranil PM, Tofranil.

These medications have some side effects, including mood changes, anxiety, joint or muscle pain, restlessness, and skin inflammation.

How to substitute them with turmeric:


- Diabetes

Medication to substitute: glucophage XR, glucophage, fortamet or metformin,

and glumetza.

These medications have some side effects, including muscle pain, painful urination, chest pain, difficulty breathing, and depression.

How to substitute them with turmeric:


- Inflammation: arthritis, joint pain, etc

Medication to substitute: Motrin IB or Ibuprofen, Advil, Indocin, Ecotrin, Dexasone or dexamethasone, Bayer Aspirin, Naprosyn, Motrin, Aspir 81 or aspirin, Aleve, Clinoril or sulindac, Tivorbex, Indocin IV or Indomethacin, Celebrex or celecoxib, Anaprox or Naproxen, Inocin SR, Decadron, Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia, Decadron Phosphate, Zorvolex or diclofenac, and Dexamethasone Intensol.

These medications have some side effects, including renal failure, dyspepsia, hypersensitivity, seizures, and cardiovascular disease.

How to substitute them with turmeric:


- Cholesterol

Medication to substitute: Lipitor or atorvastatin.

These medications have some side effects, including kidney failure, weakened immunity and inflammation.

How to substitute them with turmeric:


- Peptic ulcer, gastritis

Medication prescribed*: Prilosec or omeprazole, Aciphex or rabeprazole, Protonix or pantoprazole, Nexium or esomeprazole, and Prevacid or lansoprazole.

These medications have some side effects, including unusual bleeding or bruising, joint pain, bloody urine, and stomach pain.

How to substitute, or support, with turmeric:



Medication prescribed*: Azasan or azathioprine, Humira or adalimumab, corticosteroids, and Purixan or mercaptopurine.

These medications have some side effects, including difficulty breathing, body aches, chest pain, dehydration, stomach pain, and bleeding gums.

How to substitute, or support, with turmeric:


- Alzheimer’s

Medication prescribed*: Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s, but medications that are used for memory loss are Exelon, Aricept, and Razadyne or cholinesterase inhibitors.

These medications have some side effects, including nervousness, joint pain, vomiting, weight loss, and vision changes.

How to substitute, or support, with turmeric:


For the above listed dosages, make sure to take a liquid form that has liposomal technology like Purathrive, or in case you are taking a capsule it should be bound to a fat for optimal absorption.

Furthermore, when taking Purathrive, just keep it in your purse or at your desk, and take it on its own, add a few drops of it in water or your favorite smoothie!

*Although clinical research was carried out to test the curcumin’s efficacy at the dosage listed for this issue, unlike the other examples in this article, curcumin was not directly compared with medication in these studies.

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