Following flax and wheat-grass, turmeric is the third best-selling botanical dietary supplement. Currently, sales are increasing at a rate of 20%. Curcumin is a natural plant product extracted from the turmeric root and is used commonly as a food additive popular for its pleasant mild aroma and exotic yellow color. It is widely considered unlikely to cause side effects.
Just because this is natural doesn’t mean it’s safe for everyone to consume. There are many things that are natural and are harmful like lead, mercury and plutonium. It can cause side effects like dizziness, nausea, diarrhea and stomach aches depending on the person. When you combined a high amount of curcumin with black pepper, you will boost 2000% bio-availability. It’s the same as if you were to consume 29 cups of turmeric in one day. This can cause high blood levels and can change your DNA in vitro.
The Following Types of People Shouldn’t Use Turmeric:
- Pregnant or Breastfeeding Women
Women who are pregnant or they are breastfeeding should add turmeric into their meals, instead of taking turmeric supplements. It’s not really safe for them to consume turmeric orally in amounts, which are commonly found in food. It can be unsafe when it’s taken by mouth in medicinal amounts, during their pregnancy. Turmeric can put pregnancy at rick by supporting a menstrual period or stimulating the uterus. Turmeric can also lower the levels of testosterone and sperm movement in men, when it’s taken orally. This might reduce men’s fertility. If you are trying to be a dad, use turmeric cautiously.
- People with gallstones
A recent study that had been done on turmeric explained how turmeric can cause problems and pain with people who suffer gallbladder problems and gallstones. If you have either of these problems its best if you don’t use turmeric. This being said its crazy how curcumin can protect the livers function and it also prevents gallstones from occurring by easing the gallbladder and keeping gallbladder stagnating.
- People with biliary tract obstruction
Even though the curcumin found in turmeric is very helpful in helping the gallbladder to empty and reduces the risk of gallstone creating and the risk of gallbladder cancer, people who suffer from biliary tract obstructions should avoid and be very careful about consuming turmeric.
- People who have kidney stones
If you consume a great amount of turmeric everyday you can raise your chance of developing kidney stones. Turmeric contains high soluble oxalates. These oxalates attach to calcium and cause insoluble calcium oxalate, which is the reason for 75% of kidney stone problems. If you are more likely to get kidney stones its best if you avoid turmeric all together. If you still would like to consume it make sure to limit the amount to 50 mg a day.
- People with diabetes
People with diabetes should also be very careful with consuming turmeric. They can consume it, but in small amounts. This is because turmeric can lower the blood sugar levels, so people who suffer from diabetes will notice decreased blood sugar if they consume turmeric in high amounts.
- People who should have a surgery
If you are aware that you’re going to have surgery soon make sure you don’t consume turmeric at least three week before the surgery take place. The property in turmeric that decrease blood clots in the body will make you bleed more during and post surgery.