Most of us know turmeric as the yellow spice that gives curry its bright orange/yellow color. Most of us have even heard somewhere that it’s pretty good for us but what is it, and what does it do?
WHAT IS TURMERIC?
It is made from the roots of a very pretty flower that originally grows in Southeast Asia and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years.
For the past few decades, western medicine has become increasingly interested in the plant because of its incredible health benefits with over 6000 peer-reviewed studies published about its effects!
5 BENEFITS FOR FEMALE ATHLETES
Now this is where things get interesting. One of the active ingredients in turmeric, and every female athlete should know about, is called curcumin.
Curcumin is one of the most powerful antioxidant known in the plant kingdom and its health benefits are truly amazing!
1. DECREASES PAIN AND CRAMPS DURING PERIODS
Periods can be incredibly painful for many women and the last thing you want to do is to go hit the gym to work out.
Curcumin is known to decrease intensity and pain experienced during periods and its antispasmodic action can also help with menstrual cramps.  While there are many medicines available today for this problem, using curcumin can provide a great natural and powerful choice!
2. HELPS WITH FAT BURNING AND REDUCES WEIGHT GAIN
Been hitting the gym for weeks but having trouble shaving of those last few pounds?
More than dozen peer-reviewed studies have found that curcumin intake is directly associated withincreased fat loss and decreased insulin issues.
Curcumin helps slow down the division of fat cells in your body making it harder to gain weight and put on those unwanted pounds. 
3. REDUCES MUSCLE AND JOINT PAIN
The muscle soreness and joint soreness you feel after workouts are a form of inflammation in the body. Your muscles and joints swell up and you can feel stiff and sore for days.
Everyone that has gone hard consistently in the gym knows this pain. It’s so hard to get out of bed when your body is aching from the day before. And this is what curcumin tackles. 
It basically works the same way as anti-inflammatory drugs and painkillers like Advil, Motrin and Ibuprofen but without the nasty side effects these drugs can have on our bodies. 
4. SPEEDS UP RECOVERY
This is probably the most powerful impact curcumin can have on athletes. Curcumin has a muscle strengthening effect, and this is most visible in muscles that are recovering.
According to an animal study done at Emory University, curcumin can speed up muscle recovery by at least a factor of five. US army researchers have also stumbled upon this incredible muscle-recovery effect of curcumin.   [et_bloom_inline optin_id=”optin_3″]
One of the best ways to get rid of toxic overload in our bodies is by eating foods that help support the body’s natural method of eliminating the onslaught of chemicals we are exposed to in our air, water, soil, and food.
Curcumin can uniquely assist the enzymes that are responsible for flushing out known dietary toxins. The result is enhanced protection against liver damage, and even regeneration of affected liver cells.
When the liver is supported through the use of curcumin, it can also help to detox the blood and reduce inflammation!
BUT THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH TURMERIC
Sounded too good to be true? Unfortunately turmeric has one major problem. It turns out that curcumin is only about 2-4% of the turmeric root itself and the body can sometimes have trouble absorbing curcumin as well.
This can lead to it being very difficult to get enough curcumin into the body for the desired benefits.
But we managed to solve that problem! We created the TurmericSports Complex, to make sure that people and athletes would truly be able to enjoy the benefits of this amazing root.
Here is how we do it:
We only use pure curcumin, extracted from specially selected turmeric roots and patented science to enhance its bioavailability, which means it has much more impact on your body.
We also add black pepper extract to the complex, which has shown to increase the body’s absorption of curcumin of up to 2000%!
And we don’t just stop there. We also add MSM, B6&B12 vitamins as well as omega 3 fatty acids that work beautifully with the curcumin so you can recover faster, get better beauty sleep and reduce muscle and joint soreness as well as overall aches and pains!
So we recommend you give Turmeric Sports a try. You will be glad you did!
Original Article : 5 INCREDIBLE BENEFITS OF TURMERIC FOR FEMALE ATHLETES