(Health-NewsWire.Net, February 05, 2015 ) Portland, Oregon -- Turmeric is an ancient spice that has long been used in traditional East Indian medicine as an effective remedy for a wide variety of conditions. More recently, it has become popular among individuals who are suffering from arthritis. However, it seems that turmeric's health benefits do not only apply to joint conditions, but also to digestive complaints.
According to studies, turmeric may potentially have applications in the treatment of SIBO, or Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth. This condition develops in the gut and takes place when there are abnormally large numbers of bacteria present in the small intestine. Once the condition progresses, it can lead to nutrient malabsorption and malnutrition.
"Some experts believe that turmeric has the capacity to reduce inflammation and heal a leaky gut. They believe that the spice contains anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that could significantly help manage the condition," said VitaBreeze Supplements spokesperson, Michelle O'Sullivan.
The unstoppable growth of worms, bacteria, and parasites can cause damage in the gut. However, there are also healthy bacteria that can significantly help repair the damage. According to health experts, the condition can be prevented or managed by nourishing the body with essential nutrients.
The damage caused by bacteria can result in a ?leaky gut?. Once this happens, it allows the microbial proteins to enter the bloodstream and cause inflammation. These proteins, as well as bacteria, can be highly detrimental to the immune system and trigger inflammation.
Those who suffer from bacterial overgrowth are highly susceptible to symptoms such as diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, cramping and constipation. There are also other symptoms such as food intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Inflammation in the colon is often caused by the chemicals released by the bacteria. While further studies are needed, some health experts believe that turmeric can soothe inflammation caused by SIBO and potentially improve nutrient absorption, as well as speed up the healing of the gut.
According to health experts, those who want to use turmeric supplements should choose a product that contains BioPerine. This black pepper extract is believed to have the capacity to improve the body's ability to absorb turmeric (http://www.amazon.com/Turmeric-Curcumin-Complex-BioPerine-Bio-availability/dp/B00JA4TLTI).
VitaBreeze is a nutraceutical brand that manufactures high quality natural supplements to help people live a healthy, enjoyable and longer life. Their products can be found at www.VItaBreeze.com.