Turmeric Under The Microsope

Acute Inflammation: The inflammation caused by the immune system’s response to an injury, a bacterial, fungal, or parasite invasion. Acute inflammation is a short response that is turned off once the threat to your body has been cleared or repaired.

Anti-inflammatory: Something that prevents inflammation, which is the result of the body’s immune response.

Curcumin: The active ingredient in turmeric, a small molecule that is responsible for the characteristic yellow colour of the turmeric root.

Chronic Inflammation: Inflammation caused by the immune system that persists over long periods of time (we’re talking years here). Chronic inflammation is associated with a number of diseases such as Type II diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis.

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS): The soreness in your muscles that occurs 1-2 days after strenuous exercise.

Therapeutic Agent: A chemical that interacts with biological systems in a way that improves or alters its function or mechanism.