We all witness the market getting flooded with gluten-free foods these days. Why is it so that people today are inclining towards a gluten-free diet so much so that the restaurant menu cards also provide gluten-free menu separately? It is so because the research has shown that gluten ingestion may not be healthy for bodies.
What is Gluten? How does it affect our Bodies?
Here’s an answer to all such queries of yours.
What is Gluten?
Let’s begin with the understanding of what gluten is? Gluten is a type of protein found in some grains like wheat, barley, rye, etc. Gluten is responsible for keeping the food in shape because it acts as a glue that holds the food together. Gluten is made up of two parts; glutenin and gliadin. Of the two, the latter cause more ill effects on health. The sticky gluey property of gluten is evident when water is added to wheat and it becomes sticky and chewy in nature and appearance. The word gluten is also supposedly derived from “glue” owing to its sticky nature.
Should I Be Bothered About Gluten?
Yes. If not bothered, then at least concerned. “Gluten is the only protein found in food that is completely indigestible. Its indestructible molecules can slip through the intestinal lining and cause inflammation in the intestines of people with celiac disease, according to the Mayo Clinic.” as sourced from an article from Lifescience.com. While Adda Bjarnadottir, MS in her article published in Medical News Today says “Gluten can cause problems for people with certain health conditions. This includes celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, wheat allergy, and some other diseases”.
However, there are other problems that may be caused due to gluten such as gastric irritation and bloating. Gluten being the indigestible protein remains undigested in the stomach. This eventually causes weight gain, bloating, gastric problems, etc.
As sourced from Paleoleap.com, wheat problems aren’t restricted to celiac resistant people. It’s not just gluten but also Wheat Germ Agglutinin and Amylase Trypsin Inhibitors that cause problems invariable of the amount of wheat consumed.
There are problems other than gut inflammation and disrupted metabolism. The problem proteins in wheat can cause a problem as severe as immune disruption.
Bottom line- Celiac Intolerant or not, wheat proteins do the harm we aren’t aware of. Hence, a gluten-free diet may be a good start to a healthy guilt-free life!
Clinical Trial & Our Product
Since health care & medicine is an industry, formulations are controlled through intellectual property rights denying easy access to common people and maintaining the buoyancy for the interest holders.
Formula’s can be patented and that covers business interests that drive innovations these days.
So instead of conducting trials on the raw root, almost all companies promote clinically tested formulations of extracts to make it appear better then how the phytochemical was in its original state. Its like extracting an important organ from the body and then putting it on support system, expecting it to perform better in insolation then how it could perform when in it was in its natural form. The truth is, that the best way to consume a plant based medicine is in its raw form. Curcumin is one of the active ingredients in the root Curcuma Longa.
Since its more important to know what your food ate then what you ate, its important to know that the supplements you are using based on curcumin has curcumin from a gene modified variety of curcuma longa which suffers from an imbalance of every other mineral. You see a plant also behaves how a human body behaves when it is injected with steroids to gain muscle mass for body building purpose. The plants have higher levels of curcumin but all other secondary minerals found along curcumin in the plant get compromised as the plant can not feed all nutritions equally when it is designed to feed most of its nutrition towards developing higher levels of curcumin. It has severe side effects on the health of the plant and apparently on the people consuming such plants or extracts coming from these plants. However marketing and promotions have evolved to divert attention very wisely.
An extract of any herb can never be stored in its original state and hence needs base agents, preservatives which hardly leave it how it must be. We believe that access to medicine and healthcare is a basic right of every human and animal living on planet earth. Hence we do not first extract and then add preservatives or agents like pepperine to make the extract bio-available. This is the reason we never patent any of our products. We instead hand process the whole root we cultivate in our farms and share it with the people under different brand names for different health conditions based on the concentration of minerals present at testing. You can also buy the seed from us and cultivate it but it will certainly not be as potent as you get from us.
How potent is the active ingredient in the plant depends on the quality of seed, soil, water and environment. Our products work far better then most of the curcumin based supplements globally being used for Therapeutic benefits.
We do not intend to formulate or patent our products. So instead of choosing a supplement with an extract, choose wisely and go for the best and not the Cheapest.
All our products are cultivated, harvested, hand processed and distributed directly from our own farms to ensure that people who depend on our products for their acute and chronic problems get consistent supply of highest quality, ultra premium, medicinal grade, Non-GMO, Indigenous, Naturally enriched with curcumin, Wild Strand curcuma longa powder for therapeutic benefits. We cultivate this in the middle of a national park which happens to be the best breeding ground for Bengal tigers in India called Bandhavgarh.