It should come as no surprise that more than a few professional mixed martial artists are big turmeric fans. After all, the spice is known to be an effective alternative to things like ibuprofen and Advil for joint pain, swelling, and inflammation — which are issues fighters deal with regularly. Turmeric essentially helps alleviate the symptoms of joint damage caused by competing in MMA (or even grappling), but it's not just for fighters. Anyone who regularly does any sport or exercise where there's a risk to your joints could benefit from adding turmeric into their diets. Rock-climbers, take note!
Subjecting your joints to the punishment of regularly grappling can be hell on your body, especially if you're over 30. If you are a grappler and want to help preserve your body as long as possible, the best weapon is one that comes from nature.
Let's face it, for most of us, training in a combat sport isn't some neat gym and cardio routine; it's a challenging game.
Wouldn't it be great to get the power to train MMA while getting the joint protection from frequent use of turmeric in a whole-food tonic
rather than a tasteless capsule?