If you’re a grandparent, you’ll understand the special bond between you and your grandchildren. You’ve also been around long enough to know that there’s nothing quite like letting nature take its course – something you wish you had learned to appreciate a lot earlier in life.

Nature has given us some great gifts. So many of our modern day medicines have their roots in the plant world – although there is a form of blood pressure medication (ACE inhibitor) that was originally derived from the venom of the Brazilian pit viper. Digitalis, extracted from the foxglove plant is used to treat cardiac issues, while quinine, from the Cinchona tree was used to treat malaria, which is why you will find it in Indian Tonic Water. Aspirin was originally extracted from the bark of the willow tree. Penicillin from the mould on cheese.

As technology progressed, scientists usually try to identify the most important component of the natural product and then synthesise it, hopefully without introducing any nasty side effects.

One of nature’s greatest gifts is the turmeric root. As well as being a versatile spice used in curries, it has been used in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine for centuries, mainly because of its powerful anti-inflammatory effects.

In the case of turmeric, it turns out nature knows best, because the active components of the ground root are all there. There are only two challenges to overcome. Firstly, we have to extract enough of the active ingredients (called curcumin or curcumoids), because they’re only about 3-6% of the root; and secondly, how do we optimise absorption, because curcumin is poorly absorbed by the body.

In the case of Nageze, we simply harness nature once again. Only natural products are used in the extraction process, which gives us the full spectrum of turmeric extract. But this also delivers another benefit – because the natural process yields tumerones, oils that not only provide health benefits, they also help increase the absorption of cucurmin. And when combined with Betasorb, our specifically developed, naturally sourced compound, absorption and bioavailability are increased even further.

Perhaps the best bit is that Nageze can be used every day for long lasting relief.
So sometimes there’s a lot of truth in the old saying “nature knows best” – as long as you know how to nurture and harness it.