It’s my joyful thing: How turmeric can help you stay active to beat the blues this winter

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Around 2 million people in the UK are affected by some form of seasonal affective disorder (SAD), linked to the shorter daylight hours of autumn and winter, with typical symptoms ranging from feeling low to sleeping problems and irritability.

Regular physical activity, whether indoors or out, is one of the best ways to reduce stress and anxiety and raise self-esteem.

‘Running is as good for your head as it is for your body,’ says James Pardey (54), a devoted runner, cyclist, father of two and a coder specialising in medical applications. ‘For me, running has always been about headspace.

‘All the stresses of day-to-day life that just pile up… You go for a run and it’s just like a release valve, a pressure release. It’s my joyful thing.’

James has been a passionate runner since he was a child, going for long morning runs every day before school on just ‘a raw egg and milk’. He calls autumn ‘the best time for running’.

‘But it hasn’t been getting easier as I get older,’ he says. ‘During lockdown, I started thinking, crumbs, maybe my running days are over.’

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James Pardey, 54, Freelance coder and devoted distance runner.

Passionate runner James Pardey takes Turmeric+

James saw an ad for Turmeric+. ‘I’d heard about turmeric, but the ad talked about being 30 times more absorbable than standard turmeric powder. My background is science-based and I thought, okay, I get it. That sounds really good.’

At first, he didn’t notice any change. ‘It was only when I came off it that I really noticed. Within a week or two, I was, like, whoa! I hadn’t realised that it was making a difference.’

James signed up for the subscription in January and has taken it every single day ever since. ‘I’m half-man, half-turmeric,’ he laughs. ‘I just feel like everything’s in its right place. I feel fantastic and the running’s going really well.

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James says he has been genuinely amazed by the effects of Turmeric+, describing it as ‘transformative’.

‘I’ve been genuinely amazed by the effect of Turmeric+, perhaps most importantly in terms of day-to-day well-being. It’s transformative. As far as I’m concerned, I’ll be taking it for the rest of my life.’*

Turmeric+ was developed by FutureYou Cambridge, known for its leading science-backed health supplements.

Based in Cambridge, the company works closely with world-leading educational institutions, drawing on the knowledge and experience of top scientific and nutritional experts.

While developing Turmeric+, they set out to overcome the problem with turmeric: its key active ingredient, curcumin, is very difficult for our bodies to absorb.

Some turmeric products offer very high levels of curcumin, but unless it’s made ‘bioavailable’, they make little difference.

Enjoy the benefits of staying active

Fiona Hudson, 58, Hertfordshire, Keen gardener. FutureYou.
Fiona Hudson, 58, Hertfordshire, Keen gardener.

So the scientists at FutureYou Cambridge use a patented Curcuma Phospholipid Complex formulation 30 times more absorbable than standard turmeric powder – an effective and innovative alternative to black pepper-based supplements.

You don’t have to do vigorous exercise to enjoy the benefits of staying active. The NHS defines physical activity as ‘anything that gets your body moving’, including activities like walking, dancing and gardening.

‘I spend a lot of time in the garden and find it so important for my wellbeing’, says Fiona Hudson, 58.

In her late forties, Fiona started to worry that her valued time in the garden was in jeopardy. ‘I’d be devastated if I had to stop and could no longer lift, bend and dig as I used to.’

Fiona started to research turmeric supplements. ‘Turmeric+ stood out, as they are scientifically researched and proven to be effective. I started taking them six years ago and I haven’t looked back.’

‘I’m now not only able to garden for hours in comfort but I’ve returned to a fairly regular and intensive exercise class which I had been avoiding for years. I’ve never felt better!’

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Turmeric+ Gold

Turmeric+ Gold is highly bioavailable and 30 times more absorbable than ordinary turmeric powder. Our purest formulation contains curcumin, vitamin C and sunflower lecithin, and is free from allergens.

* Turmeric+ and Turmeric+ Gold contain vitamin C which contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage and bones, and vitamin D which contributes to the maintenance of normal bones and the maintenance of normal muscle function.

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