Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is an Asian spice with a long history of use for inflammatory and oxidative conditions. As a powerful antioxidant, it may support normal metabolism, joint function, and healthy aging.* Turmeric may also help protect skin from free-radical damage and can block the production of the skin-damaging enzyme called elastase. This activity helps preserve the skin's ability to produce elastin and maintain the skin's bouncy elasticity. *The main bioactive compound in turmeric is curcumin, which is responsible for its yellow color and studied the most for its health benefits.*In addition to curcumin, turmeric contains two other major curcuminoids called demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin, which may also support the normal inflammatory response and help keep the brain healthy.*