Turmeric is having a moment. Golden milks, usually composed of a plant based milk, turmeric and other various ingredients such as black pepper, ginger, and honey, rival CBD lattes for todays most trendy drink. But these lattes are sought after for more than just their trendy appeal. Turmeric is hailed as a powerful spice with numerous health benefits, the most widely known being it’s positive effect on inflammation.
We definitely partake in this trend. We’re suckers for basically any drink that’s healthy enough to be sold at Cafe Gratitude despite whether we love the taste or not – and the fact of the matter is, we don’t really. Sometimes you get a well made golden milk and it’s nice, a little spicy, but overall enjoyable (any time we try to make them, we’re way too heavy handed on the turmeric and it winds up basically undrinkable but that’s another story).
Basically, for as good for you as turmeric is, it’s hard to get a lot of it into your system. It’s a strong flavor and the amount you use to flavor dishes with is likely not enough for you to see any positive health benefits, which is why we were so thrilled to find ARYA.
We met the people behind ARYA at Natural Product Expo West and were instantly intrigued when they explained their product. They make drinks and mango gummies with the equivalent of 1 tablespoon of turmeric (in terms of curcumin) in each one, with absolutely no turmeric flavor. Curcumin is the active ingredient in turmeric, and the ARYA curcumin is a unique blend that has no taste, dissolves seamlessly in water, and is absorbed 27x more than regular curcumin. Even for turmeric lovers, getting a tablespoon of it in you each day is not the easiest task. Now you can drink a can of flavored sparkling water or eat a single gummy and accomplish that task without even realizing it. How cool is that?
This is one of the companies we couldn’t wait to share. Inflammation is such a major component to autoimmune issues and fighting it naturally is so appealing to us.
Some FAQ from ARYA:
What is Turmeric?
It is a spice that is a member of the ginger family and is commonly mixed with other spices to make curry that people use to make certain dishes. Turmeric has a deep golden color. It has been used for centuries not only for its rich culinary flavors but also because of its many health benefits. Today, scientists have isolated the bioactive ingredients from turmeric called CURCUMIN that is responsible for turmeric’s wellness properties. Over 11,000 publications can be found online researching turmeric’s and curcumin’s many potential health benefits.
What is Curcumin?
CURCUMIN is the active ingredient found in turmeric that is responsible for turmeric’s health benefits. Unfortunately, only 3-5% of curcumin is found in the turmeric root. Furthermore, curcumin found in the turmeric root is very poorly absorbed by the body. Therefore, it has always been a challenge to maximize the benefits of curcumin by consuming regular turmeric or curcumin extracts.
Why is ARYA different from others in the market?
ARYA’s proprietary method of preparing curcumin has resulted in a curcumin blend that has superior absorption, is highly water soluble without the bitter turmeric aftertaste. Each of our ARYA drinks and gummies will provide you the benefits of one tablespoon (or 7 grams) of turmeric powder in terms of curcumin that is absorbed by your body. Therefore, you can enjoy the refreshing natural taste of ARYA Sparkling Water just like any sparkling water in the market while enjoying the benefits of our highly absorbed curcumin.
I add Turmeric into my food when I cook and to lattes or teas, why do I need ARYA?
Not only is turmeric absorption in your gut dismal, only about 5% of turmeric is curcumin, the healthy substance found in turmeric. Unless you consume LOTS of Turmeric in your food, and do it EVERYDAY, you will not be getting the full health benefits of curcumin because of very poor absorption. One can of ARYA Sparkling Water or one ARYA Mango Gummy Chews a day give you the equivalent of one tablespoon of Turmeric in terms of absorption.
Are there any published studies on ARYA?
There are over 40 scientific studies published or currently ongoing studying ARYA’s impact on overall wellness from joint health, recovery from exercise, liver and cardiovascular functions, mood and cognitive performance. A recent UCLA Alzheimer’s disease study published in The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry in January, 2018 showing improved mood and memory used a curcumin formulation similar to ARYA’s Curcumin.
Where can I buy ARYA?
ARYA Sparkling Waters are currently available in over 2,400 select participating CVS stores throughout USA. You can also purchase all of our ARYA products from our own online store! In addition, all of our ARYA products are also available to purchase on Amazon.
ARYA is now available to purchase in Southern California at Whole Foods Market, Bristol Farms and Gelson’s!