Nothing can replace exercise, but turmeric extract does a pretty good job of producing some of the same cardiovascular health benefits, most notably in women undergoing age-associated adverse changes in arterial health.
That being said, you can get some of the same health benefits from turmeric as from exercising.
The best results come from doing both: taking turmeric, plus regular exercise (3-4 days a week for over 30 minutes).
It lessens the risk for heart attack after bypass surgeries by whole 50%. It contains polyphenol called curcuma and this improves the heart work.
There was a study with 32 women in menopause and post menopause periods. There were 3 groups, those who ate curcuma, those who worked out and those who did nothing of above. The elasticity, health and function of the vessels were the focus.
Also the lining of the endothelium of those vessels and the link to atherosclerosis. Those with curcuma had 150 mg turmeric daily and had the same diet as previously. Those with workouts, did aerobic 3 times per week, walking and cycling too.
After 8 weeks the study was done. The first two groups had good results. Both were great for the blood vessels.
We Recommend: Starwest Botanicals Organic Turmeric Root Powder
Combining Turmeric with Working Out
There is another study that focuses on taking turmeric while working out, and how that affects stress tolerance. This was for post menopause women with heart issues. The results were that workout combined with turmeric reduced the ventricular issues.
The afterload in left ventricular makes a heart hypertrophy where there is aortic valve and hypertension.
Also, with turmeric you will reduce the inflammation and pain after workouts.