First I'll say that Like my search for Lions Mane Blog posts this will continue as I learn more. Turmeric has gotten so popular that many companies have tried to find ways to set themselves apart and that makes sense but there are far too many types to look at them all. I am Starting with products I have tried. Truth be told I don't at this point know which one is best or I'm open to the idea that some are beneficial just in different ways than another. I have cut thee info below from the respective sites. Everything in italics is me. I have highlighted the important info that makes each one different.
Note- I have left off any critique of companies that are not able to handle criticism. If you're not sure who I'm referring to just axe me about it.
On to the search.....
Turmeric spice- not well absorbed on it’s own fat and black pepper help so make a coconut milk and pepper turmeric curry.
Oregon’s Wild Harvest
The Benefits of Turmeric
Tumeric Force– New Chapter
Amount per 1 Capsule % Daily ValueTurmeric (rhizome) aqueous extract320mg•Organic Turmeric (rhizome) supercritical extract80mg•• Daily Value not established
Super critical extract is the question here? Didn’t see an explanation on the site.
Curamed – Terry Naturally – Curcumin Rhizome Extract (BCM-95)
(Curcuma longa) Rhizome Extract (BCM-95®) enhanced with turmeric essential oil and standardized for curcuminoid complex (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin) supplying ≥ 215 mg of pure curcuminoids
Natural factors – Theracumin – Curcumin-
Size matters- This has to do with particle size for better absorption
Comparison conducted using leading brands of enhanced and regular forms of curcumin.
* Bioavailability comparison of curcumin from two published studies showing blood levels of curcumin over a 12-hour period normalized at the same dosage level.
Longvita – curcumin (nordic) – Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle –
Curcumin is a natural antioxidant derived from the root of the turmeric plant (Curcuma longa) that provides unique antioxidant support.* Each 2-gummy serving contains 200 mg Longvida® Optimized Curcumin, which is 285 times better absorbed‡ than other forms of curcumin thanks to patented Solid Lipid Curcumin Particle (SLCP™) technology. Sweetened with xylitol, vegetarian Curcumin Gummies have a great, natural mango taste with zero sugar.
I break my fast with this product. Tastes amazing and I like the idea of the adsorption type
Meriva – curcumin (Jarrow) PhosphatidylcholineComplex
Curcumin protects DNA against damage by free radicals and reactive oxygen species.* Meriva®, a phytosome form of curcumin, is a patent-pending ingredient consisting of curcumin extract bound to phosphatidylcholine for increased absorption and bioavailability. Clinical studies show that it promotes joint health and flexibility.*
CuraWin - Vibrant health –
Turmeric 46x and Maximized Turmeric (OmniActive Health Technologies, Inc.) is a novel water-soluble curcumin formulation containing turmeric extract 20-28%, a hydrophilic carrier 63-75%, cellulosic derivatives 20-40% and natural antioxidants 1-3%. CurcuWIN™’s UltraSOL™ technology increases the solubility of standard curcumin by dispersing a highly purified powder *with min 95% curcuminoids+ in a water-soluble carrier along with other encapsulating agents. Antioxidants are used to prevent degradation of curcumin. CurcuWIN™ has been specifically developed to overcome the current shortcomings of curcumin formulations, its low bioavailability.
Turmeric forte – Standard process – Bound to fenugreek
MediHerb® Turmeric Forte is a formulation of Turmeric rhizome and Fenugreek seed extracts to enhance absorption and improve bioavailability*+ of curcuminoids, the active constituents of Turmeric. Turmeric rhizome provides turmeric curcuminoids, including curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. This product is standardized to total curcuminoids and to curcumin, to ensure optimal strength and quality.
Ok that was a lot. I like the idea of the Longvida but it will be interesting to see what I can find as the search continues. If you have any info on Turmeric products and why you like them or think one is the best please let me know. Contact
Rob Alexander is on a journey to learn not just about health but everything else.
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