Taking a Turmeric or Curcumin Supplement? Read This First

July 28, 2018 | Wellness Resources

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 Taking a Turmeric or Curcumin Supplement? Read This First
Turmeric has been used for centuries in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for a variety of reasons. Today, there is hardly any other nutrient that is more studied or beneficial than curcumin. However, there are huge quality differences among nutritional supplements and the purity, potency, and absorbability of turmeric and curcumin supplements varies widely. Before you decide to buy one, read this.

Curcumin vs. Turmeric

What is the difference between turmeric and curcumin? Turmeric is a bright yellow-orange spice commonly used in Indian cooking that gives curry its characteristic yellow color. Curcuminoids are the active polyphenolic compounds within turmeric that provide its amazing health benefits. Curcuminoids include curcumin, demethoxycurcumin, and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Curcumin is the most bioactive component in turmeric.

Curcuminoid Content

Some companies will hide the amount of curcumin that is actually contained in their product. For instance, a turmeric supplement contains just 2-5% of curcumin. You would actually have to ingest several pounds of the spice turmeric to equal the nutraceutical power that curcumin extract supplements offer. If you want to get the maximum health benefits, choose a curcumin supplement standardized for 95% curcuminoids.

Curcumin 500 Plus™

Wellness Resources provides one of the highest quality curcumin supplements available on the market. Our new Curcumin 500 Plus™ contains a superior quality curcumin called Curcumin C3 Complex®, the gold standard for turmeric extracts. It is standardized to have a very high concentration of 95% curcuminoids, far more than most curcumin supplements. Curcumin C3 Complex® contains mostly curcumin along with the other two curcuminoids demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. This patented curcumin complex is the most clinically researched curcumin on the market.

Plus, Curcumin 500 Plus™ combines this high potency curcumin with a black pepper extract, BioPerine® piperine. Piperine increases curcumin's bioavailability by 2000 percent!

How to Read Curcumin Supplement Labels

To help you understand how curcumin is listed on the label, here are some examples of best-selling curcumin supplements. Although these are marketed as high potency, you'll see that the curcuminoid content is actually quite low.

Wellness Resources Curcumin 500 Plus
is a superior quality curcumin supplement and an excellent value! Put this supplement to work for you!

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