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Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg
Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg
Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg
Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg
Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg

Turmeric Curcumin 500 mg

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  • Contains antioxidants, which help cells fight damaging free radicals in the body**
  • Supports healthy joints**
  • Supports overall wellness and a healthy lifestyle**
  • Contains a three-month supply of easy-to-swallow capsules; capsules can also be opened and prepared as a tea

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Turmeric – The Spice of Life

The plant Curcuma longa is a low-growing perennial with sword-shaped leaves and yellow flowers. But there is more to this plant than meets the eye. Underground the plant has horizontally growing stems called rhizomes. These rhizomes can be cultivated, dried and ground into the golden spice we know as turmeric.

The idea of turmeric supplements is nothing new. The therapeutic use of turmeric goes back over 5,000 years to the height of Ayurveda. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda translates to ‘the science of life’ and is a system of wellness practices that balance the body and mind for optimal health and longevity. Turmeric also has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The therapeutic use of turmeric goes back over 5,000 years to the height of Ayurveda

These traditional health systems believe turmeric has special properties that restore balance to the body. As such, it has been traditionally used for a wide variety of conditions. These systems employ practices of consuming turmeric as a whole herb or extract, as tea and even applying it topically to the skin. Turmeric is also consumed regularly in many cultures as a culinary spice that gives dishes a distinct, earthy flavor. In Bali, this treasured herb is used to prepare yellow rice which is used as an offering to the Hindu deities.

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The Golden Antioxidant

The bright, golden robes of Thai Buddhist monks are dyed with turmeric. This deep orange-yellow color has given turmeric nicknames like, "herb of the sun" and the "golden spice." Turmeric’s characteristic golden color comes from the presence of a phytonutrient called curcumin. Curcumin is a bright yellow pigment and it is what gives turmeric its antioxidant properties.** Plant-based antioxidants like curcumin occur naturally to help protect the plant and are beneficial for human health as well.** Turmeric has long been uses as a food preservative because of its antioxidant properties.

It is believed most of the beneficial effects of turmeric come from curcumin. The amount of curcumin found within turmeric will naturally vary, but it is estimated to be about 2-5%.1 Puritan’s Pride offers a wide variety of turmeric products to best suit your preferences. Some of our turmeric products are standardized for curcumin to ensure you are getting a consistent dose of this important plant-based antioxidant. We also offer whole herb preparations for those that prefer the goodness of turmeric the way nature intended. For a true Ayurvedic experience, use our turmeric supplements to make turmeric tea or a turmeric latte – simply open the capsules and use the powder in place of turmeric in your favorite recipe.


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Turmeric has long been uses as a food preservative because of its antioxidant properties.


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It is believed most of the therapeutic effects of turmeric come from curcumin.


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The amount of curcumin found within turmeric will naturally vary, but it is estimated to be about 2-5%.1

Turmeric Research

While the first scientific inquiry on turmeric dates back to the late 1930s, the ingredient’s popularity within the scientific community began to rise in the 1970s and has only reached its peak in recent years. There have now been more than 3,000 scientific papers on “turmeric” and “curcumin” with the majority of these published within the last three decades.

These studies range from lab-based research investigating how turmeric works to human trials to confirm turmeric’s benefits for a variety of health conditions. The number of publications has been steadily increasing on an annual basis with more expected in the future on research areas including the heart, brain, immune system and more.

Turmeric FAQs
If I already eat foods seasoned with turmeric, like curry, would I not get any additional benefits from taking a turmeric supplement?

While we agree supplements cannot replace getting nutrients from a healthy and varied diet, they can help to fill nutritional gaps and ensure you are getting the optimal amount of certain nutrients. If you are relying on the use of turmeric as a culinary spice alone, you may not be getting as much of the golden spice as you think. Ask yourself how often you are actually using turmeric in your cooking. If the answer is "not every day," then you would likely benefit from adding a turmeric supplement to your daily routine. A little bit goes a long way in your favorite dish. Even if you are regularly using turmeric to spice up your meals, it may not be enough to provide consistent benefits. Taking a turmeric supplement ensures you are consistently getting the optimal dose of turmeric for its beneficial properties.**

Are Turmeric and ginger are the same thing?

Turmeric and ginger are two distinct but related botanicals belonging to the family Zingiberacaea. Both of these plants grow rhizomes, which are stems that grow horizontally underground. The spices turmeric and ginger are both derived from the rhizomes of their respective plant species. Even though they are related, turmeric and ginger have different nutritional properties that make them unique. Turmeric is most noted for containing curcumin, a plant-based antioxidant.** Ginger does not contain any curcumin, but has its own beneficial phytonutrients such as gingerols and zingiberene that contribute to its benefits for helping with occasional nausea, dizziness, and motion sickness.**

When is the best time to take turmeric supplements?

Turmeric supplements can be taken any time of day. Your total daily dose may be split throughout the day or you can take it all at once. For best results, we suggest taking turmeric supplements with a meal. The active component within turmeric, curcumin, is fat-soluble, which means it is better absorbed if taken with a fat-containing meal.

Are curcumin and turmeric the same thing?

Not exactly. Turmeric and curcumin are not the same thing, but they are related. Turmeric refers to the spice derived from the underground stems of the Curcuma longa plant. Turmeric is made up of many different components such as starches, proteins, fat, fiber, minerals, and phytonutrients.2 Curcumin is one of the beneficial plant-based compounds collectively called "curcuminoids" found within turmeric.2 Curcumin only makes up a small percentage of all turmeric.

What is the difference between curcumin and cumin?

They may sound as if they are similar, but curcumin and cumin are two very different things. Curcumin is a special plant-based nutrient found within turmeric. It is what gives turmeric its golden color and its antioxidant properties.** Cumin is a spice that is made from the seeds of the Cuminum cyminum plant, a member of the parsley family. Despite their similarities in name, cumin and curcumin are not related.

References:

  • 1. Aggarwal BB, Sundaram C, Malani N, Ichikawa H. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2007;595:1-75.
  • 2.Kocaadam B, Şanlier N. Curcumin, an active component of turmeric (Curcuma longa), and its effects on health. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017; 57(13):2889-2895.

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Customer Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product, we've used it for a few years I've been very happy w/this product & order/reorder it it as needed.
Date published: 2021-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great value I found this product to be good quality and easy to swallow.
Date published: 2021-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great good product buy it you won't regret it it is awesome
Date published: 2021-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great herb supplement I have been using Turmeric for years. I like this product because I don't have to remember to add pepper to my diet
Date published: 2021-02-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from unsure Upon research, I've found that the turmeric to consume should NOT BE from the root...that the tumeric/curcumin not using the root is much more effective. I haven't noticed that this product has changed anything in my system but kept using it anyway. Now I'm hesitant. Will be researching those that don't use the root.
Date published: 2021-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Product Very good quality at a good price. Have been taking for several years.
Date published: 2021-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Started taking this daily a few months ago. Works well as an anti-inflammatory.
Date published: 2020-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from first purchase Very satisfied with this purchase and will purchase again.
Date published: 2020-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent price excellent value without the higher costs else where.
Date published: 2020-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product This is the first time I purchased this from Puritan & I am very pleased with the product. I have been using this for over a year.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Puritan Pride Delivers I have been buying 95% of my vitamins from Puritan Pride for years. They have quality ingredients and the best prices - and in all these years, they've never gotten an order wrong. The Turmeric is excellent, with so many health benefits.
Date published: 2020-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. I liked the results. Great company.
Date published: 2020-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it is supposed to. Having been using this product since 2018, and I am very pleased with the relief it gives.
Date published: 2020-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Turmeric Very good supplement. Really works. Delivered in a timely fashion.
Date published: 2020-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great combination. Both ingredients were recommended from a friend for a number of reasons. Glad to find this combination.
Date published: 2020-07-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from different size why did the pill size change and did anything else change?
Date published: 2020-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I've never had no problems with p.p. products. I feel there very good quality. And great prices. You must shop here. Super values
Date published: 2020-06-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Many reasons for taking it There seems to be unending reasons for taking this.
Date published: 2020-06-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good product at Good prices. Many good sales and specials
Date published: 2020-06-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed I purchased this product in order to get a smaller capsule - I already have the 1000 MG that is hard to swallow. Unfortunately this product is incomplete in that it does not contain the black pepper that is essential for this product to function properly!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product! Love the product! It arrived in good time and freshly dated.
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Products and fast service I received this very quickly and you always have what I am looking for plus you come up with new products that help with every day life
Date published: 2020-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from top quality I have had an account with this company for years and it is my preferred one
Date published: 2020-05-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great health benefits! I bought this a month ago and pleased with product.
Date published: 2020-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought the turmeric about 1 month ago, we talk it daily; we really like it.
Date published: 2020-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product With all of the benefits that are being discovered about Turmeric, this is an indispensable vitamin in my regime. Puritan's Pride offers it at a great price and value.
Date published: 2020-05-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Price So glad I placed my order with Puritain's Pride. The wife and I are looking for other offers to try.
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Necessary Am working on building our immune system and this is a component of my plan
Date published: 2020-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High Quality Product! A quick way to get your Turmeric for the day! Easy to swallow and makes me feel great! Besides taking the supplement, I use Turmeric in my cooking...it is great in sauces to give added flavor and color.
Date published: 2020-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great. Have been taking this for a good while now and am pleased with the producy.
Date published: 2020-04-13
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