Why You Need Puritan’s Pride Organic Turmeric
By providing beneficial antioxidant support, Puritan's Pride® Organic Turmeric aids in your body’s overall well-being.** The major bioactive component of this ancient spice is curcumin, comprised of polyphenols called “curcuminoids.” These plant-based antioxidants help fight free radicals.** Free radicals can cause oxidative stress, which may contribute to the premature aging of cells.
Premium, Organic Ingredients
Puritan's Pride Organic Turmeric provides 315mg of turmeric that is standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids – the main bioactive component in the plant. The organically sourced, high-quality extract is designed to support your overall wellness and a healthy lifestyle.**
What is Turmeric?
If you’ve enjoyed curry, then you’ve had a taste of turmeric. It’s the earthy, slightly aromatic traditional culinary spice that gives the dish its signature bright yellow hue. Part of the ginger family, turmeric has been used for at least 4,000 years in Asian cultures for its flavor and nutritional properties.
In 1280, Marco Polo famously described the ancient spice as being similar to saffron and it still goes by the names of “Indian saffron” or “Indian solid gold.” Because of its yellow color, turmeric is commonly used as a food coloring agent in products like cheese, sauces, mustards, popcorn, and cake icings. Turmeric is also used as a clothing dye with particular importance in southern India. Turmeric-dyed fabrics and the plants themselves are prized for their symbolism in the Hindu religion.
More than 130 varieties of turmeric plants (Curcuma longa) are identified worldwide. The spice is derived from the plant’s rhizome, or tuberous rootstalk. The turmeric rhizome’s skin is a yellowish brown color and its interior a dull orange. After the rhizome is dried, it’s traditionally ground to its characteristic yellow powder.
History of 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. Since that time, the number of publications has also been increasing on an annual basis with more expected in the future.
The primary component of the turmeric plant that has garnered the most scientific attention is its yellow pigment, curcumin. The pigment is made up of a variety of aromatic volatile compounds and polyphenols, including curcuminoids. These curcuminoids are the components that are largely considered responsible for turmeric’s well-known bioactive properties.**
About Puritan’s Pride
For more than 45 years, Puritan's Pride has helped families achieve a lifestyle of wellness. Our vitamins and supplements are made with care from the highest quality ingredients. They are tested or inspected as many as 15 times throughout the manufacturing process. That's why you can shop with confidence. We take pride in our products and helping customers feel their best.
|Serving Size 1 Tablet|
|Amount Per Serving|
|Organic Turmeric Extract||315 mg **|
|(Curcuma longa L.) (rhizome)|
|(Standardized to contain 95%|
|Curcuminoids, 300 mg)|
|**Daily Value not established.|
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Non-GMO. No Gluten. No Wheat. No Milk. No Lactose. No Artificial Color. No Artificial Flavor. No Artificial Sweetener. No Peanuts. No Tree Nuts. No Fish. Sodium Free.