Search “turmeric” on the web and you’ll find an abundance of articles about its many health benefits. There’s certainly not a scarcity of information, research, or uses when it comes to this ancient healing spice. But there’s more you need to know if you’re aiming to benefit from this golden healer.
What You Need To Know About Turmeric Supplements
Here are the top four things you should know before you buy a turmeric supplement:
A+ for Absorption?
It’s true, turmeric is downright difficult to absorb. Curcumin, one of turmeric’s star compounds, is particularly tricky. Companies have tried everything to solve this problem with some concerning tactics. For example, adding black pepper extract is very popular (see our FAQs for why we don’t).
But these companies failed to look at what was right in front of them. In nature’s wisdom, turmeric actually contains its very own essential oils called “turmerones.” When you pair curcumin with these naturally occurring turmerones oils, voila — you have an A+ highly bioavailable form of turmeric extract, without any of the questionable additives.
Purity, Testing & Certified Organic
Since turmeric is a root (technically called a rhizome), it’s highly exposed to whatever is found in the soil in which it grows. Unfortunately, many other products have trouble with heavy metals like lead, which is a mounting issue on turmeric farms.
Has your turmeric been fully vetted and tested for heavy metals and other contaminants? Always ask. Choosing an extract that is made with certified organic turmeric is a way to ensure that it is of the utmost purity — from seed to processing to shelf.
Indian curry dishes may be delicious. But how much good is that dash of whole turmeric spice actually doing for you? Not as much as we would hope. Taking a whole spectrum, concentrated extract of turmeric is much more effective for true health benefit.
But even that’s not enough. Extracts should be made exclusively using non-toxic and ecologically friendly processes like organic ethanol, purified water, and CO2 to fully and safely concentrate the goodies inside. And they should contain potent, standardized quantities of ALL the important phytonutrients in every capsule. Here at Pure Synergy®, we call it our organic SuperPure® process.
The Synergy of the Whole
Recent research has brought into question the benefits of curcumin-only supplements. When we ignore nature’s wisdom, we risk the loss of a plant’s overall synergy. Turmeric is so much more than just its curcuminoids. It contains a whole spectrum of essential oils and polysaccharides that should not be underestimated for their significant benefits.
When choosing an extract, look for a full range of all of turmeric’s golden jewels. Our organic SuperPure® Turmeric was designed as a triple extract containing the whole spectrum of curcuminoids, turmerones, and polysaccharides for a holistically effective approach.
When you’re shopping for a turmeric supplement, make sure you know the whole story behind what you’re purchasing. At Pure Synergy, we’ve taken all of the above into account over the many years it took us to create something truly unique for you. Give your body the best chance at success with a carefully crafted turmeric supplement like SuperPure® Turmeric.