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Turmeric or Curcumin – What’s The Difference, Which Should I Take?


If you’ve been a little confused as to which one is best, you’re not alone. Frankly, it confuses me, too!

You might also be wondering what the difference is between the two and does it matter? The two words are often used interchangeably, but if you listen to the manufacturers, they’ll say they have distinct differences and they’ll all tell you their form is best!

What we do know about quality turmeric and curcumin supplements is – they work. It’s the most studied herb there is and there are thousands of studies to back this up. You can read more about this research and the 7 health benefits of turmeric and curcumin in our blog post.

Turmeric is a spice from the root of the curcuma longa plant which is in the ginger family.  It’s used as a spice, a dye, and as a medicine in many Southeast Asian cultures, especially in Ayurvedic medicine. It can be taken in many forms from capsules and liquids, powders like Organic Turmeric  from Banyan Botanicals. It can also be grated directly from the root. It’s often made into teas and kombucha. As a supplement we’re looking at the extract of turmeric rhizome known as ETE or ethanolic extract.

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Companies like New Chapter use super critical extraction and use the whole plant to make their Turmeric Force. They don’t isolate the ingredients, but “deliver the wisdom of nature, with the complexity and organic nuances of the natural herb preserved for you.” Hard to argue with that, wouldn’t you agree?

There have been studies  published in the International Journal of Pharmacology that show that turmeric rhizome (ETE) performs better than curcumin. And natural health gurus like Dr. Andrew Weil, recommend turmeric over curcumin for his patients.

Dr. Weill says, “I frequently recommend turmeric supplements, and I believe whole turmeric is more effective than isolated curcumin for inflammatory disorders, including arthritis, tendinitis, and autoimmune conditions.” You can read his full article in the resources listed below.

Curcumin (also known as curcuminoids or phenolic compounds) is the active ingredient in turmeric.  The largest issue with curcumin products is its bioavailability. This refers to how much of the substance actually gets absorbed into your blood stream. The two best and most common curcumin formulas are:

  • Meriva®– “is a patented formulation of curcumin, a dietary phenolic, with soy lecithin (non-GMO)(1). The two compounds form a non-covalent adduct in a 1:2 weight ratio, and two parts of microcrystalline cellulose are then added to improve formulation, with an overall contents of curcumin of 20%.”
  • BCM-95® – “is a reconstituted purified and standardized turmeric extract which enhances the bioavailability of curcumin in blood.” This formula is enhanced with turmeric essential oils and phospholipids (think carriers) which increases it’s absorption.

Terry Naturally and Life Extension are two companies who believe in and sell products containing the BCM-95® form of curcumin. Life Extension’s Super Bio-Curcumin is a good seller, but by far, our best-selling curcumin product is Terry Naturally’s Curamin – it flys off the shelves!

The scientific literature on BCM-95® curcumin is staggering. This article from the Wall Street Journal on it’s antidepressant properties and this study in PubMed on its anti-inflammatory impact on rheumatoid arthritis are just two examples. You can find plenty of solid scientific evidence on the health benefits of  BCM-95® curcumin. We’ve had some amazing testimonials from Terry Naturally customers!

What I have discovered in my research is, no matter which formula you use, if you stick with a quality turmeric/curcumin supplement like you’ll find at Natural Healthy Concepts, you can’t go wrong.  Save your money and skip the drug store and supermarket brands.

And if you still have your doubts about turmeric or curcumin, check out this research from - 500 Reasons Turmeric May Be the Worlds’s Most Important Herb.

I personally think they’re all great, but at home we use Terry Naturally’s Curamin. It all depends on your preferences – and it may take a little research to find the one that’s best for you. Give us a call and no matter which formula you choose, you’re not likely to lose!

If you have a curcumin or turmeric testimonial – please share it!


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54 Responses to Turmeric or Curcumin – What’s The Difference, Which Should I Take?

  1. Tracey August 11, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    Great information!
    I too have used the Curamed from Terry Naturally. It really has helped with my pain! Even after one pill, I have experienced relief.
    Great article and resources. Thanks for sharing this information!

    • Mary Bloomer August 12, 2013 at 9:43 am #

      You’re welcome, Tracey! We appreciate you taking the time to comment on how Curamed has helped you. Isn’t it great that we can get help from natural products that don’t have dangerous side effects?!

      • Colleen Lusetich February 11, 2015 at 7:24 pm #

        I am curious about CurcuminRich Theracurmin 300. My son has inflamation from acene and I do not want him to take antibiotics or use any of the crazy products out there. Someone suggested this brand to help with his inflammation. I know his acne is hormonal. Thank you for your article but I still can’t figure out is this has the turmeric that he needs? Any thoughts? I bought it from health food store.

    • Huong July 15, 2014 at 12:27 am #

      Speaking as someone with gastric ulcer, I can vouch for tumeric. I take two tablespoons of tumeric powder mixed with honey every day. After just 3 months, my endoscopy result shows that the n?m is wiped out, only HP remains. After 6 months, I no longer feel pain at night.

  2. starhiherbsseo August 22, 2013 at 3:46 am #

    Your blog are impressive to each other. I read your blog about Curcumin Extract Manufacturers.its very good, Helpful for all.

  3. James Hawthorne September 8, 2013 at 10:23 am #

    This is a great article! I have to say I have been using Turmeric 500 mg 2 tablets a day for 4 years now. I am pain free I have no more pain! My joints feel great and I am in superb Health.

    All thanks to Herbal Hearts – Turmeric 100% Organic and in Vegetable Capsules! They are my life savers – I usually get them from eBay – great discounts.

    I have tried my brands – Try to find one that 100% Pure and no additives or preservatives.

    • Cheryl July 2, 2014 at 2:24 pm #


      Are you still using Herbal Hearts Turmeric and what kind of pain did you have that it fixed?

  4. Priyanka November 12, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    The curcumin extracts are indispensable in reducing weight and they have a number of health benefits as well. The curcumin is extracted from the turmeric plants which are imperative for healing wounds.

    • Janet January 20, 2014 at 10:59 am #

      What name brand did you use to loose weight? How long did you take it when you noticed results?

      • Mary Bloomer January 21, 2014 at 9:06 am #

        Hi Janet, we aren’t allowed to recommend products for specific conditions. The reasons for peoples weight gain can be as varied as the people themselves (hormone issues, food allergies, parasites, low-thyroid, etc.) but we can direct you to our best sellers in the weight loss category and you can check out the products and see which ones might meet your needs. All the best to you! Here’s a link:

  5. Chris February 17, 2014 at 6:30 am #

    I have been taking Curcumin for a few years now and it has really improved my health, we barely ever get any colds or flu anymore and my joint pain and stiffness is pretty much gone. I feel much healthier and look younger than before I started taking it, a very substantial good side-effect of its daily usage is greatly improved mental clarity and being generally less “foggy” in my head. Something great is going on with this stuff, whatever it is I am going to keep taking it twice a day. I’ve always used the Life Extension brand with the BCM-95 Curcumin extract, it’s only like $20/bottle through the link at I used to buy it locally but now it’s over $30/bottle at Vitamin Shoppe so we definitely save a lot buying online and they ship free too. I recommend taking it with food always and just make it part of your regular routine, it is very well tolerated by almost everyone and I have not had any adverse effects after taking it for over 3 years now. I love Curcumin, honestly I don’t know how I ever survived without it previously! 🙂

  6. Jerry April 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    I was suffering from severe gout I tried everything, eliminated all the foods that all the experts said triggered a outbreak. No success. My doctor put me on medication to controll it. Come to find out that it triggered outbreaks so I trashed that stuff. I was listening to a radio show and a lady was talking how great turminic is and how it cured her breast cancer which was in stage three. She said it was great for inflammation so I figured I would give it a shot. I have been taking for three months and have been gout free ever since . That stuff is amazing. It has completely taken all the pain and outbreaks of gout away. I suffered from gout for 20 years and now I am gout free

    • Mary Bloomer April 23, 2014 at 11:05 am #

      Great testimonial, Jerry, thanks much for posting!

    • beth January 4, 2015 at 4:13 am #

      malongay or moringga is also at par with turmeric in terms of effecacy, tested and proven.

  7. malak April 23, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Is grinding some of the solid curcuma in water and drinking it for a while, would help weight lose?

    • Mary Bloomer April 23, 2014 at 11:04 am #

      Good question, Malak. Here’s an article from Dr. Mercola that may address your question. Generally, to get a therapeutic effect for anything just from the spice alone (as opposed to the BCM-95 extract) you would have to consume huge amounts and absorption is often an issue. If you scroll down to the last paragraph in Dr. Mercola he offers some information on weight loss. Good luck!

      • Linda January 6, 2015 at 10:25 pm #

        I have been using approx 3/4 tsp turmeric powder in about 1-1/4 tsp of natural, raw honey for my arthritis and I find this to work perfectly for me. Pain is lessoned or goes away completely in my knees, back and hands.

  8. Lynn April 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    Mary, Terry Naturally’s CuraMed says one capsule daily and “may increase as desired.” Any suggestions on just how many capsules a day is optimal dose?? I am 50 with general aches and pains but mostly trying to prevent recurrence of ovarian ca. thanks!!

  9. ElGenio July 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm #

    “…this study in PubMed on it’s anti-inflammatory impact…”

    In this context, the correct spelling is “its” not “it’s.”

    “It’s” (with the apostrophe) is a contraction (a combination) of the words “it is.” It’s = it is.

    Use “its” to designate the possessive form of the pronoun “it.” For instance, “Its purpose is clear.”

    English can be very confusing, because usually the apostrophe designates possession, as in “the child’s toy.” But not in the case of the possessive form of the pronoun “it,” where the apostrophe is omitted.

    “its anti-inflammatory impact…” is correct.

    Thank you.

    • Mary Bloomer July 3, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

      Thank you, ElGenio, we should have caught that! Thanks for bringing it to our attention. Good eye!


  10. Scott September 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Thanks very much for your great article about turmeric/curcumin.

    I have been taking all kinds of turmeric/curcumin brands and formulas for the past 15 years. I have noticed that only the BCM-95 formula gives me a very bad headache the next day if I take it every day and follow the recommended dosage by the vendor (Life Extension or Terry Naturally). So, I am very surprised that in all the reviews, nobody is mentioning anything about taking the BCM-95 formula and getting a bad headache.

    May be people do NOT associate the next day (delayed) headache with taking the BCM-95 Curcumin. After calling the Life Extension, they even confirmed that this formula causes headache for some people. So, it is not just me.

    So, if you get headaches and you are taking the BCM-95 curcumin, there is a good possibility that the BCM-95 curcumin causing your headache. Stop taking it or lower your dosage and your headache will go away.

    I take curcumin for knee pain. It seems to help some but I still have pain.


    • Mary Bloomer September 2, 2014 at 11:28 am #

      Thanks for your feedback, Scott. Everyone’s body responds differently even to natural ingredients. This may help someone who is having a similar reaction. Many people don’t make the connection of a headache, intestinal issues, or even a rash, to something they consumed a day or even several days prior. We’re glad the curcumin still helps your knee pain. Adjusting the dosage may be all someone needs to do to avoid the headaches!

    • Martin February 21, 2015 at 3:37 am #

      I do have same problem Scott. I was wondering if it could be from BCM 95 and now I read your comment… any reason why we have this side effect?

      • Scott Mostashari April 21, 2015 at 1:36 am #

        Hi Martin,

        I do NOT know why something like BMC 95 gives me such a bad headache while I don’t have any problem with taking Curcumin or whole turmeric. However, the Curcumin really did not work for my knee pain. Taking whole turmeric with grinded black pepper and coconut oil works better, but still I had pain in my knees. I started taking Astaxanthin and Udo’s oil 3-6-9 Blend with DHA. Now, my knee pain is better by 90 to 95 percent, really amazing.

        • Mary Bloomer January 14, 2016 at 11:57 am #

          Please be aware that black pepper (piperine)is contraindicated and potentially dangerous for interactions with many prescription medications. It may also enhance absorption of environmental toxins. Always talk to your doctor before trying something new – especially if you are on any medications.

    • Becky April 16, 2015 at 4:54 pm #

      I too have noticed bad headaches the following day with Curamed. Perhaps I should use something that has the whole turmeric, with bioabsorption ingredients, although, with interstitial cystitis, I’m wary of the pepper derivative. The very thought of black pepper makes my bladder spasm! It is so confusing, though, since their saying you need such massive amounts of bioavailable turmeric for therapeutic results. Main effect I am seeking is a natural anti inflammatory agent. Any helpful insights are appreciated.

      • Scott Mostashari April 21, 2015 at 1:21 am #

        Hi Becky,

        I take whole organic turmeric with some grinded black pepper and virgin coconut oil any more. It is a lot cheaper and better than just taking the curcumin (extracted from turmeric). However, if you can NOT take some black pepper with it, you might want to take something else for inflammation. For example, you can take Udo’s Choice DHA oil blend or Udo’s Choice oil, 3-6-9 Blend. They do wonder as far as inflammation. Please read their reviews on Amazon. As you might know, DHA is excellent for inflammation. I take Udo’s 3-6-9 oil with the DHA and also I take Astaxanthin. I have had excellent results with them, a lot better than just taking turmeric (one teaspoon with pepper per day) alone. I can tell because my knees ache a lot less after a long hike or a good workout. A lot of other reviewers say the same about these oils and Astaxanthin at Amazon site. I started taking them after I read the reviews. Also, the oils and the Astaxanthin are vegetable based.

        Unfortunately, I can’t take fish oil since it has both the DHA and EPA. Fish oil gives me ir-regular (AFib) heart beat which is due to its EPA. Now, it is a known fact that EPA can cause AFib in some people.

        Needless to say, taking the Udo’s oil and Astaxanthin has been a blessing for my joints (specially knee). Now, I can go for long and more difficult hikes and enjoy the nature/life. So, definitely try the Udo’s oil blends (with DHA) and Astaxanthin for inflammation. Hopefully they work for you too.

    • Cristie Carter November 9, 2015 at 11:23 pm #

      Thank you! I have been having headaches then stopped the pills and it went away. Then tried taking again to make sure that was the cause and yes for me it gives a headache. Did you find something that doesn’t give you a headache?

      • Scott Mostashari November 11, 2015 at 12:40 am #

        You are welcome, Cristie. Thank you for your reply. Now, I am certain that it is NOT only me that gets the headache after taking certain turmeric extracts like BCM 95.

        Well, I stopped taking all turmeric extracts and I have been taking only whole turmeric powder for inflammation and knee pain. It works as well as the turmeric extracts that I used to take but with added great side effects like bringing my fasting sugar down, lowering my chlesterol (total and LDL), lowering my triglyceride, and increasing my HDL (the good cholesterol). So, I am very happy about taking the whole turmeric. I take 1 TSP of turmeric with about 1 TSP of coconut oil and some freshly grind black pepper for better absorption. I even like the taste of the mix. However, I know some people might have problem with the taste of taking turmeric. But, with coconut oil, the taste is actually good.

        The turmeric that I use has about 5% minimum curcumin and it is organic. Curcumin in turmeric is the compound which brings down the inflammation and it is well studied. But, according to the latest studies, whole turmeric has other compounds which complement the curcumin and are very beneficial for the body.

        Based on my experience, whole turmeric can prevent some minerals to be absorbed, specially iron. It behaves just like green tea in the body. So, mineral should be taken at a different time away from taking whole turmeric.

        After 3 months of taking whole turmeric, my “ferritin” (stored iron) and iron dropped to minimum because I was taking my multivitamins at the same time with turmeric. As a result, I changed the timing of taking the turmeric. My iron and ferritin were okay in my next blood test (after 2 months).

        Amazon has a good selection of organic turmerics. But, please make sure it has a minimum of 4 to 5 percent curcumin. I hope taking whole turmeric works out for you. I think you will be happy with its nice side effects too (lowering blood sugar, cholesterol, triglyceride). Good luck.


  11. TINA September 4, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    I have been using Curamed for about a week and havent had any adverse side effects..I have been taking 375 mg for some compression in my neck..Im on a computer all day at work and it seems to be doing the trick.I tried Tumeric supplements which caused stomach issues. I went to our local health food store and and asked what they recommended and I was given the Curamed..I was also told that everyone there takes this supplement.My question is this ..can this product do the damage to your kidneys as extended use of Ibuprophen would do ? So far it has impressed me..I even seem to have more energy and more pep in my step

    • Mary Bloomer September 4, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      We appreciate your testimonial, Tina. Good news -The product should not hurt your kidneys or your liver. In the book Curcumin: The 21st Centruy Cure by Jan MCBarron, MD, ND, it cites the fact that curcumin is protective to the kidneys. We also get wonderful feedback from customers (online and in our retail store) on Curamed and Curamin. Thanks much for letting us know - we wish you continued success on your road to better health! And here's more evidence of curcumin's healthful benefits:

  12. Katherine Walpole October 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    I read that when taking tumeric it should be oil based. I haven’t found any capsules thathave oil & tumeric. Is this true? Also how much tumeric should I be taking per day?

  13. Dawn Rivera October 22, 2014 at 9:39 am #

    I have had Fibromyalgia since 2001 and a series of lower back disc issues. For years I could barely walk at all. Doctors put me on Meloxicam , and Naproxen and steroids after I refused Lyrica and hard core pain killers. They worked but caused side effects. A local health-food store introduced me to the Terry Naturals Curcumin products. I use the extra strength version and two in the morning and two at night. I have been pain free 6 months now. My over all health has been great and i have more energy. I put my 76 year old mother on it and she can now walk and move around even with her osteo-arthritis. It has been my savior !
    The only thing I have noticed is a drastic change in my weight. I have gained more than 20 pounds since I started it. My diet has not changed . Could this be from the product ?

    • Kathy Allen January 25, 2015 at 8:51 pm #

      Did you ever try the curamed? I have fibromyalgia also and desperate! I bought the curamed, but wondering if I should have bought the cur cumin instead?
      Thank you for this sight!!

    • Natalie March 22, 2015 at 10:28 am #

      I know this is a little out of context but I was curious if you have seen a Rheumatologist? If so, did they test you for a gene called HLA-B27? It’s a simple blood test. If you test positive for it, it’s possible you may have Ankylosing Spondylitis. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome over 20 years ago after seeing countless doctors and tons of bloodwork that came back normal. My new Rheumy tested me for this gene and along with my symptom history made a correct diagnosis. Usually with Fibromyalgia- there is an underlying cause that triggers it. AS causes spine issues and you mentioned you have that so thought I would put this out there.
      My 2 children also have it and they tested positive for the gene as well.
      Take Care, Natalie

  14. rebeca November 12, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    is this good for gallbladder? what side effects does it have on gallbalder and the kidneys?

  15. Lynn December 13, 2014 at 8:32 pm #

    Which is better to use, tumeric or curamed if you’ve had uterine fibroids or polyps?

    Thanks so much!

  16. Kathy Allen January 25, 2015 at 8:53 pm #

    I have fibromyalgia and bought curamed. Wondering if people with fibromyalgia had better success with just the extra strength cur cumin?

  17. todd February 6, 2015 at 11:07 am #

    I read that turmeric spice needs to be heated to work. is this true because I use a teaspoon of it and ginger in a smoothie in the mornings

  18. Nathan March 23, 2015 at 4:43 pm #

    There’s an over priced item being sold called Curamin which sells for up to $75 a bottle. Just use Turmeric which is about 90% cheaper. You don’t need to spend an extra $60 to get the anti-inflammatory benefit which regular turmeric offers. Many times less expensive is just as good or better.

    • Theresa Groskopp, CN March 23, 2015 at 5:20 pm #

      The article does a good job explaining the difference between curcumin and turmeric. Yes, you can find turmeric for less than Curamin. However Curamin is not just curcumin. It contains a special formula of curcumin – BCM-95 and is combined with DL phenylananine (DLPA), boswellia and nattokinase for pain relief.

  19. Nathan March 24, 2015 at 10:28 am #

    Yes Theresa you’re right. However, the difference in pain relief may only be a little. Furthermore you can buy curcumin, boswellia, nattokinase and DL phenylanine seperately for about half the cost of curamin. My point is that curamin is not worth the price from a greedy company selling the item for at least 2x more than it should.

  20. Jake Jones April 20, 2015 at 12:12 pm #

    Good article, but a shame you had to ruin it with all your placed adveterisments.

  21. Jude April 22, 2015 at 4:24 pm #

    Hello To You All..

    I Truly Hope You All copy/paste this to SHARE Everywhere !! For Stress&painFree Living !!
    I have read through all your comments and testimonials this evening and I have something to share with you all..
    My tried and tested recipe for pain removal – sometimes with only one ‘application/mix’ … for teeth problems via the dentist for sure!! Infection in the ear/s ..definitely etc..short-term pain experiences, Yes, but still – This Works..
    Turmeric and cousin Ginger Recipe
    In a glass/cup of a 1/3 (third) Tepid Pure Water, add the powder of Turmeric & Ginger – according to your own needs, from a half teaspoon each to a three quarter teaspoon each powder and mix thoroughly – Only mixes best in warmest water – consumed into the body easiest as a warm drink too – more effective that way as well!!
    Then you add a tablespoon of Honey… mix and drink down one shot!

    Turmeric is a dis-infectant in my knowledge first before I went onto google for more info… WOW!

    As Ginger is a detox, be warned there will be weight loss, so, slender people watch how much Ginger you take please.. also your bloodpressure is affected, to lower, as Ginger squeezes the waters out of the body whilst it scours the cells so.. that means, Ginger needs Water to rinse the body through … Imperative you drink Pure Water of at least 2lt extra, a day with your Natural, no side-effects, painkiller.. detox-er… Overall… Healthier You.. Recipe !!

    All the above Plus :
    lower bloodpressure..
    pain-free body
    detoxed with Herbs, Naturally..
    all acids gone ! no more gout, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis etc..
    losses some unwanted weight.. easily
    cleanses the kidneys

    You can add a few more as I am Blessed to be a healthier person, I have deducted, after reading these types of sites..

    I only use Herbs and Spices for treatments to Tonic UP my body and keep it in Tip-Top as possible condition..
    I buy all my Herbs and Spices at the local Spice Shoppe direct.. R6-00 per 100g odd is $.50 for double the amount of an average seasoning bottle in a supermarket anywhere..

    I Bless ALL readers of this recipe HEALTH … A.S.A.P. … The Natural Way.. Our Creator’s Intention – I Trust His Creation for My Health & Healing Always!

    Gotu Kola is a Wonderful All-rounder Healing Herb I have growing in my garden.. it has saved many friends and acquaintances from their ailments in a multitude of ways.. Also known as Penny Wort of the Centella family.

    I found out about Herbs in the first place, years ago, from a local site online named they have an advisory doctor, advising, by the name of Michael Meyer.. he sent me an ailments list with the answer to which Herb to use, with more than one to choose from per ailment in some cases.. most informative.. very pleasing person too!

    Pregnant Women please be careful at all times during your pregnancy as there are warnings all over… not tested on pregnant women.. Be very careful! Please take note of that!!

    Build up your Immune system too, so your body can handle anything that comes your way Naturally.. I use Echinacea Tincture drops or tablets.. A.Vogel product.. chemists who sell herbal will sell this for it’s well known.. Pasley also does the trick.. I make a tea with mine or add the Spice to you daily cooking, at the last moment, or, .. at least a teaspoon sprinkled on top of your main meal of the day for optimum benefit! (per person).. 4 days a week.. High in Vit. C content!

    I have many Excellent Tonics from Herbs and Spices I’m Proud to share knowledge.. but google has so much knowledge too..
    in the browser type :: benefits of…… fill in the blank… or,
    “what is best with …. to enhance healing of….. ” (Herbs only can be stressed in your request)

    God Bless Everyone! Get Well Soon, Stay Well Forever!

    Lastly, but not least by any means.. EFT Tapping Works..
    Look Up – Faster EFT Tapping with Robert Smith and The Tapping Solution with Nick & Jessica Ortner.. search online with youtubes to see the Healing happening.. All Sorts !!

    Kindest Wishes & Thoughts,

    I Bless You to -Have a Great Day – Relax & Believe + Receive Everything You Constantly Think of – Thoughts are Energy, To The Source of Our Energy Supply !!!

    Enthusiastically Expect A Miracle – A Miracle ..Turns Up!
    Think Positive, Peace, Plus Plentitude – Prosperity = Success !!!

    Forgive the past – let it go!
    Focus on Forward with Faith, Believing & Be Grateful For Every Moment, & Everything You Have – Daily!

    Judes… !
    Pleasant Days… Peaceful Nights.. zzzzzZZZ Sweet Dreams Always!
    Thinking of You, All the way from South Africa!

    • Mary Bloomer April 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm #

      Thanks for all the time and energy you put into your comment, Jude! It is amazing how many things may be helped with herbs, spices and other plants. Ginger and turmeric really are a winning combination! Thanks for sharing your nuggets of wisdom with us. We wish you all the best.
      To your good health!

    • Gwen May 28, 2015 at 12:16 pm #

      Can I take ginger in capsule form and get the same results?

  22. Jude April 22, 2015 at 4:38 pm #

    Spelling mistake, oooops…. PARSLEY not … pasley.. apologies … in previous message

    Judes… xxx

  23. Beth Starcher May 21, 2015 at 6:44 pm #

    I am trying to figure out if the tumeric essential oil also contains the beneficial curamanoids and thought you may have some insights

  24. Pratik July 1, 2015 at 1:43 am #

    Great post very helpful ! I guess these medicines i.e crucumin and turmeric fall under the category of nutraceutical products . Curcumin is the principal component of the Indian spice, turmeric (Curcuma longa), member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). At first, people used Curcumin as a food and later on discovered its impressive medicinal qualities.Extensive research is currently focused on Curcumin as a potential novel drug for near future to control various diseases including in?ammatory disorders, carcinogenesis, Alzheimer’s disease and oxidative stress-induced pathogenesis.
    The major impediment towards the use of Curcumin for health benefits is its poor availability in the blood and tissues. This problem can be trounced by our innovative Curcumin preparation.
    I have also read at which is a well know company in nutraceutical product application and development that crucumin is an anti aging , anti depressant , anti inflammation and also helps in immunity enhancement. Crucumin also has a proposed study of fight cancer cells.

  25. Michael September 17, 2015 at 6:45 pm #

    Dear Ms Mary Bloomer,

    Excellent article. Thank you very much. Please help me identify one of the best curcumin supplement manufacturers not for dealing with pain but with inflammation, if possible.

    🙂 !

    • Mary Bloomer May 10, 2016 at 10:04 am #

      Hi Michael, Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to recommend any products for inflammation because we aren’t medical doctors. You could check under the best-sellers of our joint support products to see what other customers purchase. Take care!

  26. t?i ?en October 19, 2015 at 9:55 pm #

    Excellent article. Thank you very much. Please help me identify one of the best curcumin supplement manufacturers not for dealing with pain but with inflammation, if possible.


  27. Julia November 8, 2015 at 8:17 pm #

    Brilliant article. How long does taking turmeric before I can expect relief from anxiety?


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