TUMERIC HEALTH BENEFITS

The main health benefit of Tumeric is that it is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Tumeric is becoming popular worldwide for its broad spectrum health benefits and medicinal properties. Tumeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is the most popular spice in the Indian cuisine. Tumeric has a long history of medicinal use in India with almost 3000 pre-clinical investigations to evaluate its health benefits. Accumulating evidence suggests that Tumeric is a promising preventive agent for a wide range of diseases, probably due largely to its anti-inflammatory properties. Curcumin, the active ingredient in Tumeric responsible for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant health benefits, is one of the best studied herbs among all herbal supplements at a pre-clinical level.

Tumeric is a broad spectrum herb that offers a wide range of health benefits. Among Tumeric's many health benefits are:

  • Tumeric offers antioxidant protection from free radical cell damage*
  • Tumeric offers anti-inflammatory protection and support healthy joints*
  • Tumeric supports liver detoxification and help promote optimal liver health*
  • Tumeric supports healthy aging*
  • Tumeric support healthy vision*

About Turmeric Curcumin

Curcumin is a biological compound in the roots of Turmeric (Curcuma longa), the most popular spice in Indian cuisine, and responsible for the extract's bright yellowish, orange color. Turmeric has a long history of medicinal use in India and has been the subject of almost 3,000 pre-clinical investigations. Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric responsible for its antioxidant properties and support of a healthy immune response, is one of the best studied products in bio-medical literature at a pre-clinical level.

Health Benefits of Turmeric Curcumin

  • Supports joint health*
  • Supports healthy cognitive function*
  • Supports liver detoxification and overall liver health*
  • Supports healthy vision*
  • Supports healthy immune function*

Turmeric Curcumin GOLD™ (500 mg, 120 veg caps)

Turmeric Curcumin GOLD™ (500 mg, 120 veg caps)
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Turmeric Curcumin GOLD™ - Antioxidant and Joint Support - 500 mg (120 veg. capsules) by NutriGold
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  • Turmeric Curcumin GOLD™ Highlights
  • Features Curcumin C3® - the most clinically studied Curcumin extract in the world
  • Contains Curcumin, Demethoxycurcumin, and Bisdemethoxycurcumin in a patented, therapeutically effective ratio for maximum benefit
  • Complies with United States Pharmacopeia specifications for purity, potency, and structure
  • Has BioPerine® for enhanced bioavailability
  • Manufactured without the use of GMOs, fillers, binders, artificial ingredients, preservatives, Stearates, Laurates, Sulfates, or Dioxides
  • Verified free of allergens by an independent, third-party lab
  • Verified free of GMOs by Non-GMO Project™ Product Verification Program
  • 500 mg per vegetarian capsule / 120 capsules per bottle
  • Manufactured to stringent cGMP standards
  • Turmeric Curcumin GOLD™ Key Health Benefits: Supports healthy joints and cognitive function*

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Suggested Usage

As a dietary supplement, adults take one (1) vegetarian capsule 1 to 3 times daily, preferably with a meal, or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Vegetarian Capsule
Servings per Container: 120

Amount per
serving
% Daily
Value
Curcumin C3® Complex
Turmeric Standardized Extract
      (Curcuma longa [root] extract standardized to
      contain 95% Curcuminoids [475mg])

            Total Curcuminoids - 95%
                  Bisdemethoxycurcumin - 2.5% to 6.5%
                  Demethoxycurcumin - 15% to 25%
                  Curcumin - 70% to 80%
500 mg
BioPerine® Black Pepper Standardized Extract
      (Piper nigrum [fruit] extract standardized to
      contain 95% Piperine [2.375 mg])
2.5 mg
†Daily Values not established

Caution

Please consult your healthcare provider before taking this supplement if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, and/or currently taking any OTC or prescription medications for a health condition. Store in cool, dry place. Keep out of the reach of children.

RESEARCH ON TUMERIC HEALTH BENEFITS

The National Institutes of Health lists 24 current studies on the health benefits of turmeric and its chief active component, curcumin. Although studies raise the question of whether it is better to take whole turmeric, as an additive in foods, or standardized tumeric, which is usually taken as a supplement, it appears that standardized Tumeric supplements offer more rapid and dramatic health benefits and may be the better choice to take for therapeutic benefits.

The therapeutic health benefits of turmeric and curcumin are almost too numerous to list. An overview published in Advanced Experimental Medical Biology in 2007 suggested that, "Curcumin [the active ingredient in Tumeric], has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has potential [as a preventative agent] against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses."

FAQ on Tumeric and its Health Benefits

What is Tumeric / Curcumin ?
Curcumin is the yellow pigment of Tumeric (Curcuma longa), the most popular spice in the Indian cuisine. Tumeric has a long history of medicinal use in India and with almost 3000 pre-clinical investigations, Curcumin, the active ingredient in Tumeric responsible for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, is one of the best studied products of the whole biomedical literature at a pre-clinical level.

Why is absorption a concern with Tumeric supplements?
As is the case with most dietary phenolics, Tumeric is only sparingly soluble in both water and oily solvents and its purported benefits cannot be realized unless the problems with solubility and bioavailability are addressed, a factor that is often overlooked by manufacturers of Tumeric supplements. Nutrigold® Tumeric overcomes this challenge with its patented phosphatidylcholine-bound Curcumin, which facilitates the transportation of Curcumin into the cells, increasing both bioavailability and absorption, and, consequently, delivering benefits that are far superior to those by comparable Tumeric standardized extracts.

What health benefits can I expect to get from taking Tumeric supplement?
The therapeutic health benefits of turmeric and curcumin are almost too numerous to list. An overview published in Advanced Experimental Medical Biology in 2007 suggested that, "Curcumin [the active ingredient in Tumeric], has been shown to exhibit antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has potential [as a preventative agent] against various malignant diseases, diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer's disease and other chronic illnesses."

How long do I have to take Tumeric before I see any health benefits?
Unlike OTC and prescription drugs that provide instant, temporary symptomatic relief without addressing the underlying problem responsible for poor health, Tumeric supplements provide progressive, long-term health benefits by helping the body correct the underlying problem. While there are certain classes of herbs that work well in acute conditions to provide quick relief; herbs like Tumeric need to be taken for at least 3-4 weeks before the full range of benefits can be realized. Tumeric works best when taken as part of a health-maintenance program.

Is there any research to support Tumeric's health benefits?
Tumeric and its chief active ingredient, Curcumin, have been the subject of a number of clinical and research studies. Although not exhaustive, given below is a summary of recent research on the purported health benefits of Tumeric. Please be advised that research on Tumeric is still ongoing and these findings should not be used to supplement or replace professional medical opinion regarding the use of Tumeric for acute and chronic ailments.

  • Curcumin, the active ingredient in Tumeric, seems to delay liver damage that can eventually lead to cirrhosis, according to preliminary experimental research at the Medical University Graz in Austria.*
  • Kansas State University research found that adding certain spices, including tumeric, can reduce the levels of heterocyclic amines -- carcinogenic compounds that are formed when meats are barbecued, boiled or fried -- by up to 40 percent.*
  • Researchers from the University of South Dakota have found that pretreatment with curcumin makes cancer cells more vulnerable to chemo and radiotherapy.*
  • Epidemiologists have hypothesized that the tumeric that is part of daily curries eaten in India may help explain the low rate of Alzheimer's disease in that country. Among people aged 70 to 79, the rate is less than one-quarter that of the United States.*

Does Tumeric have any side effects or interactions?
Tumeric does not have any known side effects. However, it is always recommended to consult your healthcare provider before taking any nutritional supplements, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or currently taking prescription medications.

Is Tumeric safe for long-term use?
Yes. Tumeric Gold™ by Nutrigold® features Meriva®, which is a proprietary, clinically validated, highly bioavailable form of Tumeric that is 20-30 times better absorbed than other Tumeric products and safe when used as recommended. In fact, Tumeric enjoys GRAS status, which stands for "Generally Recognized as Safe" when taken as directed.

Is Tumeric Gold™ a standardized herbal extract?
Yes. Nutrigold® Tumeric Gold™ is a standardized, pure extract of the root of Tumeric. The Tumeric extract used in Nutrigold® Tumeric Gold™ Meriva®, a patented, clinically validated extract of Tumeric standardized to a minimum of 18% of Curcuminoids. Although the % total Curcuminoids is much lower than other Tumeric products that boast 95% Curcuminoids, Nutrigold® Tumeric Gold is much superior because it is 20 to 30 times better absorbed than standard Curcumin extracts.

What is the difference between Tumeric whole herb and Tumeric standardized extract? Does one offer better health benefits than the other?
Unfortunately, this question does not have a simple answer. Both Tumeric whole herb and Tumeric standardized extracts have advantages and disadvantages and choosing one over another is as much a matter of philosophy as it is of simple preference. Tumeric standardized extracts are based on the mainstream medicine model, which assumes that certain components of a plant are more active and helpful than others and it is important that there are no differences in the quantity and quality of this active ingredient from batch to batch. When you buy a standardized herbal product from a GMP-certified manufacturer, you can be assured that you are getting a product that has a certified percentage of the active ingredient in every capsule/tablet and across batches, processed using state-of-the-art machinery, and free of contaminants.

However, herbal medicines were traditionally used on the premise that the whole plant/herb works together synergistically to deliver health benefits rather than individual ingredients extracted in a lab. It is quite difficult to understand how an herb works when it is broken down into individual components because those individual components likely interact with each other in complex ways to deliver health benefits. The trade-off in this case is that there are likely to be considerable differences in the actual quality of the herb from batch to batch. Quality of whole herbs/plants vary depending on where they are grown, soil composition, weather conditions, when they are harvested, type and frequency of chemical pesticides used during cultivation, and the processing techniques employed during manufacturing.

BOTTOM LINE: If you are holistic and prefer to take whole herbs, make sure the Tumeric product you buy is manufactured by a company committed to quality. If you prefer Tumeric standardized extracts, make sure the product you buy is high in both potency and amount of active ingredient.

What are some things to watch for when making a decision about nutritional supplements?
Because the FDA does not regulate the dietary supplements industry, there are a number of products in the market that are unsafe, ineffective, and a generally drain on your resources. Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping around for nutritional supplements:

Always, take into account the following factors when determining if you are getting the best quality product at the best value:

  • Tumeric whole herb vs. Standardized extract - whole herbs are generally lower priced than standardized extracts
  • Tumeric Potency - Higher potency means you get more of what you need in each capsule
  • Amount of active ingredient in Tumeric - higher the % of active ingredient, greater the amount of what is presumed to be responsible for the observed benefits
  • Total number of capsules per bottle of the Tumeric supplement - just because a product has more capsules per bottle does not make it a better value. You need to consider potency, amount of active ingredient, serving size and recommended dosage when determining whether something is a good value for your money or not

How does Nutrigold® Tumeric (Curcumin) Gold™ compare to other brands of Tumeric?

Advantages of Nutrigold® Tumeric Gold™ include:

  • Tumeric Gold is made from certified allergen-free ingredients (even though the product contains soy, it has been tested and verified by an independent, third-party lab to contain < 10 ppm (parts per million) of soy)
  • Tumeric Gold is formulated using the proprietary, patented, clinically validated Meriva® Phytosome® Curcumin ingredient
  • Tumer Gold is 20 to 30 times more bioavailable than standard Curcumin extracts
  • Tumeric Gold manufactured in a FDA-registered cGMP-compliant manufacturing facility right here in the US
  • Tumeric Gold finished product certified allergen-free by an international, third-party lab
  • Tumeric Gold is premium quality without the premium price tag

*Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical opinion. It is always recommended to consult a healthcare professional before starting any kind of supplementation. The statements and product information have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.

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