When it comes to taking turmeric, there are tons of reasons why you should. The spice is lauded to help everything from weight loss to arthritis to diabetes. Why is this spice so sought after? Scientists have found more than 300 compounds in turmeric, the most valuable of which is curcumin. Curcumin is at the heart of clinical trials. However, since only 3% of most turmeric is curcumin, you’d have to consume a lot for a mere daily serving of it. With its bitter taste, that may be hard.
Enter the turmeric supplement. Supplements have made a big difference for people getting their turmeric in each day. But even supplements differ—and widely. The best way to get your daily dose of turmeric is by taking a supplement that delivers turmeric in concentrated extract form. Why? We’re glad you asked! Here are a few of the reasons a concentrated turmeric extract is the only way to go.
Higher Potency and Dosing Control
The most studied and beneficial compound in turmeric is curcumin but is only approximately three percent of the spice. With concentrated extract, you can get that percentage up to 95%. This higher potency is a more controlled and efficacious level of curcumin designed to provide maximum benefit.
It's critically important to use the correct amount of turmeric, and a concentrated extract takes the guesswork out of the equation, so you take the exact dosage you need. To get the same amount of curcumin in spice form you'd have to consumer three grams or about one and a half teaspoons of turmeric. And even then, it would be guess work since all plants differ and there’s more curcumin in the root than the fingers of the plant. With a concentrated extract you get the security of knowing you’re getting just enough and not too much or too little.
Used in Clinical Studies
It's unlikely you'll find a scientist grating large quantities of turmeric for study participants to ingest. By using an extract, your method of taking turmeric is more like the clinical trials and studies we often cite. Ipso facto, the likelihood of seeing similar results is higher when you follow the same protocols. Remember, our concentrated extract is much higher than using the spice form.
Less Likely to Contain “Stuff” You Don’t Want
Turmeric extracts are less likely to contain both heavy metals and filth. What is filth? Filth is all the little things like insect parts and rodent hairs that show up in foods. Heavy metals can be toxic, and in high doses or over time result in death. Concentrated extracts have a much lower instance of both.
Using a turmeric concentrated extract is the best way to benefit from the powers of this ancient spice. Choose a reputable brand that provides a safe, unadulterated, natural product without additives, fillers, or ingredients you can’t pronounce or see in nature.
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By Jessica Lollino