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Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices
Trying to find the best turmeric or curcumin supplement or spice? ConsumerLab tested many popular products on the market. Find out which turmeric and curcumin supplements and spices are best and our Top Picks. We found major differences among brands.Turmeric and Curcumin Supplements and Spices Review
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What is the best way to take curcumin? Is it better to take it all at once or in divided doses?
Find out the best way to take curcumin and turmeric supplements to increase absorption and bioavailability, plus the best way to cook with turmeric spice. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Is it safe to take curcumin or turmeric supplements for a long period of time?
Information on the long-term effects of curcumin or turmeric supplements. Find out if curcumin and turmeric is safe to take for long periods. ConsumerLab explores these questions.
What are the side effects of curcumin and turmeric?
Do curcumin and turmeric supplements have possible side effects? Get information about drug interactions with curcumin and turmeric supplements and more. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
What is phytosomal curcumin? Does it have better absorption than other curcumin formulations?
Learn more about phytosomal curcumin, its absorption, and bioavailability in comparison to other formulations.
I heard that Theracurmin, a form of curcumin, was shown to help with memory, but it's expensive. Does Theracurmin really improve memory and is it worth it?
Find out if Theracurmin curcumin really improves memory, how it compares to other curcumin formulations, such as Meriva, BCM-95 and CurcuWin, and if it's worth paying more Theracurmin. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Is it true that taking turmeric/curcumin with food can reduce iron absorption from food?
Learn more about how to take turmeric/curcumin and if they limit iron absorption from food.
How should curcumin dose be adjusted if using formulations with enhanced bioavailability such as Meriva, BCM-95, CurcuWin, Theracurmin, Bioperine, and C3?
Info on how much curcumin to take when also using formulations with enhanced bioavailability such as Meriva, BCM-95, CurcuWin, Theracurmin, Bioperine, and C3.
After taking a curcumin supplement, I started getting chronic diarrhea which went away when I stopped taking it. Can curcumin supplements cause diarrhea?
Learn more about the side effects of curcumin supplements, including diarrhea and other gastrointestinal discomfort.
I take 1000 mg of a high-absorption curcumin extract. It seems to be working, but would it be safe to take a larger dose?
Is it safe to take high doses of high-absorption curcumin extract? Learn more about these larger doses. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Does taking curcumin and boswellia together increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects?
Find out if taking boswellia and curcumin together can increase their individual anti-inflammatory effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Is Theracurmin better absorbed than other curcumin formulas - and can it really help lower my blood pressure?
Theracurmin information. Find out if Theracurmin's nanoparticle curcumin formula is better than other types of curcumin.
How does turmeric spice compare to curcumin (turmeric extract) in supplements? I sprinkle it on my foods and wonder if that's equivalent to taking a supplement.
What is the difference between turmeric spices used in the kitchen and turmeric supplements? Is sprinkling turmeric on my food equivalent to taking a turmeric supplement? ConsumerLab's answer explores this question.
Can turmeric or curcumin with black pepper extract cause constipation? I had this problem, but it resolved when I switched to a curcumin supplement without piperine (black pepper extract).
Learn more about black pepper extract, why it is added to turmeric/curcumin supplements, and if it can cause gastrointestinal effects.
What are the effects of curcumin on the liver?
Is turmeric good for your liver? Short & long-term studies on turmeric such as the impacts on non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and more.
I read that turmeric may be a GI irritant. I have GI problems and wonder if I should avoid turmeric and curcumin?
Find out if turmeric/curcumin supplements can cause gastrointestinal irritability.
Can taking curcumin reduce the risk of certain cancers or help treat existing cancers?
Find out if curcumin can help prevent cancers such as colon cancer and myeloma from developing and if it has any benefit for people with existing cancer.
I take ubiquinol to replenish CoQ10 depleted by my statin. I also take curcumin (from turmeric). Since they both manage free radicals, do I need to take the curcumin?
Learn more about the effects of curcumin (turmeric) and ubiquinol (CoQ10), including their shared antioxidant properties and many differences.
Does turmeric/curcumin help for osteoarthritis in dogs and cats? Is it safe?
Learn more about turmeric & curcumin supplements for dogs and cats to help with osteoarthritis and the safety. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Do turmeric and curcumin supplements contain significant amounts of oxalates? Can this increase my risk of kidney stones?
Find out if turmeric and curcumin supplements can increase the risk of kidney stones. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I've heard that curcumin is a MAO inhibitor. Is this true, and does that mean it is not safe to take if you eat amine-rich foods like cheese and dark chocolate?
Find out if turmeric and curcumin are MAO inhibitors, if they can be taken with amine-rich foods like cheese and dark chocolate, and more.
I recently read that turmeric is only effective if it is combined with black pepper. Is this true?
Find out the best way to take turmeric and curcumin supplements to increase absorption and bioavailability. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Can curcumin help prevent or improve symptoms of Alzheimer's disease?
Information on studies of the evidence around the effects of turmeric/curcumin and Alzheimer's.
Do any supplements help with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like vitamin D, zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work?
Find out if natural remedies & supplements for coronavirus such as zinc, vitamin C, garlic, or elderberry help to prevent or treat COVID-19.
How does regular black pepper compare with black pepper extract used in supplements? Will sprinkling it on food with turmeric help increase the bioavailability of curcumin compounds from turmeric?
Find out how black pepper extract in supplements compares with regular black pepper added to foods with turmeric.
I use a brand of curcumin and the most recent bottle contained capsules a few shades lighter than what I am accustomed to taking. Is this color change an issue to be concerned about?
Learn more about color variation in turmeric/curcumin supplement capsules and if they are safe.
There are many reports of lead contamination in turmeric spice. How can I make sure I'm not getting lead in my turmeric supplement or spice?
Find out how to avoid contaminated curcumin and turmeric supplements and spices, and see our Top Picks in our Curcumin/Turmeric Product Review.
Can supplements improve symptoms of dry eye?
Can supplements such as fish oil, flaxseed oil or curcumin (from turmeric) help treat dry eyes? Find out, including formulas and doses that have shown benefit.
Is it safe to take Bioperine (which contains piperine from black pepper)?
Bioperine info including if it is safe to take, which medications it may interact with & potential side effects. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
I've heard that grapefruit juice can interact with medications because it inhibits an enzyme that breaks down drugs in the body. Do any supplements interact the same way with drugs?
CYP3A4 inhibitors, such as grapefruit, can interact with certain medications by inhibiting the liver enzyme that metabolizes many drugs. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Are supplements which claim increased absorption or improved bioavailability telling the truth? Is it worth paying more for these? Are there concerns?
Learn more about bioavailability enhancers, including emulsifiers and enzyme inhibitors.
I've heard it's best to take fat-soluble supplements, like CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamin D, with fats or oils to increase absorption. Would taking them with a fish oil capsule be enough?
Find out how best to take fat-soluble supplements including CoQ10, curcumin, and vitamins A, D, E, and K, to maximize their absorption.
Which supplements can help with arthritis?
Learn more about collagen supplements for joint health, including evidence from clinical studies on arthritis and muscle strength and safety.
What are the best supplements for depression and anxiety?
Best natural supplements for depression and anxiety, including the evidence for fish oil, vitamin D, probiotics, and herbal supplements for depression such as curcumin (from turmeric) and saffron.
Do any supplements help for ulcerative colitis?
Find out what supplements & vitamins can help with ulcerative colitis, such as VSL#3, curcumin, aloe or boswellia.
6 Red Flags to Watch Out For When Buying Vitamins & Supplements
When it comes to buying vitamins and supplements, it's buyer beware. ConsumerLab explains six red flags to look out for on labels when choosing and buying vitamins or supplements, including claims of "FDA Approved" laboratories, what to look for in the ingredient list, and more.
Do any supplements or foods benefit people with Crohn's disease? Are there any supplements that should be avoided?
Find out the most common vitamin and mineral deficiencies in people with Crohn's disease, including iron, B6, B12, vitamin D, zinc and others, plus evidence for N-acetyl-glucosamine (NAG), fish oil, and curcumin.
Do any supplements help treat or reduce the pain of plantar fasciitis (heel pain)?
Plantar fasciitis causing heel pain has, in rare cases, been reported as a symptom of vitamin D deficiency. Other supplements that have been proposed to help include vitamin C, zinc, curcumin (from turmeric), bromelain, collagen and glucosamine. Find out what the evidence shows, and what other treatments may help.
I do moderate exercise for about an hour a few times a week. Which supplements might help me?
Info on what supplements are best for work out & exercise regimens, including electrolytes, protein, creatine, and BCAAs.
Which supplements should be taken with food?
Find out which supplements should be taken with food, including vitamins A, D, E, and K, fish oil, and CoQ10.
I take warfarin (Coumadin), an anticoagulant drug. Are there supplements I should avoid, or be taking, due to this drug?
Find out which supplements should be avoided when taking blood thinners (anticoagulants) like warfarin (Coumadin), including vitamin K, St. John's wort, and curcumin.
Do any supplements help with fatty liver disease? Are some diets more beneficial than others?
Find out if supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, milk thistle, curcumin, choline, probiotics, vitamin D, reishi mushroom, or extra virgin olive oil are beneficial for fatty liver disease and learn which diet (Mediterranean, ketogenic, DASH, or fasting diets) seems to have greatest benefit.
Which supplements help reduce the risk of colorectal cancer?
Find out which supplements may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer, including folate, fiber, selenium, and vitamin D.
With herbal supplements, what is the difference between root powder and root extract? Does it matter?
Learn more about the different forms of herbal supplements, including aloe, boswellia, ginkgo, green tea, and milk thistle.
Which supplements can cause diarrhea?
Can supplements like magnesium cause diarrhea? Find out which supplements may cause diarrhea, such as vitamin B12, curcumin, magnesium, vitamin C and fish oil.
Do any supplements, like Nervive, help with nerve pain, like sciatica or diabetic neuropathy?
Find out which supplements for nerve pain are effective. Sciatica & diabetic neuropathy may be helped, including fish oil and alpha-lipoic acid.
Does Provitalize work for weight loss and is it safe?
Find out if taking Provitalize, a probiotic supplement that also contains turmeric extract, moringa leaf extract, curry leaf extract and piperine (BioPerine), is safe and beneficial for weight management.
Which supplements and foods can help lower or control my blood sugar?
Find out which supplements can help lower or control blood sugar. Supplements including turmeric/curcumin, fiber, cinnamon, and ginseng are believed to help lower blood sugar.
Which supplements help to improve energy and decrease fatigue?
Energy supplements and vitamins - Some can help increase energy and reduce fatigue, including CoQ10, curcumin/turmeric, cocoa, and B vitamins.
How do I choose the best CoQ10 supplement?
Looking to choose the best CoQ10 brand supplement? Understand which CoQ10 you are buying, differences in dose, absorption, quality and more. ConsumerLab explores this topic.
Is it dangerous to use certain herbals, vitamins, or other dietary supplements when breastfeeding?
Find out which supplements should be avoided when breastfeeding, including medicinal herbs, soy, and flaxseed.
To lower my cholesterol, I am taking a phytosterol supplement. Will taking other supplements, like red yeast rice or fish oil, help lower my cholesterol even further?
Learn more about combining phytosterols and other cholesterol-lowering supplements like red yeast rice or fish oil.
Are there supplements I should avoid when taking apixaban (Eliquis) or similar blood thinner drugs like Xarelto?
Learn about supplement interactions with apixaban (Eliquis), rivaroxaban (Xarelto) and other blood thinner drugs in the direct factor Xa inhibitors class. Supplements that may interact with these medications include fish oil and St. John's wort. ConsumerLab.com's answer explains.
Which supplements are best for seasonal allergies?
Find out which supplements are best for allergies and can help reduce seasonal allergy symptoms, including bromelain, curcumin, vitamin D, and CLA.
Do any supplements or foods help with brain function, like memory and cognition?
Find out which supplements help improve memory, brain function and cognition, including fish oil, some B vitamins, cocoa, and curcumin. ConsumerLab's answer explains the evidence for supplements promoted to help with brain function and cognition.
What supplements should I stop taking before surgery?
Info on which supplements to avoid before surgery due to increased risk of bleeding or interference with anesthesia.
Which supplements can help to lower blood pressure?
Supplements to lower blood pressure, including CoQ10, vitamin C, fish oil, and olive oil, are all explored to find out what works.
Which supplements help for osteoarthritis of the hip?
Supplements for hip pain and osteoarthritis, such as SAMe, ginger and collagen, may help or reduce pain.
Is Rhodiola rosea effective for depression and does it have other uses? Will ConsumerLab.com be testing these supplements?
Learn more about Rhodiola rosea, it's impact on depression and anxiety, including evidence from clinical studies and safety.
Is it true that some vitamins or supplements can cause cancer?
Learn more about the effects of certain vitamins and supplements on cancer, including beta-carotene, vitamins E and B9, and multivitamins.
Do any supplements help for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)?
IBS supplements may help reduce irritable bowel symptoms such as pain, diarrhea and constipation. Supplements include probiotics, melatonin, and flaxseed.
Can any supplements be used to reduce inflammation in people sensitive to NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, high-dose aspirin, or naproxen?
Find out if supplements such as turmeric, fish oil, MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), SAMe (S-adenosyl-methionine), boswellia, ginger, white willow bark or arnica may, or may not, be helpful to people sensitive to NSAIDs.
I've heard that soaking dried beans for 24 hours reduces the phytate level, allowing for greater access to nutrients. Is this true?
Does soaking dried beans in water help reduce phytate levels to help gain greater access to nutrients?
My doctor told me to stop taking supplements because my kidney function was low. After stopping, my kidney function returned to normal. Can taking a lot of supplements really damage the kidneys?
Find out which supplements may damage your kidneys. ConsumerLab explores possible kidney side effects of supplements including chromium, creatine, and vitamin C.
Which supplements or foods can help lower cholesterol and keep my heart healthy? Are there any to avoid?
Information about heart health supplements & vitamins that help with cholesterol, including sterol esters, CoQ10, and vitamin D, and which may be bad for the heart, like calcium.
When taking a water-soluble version of CoQ10, do I still need to take it with food?
Find out how best to take CoQ10 supplements, with water or food.
Are there supplements that I should avoid when taking clopidogrel (Plavix)?
Learn about supplement interactions with clopidogrel (Plavix). Supplements that may interact with this medication include cannabidiol (CBD), grapefruit, St. John's wort, ginkgo and others.
Which supplements can help treat anemia? Can any supplements cause a low red blood cell count?
Find out which vitamin and nutrient supplements can help prevent and treat anemia in people who are nutrient deficient and learn which supplements may cause low bleed cell counts, especially when used in excess.
Recalls & Warnings (72)
Maker of Concentration, Pain, Immune and Cholesterol Supplement and More Warned For Drug Claims
Seller of Supplements for Pain and Allergies Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Meal Replacement, Protein Drinks, Cranberry and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations
Seller of Tea, Colloidal Silver, Homeopathic Products Warned for Manufacturing Violations
Maker of Cardio, Arthritis, Cleanse Supplements and More Warned For Manufacturing Violations and Drug Claims
Weight Loss and Cleanse Supplements Contain Adulterated and Improperly Labeled Ingredients, FDA Warns
FDA Warns Seller of DHEA, Creatine, Chromium & More for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
Seller of Turmeric, Milk Thistle and More Warned for Manufacturing Violations, Drug Claims
FDA Warns Seller of "CoronaBox" Containing Vitamin D, Probiotics & More for Unsupported Claims
Manufacturer of Prostate, Inflammation and Cholesterol Supplements Warned For Drug Claims
Radio "Infomercials" for Cognitive and Joint Health Supplements Deceived Consumers, Says FTC
Clinical Updates (62)
New Curcumin Increases Bioavailability
Curcumin Reduces Soreness After Exercise
Curcumin for Major Depression
Curcumin May Help in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Curcumin for Cognition?
Curcumin for Muscle Soreness
Curcumin May Help Prevent Diabetes
Curcumin for Blood Sugar Control?
Curcumin and Crohn's Disease
Curcumin for Reducing Muscle Soreness?
Curcumin & Prostate Cancer
Best Curcumin Formulation?
Curcumin and Gout
Curcumin for Indigestion?
Inferior Turmeric on Amazon
Curcumin and Cancer
Impressive Results with Curcumin in Colitis
Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis
Curcumin for Muscle Soreness?
Curcumin for Cognition and Fatigue
Curcumin for Asthma?
Curcumin, Insulin & Alzheimer's?
Does Curcumin Lower Cholesterol?
For more about cholesterol-lowering, also see our Phytosterol Supplements Review >>
Does Fish Oil or Curcumin Increase Brain Blood Flow?
Curcumin for Ulcerative Colitis?
Curcumin for Polyps?
Fresh vs. Powdered Turmeric
Which Curcumin Formulation Is Best?
Curcumin Helps Ulcerative Colitis
Curcumin for Blood Sugar Control
Curcumin Effect on Liver
Curcumin May Reduce Muscle Pain After Exercise
Curcumin for Weight?
Curcumin for Cancer?
Curcumin Drug Interaction
Curcumin for Memory
Curcumin for Knee Osteoarthritis
The same study found that combining curcumin with boswellia may be advantageous. Learn more about this and other popular supplements for joint health in the Joint Supplements Review >>