|365 (Whole Foods) Turmeric Ground|
|Andorra Life Flexi Joint|
|Doctor's Best High Absorption Curcumin|
|Finest Nutrition Turmeric|
|Gaia Herbs Turmeric Supreme Extra Strength|
|GNC Herbal Plus Turmeric Curcumin|
|Healthy Directions Turmeric Curcumin Complete|
|Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin|
|McCormick Ground Turmeric|
|Natural Factors CurcuminRich Theracurmin|
|Nature's Bounty Turmeric|
|Nature's Sunshine CurcuminBP|
|New Chapter Turmeric Force|
|Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold|
|Pure Encapsulations Curcumin 500 With Bioperine|
|Puritan's Pride Turmeric Curcumin|
|Relentless Improvement Curcumin|
|Simply Organic Turmeric|
|Swanson Ultra Turmeric Phytosome|
|Terry Naturally CuraMed|
|The Spice Hunter India Turmeric (Ground)|
|Trader Joe's Turmeric|
|Vitamin Research Products Longvida|
|Vitamin World Turmeric Curcumin|
Turmeric and its key compound, curcumin, may be helpful in treating inflammation and conditions such as depression, diabetes, and indigestion. However, supplements on the market vary widely in the amounts of key curcumin compounds they contain, and some formulations may be better absorbed than others.
Which are the best turmeric and curcumin supplements, and which don't measure up? To find out, ConsumerLab.com purchased and tested many popular turmeric/curcumin supplements. The tests showed that two products contained only about 50% of the curcumin compounds which CL expected based on their labels.
Supplements which passed testing were then compared on cost (ranging from 20 cents to over $8.00 for equal amounts of curcumin compounds), and ConsumerLab.com then arrived at its Top Picks Among Supplements.
Bottles of ground turmeric spice were also tested for possible contamination with heavy metals (lead, cadmium and arsenic) and filth. Three turmeric spices failed for filth — each having numbers of insect parts ConsumerLab considers unacceptable. Those that passed were then compared on cost and ConsumerLab.com chose its Top Pick Among Spices.
You must be a member to get the full test results along with ConsumerLab.com's recommendations and quality ratings for turmeric and curcumin products. You will get results for 11 turmeric/curcumin supplements selected for testing by ConsumerLab.com as well as for eight others which passed the same testing in CL's voluntary Quality Certification Program. You will also get results for five popular turmeric spices used for cooking.
In this comprehensive report about turmeric and curcumin supplements and spices you'll learn:
(4/14/17): ConsumerLab.com was contacted by an attorney representing one of the companies with a product that was designated "Not Approved" in this Review. The attorney demanded that information about the product be removed from the Review, asserting that CL "misunderstood" the product and that its methods were "flawed." CL disagrees with these assertions. Information about the product remains in the Review. For more information, see the Update posted near the top of the full Review.