Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Review – Little To No Good

Marketing  |  Ingredients  |  Side Effects  |  Reviews  |  Pricing  |  Overall  |

According to the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin reviews by customers, it feels like a very great supplement. Very many people were thrilled that it made their pain go away, even when medications and other fancy interventions did nothing for them. Many called it a blessing or a wonder pill. Furthermore, quite a few people mentioned that they haven’t been able to find as much success with other similar products.

Hence, in this Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin review, we’ll go through all that the supplement contains with the goal of helping you make the most informed decision.

Hence, the idea is to be no extension of the manufacturer’s marketing or other BS. This is all going to be about what I feel is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And we’ll do that in assessing for marketing, ingredients, side effects (additives), customer feedback, and pricing. We’ll do it the truth-seeking way.

Marketing | Healthy Inflammatory Response Is What They Lead With

According to the manufacturer, the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin includes “turmeric extract which is standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids, the most potent compound in turmeric root with powerful antioxidant properties to maximize results.” So, it sounds nice enough [R].

Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin ReviewThe product page reminds me of something like the Leefy Organics Prana (review) or NutriCology CurcuWIN (review). Meaning, it is an extremely concise one. That said, there is still an emphasis on both marketing tactics and benefits but it’s very brief in every other way.

For marketing tactics, it has an extremely positive customer review section. It’s so positive that it’s borderline unnatural.

We also have a subscribe-and-save deal which gets us a 10% discount. Furthermore, they also offer free shipping on all orders and a semi-conditional money-back guarantee (plus, the customer pays return shipping). So, tempting enough.

Then, to add more to the temptation, Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin also promises a number of benefits. It leads to stimulating a healthy inflammatory response. It also adds muscle health maintenance and fostering of joint health through improved flexibility and mobility.

Other than that, there are additionally many free-of claims. It’s said to be Gluten-Free, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Chemical-Additives-Free (something I see for the first time with supplements), Color-Free, Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Sweetener-Free, Shellfish-Free, Sugar-Free, and more.

So, I guess, all in all, it sounds pretty great. But is it worth the investment?

Ingredients | I Would Prefer Beneficial Stuff To Be More Powerful

There are many ways how a Turmeric Curcumin supplement can be done. It can be done by Turmeric being just one of the core ingredients just like in the Organixx Turmeric 3D (review). It can also be done in a way of choosing a patented Curcumin formulation like in the Kyolic Curcumin (review). Or it can be done by way of 95% Curcuminoids as in Kirkland Turmeric (review). And this Bio Schwartz is doing it in the way of 95% Curcuminoids. I mean, kind of.

So, per serving (three capsules), the supplement of this review offers 1350 milligrams of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root, 150 milligrams of Turmeric Extract standardized to 95% Curcuminoids, and 10 milligrams of Black Pepper Extract (Bioperine).

Here’s what it all means.

First, when we think about a 95% Curcuminoids supplement, we typically refer to something that offers primarily just that. Because the more Curcuminoids in this kind of formulation, the better; the more benefits and everything. But Bio Schwartz doesn’t really do it that way [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R]

I mean, yes, there are 95% Curcuminoids here but it’s still primarily raw Turmeric (that 1350 milligram part). And raw Turmeric only holds about 3% Curcuminoids. Hence, with that in mind, there are only 40.5 milligrams in that. I mean, sure, there are other beneficial compounds there but still, the emphasis should be on Curcuminoids [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

And so, the reality is that with the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin, we only get about 190 milligrams of Curcuminoids. And that’s a very stringent amount. I mean, for a good chance at the full range of benefits, we would need at least 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. Namely, here we have 5 times less than that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Second, all such 95% Curcuminoids come with added Black Pepper. That’s because the substance improves Curcuminoid absorption by 2000% [RRRRR].

And in the Bio Schwartz Curcumin, thank God, we do have that. Plus, it comes in the patented form known as Bioperine which is even better. Still, that doesn’t exactly remedy the 5-fold lack in terms of Curcuminoids.

But, third, the supplement of this review does have another positive to its name. It embraces third-party testing on end products. And that’s always good since it helps to guarantee not only potency and purity of a product, but also safety. In other words, that’s the best kind of approach when it comes to ensuring quality.

Side Effects | It’s Quality Choices, There Should Be No Concerns

Side effects typically are a product of additives. Whereas additives are the ingredients used for the making of the supplement. The tricky part about them, however, is that they are not always beneficial or even healthy.

For example, there are supplements like the Qunol Liquid Turmeric (review) that use Potassium Sorbate. But the substance has been shown in studies to cause allergic reactions, bring nutrient deficiencies, and even damage the DNA while also potentially promoting cancer [RRRRRRRR].

plant-cellulose-is-such-a-natural-thingAnd there are other examples like that. The question is, however, how good is the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin with additives and thus, side effects?

It’s pretty great actually. The way I see it, it’s rather commendable and praiseworthy that they’ve managed to boil it down to just one additive. And to make matters even more positive, it’s a patented one.

So, the supplement of this review takes advantage of a Vegetable Capsule known as Plantcaps.

Plantcaps capsules are vegetarian and made from pullulan (naturally fermented from tapioca) for a more extensive and distinctive appeal to the booming and discerning healthy lifestyle market worldwide. They are considered Organic, Starch-Free, Gluten-Free, Preservative-Free while also being certified by Vegan, Halal, Non-GMO, Vegetarian, and Kosher. They make for a really incredible alternative to the Gelatin capsules [R].

Overall, they seem really solid, and as far as I can tell, these should be completely harmless in nature. Thus, amazing for any supplement. Including the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin.

Reviews | The Supplement’s Busted Per Bio Schwartz Reviews

Customer reviews are always an interesting bit to look at. They can often be extremely confusing or even detrimental if we choose to blindly trust them. Because one of the most important things to understand is that they focus only on short-term benefits or feel. Which has time and time again shown unreliable.

For example, we have something like the Angry Supplements Ultra Pure Turmeric (review) which is almost entirely raw Turmeric with Black Pepper. And still, it gets success rates as high as 97.9%. And there are even worse examples with outright harmful additives that nonetheless get great success rates, like Centrum Silver Men (review).

Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Customer FeedbackSo, clearly, we should use our better judgment as well. And that’s especially true when it comes to the customer feedback available on the manufacturer’s page. I mean, the manufacturer’s page holds a total of 111 Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin reviews. And only three of them are negative.

Which too often has been proven to be too good to be true. Because even the best products get negative comments. I mean, that’s something that becomes very evident when looking at customer ratings at third-party sites.

To that end, I did some research. In total, I managed to find 20,033 Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin reviews. Of these, 18,984 were positive pieces of feedback (three-star, four-star, five-star), and 1,049 were negative (one-star, two-star). Hence, the actual global success rate is 94.8%.

Which is a very good success rate. But it doesn’t remedy the lacking aspects in terms of the beneficial ingredients. And I think the negative reviews do illustrate that very nicely.

I mean, not only did many people not experience any benefits, but also quite a few actually encountered various side effects like nausea, diarrhea, insomnia. Others were really unhappy with the misleading marketing. Whereas some were very certain that the product sold on Amazon is not the real thing but a fake. Others more were concerned with it being contaminated.

And then, the customer review section also provided an explanation as to why there are so many five-star reviews for the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin.

It turns out that they had a promotion where if a person leaves a five-star review on Amazon, that person gets an extra container of the supplement completely free of charge. How’s that for marketing? Clever, isn’t it?

Pricing | This Turmeric Curcumin Just Sucks So, So Much

While researching the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin reviews left by customers, I did encounter a few that suggested that this product is actually terrible value for the money. But does that objectively hold up if we look at the numbers?

So, per container (90 capsules), the supplement of this review costs typically $17.09 for a supply of 30 days. That’s about $0.57 per serving or for every 1350 milligrams of raw Turmeric and 150 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. Or to put it in more comparable metrics, that’s a price of $3.80 for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids.

this-product-is-retarded-expensiveAnd let me just tell you that it sounds a lot. And it most definitely is.

I mean, to compare it to something like the Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin (review), it’s completely retarded. Me First Living offers a Turmeric supplement that is typically priced for 90.0 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. That’s roughly 24% of what Bio Schwartz costs.

Plus, Me First Living is way better. It also offers third-party testing and Black Pepper to improve potency. It also has got great additives and global success rates. It’s just outright better.

Here’s another really great supplement to compare the Bio Schwartz Curcumin one with. The Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review).

Nutrigold costs on average 61.3 cents or barely over 15% of what Bio Schwartz costs. Furthermore, the former offers third-party testing and a plethora of third-party certifications like Kosher-certified, Vegan-certified, and Non-GMO-verified. It’s almost unbelievable. I mean, it’s an absolutely insane difference.

But there are similar and even better value-for-price supplements out there. These are just a few very illustrative examples.

Overall | I Do Not Believe In This Supplement At All

From a pure marketing side of things, the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin looks like a really fine Turmeric Curcumin supplement. It’s just the fact that the reality is not like that at all.

I mean, for positives, yes, we’ve got good additives, great success rates, and third-party testing. But the negatives absolutely murder these.

First, there are just not enough Curcuminoids for a proper chance at the full range of benefits. Second, the success rates are rigged by clever marketing. Third, the price for the supplement is just absolutely nuts. It’s just way beyond reasonable.

I Would Recommend Against This Supplement HeavilyWith this, the way I see it, we’re not getting our money’s worth at all. The only good thing is that it doesn’t use any inherently bad or harmful ingredients (at least so it seems). But even that’s not enough, in my opinion, to salvage anything.

And so, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I think we should avoid the Bio Schwartz Curcumin. It’s just not worth at all.

To that end, if you’re interested in something truly valuable and something that can deliver on all those Turmeric-associated gains, I would recommend looking into the one I’m currently using. Here’s my full review of it.

Other than that, I hope this Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin review helped you find the information you were looking for. How did you first learn about this one? By any chance, have you also encountered what you believed were fakes of the product? Would you buy it if it was one-third the price? Let me know your thoughts below. And do feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product as well.

24 thoughts on “Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Review – Little To No Good”

  1. Before finding this review, I pretty much searched the entire Google. And almost all of them were positive. And I personally felt like I was just being sold to without really getting nitty-gritty about the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin. Because it just isn’t that good of a supplement, to put it lightly. Honestly, it’s probably very much a marketing thing as to why people buy this. And the dishonest reviews make it even worse by essentially being an extension of that marketing. And that’s sad. But I guess that’s the reality nowadays. Almost everyone is just trying to sell whatever. Thank you very much for writing such an honest and helpful review. I appreciate that.

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    • Hey, Paul!

      To say that I’m thrilled to hear that would be an understatement. Thank you for the kind words. They really mean a lot. :)

      And, yes, I totally agree. Marketing can do so much for an otherwise suboptimal product. Which is actually quite scary when we come to think of it. I mean, the art of influencing our natural cognitive biases to get people to buy stuff that they don’t actually need.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  2. I really appreciate this. This is an awesomely thorough article. I got out of it everything I wanted and more. This was truly insightful.

    I personally love turmeric and I use it in almost all my dishes. All because of its health qualities that I have researched extensively. And now, I wanted to try a supplement but Bio Schwartz just won’t be my choice. I had no idea previously that Curcuminoids was the juice of it all and that it is so important to have black pepper as well. I will be adding that to my dishes regularly as well. Thank you.

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    • Hey, Augusta!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review. I am thrilled that it proved to be insightful. And I appreciate the kind words a ton. :)

      And, yes, I like to do that, too. Turmeric and Black Pepper to some of my meals. I mean, it really brings out some unique flavors and tastes.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  3. I can always count in this website to give me an accurate picture of any supplement that I am considering adding to my regimen and today this review of Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin is no different. This was an in-depth (more than any other similar site that I frequent) treatise that gave me all the information I needed.

    Another thing I like about stopping by here is I also manage to learn more about the world of supplements in general. There are so many methods to market these products, and often what they sell you (features and benefits) is not the whole story. Of course, in the world of supplements, this is crucial information. 

    After reading through your review, I feel like although this product is not bad, I will search for something that has more of the curcuminoids that are easily absorbable. The high front end amounts found in the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin does not tell the whole story, and even with the added black pepper, you are not getting much bang for your buck.

    Once again, you have opened my eyes and made me a more discerning consumer of supplements. This review has saved me from spending good money on less than a stellar product when there are better alternatives out there. It is more than the money, though, I want to know what I am buying, no matter the price. Thanks.

     

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    • Hey Dave!

      The kind words of yours I sincerely appreciate. Thank you for all the support, I am beyond grateful. <3
      I'm glad you liked the article and that you're enjoying the website a lot. It means a lot.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

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  4. I read through your article and I could see that the great benefits of Bio Schwartz Tumeric curcumin are enormous. Other articles that I have read only mentioned a few benefits but your article revealed beyond what I have known in improving braining and I guess it’s as a result of the research you have made on Tumeric. Personally, I like taking natural supplements when it comes to taking care of my health. I like supplements that improve my brain functioning and detoxification. And the category seems to do that. Therefore, I will be looking more into it. Thank you for all the insight.

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    • Hey, Brent!

      I’m happy to hear that this proved insightful. That’s awesome. :)
      And, yeah, I absolutely feel you. Detoxification and improved brainpower are something I love, too. They help to get the job done better.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  5. Hey Matiss! Thanks for writing this in depth discussion about Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin. I am glad I found your post because I have been wondering what the difference between Turmeric and Curcumin is. I feel better informed knowing that Curcumin is actually a compound in Turmeric that provides most of the benefits in the spice. I also wonder if Curcumin is the same or similar to Cumin the spice? Do you know anything about that? Is Cumin related to Turmeric?

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    • Hey, Marlinda!

      I’m delighted this was insightful!
      As for Cumin, no it’s not related to Turmeric or Curcumin. It’s an entirely different thing. :)

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  6. What an outstanding review of the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin! Wow, I learned a LOT! One thing is for certain, after reading your article I know that I must start using Turmeric supplements. I was surprised to see how little of the really good stuff was in the Bio Schwartz. It makes me hesitate to go with this brand. You mentioned a couple of different brands when making comparisons. Which one would you say is the best to start with for a novice to Turmeric? This was an amazing and insightful article and you did a lot of research as it shows. Thanks again for sharing this!

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    • Hey, Walker!

      The words are too kind. I wholeheartedly appreciate it. :)

      Yeah, the way I see it, it’s absolutely not worth going with this brand. Indeed, just too scarce on the good stuff.

      As for what to look into, I think that recommendation there at the end of the article is absolutely fine. It’s what I started with and what I’m sticking with. Other than that, you can, for sure, also try the Nutrigold option.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  7. I have recently read about the great health benefits of Turmeric so I started putting the spice in everything. I later found out that I would need to put an insane amount every day to get the optimal amounts of Curcuminoids. I love the taste of the spice is also very strong in flavor if overused. In searching for a good supplement I came across this review and thank you for clarifying many details for me. For instance, I never knew that Piperine was a crucial ingredient to look for in a Turmeric supplement. I guess in the end it all about how many Curcuminoids are in the pill and what other ingredients facilitate optimal absorption.

    Thank you again for the helpful review.

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    • Hey, Pierre!

      I’m excited this was insightful and helped you learn a thing or two.
      That totally makes all the efforts that went into this worth it.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  8. Dear Matiss,

    I personally appreciate all the research and hard work you put into creating this review post. It’s dished out to us freely but it cost you a lot. Thank you!

    Being from the southern part of India, I knew very well about the numerous benefits of Turmeric and black pepper and it is added in most of our foods. Recently its crystal clear that, its really hard to get the required supplements for our body just by consuming foods. While doing some research about the supplements on Turmeric I found your helpful review post.

    Information about Curcuminoids (We need Curcuminoids more than direct turmeric) is an eye-opener. And the benefits you shared on consuming Curcuminoids is very helpful.

    Every supplements claiming they are giving the very best and beneficial supplements, genuine and unbiased reviews like this is a greater help for people.

    Your review gave me great insights and as always I learned a lot of new things which I was not aware of.

    Compared to Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin, I will go with your recommendation of the Youtheory Turmeric supplement.

    Much Success!

    Paul

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    • Hey, Paul!

      I deeply appreciate your gratefulness. You are really thoughtful, my friend. I’m happy that I have the capacity to provide such articles and insights to you guys. :)
      And thank you for the kind words.

      Have a Wonderful day, Paul!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

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      • Hello Matiss,
        I have enjoyed your reviews but will have to be honest about Naturewise and the use of a propriety blend. You did touch on this in your review how it is concerning but I am uncertain if this is a concern how is it that they still get the big thumbs up from you?

        Can you please also have a look at a product by Bio Medicals who are offering a similar product but have a ratio that is not making sense (copied and paste from their site) with regards to Curcumin used 250mg but eq is 5000mg? Can this be correct?

        Ingredients:
        Curcumin 250mg (eq. Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) 5000mg), Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Extract 500mg, Black Pepper 40mg, Bromelain 50mg, Lactobacillus Acidophilus 3.75 Billion [R].

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        • Hey, Mick!

          First, love the questions. They’re really, really good ones.

          About Naturewise, yes, I feel proprietary blends are a huge mystery and generally should best be avoided: however, I feel that this Naturewise is a very specific case that kind of overrides this rule.

          (July 9, 2020 update: I got myself burned. It turns out it doesn’t. Turns out this Naturewise is a pretty bad Turmeric option. Never do blends that don’t specify the exact amounts. There are no exceptions to that rule. For info, see this review.

          Another testament to that is the Angry Supplements Ultra Pure Turmeric which if it was 500 milligrams of proprietary blend instead of 50 milligrams 95% Curcuminoids and 450 milligrams raw Turmeric, it would fit that criteria. Especially because it enjoys a global success rate even higher than the NatureWise product.)

          Here’s why.

          As you’ve learned in the review, it’s a supplement that enjoys a remarkably high success rate. Thus, in my mind, it’s very unlikely that the proprietary blend is actually screwing you over by providing too much raw Turmeric and too few Curcuminoids. Obviously, I’ve no means of knowing for sure: however, to me, it feels that the actual raw Turmeric vs (standardized) Curcuminoids might be about even.

          And even if it’s not and in terms of the amounts it’s slightly in favor of that raw Turmeric, does it really matter that much. It’s still working incredibly. Plus, here’s an aspect that I don’t really touch upon in the article: Turmerones. Another compound found in the raw stuff and, as research suggests, also helps with the absorption of Curcuminoids (here’s more on that).

          So, if anything, I feel raw Turmeric, as I’ve learned, is actually a good thing to have present in the formula. That is as long as they do not senselessly overpower the Curcuminoid numbers or don’t forget to offer just meaningful amounts of them in general.

          But here’s the arguably more important aspect: NatureWise Curcumin is third-party tested. Which is a huge deal. And something that is ridiculously important, especially given the recent discoveries of a major Turmeric manufacturer adding lead-laced chemical compounds to their stuff [R].

          And guess what? If they’re not third-party testing (or at least in-house testing), you may be getting that lead into your product and thus, into your body. Which isn’t exactly a good thing, to say the least. Hence, I feel it goes without saying: it is always best to choose those that do third-party testing.

          Does that make sense?

          As for that Bio Medicals, that’s an interesting matter. In theory, it’s definitely possible. Is it the actual reality or just careful wording that’s a question, though?

          Here’s what I mean.

          It’s very important to minutely pick apart what is that they are exactly saying. As far as I can tell (based on their promotional materials and what you, Mick, provided), they are saying that their supplement contains 250 mg of Curcuminoids that is an equivalent to “Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) 5000mg.”

          In this regard, by saying “Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) 5000mg”, I can’t possibly imagine a universe where this wouldn’t be them referring to the raw Turmeric. So, what I feel they are actually saying is this: “Our supplement offers 250 mg of Curcuminoids, which is the equivalent of 5000 mg of raw Turmeric”.

          And doing the math does approve that (5000/250=20, 95%/20=4.75%). Meaning, they assume that raw Turmeric on average contains 4.75% of Curcuminoids. Which, in the case of 5000 mg Curcuma Longa (Latin name for Turmeric), corresponds to 250 mg of Curcuminoids. Nonetheless, it has to said that Curcuminoid amounts in raw Turmeric are not that clear cut: I feel 2-5% (or 6%) with averaging 3% is a much better estimate.

          What I profoundly dislike, however, about Bio Medicals presenting the information in the way that they do, it’s the fact that many may be inclined to think that their special Turmeric Curcumin supplement provides 250 mg of a specific curcumin formulation that equals 5000 mg of 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric.

          While that is possible and many curcumin formulations have proven that they even can outdo this particular example (like BCM-95, NovaSol, and others), this Bio Medicals supplement is not the case of this at all.

          Ultimately, I feel any Turmeric Curcumin supplement that contains only 250 mg Curcuminoids of your typical compounds is not worth the money.

          Do you agree?

          Cheers, and have a Great One!
          Carpe minutam/Seize the moment,
          Matiss

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  9. Thank you so much for delivering this honest, detailed, insightful and informative post. It seems just like a masterpiece. Though, I have not really heard about the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin before but your review has opened my eyes to not only the product but to the advantages of using such product and in so also to the better alternatives. I like the fact that it can heal pains, obliterate obesity and majorly improve brain condition.

    I feel I will give your recommendation a try. Thanks so much.

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    • Hey, Darrick!

      I’m really happy you enjoyed the review!
      And thank you for the kind words, those mean a lot to me!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

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  10. I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. I’m absolutely astonished by how beneficial the Turmeric is. Plenty of benefits. Will have to look into your recommendation. Relieving of pain, improved brain functionality, as well as all the other marvelous benefits. Can’t wait. And thank you for the review, it was highly resourceful.

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    • Hey, Whitedove!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article.
      And thank you for the kind words, it totally made my day!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

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  11. Hi Matiss,

    I have read lately a lot about the natural way to have healthy bodies and live healthy lives and I have noticed that from beauty to general internal health, turmeric always shows up as a natural remedy, both preventive and corrective. 

    With all my knowledge of how powerful turmeric is in improving overall health, I have not gotten around to exploring the option and it’s mainly because of laziness, I don’t want to get to prepare it by myself.

    So, now that I know it comes in a supplement already made form, I will most likely give your recommendation a try. Thank you for the heads up on this Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin.

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    • Hey, Peace, I’m glad you enjoyed the article and that you found helpful.
      Other than that, what regards health benefits – I can only agree.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,
      Matiss

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