Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Review – Little To No Good

Overview  |  Turmeric Curcumin Amounts  |  The Benefits  |  Additives  |  Additional Considerations  |  Conclusions  |

In this Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Review, we’ll go through all that the supplement contains and what it can offer for you. So, hopefully, to help you make a much more informed decision.

We’ll look at everything. The promises. The ingredients. How they can benefit you. Additives. Other related stuff.

Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Review – The Overview

According to the manufacturer, Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin is a supplement abundant in Turmeric contents, made for people to acquire all the marvelous benefits that come with the regular use of this herb and its key contents – Curcuminoids.

Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin ReviewAlthough I wouldn’t say that the description page is too abundant with information, it does contain solid amounts of it [R].

To be honest, it feels enough without the addition of feeling overwhelming to read it all. In that sense, something like the Vegansafe B12 could definitely be regarded as overwhelming with all the information they provide.

So, too much can definitely be of somewhat of a detriment. Yet when it comes to this supplement, it’s very reasonable.

The supplement itself is regarded as Turmeric Curcumin 1500mg with BioPerine & 95% Standardized Curcuminoids (this is how it’s titled). Which sounds great (but more on that later).

It’s said to have been developed by professionals. In regards to the previous paragraph, it’s claimed to be 1500mg of Turmeric Curcumin with 95% Standardized Curcuminoids (maximum potency) and 10mg of BioPerine® (Black Pepper) for enhanced absorption and bio-availability (so they are very pushy about that – read on this later).

BioPerine Supposedly Is The Most Researched And Trusted Form Of Black Pepper ExtractFurthermore, they do mention that this BioPerine improves the absorption of Turmeric Curcumin, which to some might cause question marks as to what is and if at all there is a connection there.

It is further added that this BioPerine is the most researched and trusted form of Black Pepper Extract. And that it has been proven to dramatically enhance your body’s absorption of Curcumin.

A must-have for any quality curcumin supplement is how they see it.

Then, of course, we have few claims dedicated to the potency, purity, and content of each batch. They promise it to be extensively analyzed by professionals before its release, the ingredients to be always 100% natural, and the supplement to be without binders or fillers of any sort.

But the promises on the ‘without’ does not stop there. They also claim it to be Gluten-Free, Lactose-Free (Milk-Free), Soy-Free, Wheat-Free, Nut-Free, Iron-Free, Sugar-Free, Chemical-Free, Free of Artificial Colors, and suitable for vegetarians.

So, based on all this superficial information I liked the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin a lot. You might have as well. It seems to be really all you’d ever need from a supplement, especially a Turmeric one.

So, does this accurately inform you about everything?

Let’s dissect all the ingredients and explore.

Loads Of Turmeric – What About Curcuminoids?

They say (and they make it very clear and explicit) that Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin (1500 mg) is with BioPerine & 95% Standardized Curcuminoids.

Which to me implies that all of the 1500 mg of the Turmeric that the supplement contains is of 95% Standardized Curcuminoids. I mean, it might be just me but I believe there may be other people who will feel inclined to think so.

Which would be absolutely amazing if that was true. But in reality, it’s not the truth at all.

Turmeric PlantThe Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin offers raw Turmeric extract (Curcuma Longa root) and the 95% Standardized Curcuminoids extract (I’ll explain the term in a bit).

So, of the complete amounts of 1500 mg, there is 1350 mg of that raw extract and only 150 mg of the standardized one.

Why is this important and why it’s such a big deal?

Well, the answer lies in what the concept of ‘Standardized’ means.

While it may sound fancy and may even be something totally unfamiliar, all that it really means is that the particular extract is guaranteed to contain certain amounts of active ingredients. It’s a term commonly used among herbal supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R].

So, what it implies, in this case, is that of the 150 mg of Turmeric extract 95% are the Curcuminoids. Thus, a total amount of 142.5 mg of Curcuminoids you will be finding in this part of the supplement.

Again, why is this important?

Well, it must be said that Curcuminoids are the active compounds that are responsible for all the positive effects that studies typically associate with Turmeric consumption [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

Raw Turmeric Extract Contains Rather Little Amounts Of Curcuminoids

So, what we really want in our supplements is not directly Turmeric. We want the active compounds called Curcuminoids because they are the very essence that will provide us with all the benefits.

But are Curcuminoids present also in the Turmeric extract?

Well, yes, for sure they are. However… And this is a huge HOWEVER…

Naturally, the Turmeric extract (1350 mg in the supplement) contains only about 3% of that marvelous compound. Or in other words, consuming 1350 mg of the Turmeric extract only gives you about 40.5 mg of Curcuminoids [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

So, in essence, that 150 mg of the standardized extract will contribute far, far more to your well-being than the natural extract present.

Or in other words, the facade of the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin supplement implies that there is a lot of the good stuff (1500 mg of Turmeric) but when you actually dissect that, there’s very little of it (less than 200 mg total).

Which means that this supplement does not really hold its own when compared to Turmeric supplements like the Nature’s Way Turmeric, which has fewer total amounts but all of it is 95% standardized.

So, that out of the way, let’s jump into the benefits.

Improved Brain Function, Healed Pain & Obliterated Obesity

Color-wise Turmeric does somewhat resemble of gold. And that is exactly what it’s like for your health.

Pure gold.

Turmeric (Curcuminoids) consumption has shown to improve brain function, slow down aging, heal pain and Arthritis, ease depression, combat obesity and diabetes, improve detoxification and overall liver health, lower cholesterol levels, protect against metal toxicity, as well as lower the risk of heart disease among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

In truth, there is not one human being on the face of the earth that would not benefit from regular Turmeric consumption.

Whoever you are and whatever you do, there really is no reason as to why not find for yourself this kind of a supplement.

Even if you eat healthily, take proper supplements regularly, sleep well, practice mindfulness and exercise daily, this stuff can still further improve your health [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].

This is the genuine and extraordinary but only recently discovered power of Turmeric supplementation.

Additives – Should Be All Harmless There

Additives are the other ingredients found in 99% of all supplements.

The truth is that without them we would have a hard time making not only almost all supplements but also medicine and processed foods. While the latter we could live without the former two would certainly be a loss.

The Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin Is Commendable For Its Additives

On that same note though, not all additives are harmless or even safe for short-term or long-term consumption.

Thus, it’s fundamentally important to always check them before you decide on a new supplement.

Surprisingly, and definitely commendable and praiseworthy is the fact that the only other ingredients in the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin are those what regard the patented Plantcaps® made vegetable capsules.

As they themselves put it – 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 [R].

Considered organic, starch-free, gluten-free, preservative-free while also certified Vegan, Halal, Non-GMO, Vegetarian Society, and Kosher makes it an incredible alternative to the gelatin capsules [R].

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

Black Pepper – An Unlikely But A Crucial Ingredient

Remember those claims about Black Pepper Extract being proven to dramatically enhance your body’s absorption of Curcumin?

Turmeric With Black Pepper Or Piperine Is The Most Effective Combination

Well, they didn’t just mess with you. It really does improve the absorption of Curcuminoids. And not by a little bit. But by a HUGE margin!

How huge? By up to 2000% (20 times) [R, R, R, R].

Let that sink in for a moment.

I guess you won’t argue that it’s fair to say that any Turmeric supplement that contains Black Pepper or Piperine will for sure outrank any supplement that does not have that.

(Piperine is the actual ingredient in the Black Pepper that provides that improvement.)

Unless, of course, you’re just straight-up consuming 20 times more Turmeric. Which by no means will be cost-effective.

So, again. Extremely important to have that in the supplement. And the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin does have that.

Another aspect of the Turmeric supplementation that is definitely worth noting is the fact that it takes time to kick in so to say.

We’re looking at a time frame of up to 8 weeks of daily consumption for the full benefits to become apparent [R].

So, commitment is definitely key when it comes to the Turmeric and Curcuminoids.

Final Thoughts On Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin

While the Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin is a fine supplement, I feel there are others that can benefit you way more.

I mean, this one can’t harm you in any way and will only benefit you. However, I do feel it has too little of that active ingredient (Curcuminoids) to truly make a difference, despite the added Black Pepper. And many health professionals do agree on this point.

In that regard, if you are after a decent Turmeric supplement something like the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (it’s also vegan) will do infinite times better. Whereas if you’re specifically after the very best, I’ve done the research. Here’s the full review.

Other than that, I hope this Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin review helped you find the information you were looking for.

This article was last updated on July 9, 2020.

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

  1. 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!


    • 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,

      • 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?

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

        • 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,

  2. 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 the Turmeric by Youtheory. Do you recommend it for people that want to start taking turmeric and if so, where can it be purchased? This was an amazing and insightful article and you did a lot of research as it shows. Thanks again for sharing this!

    • Hey, Walker!

      The words are too kind. :)
      But it truly makes me happy knowing you enjoyed the article so much.
      Follow the link posted at the end of this article it will take you to the review for that supplement. And all the links will be there.

      In that regard, if it feels appropriate for you, please purchase through the links as that will be at no cost to you but at great help to us (by the way the iHerb link will also grant you a discount). :)

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  3. 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.

    • Hey, Pierre!

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

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  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 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 taken natural supplements when it comes to taking care of my health. I like supplements that improve my brain functioning and detoxification. My question is that, is there any side effect of using this Tumeric supplement?

    • Hey, Brent!

      It’s pleasant to hear that you enjoyed the article.
      As for the potential side-effects, at this point in time, I’m not aware of any. Meaning, you might experience something along those lines only if it’s a matter of an allergy.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  5. An excellent article! Now, I’m going to preface this by saying that I am leery of supplements because they aren’t regulated by the FDA, so they can claim anything and most don’t have any scientific proof, just people who swear it works. Now I’m not against them by any stretch, but it’s always best to get your vitamins from actual food. As turmeric, I know nothing, but you definitely perked my interest and I’m going to research it for myself. I take calcium and vitamin D because I don’t absorb calcium well, so like my entire family, we take a crap-ton of vitamin D. I also take a multivitamin just to be safe. I’ve tried Fish Oil, black cohosh, St. John’s Wort, and other supplements over the years. I’ve been researching others for a good quality supplement that is scientifically proven. Thanks for the info on turmeric, as I did not know black pepper helps absorb it, or even what it’s supposed to be for! I’m going to research this one more fully. I appreciate this article, thank you.

    • Hey, Selenity!

      Thank you for the kind words, I glad this perked your interest.
      And thank you for sharing your view, opinion and experience what regards supplements, I appreciate it!

      Have a Wonderful Day, ahead!
      Carpe minutam,

  6. 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?

    • Hey, Marlinda!

      I’m delighted this was insightful!
      To be honest, I haven’t heard of Cumin before.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  7. Turmeric Curcumin is undoubtedly a very important and useful supplement for humans. Anyway, I read this review very carefully. And I’ve been realizing that it’s an honest review about Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin. I have searched for Google and have seen that almost all positive reviews. Thank you very much for writing this helpful review.

    • Hey, Paul!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review!
      Glad it was helpful!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!

  8. 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.


    • 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,

  9. Really great explanation of the difference between turmeric curcumin and standardized, I’m very grateful for this because I use a lot of turmeric and grow my own turmeric as well. Like you, I find the title a little misleading, but now that you break it down, I see why they have worded it as they have.

    • Hey, Josie!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the article, and that you managed to pick up something new.
      Other than that, I do find growing your own Turmeric something really awesome.

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  10. Beautiful article you’ve put out there. I personally love turmeric and I use it in almost all my dishes. All because of its health qualities that I have researched extensively. Your review on this particular supplement is great. 

    It’s wonderful to Know about that the combination of black pepper and turmeric actually enhances its absorption. That’s one of the new things I will like to try out. Thank you. 

    • Hey, Augusta!

      I’m glad you enjoyed the review, and that it provided some new knowledge to you.
      And thank you for the kinds words, I appreciate it!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Carpe minutam,

  11. 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.

    • 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,

  12. 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.

    • 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!

  13. 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.

    • 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,


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