This GNC Turmeric Curcumin review is about both products going by quite similar names. This is about uncovering and exploring in proper detail everything they have to offer.
So, within this one, we will have a look at what the product promises and, to an extent, how it presents itself. We will then dive into the active ingredients, the ingredients that are the sole purpose the supplement exists. Then we will look at those that are necessary for the making of the thing. And lastly, we’ll evaluate customer reviews and global success rates.
I Guess GNC Is Not Big On Claims, They’re Pretty Brief With These
GNC does not tend to show any love to people from Europe. So, for this section, we’ll have to limit ourselves to what promotional materials can be found on Amazon and what are the stuff we can conclude from the labels [R, R].
Many Turmeric Curcumin supplements push all kinds of claims on to their supplement labels. Whereas neither of the GNC ones seems to be doing that. Still, they don’t exactly go without health claims at all, they’re just not on the labels.
Both supplements are about providing that antioxidant support, as well as positively impacting the cell signals of thriving joint function. Which basically is just a fancy way of saying that it will contribute to joint health.
Other than that, at least as far as I can say, the promotional materials don’t really overwhelm. Very unlike what we’ve seen with PureNature Turmeric Curcumin and Smarter Curcumin. Very like Terry Naturally CuraMed and PureThrive Curcumin Gold.
Whereas as for free-of information, there’s almost everything imaginable. No Sugar, no Starch, no Artificial Flavors, no Artificial Colors, no Sodium, no Gluten, no Wheat, no Corn, no Soy, no Preservatives, no Dairy, and Yeast-Free. But what about GMO-Free though?
That we don’t get a straight up answer to. That being said, given the extensive free-of list without mentioning arguably the most important one, it does not feel like something a manufacturer would on accident do (namely, forget to mention it).
What do you think?
The Core Ingredients Do Actually Differ Between The Two Versions
So, there are the two GNC Herbal Plus Turmeric Curcumin versions. One is the more simplistic one, the 500-milligram one. The other is the more advanced version of the same thing. That one holds the addition to the label “Extra Strength.”
We’ll have to look at each of them separately as despite the very small difference in the name, the ingredients they use are quite different. Definitely more than it may superficially seem. Hence, in the upcoming sections, we’ll discuss the core ingredients and the additives for each of them separately.
GNC Turmeric Curcumin Review – Superficially It May Seem Okay But It’s Not
The simple version of GNC Turmeric Curcumin does really look like much it reminds me of the bad examples of Finest Nutrition Turmeric and a couple of the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin ones. Here’s what I mean.
The supplement of this section offers 500 milligrams of Turmeric Root extract which contains 95% or 475 milligrams of Curcuminoids. And there’s nothing else there. Just these Curcuminoids.
Which isn’t really a wise way how to do this. I mean, to the very least we want that addition of Black Pepper or Piperine extract. It’s important because that stuff improves the absorption by 2000%. Which, I guess needless to say, makes the possibility of benefits significantly more likely [R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, are we not after all the incredible stuff typically associated with Turmeric?
Well, if we were to go with this, it seems that we aren’t. I mean, sure, the additives in this one are fine but the beneficial stuff is just such a poor attempt. Such a shame.
GNC Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strenth Review – The Supposedly Significantly Better Alternative
The GNC Turmeric Curcumin Extra Strenth is what we typically expect of a Turmeric Curcumin supplement. To that end, it’s very similar to the supplements like Me First Living Turmeric and Doctor’s Best Curcumin.
It’s this idea of 95% Curcuminoids plus Black Pepper. And a decent amount of them. Namely, this Herbal Plus supplement offers 1053 milligrams of Turmeric Root extract which contains 95% or 1000 milligrams of Curcuminoids coupled with 20 milligrams of Black Pepper Fruit extract which contains 50% or 10 milligrams of Piperine.
This is definitely the more decent approach. And I reckon, it’s something that can provide the full range of benefits. And hence, it makes the supplement much more capable in delivering what they suggest it would [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the additives though, I reckon there are far more of those than is really necessary. I mean, supplements like Youtheory Turmeric and Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold enjoy about the same beneficial ingredients but can do it much better as far as the other added ingredients.
That being said, despite the rather long list of them and some being clearly contraversial, I believe none should cause real concern (unless, of course, one proves to be allergic to one of them) [R, R, R, R, R].
According To Customer Reviews, These Are Very Well Received
Now, let’s turn to discussing customer reviews and the global success rates. Sadly, I’ve no way accessing the actual GNC Herbal Plus Turmeric Curcumin product pages to see what the feedback is there like. Still, it’s most of the time biased or likely adjusted like we’ve seen with supplements like PuraThrive Curcumin Gold or Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin.
So, not really great to find the truth.
Hence, let’s look at the feedback for these supplements by all other sellers and retailers. What do they have to say about them?
Well, in total, I managed to find 130 GNC Turmeric Curcumin reviews. Of these, 58 were for the simple version and 72 were for the extra strength one. According to them, the former hits the mark of 96.6% for its global success rate. Whereas the latter (despite it being the straight out better supplement) sits at 95.8%. So, what’s the deal here?
Well, I think it’s somewhat of a very common trend these days. This notion of tven really ineffective Turmeric Curcumin supplements getting really great feedback. Here supplements like Swanson Turmeric, Angry Supplements Ultra Pure Turmeric, Organic India Turmeric Formula are just some examples, and they’re just a tip of a very large iceberg.
But be that as it may, I think it’s a great reminder that customer reviews isn’t everything. And most certainly it should never be the primary factor when choosing a supplement. I mean, you can really screw yourself over doing that, not only monetarily but also straight out in terms of your long-term well-being.
People May Like It, But I’d Say GNC Is Not Good For You
I know that there are a lot of people that love these two GNC Turmeric Curcumin supplements as evident by the success rates. But neither of them are really great supplements.
I mean, when it comes to the simple version, it’s just too simple in its approach. And hence, we can get much better value for almost the same price; if only it was formulated better. Whereas while the extra strength option is not all terrible, it’s still not ideal. The unnecessary number of additives. Plus, as far as I’m aware, their not exactly supplements that subscribe to third-party testing.
In fact, in the past GNC has proven itself to be a very unreliable brand in terms of quality. Unreliable to a point where it doesn’t actually contain the herb it’s claimed to contain. What’s worse, as far as I know, they haven’t really done anything and put their best effort forth since then to remedy and truly fix the situation (still no third-party testing) [R, R, R].
Which is why I would personally never embrace anything of GNC. And I would strongly suggest you don’t either.
That said, if you are interested in something that works and something that is high-quality, for sure, you might want to look into the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review) or Youtheory Turmeric (review). But if you’re all about the best, I’ve done the research. Here’s the full review of what I believe is the most capable option, both as far as ingredients and price.
Above all, I hope this GNC Turmeric Curcumin review on their Herbal Plus sub-brand helped you find the information you were looking for. What do you make of the controversy around this? Is it something you would buy still? Or exactly the opposite? Let me know below.