| Marketing | Ingredients | Additives | Reviews | Pricing | Ranking | Overall |
According to the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 reviews posted by customers, the supplement is both amazing and affordable. Many were simply thrilled about the fact that they get to consume Turmeric. Others reported benefits to joint health, and even gut health. Others more said that it has helped them battle depression, arthritis, fibromyalgia, interstitial cystitis, as well as pain and inflammation in general.
So, in this Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 review, we’ll research it thoroughly and assess it properly to see if it’s actually any good.
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 | Jarrow Is Very Brief & Pleasant In Its Marketing
According to the manufacturer, the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 is “A Botanical Extract from Turmeric Root Spice that Provides Antioxidant Support.” Per their words, “is highly concentrated in polyphenols known as curcuminoids, which are lipid-soluble antioxidants found in the spice turmeric.” Hence, it sounds fancy and awesome [R].
The product page itself is very brief, and it basically doesn’t contain any extra information. It’s that brief.
That said, it does take advantage of a couple of different marketing tactics. First, there’s the notion of always getting free shipping with every order. Another one promises a discount if we spend more than $100 on an order.
And then, there’s a section for Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 reviews, and we even get a separate section for questions about the supplement (at the time of writing this, neither have any entries).
As for benefits, primarily they emphasize the notion of antioxidant support. Additionally, there’s also a claim about reducing oxidative stress. They also imply benefits to joint and bone health.
Unlike supplements like the NatureWise Curcumin (review) or the Leefy Organics (review), Jarrow Formulas has their Non-GMO claim certified by NSF. On top of that, the supplement of this review is also promised to be Gluten-Free, Vegan, Wheat-Free, Egg-Free, Soy-Free, Fish-Free, Peanuts-Free, Shellfish-Free, Tree-Nuts-Free, and Dairy-Free.
Now, that’s the shell in which the supplement presents itself. Let’s cut open the inside of that.
Ingredients | Beneficial Stuff Feels Fundamentally Flawed But Why?
Now, there are at least three different ways in how to do a Turmeric Curcumin supplement. First, we can choose to use a patented Curcumin formulation like in the Kyolic Curcumin (review). We can also offer Turmeric along with a bunch of different other substances like the Gaia Turmeric Supreme (review). Or we can make it just about Curcuminoids. And that’s what Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 does.
So, per serving (one capsule), the supplement of this review offers 500 milligrams of Turmeric Extract which is 95% total Curcuminoids. Here’s to elaborate on that.
Raw Turmeric Extract is good. But straight-up Curcuminoids is far better. Because these are the compounds in Turmeric primarily responsible for all the insane benefits of the herb. Which includes but is not limited to pain relief, improved brain function, joint health, detoxification, lower cholesterol levels, help in fighting off depression, and so much more [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Moreover, 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids is basically the minimum for a proper chance at the full range of gains. So, pick two capsules and we’re good [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Or are we?
You see, while Turmeric is an insanely awesome herb, our bodies typically do struggle with absorbing it. What helps that tremendously are either patented Curcumin formulations or Piperine (a compound in found Black Pepper) to the Curcuminoids. In fact, the latter improves absorption 20-fold. And that’s no joke [R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, having 500 milligrams of Turmeric 95% Curcuminoids with some Piperine is like having 10,000 milligrams of Turmeric 95% Curcuminoids instead. If anything, that’s an insane improvement on cost-efficiency which is something that Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 sadly does not have.
Thus, the way I see it, the supplement is fundamentally flawed.
Now, many online and in customer reviews will try to convince that not having Black Pepper in the formulation is actually a good thing because Black Pepper is terrible for digestive health. But that’s just plain ignorance, the way I see it [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, if we look at the research, Black Pepper is actually good for digestive health. It’s a potent antioxidant and it has other great qualities as well. And, yes, it can irritate the gut for some people. But that’s not because it’s terrible for digestive health; it’s very helpful [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Furthermore, if Black Pepper is the problem for any given person (objectively or subjectively), make sure to go after a patented Curcumin formulation (or even Curcuminoids with a healthy oil). Just forgoing the thing doesn’t ever make sense. So, yeah, that’s a flaw for the supplement of this review [R, R, R, R].
What is not, however, a flaw for the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 is its manufacturing. Granted, it’s not third-party tested but they do in-house testing. Overall, in terms of quality, it definitely is a brand I wouldn’t mind trusting. They seem to be really good at the process [R].
Side Effects | Reviewing Additives Reveals No Dangers, They’re All Good
Side effects are the product of additives. Additives are the other ingredients used for the making of the supplement. As a side note, side effects can also be the product of beneficial ingredients. But that’s rare and very not true with Turmeric ever as it has been shown to display no toxicity whatsoever in studies using even extremely high doses [R, R, R, R, R].
So, manufacturers don’t always get it right with the additives as inherently bad ones are no fairy tale. For example, with the Qunol Liquid Turmeric (review), we’ve got Potassium Sorbate which can cause DNA damage. And there are many other examples like that [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, how well does the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 have it in this department?
Well, it does very well actually. While it uses five different additives (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, Water, Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate (Vegetable Source), Silicon Dioxide), none of them I would consider harmful. Here’s to elaborate on that.
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose or HPMC or Hypromellose is a substance derived from Cellulose and argued to be beneficial. Whereas Cellulose is the main polysaccharide of all plant structures. There’s basically nothing more nature-like [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for Silicon Dioxide and Water, the story is very similar. Meaning, both Silicon Dioxide and Water are substances found in abundance in nature. Consequently, the consumption of these aren’t really associated with any kind of side effects [R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Now, what about the fifth additive in the Curcumin 95 of Jarrow Formulas? What about the Magnesium Stearate?
It’s quite frustrating actually. I mean, a superficial research online and all you’ll find is that this causes cancer. Which isn’t true at all. It’s just a misinterpretation of the available studies which has successfully spread like a wildfire [R, R, R, R, R].
And so, while it is deemed harmful even by some authority resources, I have to agree with the minority of high-profile doctors that this is actually one of the safest additives at all. A fact to reassure that is mother’s milk. It also contains the constituent found in Magnesium Stearate that is blamed for all the ill effects [R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, the bottom line with the supplement of this review is that it doesn’t bring any real dangers as far as additives (side effects).
Reviews | Curcumin 95 Is Another One Of Those Less Than 1 In 20 Unhappy
Now, to make it a bit more thorough and to look at it more dynamically from all angles, I think it’s only necessary that we also look at the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 reviews by people who’ve actually tried the thing.
To that end, if we look at the product page of the supplement, while it does have a review section, there is no feedback there as of yet. Which is fine because these sections are typically pretty biased anyways. Examples like the Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin (review) and PureNature Turmeric Curcumin (review) illustrate that perfectly.
So, what’s up with the supplement at all third-party sellers and retailers?
Well, my research into the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 reviews showed that it’s an extremely well-received supplement, to say the least. I mean, it’s absolutely bonkers, the way I see it.
So, in total, I found 4,351 pieces of customer feedback. Of these, 4,176 were at least somewhat positive with the emphasis being on hugely thrilled with the thing (205 three-star, 639 four-star, 3,332 five-star comments). And then, just 175 were unhappy about the purchase which means a 96.0% global success rate.
It’s really busted as to how high the success percentage is. And then, take into account that people typically are far more eager to report negative experiences than positive ones. Meaning, 96.0% is probably the lower margin of that.
But then, that’s the danger. Because I bet one would easily go for the Jarrow Formulas if only customer reviews were to be taken into account. But buying for supplements isn’t like buying for a PC or TV. It’s more than just about how-I-feel reviews. And then, yes, there are all kinds of tactics how to improve success rates through marketing. Like, for example, Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin (review) did.
And then, to add to that even more, there are actually companies out there who make a living making sure that their clients’ products have high success rates. Yeah, it’s wild. So, these percentages always have to be taken with a grain of salt.
Speaking of salt, what did the 4.0% of people who didn’t like the product say?
Well, quite many were actually bombed out by the fact that this Jarrow Formulas supplement doesn’t contain Black Pepper. Others said that this doesn’t work for them; no gains at all. Whereas others more strongly believed based on their previous experience with the brand that they were sold a fake (purchases on Amazon).
Pricing | Pricing Is Great But That’s Very Misleading All Things Considered
Now, if we dial back and look again into the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 customer reviews, we can find quite a few people being absolutely ecstatic about the fact that it’s so affordable. But is it really? Or is it just some highly subjective opinion. Let’s do the math.
So, per container (60 capsules), the supplement of this review typically costs $17.79. That’s basically 30.0 cents for every capsule. Meaning, that’s the equivalent of 59.3 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. Here’s to compare it.
It does pretty well against something like the Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin (review). At least superficially. I mean, Me First Living typically costs $26.95 per container or 90.0 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. So, it’s like 50% more expensive than the Jarrow Formulas.
But then, again, the Me First Living option has Black Pepper. I mean, it even has it in a patented form which is awesome. Hence, a solid 20-fold increase in value. Meaning, yes, it’s 50% more expensive, but it’s also 20 times more effective. Which is a tradeoff I would take any time of the day.
Plus, Me First Living is third-party tested for purity and potency.
It also doesn’t get any better if we compare the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 with something like the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review). To save you the math, Nutrigold essentially costs the same as the supplement of this review does (61.3 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids).
But Nutrigold has three third-party certifications, third-party testing, and Black Pepper. It’s just so much more value than Jarrow Formulas.
And so, to some extent, the Curcumin 95 may seem affordable. However, that, essentially, represents a warped reality where it also offers considerably less value. And so, can it actually be considered affordable? I don’t think so.
Ranking | Where Does This Turmeric Curcumin Rank (In 2022)?
Overall | I Think It’s Fine To Consider This Formula
It probably doesn’t take a rocket scientist to predict where this is going. I mean, in itself, there is nothing bad really about the Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95. It’s just a lot of wasted potential, the way I see it.
I mean, for positives, we have to mention the fact that it’s got a ton of Curcuminoids. It also has got great additives. It’s got Non-GMO certification. And the in-house testing and everything must be really nice. And, yes, success rates are bonkers with this one. Another positive is the price.
But then, for negatives, I think it’s just a matter of enormous inefficiency. With a little bit of Black Pepper or Piperine, it would have been so much better. Plus, I’m pretty sure that it would barely impact the price.
So, with all that in mind, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I would say that it’s fine to consider the Jarrow Curcumin 95. I mean, that’s especially the case if you happen to add some Black Pepper manually when taking this or taking it with another supplement that has Piperine among its contents.
Other than that, there are definitely better options out there as far as Turmeric Curcumin products go. Personally, I’m a huge fan of this one (full review) and I use it daily.
Above all, I hope this Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 review helped you find the information you were looking for. Do you agree with these conclusions? Would you categorize it differently? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product.
2 thoughts on “Jarrow Formulas Curcumin 95 Review – Price Is An Illusion”
I have been considering this product for some time now, and I am glad I stumbled upon your 100% honest review.
You have to be careful when considering health supplements, or anything you are using to improve your health. Alot of scammers and misleading products out there that can actually do more harm than they do good.
Thank you for your insights!
I’m thrilled to hear you liked the review. Thank you for letting me know. :)
And, for sure, I absolutely agree. A ton of scammers and misleading products exist.