Kirkland Turmeric Review – Seemingly Fine But Prefer Not

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According to the Kirkland Turmeric reviews, the supplement worked like magic. Meaning, people were genuinely surprised as to how well it worked for them. Then, it was also noted that from all that the person has tried, this is the best. And so, the bottom line was that they won’t be switching away from this anytime soon. So, in this Kirkland Turmeric review, we’ll do some in-depth analysis on whether or not this is actually a good buy.

Hence, the idea here is to look at the promotional materials and what are its promises. We will look into the beneficial ingredients and dissect the additives. Then, we’ll research what we can gather from the customer reviews. We’ll also assess global success rates in the process. And then, last but not least, pricing.

This Kirkland Turmeric Review To Find The Truth Of It

What I typically love to do is to check what the manufacturer itself is saying about any given supplement. In this case, it would mean to have a look at what is said about the Kirkland Turmeric. But since it is a supplement manufactured by Costco and I’m currently located in Europe, I don’t have access to that site (GDPR stuff) [R].

Kirkland Turmeric ReviewHence, let’s look at what the label is saying.

When it comes to the benefits, the Kirkland Turmeric (capsules) emphasizes two of them. First, it’s about supporting a healthy inflammation response. Hence, basically defeating inflammation. Second, it promises to provide antioxidant-related gains.

But the promises don’t really stop there. It also claims to be free of Artificial Flavors, Artificial Colors (Synthetic Dyes), Preservatives, and both Starch and Gluten.

Other than that, they suggest two capsules daily, to keep it tightly closed, to keep it in a dry place, and other standard regulations-driven letterings.

One rather confusing thing that I found is that some websites claimed that it is also Non-GMO. Personally, I found no such claim. Hence, I would much rather believe that this Kirkland Turmeric supplement does have some of those involved. Kind of like PureNature Turmeric Curcumin (review) and Qunol Liquid Turmeric (review).

In Terms Of Ingredients, It’s A Standard Kind Of Turmeric Supplement

When it comes to the main ingredients within any given Turmeric supplement, there are a couple of different approaches they can take. Classically, the really capable ones are those that use patented Curcumin formulations like what we’ve seen with supplements like the NutriCology CurcuWIN (review) and many others.

Still, plenty of other approaches exist. And to that end, the Costco Kirkland Signature Turmeric is certainly not the cheapest and most ineffective approach. It uses the same one that we find by supplements like the NatureWise Curcumin (review) and, to an extent, even the Prana Leefy Organics (review).

Kirkland Turmeric Curcumin Ingredients (Supplement Facts)So, per serving (two capsules), the Turmeric supplement of this review offers 1000 milligrams of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) root extract standardized to 95% Curcuminoids and 10 milligrams of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) fruit extract standardized to 95% Piperine. Here’s what this means.

Standardized is essentially just a fancy way of saying that within those 1000 milligrams of Turmeric or 10 milligrams of Black Pepper, there are 95% Curcuminoids and Piperine, respectively. Hence, 950 milligrams of Curcuminoids and 9.5 milligrams of Piperine.

And this is a good thing. I mean, this basically is the simplest most straightforward way or recipe of how to make a viable Turmeric Curcumin supplement. Meaning, through this, it can be plenty helpful and provide incredible benefits like help heal joint pain, foster brain function, aid detoxification, lower cholesterol levels and depression, as well as do plenty of other helpful things [RRRRRRRR].

I think that to that end it has to be noted that Piperine is actually something extremely necessary there. Because it improved Curcuminoid absorption by 2000%. And hence, without it, it wouldn’t be nearly as effective. And arguably a huge waste of money since we would have to buy 20 times more Curcuminoids to get that same kind of result [RRRRR].

Another really awesome thing the Kirkland Turmeric capsules does do is third-party testing. It’s been third-party tested by USP for safety, potency, and purity. That said, I wouldn’t say it’s as great for a Kirkland supplement because it has other supplements that have been found to be neither safe nor pure or potent even with this third-party certification [R, RR].

Kirkland Does Right By Additives This Time, They Don’t Usually

When it comes to creating Turmeric Curcumin capsules, it’s never really possible to do that without any kind of additives. Supplements like the Organixx Turmeric 3D (review) and Terry Naturally Curamin Extra Strength (review) are prime examples of that. And the supplement of this review, the Kirkland Turmeric is no different in that regard.

The supplement uses Microcrystalline Cellulose, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, and Stearic Acid. Here’s what it means.

Silica Is A Common Additive In Many SupplementsMicrocrystalline Cellulose is arguably one of the most fully harmless substances out there. Which is why it often gets used as the placebo option in various studies. Whereas Hypromellose is argued to even be beneficial. And then, as far as Silicon Dioxide goes, it’s another highly harmless thing [RRRRR, RRR].

That’s not, however, something that can be said about both Magnesium Stearate and Stearic Acid. Or so most of the internet thinks.

I mean, try googling these both, and you’ll get results saying that they both are harmful. The reality of things is, however, far from that. Talk about poor judgment and poor understanding of the available research spreading like wildfire.

So, the thing is that I’ve devoted at least 10+ hours researching Stearic Acid (the culprit allegedly being harmful; an ingredient in the Magnesium Stearate). And I absolutely have to conclude what the minority of high profile health experts do. It is one of the most harmless things out there. Furthermore, babies consume much more of it through mother’s milk than we ever could through supplements [RRRRR].

So, the additives themselves are fine. However, I’m not really a fan of the fact that they claim that this is Preservative-Free. Because most people instantaneously think that it means that the product doesn’t contain any ingredients apart from the active ones; namely, that they contain no additives.

Which is not the case at all. Hence, yes, strictly speaking, the Kirkland Turmeric doesn’t contain any Preservatives as in ingredients added to preserve freshness. In my experience, it’s not, however, how most people understand it. Therefore, I wouldn’t use that label or I would explain expressly what that means.

There Is Nothing Meaningful Of Customer Reviews Available Yet

From what I have seen, many people buy their supplements purely based on how other people who’ve tried them rate them. And there’s nothing wrong with taking a look at those reviews. However, we should never base our decision on a customer review left on Amazon or eBay alone. Those typically are all about “short-term feel” without the actual consideration of what ingredients a supplement uses and what quality and other important characteristics it displays.

Customer Feedback For The SupplementSome great examples to illustrate are Angry Supplements Ultra Pure Turmeric (review) and Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin (review). Hence, yes, customer feedback gives a more dynamic at it all but never rely on it alone.

So, what can be found when it comes to Kirkland Turmeric reviews, specifically?

Well, what can be found is actually very little. Yes, it has got reviews on the manufacturer’s page but those time and time again have been proven to be the opposite of accurate. I assume because manufacturers know that to be a great technique to sell. And that’s fine.

What we really should be looking for is third-party feedback. And there’s an utter void of that.

To that end, I managed to find only two reviews. None available on Amazon, eVitamins, or other major platforms. Just two five-star reviews. Both were highly in favor of the supplement.

I guess it’s rather recent to the market. Any particularly more accurate forecasts will probably come at a later date.

To Review Pricing, Yes, It’s Cheaper Than Many Others But Less Value

Personally, when it comes to Kirkland, I think people kind of expect it to be a good deal. Also, it’s a brand of Costco. So, it kind of has to be a good deal. None of the Kirkland Turmeric reviews so far have explicitly emphasized the fact that it’s a great value for money, but still. Thus, let’s look really look at that.

So, the supplement of this review costs typically $42.99 for a container of 240 capsules. Serving being 2 capsules, that’s 120 days’ worth. In other words, that’s 35.8 cents per serving. Which is also the price for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids (but it can be available with a price as low as 20.0 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids). And so, the real question. How well does it outrank others if at all?

As Far As Pricing Goes It Is Not The WorstLet’s compare it to something like the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review) first. That’s like the upper-echelon of 95% Curcuminoids supplements which also has a bunch of different third-party certifications, third-party testing, and everything.

It costs typically $18.38 per container of 60 capsules where every two capsules is a serving of 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids coupled with patented Black Pepper extract. Hence, to do the math, that’s 61.3 cents per every 1000 milligrams of Turmeric Curcumin.

And so, while the Nutrigold is some 25 cents more expensive per serving, it’s also Non-GMO verified, vegan certified, Ko Kosher certified. It also has fewer and better additives. And the success rate is awesome, too. Meaning, the way I see it, Nutrigold is just outright better (and more reliable as a brand overall) despite the price difference.

Now, but everything isn’t Nutrigold to Kirkland. I mean, there are plenty of other Curcumin supplements that cost even more than Nutrigold.

One such example is the Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin (review). It typically comes at a price of $26.95. That’s for 30 servings. Namely, to do the math, that’s 90.0 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids. That said, I would still pick it over Kirkland personally.

I think the Me First Living offers way more value with being of Organic origins, being Vegan-Friendly, and Non-GMO. Sure, yes, it costs more. But I think the difference is well worth it. Furthermore, Me First Living doesn’t have a spoiled track record of third-party testing properly. Which can’t really be said about Kirkland.

Ranking | Where Does This Turmeric Curcumin Rank (In 2022)?

NutriCology CurcuWIN Now Foods CurcuBrainNutriGold Turmeric Curcumin Gold

Natrol Extra Strength TurmericNatureWise Curcumin Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin

On Paper, There Is Nothing Wrong With It But I Wouldn’t Get It

Overall, I think the Kirkland Turmeric capsules supplement is a pretty great attempt at what a 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric Curcumin supplement should be. Still, the fact that this supplement is under the Kirkland brand does not exactly engrain trust in the product.

I mean, sure, there are plenty of positives with. It’s got a decent amount of Curcuminoids per serving. It’s got great additives. Furthermore, even the success rates we can’t exactly hold against it. And then, it is also USP-verified (third-party testing). Moreover, it’s arguably the best-priced 95% Curcuminoids supplement I’ve come across.

I Would Shortlist This Thing But I Would Not Get ItSo, to that end, on paper, it looks like the kind of supplement to go for.

Yes, for negatives, we could account for the fact that it doesn’t promise Non-GMO. And it doesn’t offer any third-party certifications whatsoever as we’ve seen with many other supplements out there. But it does third-party testing, and that’s more than what most do.

That being said, there have been some real issues in the past with Kirkland products even when they are supposedly third-party tested. And the way I see it, that’s a huge problem. Granted, we shouldn’t hold that against them forever, however, I would still be very careful when choosing any Kirkland Signature supplement, including the Kirkland Turmeric.

Hence, taking all of that into account, (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I would recommend shortlisting the supplement of this review. I mean, it looks great. The pricing is busted. But I just wouldn’t ever buy it. For me, Kirkland hasn’t really been able to show the kind of quality I want to follow.

On that note, I would recommend going for either the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (full review) or my favorite NutriCology CurcuWIN (full review) which uses a patented Curcumin formulation that is considerably more powerful (about 7 times) when compared to 95% Curcuminoids plus Black Pepper.

Above all, I hope this Kirkland Turmeric review helped you find the information you were looking for. Have you tried it? Do you share a similar view? Or would you rather disagree with me entirely (all opinions are welcome)? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal reviews on the product.

7 thoughts on “Kirkland Turmeric Review – Seemingly Fine But Prefer Not”

  1. I am very curious about heavy metals in turmeric and wonder if you came across any information about Kirkland brand. . .or where it’s sourced? Bangladesh commonly adds a lead based yellow colorant to what is grown there.

    Thanks. Collette

  2. Your review states a price of $42+ per bottle of 120 capsules. I bought it from Costco at a price of $24…………discounted from $30 for 240 capsules including free shipping. Would your opinion change in light of this pricing?

    • Hey, John!

      Hmm, yeah, it should have been $42+ for a bottle of 240 capsules. That’s my bad. I’ll fix that within the article.

      But if it cost $24 (with a standard price being $30), it would mean that it’s 20.0 cents for every 1000 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids (or 25.0 cents being the standard price). And that’s an insane deal.

      I mean, I would shortlist it, for sure. A price like that would make it the cheapest 95% Curcuminoids plus Black Pepper supplement I’ve come across. And with that in mind, if they have their quality sorted, I think that this could even fall into the buyable category.

      I appreciate the update on the price, John. :)


  3. Hi Matiss, Kirkland Turmeric is a combination of Turmeric and Black Pepper extracts. Turmeric extract with Black Pepper Extract can help support a healthy inflammation response from our daily activity. It can also provide antioxidant benefits. Black pepper has been traditionally used to aid digestion.

    As we know, turmeric is a super food and it’s the most effective nutritional supplement in existence. It has major benefits for our body and brain.

    There are so many benefits of using turmeric in our food. People use turmeric for joint pain, heart health, reducing cholesterol and  improving sleep quality. Turmeric can be used as a detoxifier, to fight against inflammation, and to stabilize mood and energy levels.

    In my opinion, Kirkland Turmeric Supplements is not the best supplement on the market. I will be looking at that other one which offers Non-GMO and Organic Turmeric. It sounds way more worth it.

    • Hey, Bushra!

      Yeah, absolutely, Turmeric can help in so many ways.
      But this, indeed, is not the most optimal of all the options out there. I appreciate the opinion.


  4. Thanks, Matiss for giving me lots of information about the Kirkland Turmeric supplements and everything explained here in detail makes me understand the product more. Honestly speaking, I don’t know much about the scientific names but I can understand the turmeric root extract and black pepper fruit extract because every day I consumed both of them, and they are very beneficial for health. The Kirkland Turmeric supplement looks like ok without any real harmful chemicals just a question mark on Magnesium Stearate. It looks like a good value for money available at $42.99 for a bottle.

    • Hey, Preetam!

      Agreed, it doesn’t have any bad ingredients. It’s just that Kirkland doesn’t have the best of a track record when it comes to the quality we can vouch for.

      No worries about the Magnesium Stearate. It’s a harmless one, for sure. And, yes, the price is definitely not steep. :)



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