In this Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin review, we’ll discuss and dissect all 6 of the Nature’s Truth Turmeric supplements.
We will look at the claims. We’ll unveil the amounts of Turmeric contained and we’ll compare them. We’ll share ideas and facts what regards to benefits. We’ll also investigate that what most reviews are negligent about – additives. As well as we’ll add one other consideration.
All to make as accurate of an assessment about all 6 Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements as possible.
The goal here is to create a review so thorough that there would not be a need for you to ever look at another supplement review for these specific supplements. Therefore, if there is a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin Review – Overview
The first two are kind of the very basic versions of Turmeric supplementation. Both offer 500 milligrams of Turmeric per capsule, which is accompanied by 3 mg of Black Pepper.
While both supplements truly seem to be absolutely alike, there are differences in the additives used. And, of course, also the fact that one offers 60 servings per container but the other 120 servings (one capsule).
The third of the pack is the Turmeric Curcumin Complex 2000 mg. As the name suggests it’s all about 2000 mg of Turmeric accompanied by 10 mg of Black Pepper. The serving size of this one is 2 capsules and it contains 30 servings per container.
The fourth is the pure Organic Turmeric Powder. This one works in the natural ways of Turmeric, namely, it’s meant for the use of spicing up that food. Thus, it’s not really a supplement. But still, to make things more straight forward we’ll also be looking at it in the later chapters.
The fifth goes beyond just being about Turmeric. It’s the Advanced Turmeric Curcumin Complex 1500 mg. It has got some Vitamin C, Turmeric, Black Pepper, Tart Cherry, and Olive Leaf.
Whereas the very last one is much like the previous one. It also goes beyond just Turmeric and Black Pepper. It also has some Astragalus and Ginger. And it’s referred to as Rapid Release Turmeric Curcumin 1600 mg.
While all of the description pages of the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements share a similar structure, also content-wise they are not that different.
Right off the bat, you’re presented with the respective image of the supplement variation as well as some key insights.
But further down the page, this is accompanied by a section of the description, supplement facts, directions/interactions, and Health Encyclopedia (an independent, third-party resource of information on health and wellness).
As for the promises made about the supplements, there are no specific ones. They’re just said to be a natural approach to wellness (which Turmeric has been for centuries).
Additionally, all of the supplements are accompanied by a variety of ‘free of’ claims. Here’s a typical example of such a list – No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Milk, No Lactose, No Soy, No Artificial Color, No Artificial Flavor, No Artificial Sweetener, No Preservatives. NON-GMO.
So all of this superficially all of this definitely looks good. But is it really?
Curcuminoid Amounts Are Not Straightforward At All
Given the fact that pretty much all of these 6 Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements have different active ingredients, we will look at all of them individually.
But before we do that, there are a few things that they share that needs addressing.
First, the term “Standardized”. While the term itself is fancy enough, all that it really means is that the particular ingredient guarantees a specific amount of specific compounds. It’s something you’ll encounter a lot when looking into herbal supplements [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
For example, in the case of Turmeric supplements, there are such compounds called Curcuminoids. These are the exact ones that the benefits of which are typically associated with Turmeric supplementation [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
But given the fact that Turmeric naturally contains only about 3% of these marvelous compounds, proper supplements typically get standardized to contain 95% of Curcuminoids of the extract. Furthermore, this is also what studies typically tend to use [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, it really goes without saying that it’s pointless to invest in supplements that do not offer the kind of standardized extracts. Cause they’ll provide 30 times fewer Curcuminoids on average.
And this brings us to the second aspect.
The ingredients of any of the Turmeric contents within the supplements are listed in quite a unique way. Let me explain.
As you can see to the right, initially it might be somewhat confusing as the labels pretty much list the words ‘Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (root)’ twice, while also at the end there’s a mentioning of ‘standardized to contain 95% curcuminoids’.
Well, as far as I can tell, this is not totally by accident.
Do notice that they label it as Turmeric Curcumin Proprietary Blend, where the word “blend” suggests that there is more than one component present.
Thus, given the two actual ingredients – Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (root) and Turmeric Extract (Curcuma longa) (root) – only the latter is said to be standardized to 95% Curcuminoids.
Why am I putting so much emphasis on this?
It’s because this is extremely important. Meaning, what the label suggests is that there is a blend of Turmeric Curcumin, which consists of two different ingredients (essentially raw Turmeric and standardized Turmeric).
And the exact amounts of any of the blend ingredients are not specified, only the combined amounts are.
Thus, the exact raw Turmeric amount and standardized Turmeric amount are a full out mystery.
For all, we know there could be only 10 milligrams of that 95% standardized extract in that blend. Which would mean very low overall Curcuminoid amounts.
But low Curcuminoid amounts will result in low benefits (or potentially even none).
Which is not what we’re really after.
That being said, here’s that quick overview of all the beneficial ingredients found in the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements (looked at in the same order as did in the overview).