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.Click Here To Keep On Reading ↴
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).
The first two beneficial ingredient-wise are exactly the same. 500 milligrams of Turmeric Curcumin Proprietary Blend (raw Turmeric coupled with 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric Extract) with added 3 milligrams of Black Pepper Extract that has been standardized to contain 95% Piperine.
The third is of 2000 milligrams of, again, Turmeric Curcumin Proprietary Blend – raw Turmeric coupled with 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric Extract and Turmeric 10:1 Extract. Additionally, you also get 10 mg of Black Black Pepper Extract that’s standardized to 95% Piperine.
The fourth of the supplements is the pure organic powder one. They recommend 1/8 of a teaspoon, which is approximately 375 mg of raw Turmeric. Overall, very insignificant for any meaningful Curcuminoid amounts and thus, also benefits [R].
The fifth – Advanced Turmeric Curcumin Complex enjoys 1500 mg of Advanced Turmeric Curcumin Complex, which consists of unspecified amounts of raw Turmeric, 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric Extract, Tart Cherry, and 20% Oleuropein (also standardized) Olive Leaf Extract.
Additionally, you get 100 mg of Vitamin C and 6 milligrams of standardized 95% Piperine of Black Pepper. Overall, definitely the most diverse supplement so far.
On that same note, the last one is also an abundant one. The softgel Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin contains 1600 mg of Turmeric Curcumin Complex, which is a combination of Turmeric 10:1 Extract coupled with 95% Curcuminoid Turmeric Extract.
Additionally, you also get 200 milligrams of Astragalus and the same amount of Ginger as well. And then there’s 1 milligram of 95% Piperine Black Pepper Extract. Which in all honesty I believe is in too scarce of amounts to get done that what it’s supposed to (we’ll get into what exactly in a later section).
So, at the end of the day, it all would be great if only the actual standardized Turmeric amounts would be more straightforward.
I mean, why would they not clearly identify it?
Ultimately, it makes you think that there just is no other way. They must be identifying it this way purely because they’re not really proud of the actual Curcuminoid amounts in the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements.
Thus, it’s very likely that they may be extremely scarce there.
Which is a big turn off, to say the least.
Curcuminoids Are The Focus But There’s Other Stuff As Well
Regardless of the mystery amounts of the beneficial Curcuminoids, assuming there are enough of them, they can and they have every reason to account for quite a number of benefits.
Curcuminoids are known to improve liver health, aid detoxification, lower the risk of heart disease, improve brain function, combat obesity, protect against metal toxicity, slow down aging, combat diabetes, ease depression, lower cholesterol levels, as well as heal pain and even Arthritis among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Thus, in truth, there is none that wouldn’t benefit from proper Turmeric supplementation.
While this is the core obsession of the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements, there are other substances among them that can bring out a list of positives.
Tart Cherry can potentially display such benefits as promoting weight loss, reducing the symptoms of Arthritis, Gout, and just pain in general, boosting heart health, promoting brain health, reducing muscle soreness, improving sleep, reducing inflammation, reducing signs of aging, and improving skin health among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas Olive Leaf extract can amount for reduced “bad” cholesterol levels, improved heart health and energy levels, lowered blood pressure, reduced cancer risk, improved immune system’s function and brain function, while also helping effectively fight off diabetes and Arthritis among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Astragalus is a herb of traditional Chinese medicine that is known to boost the immune system’s function, improve heart health, reduce inflammation, fight off cancer and diabetes, promote anti-aging, improve kidney function, and promote wound healing among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
And last of the four additional substances – Ginger is one that’s also abundant in potential benefits. It can inhibit cancer growth, relieve joint and muscle pain, improve brain function, promote digestion, as well as help with treating nausea, stomach ulcers, menstrual pains, and just overall reduce inflammation among other benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, all in all, truly many different potential benefits that you can encounter among the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements.
Other than that, of course, we also have the Black Pepper extract. And this one while does have some benefits on its own, it’s there for a different reason entirely (read more on that in the Additional Considerations section).
5 of 6 Supplements Are Fine In Terms Of Additives
Many are absolutely ignorant when it comes to additives (‘the other ingredients’). Not just people but reviews in general. They provide insights as if it wouldn’t matter what the additives are.
But it does.
Anyone that tries to convince you otherwise is just not 100% honest with you (or is ignorant about it).
Ultimately, though many additives are bad for your long-term health, there are quite a few others that are either harmless or actually beneficial.
Thus, ideally, you should always do a small research on whether or not particular additives of the supplements you’re using or plan on using are safe. Or we can do it for you (no payments, costs, or commitments involved).
When it comes to the 6 Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements, most of them are about all harmless additives. Be it Silica, or Magnesium Stearate, Gelatin or Rice Powder, or even Calcium Silicate – all of these are safe to do (for more insight, search the website).
However, there is one supplement in particular that contains stuff like Titanium Dioxide Color that will not contribute to health in any way. The Nature’s Truth Rapid Release Turmeric Curcumin 1600 mg.
Due to the extreme likelihood this Titanium Dioxide Color being of nanoparticles, it carries with itself quite significant health risks. Liver damage, kidney damage, brain damage – all are potential outcomes of losing your senses with this one [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The additions of Astragalus root and Ginger to the already somewhat shady Curcuminoid amounts are just not worth it when it comes to this supplement.
Piperine To Enhance Absorption
So far we have discussed all of the ingredients except for one.
The Black Pepper Extract (that is 95% Piperine) found in every single Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplement.
The sole and main purpose of this ingredient is to increase the absorption rate of all the Curcuminoids found in any of the supplement.
Thus, and to put it in simple terms – 20 times improved benefit is what you are actually getting.
Therefore, it really goes without saying that any proper Turmeric supplement must contain this additional ingredient.
Otherwise, not only are you missing out but also you are wasting money.
Final Thoughts On Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin
There are some positive qualities to the Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin supplements.
Most of them use harmless additives, all of them use Piperine (Black Pepper) for that improved Curcuminoid absorption. Some of them have added beneficial herbs that bring about more benefits.
However, definitely, a concerning thing is the actual Curcuminoid amounts within the Turmeric Extracts. Those are not specified and thus, ultimately have every reason to be in quite the scarce amounts.
Therefore, also the benefits risk of being to the scarce side.
Given that you shouldn’t choose the Nature’s Truth brand for your Turmeric supplementation. There are many other brands that specify Curcuminoid amounts clearly.
And thus, you always know exactly what you’re getting.
If a solid Turmeric supplement is what you are after – I encourage you to check out the reviews for the Youtheory one and the Nutrigold one (vegan). I believe these are some of the best on the market currently.
Other than that, I hope this Nature’s Truth Turmeric Curcumin review of all 6 supplements helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, I’ll be happy to hear any advice in the comments on how I could further improve it.
If you get a chance, even one line in the comments helps a ton and will be highly and sincerely appreciated.
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