In this Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Review, we’ll dissect all that the supplement can potentially do for you.
We’ll research its promises, we will consider its amounts, we will go over some of the potential benefits but most importantly we will not leave out the often overlooked additives. Ultimately, we’ll cover a few additional considerations as well.
All to make as accurate of an assessment about the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin 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 this specific supplement. 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.
Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Review – The Overview
When considering Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin, there are actually at least 4 supplements that we need to address. As far as I can tell that is. Maybe there’s more? But it’s really hard to tell.
What I mean is on Walmart’s at the place, which supposedly is the official Spring Valley Herbals page, you can find only two supplements. For those ‘at least four’, I used Google search. But for some crazy reason, they are not listed where they should be.
Other than that, the differences in their names are very subtle and some may find them confusing as the packaging looks the same almost at all times. Same is generally true also when it comes to their ingredients. The only exception here might be the supplement that is considered the top-of-the-line.
Otherwise, while all of these supplements have their own supposedly unique descriptions, the essence stays the same across all of them.
All of these supplements are produced with all-natural ingredients. They contain antioxidants that will contribute to the immune system’s health, protect your body from free radicals and contribute to brain health and function, reduce chronic inflammation, while also promoting cardiovascular, skin, and joint health.
All of the supplements are said to be without added preservatives, artificial colors, artificial flavors, or gluten ( and some do have more of these kinds of claims). And they are said to be affordable.
On that same note though, and surprisingly I was not able to find any promises or affirmations about the quality they display (which we’ll dissect a bit more later).
For almost all supplements nowadays this is their bread and butter. Which isn’t always accurate though, to say the least.
All in all, for many these marketing claims may be all they need to decide on this product. Especially something like the superior absorption version that is claimed to have 5-7 times higher absorbability than typical standardized supplements (I’ll explain the term in a bit).
But is it really worth your money?
Let’s get into that now.
Turmeric Truly Is A Marvelous Substance – The Benefits
Lately, there has been a lot of buzz around Turmeric and about how beneficial it is.
If by any chance you’ve happened to let that slide I will introduce you to some of the more significant ones. But before that, there is one crucial thing that needs to be explained.
So, whenever someone is talking about Turmeric benefits, what they actually mean are the benefits of Curcuminoids. And as you can probably already tell by the title – there are many of those.
Some examples are improved brain function, combating of obesity and diabetes, improved detoxification and overall liver health, slowing down aging, healing of pain and Arthritis, lowered cholesterol levels, eased depression, protection of metal toxicity, as well as lowered the risk of heart disease among other health benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, all the marketing hype in terms of how beneficial it is to consume Turmeric supplements, could actually be regarded as genuine and not puff.
Thus, the potential benefits are definitely there, what about the actual ones? Can the supplements of Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin deliver?
From The Very Low End To Supposedly The Highest
There being essentially 4 different Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin supplements, each of them uses a different variation of the beneficial ingredients. Namely, none of them are exactly the same.
First, we have the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Whole Herb supplement. This one contains 500 mg of Turmeric (Curcuma Longa Root) extract.
All straight and forward. No additions, nothing whatsoever.
Just plain Turmeric Herb.
The second is the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Complex supplement. This one, as the name suggests, is all about that Curcumin Complex, which consists of two parts – 450 mg of raw Turmeric Extract and 50 mg of standardized Turmeric Extract to contain 95% Curcuminoids.
So, as I promised earlier, ‘standardized’ is just a fancy way of saying that they guarantee that of that extract 95% are Curcuminoids. Which as you probably can recall by now are the actual substances that give us the benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Which essentially means that the 50 mg of standardized Extract outperforms in terms of Curcuminoid amounts and benefits the 450 mg version of raw Turmeric extract. (Here’s the math: 50*0.95=47.5 mg; 450*0.03=13.5 mg; 47.5 mg>13.5 mg)
In that sense and in all honesty, the Whole Herb Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin supplement with only 15 mg (0.03*500 mg) is utterly and entirely useless.
I guess more often than not you get what you pay for, right?
Either way, moving on to the third supplement.
It’s one in their line up that is referred to as the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin standardized extract with Ginger Powder. And it’s very alike the previous supplement we talked about, except it has 50 mg less raw Turmeric Extract and 50 mg added Organic Ginger Powder.
The fewer amounts of raw Turmeric are of little to no importance as it barely provides any Curcuminoids either way. Whereas that Ginger Powder can account for some benefits.
As for the last one, it seems to be their most potent, capable and most desired product – the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Superior Absorption.
In that sense, it is without a shadow of a doubt the better, more sophisticated version of any of its counterparts.
This supplement provides 500 mg of specifically standardized Turmeric Extract called BCM-95. So, not only are you getting the most amounts of standardized stuff but also it has been improved in a way that ensures 5-7 times better absorption than typically standardized Turmeric extracts.
Sounds amazing, right?
But don’t be amazed.
We will get into in a bit as to why it is no big deal. Before we do though, let’s check the additives.
Additives Are Fine – No Need For Worries
Additives are the other ingredients that are typically found in all supplements. This is mainly due to their necessity when it comes to forming capsules, tablets, and other forms of convenient consumption and nutrient (or herb) delivery.
And this case is no exception.
Additives contrary to what many people say, should not be neglected as they can influence your health both positively and negatively. So, they always must be checked.
As for all the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin supplements, they use many different additives in various combinations.
Luckily though all of them are harmless and completely okay to use.
Other than that though, it’s not always this way.
Therefore, if you ever need assistance in assessing certain additives, let us check them for you if you’re not sure. We’ll gladly do it. No costs or any sort of payments or commitments involved.
There Is A Better Way To Improve Efficiency
So, some of you might find yourselves really hyped about the Superior Absorption version of the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Supplement. But please, don’t be.
While it may or may not be true about the BCM-95 version of Turmeric Extract. Meaning the fact that it is 5-7 times more absorbable than the typically standardized extract, there is an easier way how to improve the absorbability.
This way you would have the absorption 3 times over the BCM-95 Turmeric Extract.
And that is through introducing Black Pepper or Piperine in the supplement. With either of these substances added to the standardized Turmeric Extract, you can increase its absorbability by 2000% (20 times) [R, R, R, R].
Doesn’t that sound better than the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Superior Absorption?
Thus, in all honesty, any turmeric supplement that has some Piperine or Black Pepper will outperform this BCM-95 by miles.
So, much for all that marketing hype.
But there’s more.
It might have not seemed suspicious to many people that they don’t have a single claim that asserts that these supplements are of the highest of quality as they can possibly be… But my spider senses were definitely tingling.
And not without a reason.
Turns out they’ve had had their troubles in the past when it comes to actual herb contents and their purity.
Meaning, not only with a supplement of theirs can you potentially get fewer amounts of Turmeric than what’s indicated on the label but it can also contain all kinds of harmful admixtures and impurities [R, R, R].
Is that really something you want for your health?
Final Thoughts On Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin
To answer the question asked in the title, the Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin supplements are without a shadow of a doubt not worth your money.
While the additives are safe for long term consumption, the supplements might themselves not be as much. Mainly because Spring Valley is not really about ensuring proper quality of the core ingredients, hence, supplements.
Furthermore, neither of the Turmeric contents (Extracts and Standardized Extracts) are really worth your time as they will amount for very little benefit.
And even when they try their best and offer 5-7 times more absorbable Standardized Turmeric extract, it’s still not enough. Mainly because other Turmeric supplement brands are way ahead of this one by adding substances to their supplements that improve Curcuminoid absorption by 20 times.
So, at the end of the day, Spring Valley truly is an avoidable Turmeric Curcumin supplement brand.
On that same note though, there are also marvelously great choices when it comes to this. If you’re interested definitely find a time to have a look at this one.
Other than that, I hope this Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin review of the four variations of the supplement helped you find the information you were looking for. But if not, definitely let me know 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.
Hope to see you in another article!
Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!