In this Swanson Turmeric review, we’ll immerse ourselves into every single detail regarding the particular supplement.
Thus, not only we’ll be looking at the promises made by the manufacturer and the ingredients (including additives) that it uses but also we’ll explore the customer experiences (mostly through what I refer to as the global success rate) and compare that to its rivals.
Essentially, all to make as accurate of an assessment about the Swanson Turmeric supplement as possible.
Thus, my goal here is to help you save time by creating the most resourceful review around. Thus, if by any chance you find a section or aspect I haven’t covered but you’re interested in, let me know. And I’ll add that to the review.
Swanson Turmeric Review – The Promises & Initial Thoughts
According to the manufacturer, Swanson Turmeric is a supplement made out of Turmeric to boost your joint health, movement, and physical function, as well as to offer antioxidant support to neutralize free radicals within the body [R].
Hence, the two primary promises (claims) they make for the supplement.
As for the description page, I wouldn’t call it an overwhelming one as I have when it has come to a number of other brands like Research Verified.
In that sense, it’s pretty straightforward.
You get the product images next to which you’ll find the highlights associated. Then further down it’s divided into 4 sections providing supplement facts, product details, customer reviews, and FAQs.
Each of the sections is essentially as straightforward as their titles. Supplement facts go into what the supplement has but the FAQs contain questions and answers to some of the most common questions.
Then product details essentially further expand on potential benefits. On top of the ones mentioned in the highlights, you’ll find claims for potential benefits to musculoskeletal health, digestive health, and liver health. Plus, they offer short background information on Turmeric itself.
As for the customer reviews section, that one contains reviews of people who’ve tried it. And as far as I can tell it differs profoundly from brands like Vimerson Health or Bio Schwartz. Which likely edit their on-page reviews to appear better. In that sense, the description page of Swanson Turmeric does none of that.
On the page, you can also find a video (if you rather listen and watch), as well as a section expanding on Swanson’s story, science, and quality.
And as far as I can tell in terms of the quality they offer, it seems marvelous. Facilities cGMP approved and third-party testing to finished products, thus, guaranteeing both purity and potency of all their supplements. And to top it all off, they also offer a 100% money-back guarantee [R, R].
Thus, at least superficially it’s hard to deny that the supplement, as well as the brand itself, is a bad bet. But is that truly the case though?
Let’s dive deeper to explore all of it.
Providing Nothing But Raw Turmeric, Is That Really The Way?
So, what does the Swanson Turmeric hold for you?
When it comes to the supplement facts, there’s only one ingredient they list. Turmeric Curcumin.
Or to be more precise, the supplement contains 1.44 grams of Turmeric (Curcuma longa) (rhizome), which is just a fancy way of saying that it’s all about 1440 milligrams of as raw Turmeric as you can get. Essentially the exact same stuff you’d consume if you were to add it as a spice to a dish.
Superficially this kind of approach may sound superb but it’s really not.
What they do fail to mention in their little background information on Turmeric is that in of itself it’s very hard to absorb herb. Meaning, our bodies naturally struggle with absorbing all of the good stuff that it has.
That is unless there are additional substances added or the Turmeric supplementation is created in particularly unique ways.
To illustrate, without adding the Black Pepper is known to increase the absorbability by 2000%, with this supplement you’re really losing out. And essentially wasting your money. Because you could either get much more out of that 1.44 g of Turmeric or get the same kind of benefit for way less money – all only if you were to add that little Black Pepper [R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, this really doesn’t justify the praises you’ll read among the satisfied customers for the Swanson Turmeric only containing Turmeric.
It’s really non-sense, essentially just mindless disposal of resources.
In other words, what I am trying to get at here, is that there are a lot of tools to making that Turmeric supplementation more effective and more beneficial to the consumers.
But Swanson’s Turmeric is having none of it.
Which really is just preying on the ignorance and the not knowing of their customers.
Cause I feel no consumer in his best interest would want to pick up a supplement that’s really just a huge ineffective disappointment (and in that, essentially wastes their money).
I mean, let’s be raw and honest here.
The Swanson Turmeric supplement only makes sense from a marketing perspective (preying on the uneducated and not concerning with actually educating people). Which as of itself, sadly, I feel has nothing to do with the customer’s-best-interest perspective.
In Theory, Better Brain Function, Digestive, Heart, And Liver Health
So, let’s say the Swanson Turmeric, despite the ineffectively spent resources, is quite beneficial. What type of potential benefits are we looking at specifically?
In that case, you’re likely to encounter essentially all of the typical benefits associated with Turmeric supplementation.
Thus, improvements to liver health, heart health, brain function, and digestive function are likely to take place. Plus, it can aid with detoxification, help in combating diabetes, depression, and obesity, help to lower cholesterol levels, heal pain (effectively battle Arthritis), as well as above all be a huge help against cancer among other potential benefits [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Furthermore, it must be said that Turmeric is considered to be a spice that will be incredibly beneficial to anyone even if you’re otherwise like the healthiest person on the planet [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Still, as we covered earlier, that’s such a long shot given how little actual Curcuminoids (the beneficial stuff in Turmeric) raw stuff has (only about 3%) and the absence of absorbability improving substances [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
The Additives Added Are Fine. But Does That Really Matter?
Virtually every single supplement (at least 99% of them) requires the presence of additives in their formulations. These are the substances primarily necessary for the making of supplementation forms. However, they are used for all kinds of pointless reasons in supplements as well, for example, to add specific color or taste to the tablets, etc.
And what regards them, way too many people (and influencers) ignore them thinking (and spreading the misconception) that they don’t matter.
But everything you put into your body matters. Everything.
And it’s no different with additives that tend to not always be the most harmless. In fact, way too many times supplements are plagued by potentially very harmful ingredients which both in the short-term but more often in the long-term can bring unnecessary havoc to your health.
Hence, it’s always best to do a little research on what regards this specific aspect of any supplement you’re about to try or buy.
So, what about those additives in Swanson Turmeric?
There are only two – Gelatin and Magnesium Stearate.
Gelatin while can sometimes bring this notion of an unpleasant taste in the mouth, it’s really an incredibly beneficial substance. Thus, you could even say that this particular additive reaches far beyond being just harmless. if anything it should be considered beneficial [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As for the Magnesium Stearate, no doubt you’ll read a lot of negation around it being a harmless additive. But when taking into account all of the details and facts around it, I feel it’s impossible to disagree with the minority of professionals that assert this being one of the most harmless additives out there [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, yes, by no means the Swanson Turmeric will compromise or impair your health in any way.
But does that really matter considering that it contains the rawest form of Turmeric that naturally your body will struggle to absorb and thus, benefit from?
Or do in reality people notice benefits and benefit quite a lot from it?
Let’s look at the customer reviews and the success record to help us get to the bottom of this.
What Regards To Success Rates, Positivity Around It Will Be Deceiving
So, if we were to do comprehensive research and look at every single real customer review out there, what would we find?
Well, I did exactly that.
And I have to say the results initially surprised me quite a bit, to say the least.
I mean, I’ve been literally down talking the Swanson Turmeric supplement for the entirety of this review, and here it is sitting at 94% global success rate (which is likely even higher than that given that people tend to report negative outcomes way more often).
And with that, it easily rivals some of the most viable brands for Turmeric Curcumin supplementation out there. In this metric, it beats brands like Nutrigold (above 89% global success rate), Youtheory (above 93%), and Life Extension (above 93%). Moreover, it’s equal to brands like Gaia (above 94% success rate).
So, what gives?
And truth said this is exactly why this Swanson Turmeric review and any review that I do for that matter is not just about assessing the global success rates. And then purely based on that recommending or rejecting the respective supplement as an option.
No, getting to the bottom of any supplement is much more than that.
Furthermore, this is not the first time we see this (worst of supplements having an exceptionally high global success rate).
We’ve seen it with supplements like Centrum Women. It’s a supplement as regards which although people are typically very satisfied, in reality, it’s likely one among the potentially most harmful supplements ever created.
Thus, so, what the Swanson Turmeric has a great success rate? It completely misses the whole picture of the supplement for what it is. And with that, in their very nature are incredibly deceiving.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that you can’t benefit from this supplement, you can (as approved by the success rates).
However, there’s not a doubt in my mind that you would get much more out of supplements that provide 20-25 times more Curcuminoids.
Meaning, yes, Swanson Turmeric will benefit you. But it’s NOT even close when compared to the full range of benefits that supplements like Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold and other viable options are likely to provide.
A Pointlessly Worthless Is The Supplement Of Swanson Turmeric
So, let’s sum it all up.
The Swanson Turmeric offers 1.44 grams of raw Turmeric. Turmeric that is not created in a way to contain more Curcuminoids than it naturally does. So, only about 3% or 43.2 milligrams of Curcuminoids within it. Curcuminoids without any additional substances added to improve their absorption.
This is incredibly bad, to say the least.
Sure, the global success rate is nice, the additives are okay. But let’s be real here, Swanson Turmeric is arguably one of the most useless Turmeric Curcumin supplements I’ve ever reviewed and encountered overall.
I mean, in of itself even if you want just raw ineffective Turmeric this supplement doesn’t make any sense. Just better add it raw to your meals then. And feel good about it.
No need to waste your money on a supplement that pointlessly packs this incredible herb into pills.
That said, if you’re in the market of finding a proper Turmeric Curcumin supplement for yourself, do check out the reviews I’ve made for all of the mentioned in the previous section. Nutrigold, Gaia, Youtheory, or Life Extension.
Other than that, I hope this Swanson Turmeric review 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.
See you in another article!
Cheers, Stay Healthy & Have a Great One!
This article was last updated on July 9, 2020.