CuraMed (Turmeric Curcumin) Review – Best-Seller Dissected

In this Terry Naturally CuraMed review (CuraMed Curcumin review, CuraMed Turmeric review – call it what you feel is most appropriate), we’ll do some in-depth on the supplement and everything that it’s about.

And so, we will start off by looking at the claims and promotional materials. We’ll then dive into the active ingredients (the beneficial stuff), as well as we’ll have a section for the often ignored inactive ones (additives). And to top it all off, we will also do some profound research on the available customer reviews to get a good sense of the product’s global success rates.

Terry Naturally CuraMed (Turmeric Curcumin) Review – Overview & Initial Thoughts

According to the manufacturer, (EuroPharma) Terry Naturally CuraMed is “the ONLY PATENTED curcumin with turmeric essential oil containing ar-turmerone.” Which, I have to admit, sounds kind of excessive. But more on that in the next section [R].

Terry Naturally CuraMed Turmeric Curcumin ReviewAs for the product page itself, it reminds me of the brief ones like Qunol Turmeric and PuraThrive Curcumin Gold. I mean, it’s one that is straight to the point. No, excessive details or at the core overbearing and overwhelming descriptions. Very, very different to what we’ve seen with supplement like Smarter Curcumin or PureNature Turmeric Curcumin. And that’s a good thing.

In terms of the claims, it promises quite much. The primary claim is about healthy inflammation response. Whereas additional ones cover better liver, heart, brain, and immune health, as well as cell protection from free radicals and stress. It also promises to be without GMOs, yeast, sugar, corn, salt, soy, dairy, wheat, gluten, artificial coloring and flavors, as well as artificial preservatives.

And yes, they put quite an emphasis on this thing being quite extensively studied. But be careful there. Some may misinterpret it. The Terry Naturally CuraMed Curcumin supplement is not the one having been studied a lot. It’s the formulation within it that has.

What they’re also putting quite a bit of emphasis on is this notion of one CuraMed softgel being the equal of up to 500 capsules of Turmeric. But there’s a small print there. Yeah, it’s not that hard to achieve if we’re assuming that those capsules are of raw Turmeric that contains only 2% Curcuminoids when it’s actually more like 2-5% and 3% being arguably the most common amount [RRRRRRRR].

That said, I do ultimately think that they could have gotten away with a significantly larger number. I mean, for all I can say, they’ve been very stingy with what they have for display. Still, I bet it works wonderfully as far as marketing goes. But there’s one other thing that I reckon is absolutely awesome for marketing.

The supplement of this review has won quite a bit of awards. It has won five different Vity Awards (in 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020) and one Natural Choice Award (in 2017). All of which may (and most likely do) add considerably to this notion this CuraMed Turmeric being a worthy investment. But is it?

They’re Doing Some Quirky Augmentation Thing With The BCM-95

Many people might be blown away by the number of awards this Terry Naturally CuraMed has accumulated. But should they really be?

Not the way I see it. As far as I understand Vity Awards is about naming the industry’s best-selling products. No reference to the actual value or benefit of them. Which is also exactly the case for the Natural Choice Award. It’s also basically retailers voting for their top-selling products in various categories, and then making a list out of it. Which to me feels like a pretty miserable way how to rate supplements [R, R].

I mean, surely, there can be some correlation between how popular the supplement is and how helpful it has been. But by that account, something like the Centrum Men and its Women equivalent supplements should be listed on every best-of list for multivitamins out there. But one in-depth research into the ingredients later, and it’s quite the opposite, really.

So, while such rewards look nice, I would be terribly reluctant to trust them and just blindly buy a product. And neither should we blindly trust this notion of the CuraMed of Terry Naturally that it’s “the ONLY PATENTED curcumin with turmeric essential oil containing ar-turmerone” [R].

First of all, I do find that statement kind of incredibly easy to misinterpret. I mean, while it is true that the BCM-95 may be the only patented curcumin formulation that uses ar-turmerone, it isn’t to say that or in any way to imply that this feature makes it the most capable of all available Curcumin formulations on the market. There are at least five more capable ones [R, R, R].

But having said that, there is a rather unique aspect to the beneficial ingredients as a whole that may or may not influence things.

Per their words, with the CuraMed, we get 750 milligrams of Proprietary Complex which consists of “Curcumin (Curcuma longa) Rhizome Extract (BCM-95®/Curcugreen®) enhanced with turmeric essential oil and standardized for curcuminoid complex (curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin), phospholipids (from sunflower lecithin), supplying 500 mg of pure curcuminoids.” Which frankly, is a bit quirky way of referring to the BCM-95 if it came in its most typical form [R].

I mean, what is there to “enhance” by turmeric essential oil and the particular standardized Curcuminoid complex if all of that is already what BCM-95 formulation is exactly about? I mean, those phospholipids are something I could understand but that’s about it. Having said that, it has to be noted that there must be something there [RRRRR].

It kind of supervenes out of this notion of 500 milligrams of curcuminoids. How the BCM-95 is formed is in a way where it’s at least 86% Curcuminoids. So, if 500 milligrams is equal to that 86%, then there’s about at least 170 milligrams of something Terry Naturally potentially adds extra. Maybe they do actually add extra Turmeric Essential oil, some Curcuminoids, and Phospholipids [RRRRR].

But will that matter too much? I mean, does that make the CuraMed Curcumin supplement more capable than all the other ones that opt to provide just the regular BCM-95?

I heavily doubt that. I mean, I do not rule out the possibility that there may be some minor advantages overall. However, generally speaking, I do not see this as being some kind of game-changer.

Will the benefits be there? Definitely. Were they accurate with the list of those in their promotional materials? Yeah, they were. In fact, there is also other stuff to gain from a proper Turmeric Curcumin supplement [RRRRRRRR].

There Are Quite A Bit Of Additives In This CuraMed

Additives come in all shapes and sizes. Well, so to say. It’s more like they come in all ranges of effect on health. Everything from harmful to harmless to beneficial. There really a ton of different ones out there. But what’s more important, we should never assume that all of them are harmless to our well-being. Because they’re not [RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR].

So, what about the CuraMed Turmeric in this regard?

While there might be quite a few of them (Medium Chain Triglycerides, Gelatin, Glycerin, Beeswax, Purified Water, Sunflower Oil, and Silica), it’s not the same case as it is with supplements like Solgar Curcumin and Qunol Liquid Turmeric.

The additives this one has are generally at least harmless like Glycerin, Purified Water, and Silica. Whereas all the rest should even be considered beneficial.

All in all, I feel the supplement of this review is a great example of what kind of other ingredients supplements should be using. Even if there’s not that few of them.

A Truly Positive Success Rate Does This Terry Naturally Thing Enjoy

Now, for a more practical insight, let’s look at what the actual customers of the Terry Naturally CuraMed have seen saying.

With that in mind, we won’t find much on the product page for this one. I mean, supplements tend to have a review section on the manufacturer’s website quite often if not almost always (here supplements like NatureWise Curcumin and Gaia Turmeric Supreme are just some of the many examples).

Them being not so accurate as in the case of Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin and Bio Schwartz Turmeric Curcumin is another thing though. But as for CuraMed, it doesn’t have that at all.

What it does, however, have is a testimonials section. Sure, I mean, we can learn from that, too. But given that their primary purpose is to help sell (marketing, hooray) and all of them are highly, highly positive, they’re quite useless to us.

So, I took it to all the other sellers and retailers that I could find that sold the product.

There out of a total of 1553 CuraMed Turmeric Curcumin reviews only 70 of them were negative (1-star and 2-star). All else or 1437 reviews were at least somewhat positive (3-star, 4-star, 5-star). Hence, a remarkably high global success rate of 92.5% for this one. Which, in real life, is likely even higher than that given that people are more prone to reporting negative experiences than positive ones.

So, if anything, that’s like above 92.5% global success rate.

It’s Actually A Great Supplement, Definitely Worth Shortlisting

Okay, I realize it may not be that obvious from my review so far, but I actually really like this one. I believe the (EuroPharma) Terry Naturally CuraMed is a great supplement.

I mean, yes. I do not quite agree with their promotional materials and the approach of those fully. However, the supplement itself by all accounts is a fine one. Great beneficial ingredients, solid additives, amazing success rates. Plus, neither will the supplement quite break one’s bank.

The only downside to this really is only the lack of third-party testing although they do mention something about the supplement being lab-tested for purity and quality. Which may be true as far as their in-house stuff goes but that’s still not quite as reliable as the third-party approach.

Above all, if you are interested in other great Turmeric Curcumin supplements, one such thing is the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold. Whereas if you’re interested in the very best of the best in terms of both ingredients and price, I’ve done the research. Here’s the full review on it.

Above all, I hope this CuraMed review on their Turmeric Curcumin supplement helped you find the information you were looking for. Do you think supplement rewards are a good way to identify good supplements? Or is that just a show that brands can buy themselves onto? Let me know below.

8 thoughts on “CuraMed (Turmeric Curcumin) Review – Best-Seller Dissected”

  1. That’s a really detailed review that clearly contains a lot of thought and research. Turmeric has long been known for its health-promoting properties, from antiseptic to curative and immunity, and you can’t go far wrong by following such ancient wisdom and understanding! Good work on this and I’m sure many people will benefit from your thorough treatment of the subject. 

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    • Hey, Tom!

      I wholeheartedly appreciate the kind words. They mean a lot.
      And I too hope they will!

      Cheers, and have a Great One!
      Matiss

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  2. Hello and thank you for the informative review of Terry Naturally CuraMed. Before reading this review I only had remotely heard of the product. However, I was fully aware of the benefits of turmeric. I used to drink a detox concoction containing turmeric, cayenne pepper, and green tea. The taste took some getting used to, but it was supposed to be good for detoxification.  After reading this, I would be more inclined to try a supplement that has all the benefits and none of the taste.
    Cheers,
    David

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    • Hey, David!

      I’m glad this was insightful for you.

      That detox concoction sounds the kind of thing I would be probably enjoying, too. Though I can’t imagine the taste, haha. And with that, yeah, this does sound like the more superior alternative.

      Cheers, and have a Great One, David!
      Matiss

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    • Hey, Telstar!

      Good to know. I probably should add that to the article.
      But then again, comments kind of is the article, too.

      Other than that, I’m pretty sure I mention it in the BCM-95 article.

      Cheers,
      Matiss

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  3. Matiss,

    Great review! I have looked at this one several times, however it falls toward the bottom of my list according to $/mgX. I wanted to ask you a question about the biofactors and I hope you can elaborate on all of them in your upcoming review! I re-read your BCM-95 review and one of your references actually updated that table that I referred to in another one of my posts concerning these biofactors. It said that the BCM-95 factor was updated from 27X to 6.9X. Also, that Smarter review of yours…in looking at their web-site, they state a 250X more potent formula with their tetra-hydro curcuminoids, but the Curcumin C3 per the reference table mentions 20X, but that’s also with Bioperine which it appears that Smarter product does not have, so that one I’m confused about the proper factor. Also, can you confirm these other factors: Meriva-48X, LongVida-100X, CurQfen-15.8X, NovaSol-185X, CurcuWin-136.3X, BCM95-6.9X, Bioperine-20X, Cavacurmin-85X, Theracurmin-15.9X. Also, any others that you know of besides these in any of the products that you are currently reviewing?

    Also, like you mention in several of your reviews, a product could have a huge biofactor, like NovaSol, but a minute amount of actual curcuminoids which would most likely be a less worthy option than another product with a great deal more curcuminoids and a more moderate biofactor.

    There’s another one I found that supposedly is 400X more bioavailable…it was nano-micelles containing Gelucire…it was in another one of your references. Another one that was 400X was BioCurc, however that one appeared to contain polysorbate 20, which I think you mentioned once to avoid all polysorbates! These two were in a study per your reference and I didn’t see any product associated with it them.

    Another product called ProHealth Optimized Curcumin Longvida states on their web-site a 285X more bioavailable, but your reference table states 100X for LongVida, so again on that one there’s a discrepancy between the study and the claim. If it’s really 285X, then that one definitely tops my list, but if it’s 100X, then it actually still sits in the upper 3rd of my list. And this ProHealth isn’t the only one I found with LongVida that claims a 285X more bioavailability factor. Another one is Igennus Health Care Nutrition Optimized Curcumin. It’s got 500 mg of LongVida optimized extract with 23% standardized curcuminoids. If that 285X factor holds, it also at the top of my list.

    All these biofactors! So confusing and I hope you can sort through all of these with your review and I hope you can address the couple I mention here!

    Great work with these reviews and looking forward to your best-of-curcumin supplement review! I will e-mail you my spreadsheet very soon! Take care! Don

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    • Hey, Don!

      There’s a lot to unpack here. I mean, I can’t disagree with these biofactors being incredibly confusing. That’s why I turned away from Turmeric Curcumin supplements for a while. It was just really overwhelming.

      The most important thing and the only thing I’ll leave you with for now is that it all depends on how you look at them, at those biofactors.

      Here’s what I mean (at least the way I make sense of it right now).

      Without going into too much detail, there are different frames of references within the studies. I mean, yes, those supplements typically get compared to a 95% Curcuminoid stuff. However, based on the design of the study it can either show 6.9 fold better absorption of 27 fold better absorption.

      So, when it comes to comparing these formulations through their respective studies the differences between the design and methodology can create quite different results. BCM-95 is a great example of this. The original study says 6.9x but when we recalculate it through the lens of those other studies, it’s 27x. Meriva is something like 29x but when recalculated shows up as 48x. That’s why I like that particular study which you’re probably referencing (maybe even not knowing about it) when listing the improved absorption rates. Because it kind of compares them (as much as possible) through a unified perspective.

      And those 400x and 285x, and whatever else ridiculous number that you see manufacturers bosting around with is basically just playing around with the same variables, study designs, and methodologies, sometimes even comparing it to raw Turmeric. So, they’re kind of not lying or most of the time inventing those numbers out of thin air. It’s just marketing.

      Don’t get overwhelmed, my friend. Cheers,
      Matiss

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