In this Youtheory Turmeric review, we will be looking at all three, namely, the regular version of the supplement, the Extra Strength version of things, as well as the powder alternative.
The goal of this review is to look at the promises and analyze a bit of their marketing. The goal is also to look at every single ingredient within, as well as consider customer reviews as a point of reference. Lastly, we’ll also go into pricing and compare the two with at least a couple of other Turmeric Curcumin supplements.
From A Marketing Perspective, Youtheory’s Very Down To Earth
So, with Youtheory, there are three Turmeric Curcumin supplements on the table. There’s the kind of a regular, baseline Youtheory Turmeric version. And then, there is the more powerful, improved alternative, namely, the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength. And the newest addition to this lineup is the Youtheory Turmeric Powder which is kind of a completely unique thing [R, R, R].
As far as the product pages go, they all use, essentially, the same template. And, naturally, with that, they also share the same marketing tactics across all of the pages. Or should I say, marketing tactic. Because, really, there is just one of those there.
The tactic they employ is the same that we see with supplements like Qunol Turmeric (review) and Vimerson Health Turmeric Curcumin (review). It’s this idea that if we subscribe for monthly shipments of the Youtheories, then it will come with a 15% discount. To that end, the pages definitely aren’t oppressive.
As for the promised benefits, the primary one is a healthy inflammation response. And then, there’s a really general one promising a wide range of gains; whatever that is. Powerful antioxidant properties is also something among those. And then, there are all kinds of them associated with better absorption, amplification and what else not.
As for the free-of claims, the Youtheory Turmerics don’t promise too many. The ones they do claim are Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Soy-Free. To that end, what raises some concerns, at least in my mind, is the fact that there’s no Non-GMO claim which typically just means that a supplement uses GMO ingredients.
I mean, on that note, the Youtheory Curcumin supplements may not sound that great but it’s not like that’s at the forefront of those pages. GMO is simply something they’re silent about. Hence, it won’t raise a concern for most. And to that end, the pages are very fine. But are the supplements?
To Make Things Least Confusing, Looking At Them One At A Time
Since there are three Youtheory Turmeric supplements that we need to discuss, I want to devote a separate section or each and every one of them. Because I think it makes matters less confusing.
Plus, then you can just jump to whichever version of the brand you’re most interested in. All that being said, in the subsections to follow, we will look at the core beneficial ingredients and additives.
Youtheory Turmeric (Review) – Establishing A Solid Baseline For The Brand
What could be referred to kind of the basic Youtheory Turmeric, it feels to be the baseline, flagship supplement of the brand. That said, it does bring its own uniqueness as well given its rather capable Turmeric contents with the addition of Olive leaf extract and the augmentation of Black Pepper extract.
So, per serving (three tablets), it contains 450 milligrams of Turmeric extract (95% Curcuminoids) Curcumin C3 Complex coupled with 300 milligrams of Olive (leaf) extract and 15 milligrams of BioPerine (95% Piperine). All of which may seem like a great combination but that I’m not so sure about.
I mean, generally speaking, all of this looks great. I’m just not so sure about the Turmeric amounts.
The thing with standardized to 95% Curcuminoids is that I would prefer the amount to be at least 1000 milligrams daily. Which is what would give 950 milligrams of raw Curcuminoids. Which would then be a very decent combination with the added BioPerine. Because that’s something known to be effective [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
I mean, yeah, I’m absolutely certain that every bit of this spice will be helpful no matter how little we get. At the same time, would we not want it to be at least decently helpful if we’re picking a supplement up? I think so. Hence, I’d say that the amounts per serving are not ideal whereas bringing us to that level would mean 7 total tablets which doesn’t seem optimal for a Turmeric Curcumin product at all.
Now, about that BioPerine, that’s an absolutely necessary addition to any Curcumin supplement that pursues 95% Curcuminoids which the Youtheory Turmeric does. It’s important because Piperine is a substance that improves absorption of Curcuminoids by 2000%. So, needless to say, it’s kind of a must [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Lastly, that Olive leaf thing seems to be a little on the scarce side yet somewhat okay as far as the amounts. Hence, the benefits I think are very possible (at least a fair share of them). It can help eliminate free radicals, reduce inflammation, lower blood pressure, promote immunity, improve heart health, boost heart health, brain health, and weight loss, and help with a fair share of other things [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
So, I guess it’s decently promising for anti-inflammation overall. Still, not as great as it could be. And the additives, well, sure, they’re not as bad as in supplements like Qunol Liquid Turmeric (review) or PuraThrive Curcumin (review), but they are not as great as they could be either.
The Youtheory Turmeric uses Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Modified Cellulose, and Silicon Dioxide.
So, we’ve got the pair of some of the most misunderstood ones here (Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate).
Do not believe what most of the internet is preaching about them. They’re harmless and absolutely okay to use. Anyone who believes otherwise is just terribly superficial about reading the research [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Other than that, generally speaking, all of the additives can be fine if certain things are true. Like if this was a supplement that was claimed to not have any GMO ingredients. But since it isn’t, I believe Croscarmellose Sodium and Modified Cellulose can be a problem [R, R, R, R, R].
Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength (Review) – Taking Things To The Next Level With C3
Now, the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength doesn’t build entirely, or rather fully, on the flagship Turmeric Curcumin supplement of theirs. It doesn’t add any Olive leaf extract. But it does bring to the table great Turmeric content. To that end, I believe it’s a much better option.
So, per serving (two capsules), this Extra Strength brings 1000 milligrams of Turmeric extract (95% Curcuminoids) Curcumin C3 Complex. This is coupled with 10 milligrams of BioPerine (95% Piperine) for that 20 times improved absorption which we touched upon in the previous section [R, R, R, R, R, R].
Overall, a supplement like this reminds heavily of those like the Me First Living Turmeric Curcumin (review) or the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review). I mean, it’s just this core idea of a decent amount of 95% Curcuminoids augmented by some Piperine. Which, frankly, is never a bad combination.
But to make matters even better, the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength is also third-party tested for purity and potency. And that I believe is a very important thing in this day and age, especially considering that there are suppliers that add lead to their Turmeric to improve the harvest [R, R].
So, all in all, the way I see it, this Extra Strength version of things has every reason to deliver on not only the gains Youtheory promises.
It can also improve brain function, detoxification, heart and liver health, slow down aging, ease depression, heal pain and Arthritis, protect against metal toxicity, combat obesity and diabetes, lower cholesterol levels, as well as help in other marvelous ways [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
What’s more, is that it doesn’t use any of the potentially shady additives that we saw with the basic Youtheory Turmeric. Vegetable Cellulose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate, and Silicon Dioxide mean that all of the additives are basically as harmless as they come [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
To paraphrase, I would certainly be far more inclined in choosing the Extra Strength over the flagship thing.
Youtheory Turmeric Powder (Review) – Using A Patented Curcumin Approach
The Youtheory Turmeric Powder makes things a bit more interesting. It doesn’t do the kind of a standard 95% Curcuminoids plus Piperine approach. Instead, it opts for a rather completely unique one.
So, per serving (one rounded scoop), this thing offers 300 milligrams of Turmeric extract TurmiPure GOLD. In other words, it’s all about a patented Curcumin formulation without the addition of anything else. At least as far as the beneficial ingredients. So, what exactly is it?
TurmiPure GOLD is a fusion of Turmeric, Acacia Gum, Sunflower Oil, and Quillaia extract made from sustainable, certified organic ingredients. It’s a patented, instantly water-dispersible, drinkable Curcumin formulation that has been proven through studies to not only be completely safe, but also to be 24 times more effective than simple 95% Curcuminoids [R, R, R].
Now, before they get you too excited about that, just know there are many different patented Curcumin formulations out there. We’ve got stuff like Longvida and CurcuWIN which are 100 and 136 times more powerful than 95% Curcuminoids, respectively. Hence, the 24-fold improvement isn’t that big of a deal [R, R, R, R, R, R, R]
However, it certainly does outdo the classic 95% Curcuminoids plus Piperine approach. And, by all means, I think it’s a viable option if we’re after the full range of Turmeric benefits. What I’m not so sure about are the additives that they add [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
With the Youtheory Turmeric Powder, we’ve got Organic Cane sugar, Xylitol, Natural Flavors, Monk Fruit powder, Citric Acid, Calcium Ascorbate, and Sea Salt.
Of these, I like the Monk Fruit powder which is a great, actually healthy sweetener. I like Calcium Ascorbate and Sea Salt as these can only be helpful. I have recently grown to be okay with Xylitol since it also offers slight gains. And with Natural Flavors, I don’t think that when it comes to Youtheory, it should be a concern [R, R, R, R, R, R].
But I’m not fond of Organic Cane sugar and Citric Acid.
What many people fall into the trap of is thinking that just because sugar is of Organic sorts that automatically means that it’s healthy.
In truth, nothing could be further from it. Sure, it may involve fewer chemicals, fewer pesticides, and stuff but it can still quite literally make us stupid and cause a plethora of health problems like heart disease and obesity [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
Whereas Citric Acid seems to me to be another potential problem. I mean, the issue with it is that it’s often GMO. Now, did this Turmeric Powder of Youtheory claim to be Non-GMO? No, it didn’t. Hence, it’s likely that this is a GMO ingredient and thus, it can bring havoc and unnecessary side effects upon our health. Plus, there can be other potential concerns [R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R, R].
As Far As Customer Reviews, This Brand Is A Really Well-Received One
I think customer reviews are an absolute must to discuss. Which is especially important given how many people tend to base their purchasing decisions on. The problem with this is that these customer reviews are often written by innocently ignorant people. And then, there’s also the fact that they are rather easily manipulatable (like we’ve seen with supplements like Sanar Collagen Wrinkle Formula).
Thus, this can be an important aspect to look at but it won’t ever be everything. So, what about the three Youtheory Turmeric supplements?
Well, they are quite unlike what we’ve seen with supplements like NatureWise Curcumin (review) or Organixx Turmeric 3D (review). Meaning, neither of the supplements of this review have a review or a testimonial section. Hence, all we have are the Youtheory Turmeric reviews that we can find by all other sellers and retailers.
And so, I did some research. I managed to come across a total of 1,265 pieces of feedback. With these, 644 were the basic Youtheory Turmeric reviews, 620 were the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength reviews, and I found only one Youtheory Turmeric Powder review.
Now, about the success percentages. They were genuinely great apart from, of course, the Powder option for which it’s just too early to tell with a single positive comment.
With the 644 Youtheory Turmeric reviews, there were 35 one-star, 18 two-star, 49 three-star, 82 four-star, and 460 five-star ones. In other words, 591 positives and 53 negatives which leaves us at a success rate of about 91.8%.
Then, there are the 620 Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength reviews which were divided like the following. 22 one-star, 22 two-star, 59 three-star, 188 four-star, and 399 five-star. That’s a total of 576 positives and 44 negatives. Hence, we’re left with a success percentage of about 92.9%.
So, more than a full percent more than with the flagship option. Which, generally speaking, I believe was to be expected. Still, I did not expect the basic version to be as well-received.
I Have To Admit That The Pricing For These Supplements Is Not Great
So, I guess it’s fair to say that some of the supplements within the Youtheory Turmeric brand seem to be more viable than others as far as ingredients. But what about the price? Are they capable rivals to the other options available on the market?
As you can probably already guess, they don’t have one and the same price. The basic Youtheory Turmeric typically costs $29.99, the Extra Strength is $39.99 whereas the Powder option comes typically for $22.39. To do the math, that’s $0.75, $1.33, and $0.75 per serving, respectively.
So, how does that compare, really?
If we compare it to one of my favorites the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review), it isn’t actually looking too good. I mean, terrible would be one way to put accurately put it. I mean, the Nutrigold typically costs $18.38 for a container of 60 servings. That’s 30.6 cents for every 500 milligrams of 95% Curcuminoids and 61.3 cents per every 1000 milligrams.
And not only that. The Nutrigold not only offers a plethora of third-party certifications like Non-GMO by Non-GMO Project Verified or Vegan-certified by Vegan Action, but also it’s properly third-party tested.
So, it’s all of that but essentially half the price that Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength is and even more ridiculous when it comes to the flagship option.
Now, but that Youtheory Turmeric Powder isn’t any bliss either. I mean, put that against something like the Nutricology CurcuWIN (review).
So, the Youtheory Powder offers a 24-fold improvement over just standard 95% Curcuminoids. But there’s like only 300 milligrams of that. With Nutricology, we have 500 milligrams of a formulation known as CurcuWIN which is 136-fold more efficient than 95% Curcuminoids.
The former costs 74.6 cents whereas the latter is 66.5 cents per serving.
Now, let’s do the math in terms of the efficiency difference. Namely, 500 milligrams of Youtheory’s formulation will cost 124.3 cents. But it does improve the efficiency just 24 times whereas at that amount Nutricology improves it 136 times. So, it’s 5.7 times more effective at that amount or 9.4 times more effective than those 300 milligrams in the Youtheory. Yet still, it costs more. And both are upper-echelon as far as quality.
So, in your opinion, is any of the Youtheory Turmeric supplements a bargain?
Overall, I Would No More Than Just Consider These Turmeric Ones
While I have been guilty of praising the Youtheory Turmeric supplements in the past, I don’t feel like making that same mistake this time. I mean, sure. It’s not like these are bad supplements. They’re very capable.
I mean, I like that the flagship Youtheory Turmeric takes kind of an unconventional route with that addition of Olive leaf extract. I like that the Extra Strength version is really mindful about its additives while also being third-party tested and bringing truly viable amounts of 95% Curcuminoids to the table. I like that they try their shot at doing a patented Curcumin formulation with the Turmeric Powder option.
Still, to me, the whole brand does to an extent feel like a medium-rare chicken. I mean, one would be fine with a medium-rare steak but having a chicken cooked that way doesn’t really kind of work.
I mean, this whole notion of not having a Non-GMO claim just doesn’t sit well with me. And then, why is the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength the only option that gets third-party tested? And why would we need those, to an extent, sugar-focused additives with the Turmeric Powder? And then, just in general, what’s up with the price?
Hence, I think that (out of avoid it, consider it, shortlist it, buy it) I would reckon we could categorize the entire brand as one to consider. Whereas when it comes to individual ratings, I think it should be avoid borderline consider for the flagship, shortlist for the Youtheory Turmeric Extra Strength, and avoid borderline consider for the Turmeric Powder.
So, definitely not the greatest options out there. But on that note, if you are interested in something capable and well worth the money, I would pick one of those two. I mean, personally, I would prefer the Nutricology CurcuWIN (review) every time. But the Nutrigold Turmeric Curcumin Gold (review) is definitely a very capable one as well.
Other than that, I hope this Youtheory Turmeric review of the three variations helped you find the information you were looking for. Did you particularly like any of the supplements of this review? Would you go for any one of them? What if you could get like a 70% off deal on them? Let me know below. Also, feel free to leave your own personal review of this below. I’d love to hear from you.