Turmeric is an age old spice that is produced from the boiled and ground roots of the Turmeric plant. It is a well known culinary spice providing an earthy flavour and golden colour to the dishes in which it is used.
Medicinally used for centuries
Turmeric (curcuma longa) has also been used medicinally for centuries, in Ayurvedic medicine it is considered an effective treatment for digestive complaints, inflammation and rheumatic diseases. In Chinese medicine it is used to treat a wide range of health problems as well as for pain relief. Now, Western scientists are catching on and have started to study turmeric extensively as both a healing agent and pain reliever.
The part of the spice that gives it its vivid yellow colour is called curcumin, curcumin is the biologically active ingredient to which the health boosting properties of Turmeric are associated. Curcumin belongs to a group of compounds called curcuminoids. Curcuminoids from turmeric and their derivatives have been scientifically shown to possess a wide range of biological activities including antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, neuroprotective, and cardioprotective effects.
Standardised highly potent curcumin extract for guaranteed quality
It is important to note that curcumin actually makes up only 3% of the weight of turmeric. This means that curcumin supplements are vastly more effective than eating turmeric powder.
Just Vitamins high strength Turmeric tablets uses a high-potency (genuine Indian) organic curcumin extract, which is standardised to provide a high level of curcumin (at 95%) giving a guaranteed minimum of 475mg of curcumin in each and every tablet.
Our curcumin powder is of the highest quality and has undergone rigorous testing for purity to ensure that it contains no synthetic material.
Our tablets are easy to swallow and are also cellulose-coated to help prevent the bright yellow-orange extract from staining your fingers and clothes.
Our Turmeric tablets are fast release which means they are designed to disintegrate in 15 minutes or less. This means that the active ingredients are made available for the body to absorb within 15 minutes of consuming your supplement, giving it more time to work its magic.
Formulated with BioPerine® for optimum absorption
Unfortunately Turmeric has low bioavailability, this means that it is difficult for the body to assimilate the nutrient for its benefits. The problem is that it is rapidly metabolised and excreted from the body once consumed, so the challenge is to slow this process down thereby keeping it in the body where it can do the wondrous things it does. Cue black pepper...
Black pepper contains a constituent called piperine, which acts in the liver and helps to slow the breakdown of curcumin. Confirmed by several studies, the bioavailability of curcumin has been shown to be significantly higher when combined with piperine. In fact, in one particular study in humans, it was observed that a dose of 2g of curcumin with just 20mg of piperine produced an astounding 2000% increase in bioavailability.
Just Vitamins' Turmeric tablets are formulated with BioPerine®, an extract obtained from the black pepper fruit that is cultivated in the damp, nutrient-rich soil regions of southern India. The delicate pepper berries are harvested just prior to ripening and then sun dried to assure optimum maturity and quality. The extract of piperine, called BioPerine® in the patented form, has been clinically tested in the United States. BioPerine® significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.
BioPerine® is a trademark of Sabinsa.