Month: September 2016

Turmeric or curcumin? What’s the difference?

Turmeric is the plant that provides curcumin. A typical turmeric rhizome is about 2-5% curcumin, so taking an unstandardized, powdered turmeric root product means that you would need to take hundreds of capsules to get a clinically studied amount of curcumin. Additionally, plain curcumin extracts are poorly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract. That’s why the…