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Turmeric | The Health Benefits & The Best Products to Try

PR sample | Contains affiliate links Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has long been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is also very common ...

Turmeric Health Benefits and the Best Products to Try
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Turmeric (Curcuma longa) has long been used in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. It is also very common in Indian cooking. Its warm, earthy taste and lovely yellow colour add a delectable touch to any dish it is added to.

Turmeric gained popularity worldwide in recent years due to its therapeutic properties. Its health benefits are many ranging from anti-inflammatory effects to helping the digestive system work more effectively and from antioxidant properties to helping boost the immune system. There are a few other benefits as well and studies are on to unlock other potential benefits.

The health benefits of turmeric are due to the active ingredient Curcumin found in it. This is what gives turmeric its bright yellow colour and is responsible for all its health benefits. However, if you want to consume turmeric for health benefits, it doesn't work well if you take it via curry/other food as turmeric (curcumin) is not absorbed well by the body on its own. And that is where turmeric supplements come in to the picture. With these you can get the required amount of turmeric (curcumin) in a more bioavailable form.

Turmeric supplements/products come in a variety of formats ranging from capsules to sprays and from effervescent tablets to teas. Take a look at some of them listed below and you might find one suitable to your liking.

HerbScience Bio-Sorb Turmeric from Stirling Health


HerbScience Bio-Sorb Turmeric provides 500mg of curcumin per capsule and as per the makers has been ‘bio-enhanced’ for optimal absorption.

According to the brand, it features BCM-95 (all the curcuminoids and essential oils naturally present in the turmeric rhizome) and is totally derived from turmeric with no carriers, excipients, additives or bioenhancers. This ensures both product quality and safety.

HerbScience Bio-Sorb Turmeric


These turmeric capsules can help with joint health, inflammation issues, cognitive health, improving mood and cell health.

If you are okay with taking capsules, this one is a very good option as according to HerbScience it is seven times more powerful than standardized 95% turmeric.

Priced at £18.95 for 30 capsules, the capsules are available from www.stirling-health.net

BetterYou Turmeric Oral Spray


For those who find tablets and capsules difficult to swallow, the Turmeric oral spray from BetterYou is a good alternative. According to BetterYou, the spray utilises a 'unique molecular encapsulation process' that ensures essential curcuminoids are effectively absorbed via the soft tissue of the mouth, entering the rich vein system below.

Four sprays of the oral spray contains 26mg of the three active curcuminoids and it need not be taken with food or a drink, so you can take it at whatever time works for you.

BetterYou Turmeric Oral Spray


Made with natural ingredients, natural emulsifiers, flavours and sweetener (xylitol), the spray has a pleasant orange flavour and is suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those following a gluten free diet.

I was a little worried about the spray pump causing a problem, but I haven't faced any issues so far. The only thing you need to be careful about is not getting any of the product on your clothing or body as it stains.

The Turmeric Oral Spray (25ml) is priced at £17.95 and can be ordered online from www.betteryou.com  The 25ml bottle contains 120 sprays and with a daily dosage of four sprays, it will last a month.

Purition Golden Milk Smoothie (Turmeric Smoothie)


Purition is a UK brand that make nourishing and healthier alternatives to meal replacement products and protein shakes. I was introduced to them a few months back (check the May Monthly Food Finds) and loved the products that I had tried out. Made with only real food ingredients in small batches, Purition's product range is low in sugar, high in fibre and protein, certified gluten free and contains healthy fats from seeds and nuts.

Purition's product range features a number of flavours one of them being the Golden Milk Smoothie which includes 800mg of curcumin per 40g serving! Made with natural ingredients like almonds, coconut, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower kernels, whey protein isolate, black pepper extract, psyllium husk, ginger and turmeric extract, the smoothie helps maximise absorption of curcumin.

Purition Golden Milk Smoothie


It is delicious blended with milk and can be used as a part of a daily healthy eating routine. Makes a great filling meal and is a very nice way of consuming turmeric (each serving contains the equivalent of four teaspoons of turmeric).

The Golden Milk Smoothie is available in both a vegan and non-vegan version. A 500g pouch (approximately 12 servings) is available for £24.00  or you can order 6 individual sachets (£12.96) as a part of the Discovery Box.

Buy online from www.purition.co.uk

VitaBoost Turmeric Effervescent Tablets


The effervescent turmeric tablets from VitaBoost contains HydrocurcTM a highly bioavailable form of turmeric. It contains no added sugar, is suitable for vegans and is a refreshing way to up your intake of turmeric.

VitaBoost Turmeric contains three key ingredients: Turmeric with HydrocurcTM (a highly bioavailable form of turmeric that is easier for the human body to absorb), Vitamin C and Black pepper (which maximises the body’s absorption of turmeric).

Vitaboost Turmeric Effervescent Tablets


The tablets can be dissolved in water or juice for a tasty, orange-flavoured turmeric-packed drink.

Priced at £14.99 (for 20 tablets), the Vitaboost Turmeric Effervescent Tablets can be purchased online from www.hollandandbarrett.com

Natur Boutique Turmeric Tea


Natur Boutique are health food specialists who stock a range of herbal teas. They have everything from Passion Flower tea to Ginger tea and from Lemongrass tea to Turmeric tea.

The Turmeric tea contains 100% organic turmeric and is a simple and tasty way to include turmeric in your diet. The tea has a natural & subtly spicy flavour and can be enjoyed any time of day as a healthy, relaxing drink.

Natur Boutique’s Turmeric Tea is available from Ocado and www.naturboutique.co.uk


Natur Boutique Turmeric Tea



Potter's Herbals Activflex 


Potter's Herbals are one of the oldest and longest-standing herbal medicine manufacturers and are known for their holistic natural products. Their product range encompasses nutritional products, joint health products, energy support products and much more.

Potter's Activflex is formulated with Turmeric, Black pepper and Vitamin C to support normal bone and cartilage function and help maintain joint flexibility. While the Curcumin (found in Turmeric) helps support joint health, Vitamin C contributes to normal collagen formation for the normal functioning of bones & cartilages.

Potter's Herbals Activflex


The tablets need to be swallowed whole with water and preferably need to be taken during your main meal time. Priced at £14.99 for 60 tablets, you can order this online from www.herbal-direct.com




Note: Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Please consult a GP prior to taking any supplements, especially if you are pregnant or are breastfeeding.

4 comments

  1. I've not tried turmeric yet but would definitely give it a go

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  2. turmeric is new to me, but I shall try it

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  3. I keep hearing of the benefits of turmeric but haven't tried it yet

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  4. ashleigh allan14 July 2020 at 08:48

    I've not tried it but heard alot recently so going to!

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