What Is Turmeric and Why Is It So Beneficial?

What Is Turmeric and Why Is It So Beneficial?

Turmeric is an herbal spice derived from Curcuma longa, a perennial plant that belongs to a ginger family native to tropical South Asia. It has been used in that region for thousands of years and is what gives many dishes like curry its yellow color.

Scientific research has recently started to uncover what many of these ancient civilizations have known for a long time, that Turmeric contains medicinal elements and compounds which act as powerful antioxidants and are extremely anti-inflammatory.

Are Turmeric Extracts or Turmeric Spice More Beneficial?

The most beneficial properties of turmeric are due to the curcumin compounds, called curcuminoids. Unfortunately, the curcuminoid content in standard turmeric is surprisingly low with an approximate average of 3% by weight.

The low curcuminoid content in traditional turmeric spice makes it quite difficult to leverage the incredible health benefits by just adding it to your foods. This is why turmeric extract supplements have grown in popularity in the last decade, as they have a much higher curcumin content than traditional turmeric spice.

Zen Supplements – Standardized Turmeric Curcumin C3 Complex Extract

Our formulated extract is best-in-class, made using a patented material that is utilized in many clinical studies. The raw material is standardized to 95% curcuminoids, making it the choice used for clinical trials by the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

This formula can help you detoxify and reduce inflammation as well as many other benefits including a healthy gastrointestinal tract, cell growth and maturation, wound healing and recovery of overexertion.

Features and Benefits:

  • Delivers 500mg turmeric per capsule
  • Sourced from raw material containing 95% curcuminoids
  • Provides Sabinsa’s Curcumin C3 Complex, which includes the three main curcuminoids
  • Curcumin C3 Complex is also the only turmeric chosen by the National Cancer Institute (CSI) for clinical studies

Web MD full comprehensive report on Turmeric


Sabinsa clinical trials information


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