In this review of Botanic Choice Turmeric, we look into the use of its main ingredient, Turmeric Powder. This powder is known to be rich in curcuminoids which may have powerful detoxifying properties which enhance the overall function and health of various organs and systems in the body such as the liver, gallbladder, cholesterol levels, joints, digestive system, and heart. This product also claims to reduce the stiffness of the joints as it may be an anti-inflammatory agent.
Turmeric Powder (rhizome) 500 mg
Turmeric Powder is also known as a spice and is called curcumin, sourced from the Curcuma Longa Root. It may increase bile production, which in turn, may enhance the metabolism of fat, therefore it may possess the ability to support the gallbladder and digestive system while maintaining healthy cholesterol levels. Healthy cholesterol levels impact the wellbeing of the heart, while the antioxidant properties that the curcuminoids carry work to protect the liver, and the anti-inflammatory properties reduce the swelling of the joints, (commonly experienced in arthritis) enabling flexible movement. We are concerned about the overall functionality of this supplement as Bioperine is commonly added to aid the absorption of the curcumin.
- Rice flour
- Silicon dioxide
- Magnesium stearate
We are certainly concerned that each one of the ingredients listed has no nutritional content and do not assist with the absorption of the active main ingredient, but instead might alter the desired outcome. The capsule itself is made of Gelatin, and therefore rules Botanic Choice Turmeric out as an option for vegetarians and vegans. Rice flour is a filler, Silicon dioxide is an additive and Magnesium stearate is used to lubricate the machinery where the product is manufactured to stop the capsule from sticking to the machinery. This substance poses a threat for contamination unless tested by a third party for purity.
Take 1 capsule 3 times a day or as directed by a doctor. No mention was found about taking the capsules with meals or not. Avoid this product f you are pregnant, nursing or are on any medication. The dosage may be too high as the recommended serving size of Turmeric Curcumin is only 1000 mg per day. If we follow this dosage we would be taking an excess of 500 mg which could be harmful.
A container of 90 capsules are available for online purchase at $6.11. The manufacturer’s website states that discounts are offered for purchases $50 or more.
After careful research, we did not manage to come across any product guarantee online. It is disappointing that this product does not offer security for customers, and it also shows that the manufacturer itself does not trust in its own product.
Botanic Choice Turmeric Review – Conclusion
After reviewing Botanic Choice Turmeric, we find the product to be affordable at $6.1, especially for a bottle containing 90 capsules. We also like that further discounts ( such as free shipping ) were offered on the website as well. Unfortunately, we find that we are prohibited to recommend this product as there are there too many downsides. The primary one being the lack of Bioperine, and others being a potentially risky high dosage directions, lack of guarantee as well as the use of fillers, additives, and a gelatin capsule which is not Eco-friendly.