Turmeric (scientific name : Curcuma longa) is a plant of the ginger family native to southwest India. The plant’s rhizomes have been used traditionally in India for dyeing, and as a spice in cuisine and curries. It is also used as a natural coloring in mustard condiments. The main active ingredient is curcumin, which gives the plant its distinctive taste, as well as its health benefits. These benefits are numerous, including joint-pain relief as well as generally improving joint flexibility and range of movement. Curcumin’s antioxidant properties have been known to practitioners of traditional Indian medicine for countless years, but has only entered western common knowledge recently. Clinical studies have indicated that the substance can be used to treat several types of cancer, as well as cardiovascular diseases, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes. However, the main draw of turmeric curcumin supplements are the beneficial effects it has on the joints due to its healthy inflammatory response. Since the favorable effects have been introduced to the mainstream media, numerous manufacturers have released their turmeric curcumin supplements. Healthy Directions is one such manufacturer, with their own proprietary blend of turmeric that they use in their product.
- Wild Rosella Extract (calyce)
- Devil’s Claw Extract (root)
- White Willow Extract (bark)
- Yucca Extract (root)
- Feverfew Extract (flower)
- Celery Extract (seed)
- Papaya Extract (fruit)
- Bromelain (from pineapple)
- Turmeric Extract (rhizome)
- Proprietary Curcumin Blend
- Curcumin C3 Complex (root, rhizomes)
Meriva Phytosome [Turmeric Extract (rhizome), Phosphatidylcholine (from soy)]
Cavamax W8 Gamma-Cyclodextrin Curcumin Complex (rhizome)
CurcuWin Turmeric Extract (rhizome)
Bioperine Black Pepper Extract (Piper nigrum, fruit)
- Magnesium stearate
- Silicon dioxide
The recommended daily dosage for Healthy Directions Turmeric Curcumin Complete is two softgels, if possible, one each morning and each evening. Each softgel contains 1000 mg Broad Spectrum Turmeric-Curcumin Complex and 105 mg Turmacin Turmeric Extract (rhizome), Proprietary Curcumin Blend. Though not obligatory, it is highly suggested to take the pills with a meal or drink. This isn’t because the contents of the softgel is potent enough to cause discomfort in an empty stomach, it’s simply due to the fact that the act of eating and drinking stimulates the digestive system, and this way the active ingredients are absorbed fully.
Take note that the product contains unspecified amounts of soy, therefore if you have a history of allergic reactions to the substance, try to avoid using this product.
A single package of Healthy Directions Turmeric Curcumin Complete contains a total of sixty softgels, which is enough for 30 days. The basic price is $24.99, but the manufacturer is offering numerous buying options to shave a bit off that price, such as auto-delivery and bundles.
Healthy Directions has a policy of a complete refund in the case of customer dissatisfaction if they request it up to 90 days after initial purchase.
Healthy Directions Turmeric Curcumin Complete is a fairly priced product backed by a convincing guarantee, however the lack of customer reviews on the product’s site urge caution. It is always a good idea to do extensive research before choosing a supplement.