Time and time again we see that food in its natural form is often best. This is still the case for turmeric, there’s lots of natural constituents in turmeric that not only have their own health benefits, but also help with overall bioavailability. However in some cases, it’s worth dosing the main active ingredient (curcumin) a little higher for more potent effects. For example, people with severe inflammation may want a higher dose of curcumin.
The problem is, if you consume too much curcumin the body metabolises it (breaks it down) and this means it is unable to enter the bloodstream and be beneficial to the body. Therefore we have done two things to prevent this from happening, and to allow the body to absorb as much curcumin as possible. First we have kept organic turmeric as the prime ingredient (395mg) as we still want all the natural goodies and constituents of turmeric! We have added an effective, but not over the top, dose of 95% curcumin (100mg). Enough to increase potency of the product without going overboard. Secondly we have added BioPerine® (5mg) which is an extract of black pepper. In studies this has shown to help prevent metabolism of curcumin and therefore increase curcumin bioavailability. It’s worth noting that BioPerine is only worth adding to supplements that have a dedicated dose of curcumin (like this one). With a plain turmeric product, the body will easily absorb the 3-5% of curcumin that’s in that product. This is the reason it’s not in our classic Organic Turmeric product, it’s simply not needed!
Geco specialises in organic herbs and spices. We try to stick to our moto “more like a food and less like a supplement” when designing our products. Please take the time to visit our website www.gecosupplements.com for more information about us and our products.
During the encapsulating process extremely small amounts of magnesium stearate and silica are used to avoid the product clumping in the machines. This is typical for encapsulated supplements, and you can read more about these 2 compounds here.
Take 1 capsule per day with water.
Consult a doctor before use if you have had gallbladder problems or if you are pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use if you experience gastrointestinal discomfort or any adverse reactions. This product should not be used as a substitute for a balanced and varied diet. Do not use if seal is broken. Keep out of reach of children. Store in a cool, dry place.