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Curcumin vs Turmeric

The Difference Between Curcumin and Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)

Curcumin vs. Turmeric

It is important to clarify the difference between Curcumin and turmeric, as this is a significant source of confusion for many people.

Turmeric is the cooking spice, while Curcumin is the active anti inflammatory compound that is carefully extracted from turmeric. Turmeric only contains 3-5% Curcumin, or to put it another way, only 3-5% of turmeric contains the anti inflammatory compound that you need.

To put this in perspective, 100 grams of turmeric will only yield 3-5 grams of Curcumin. Many products contain a blend of Curcumin and turmeric (often seen on labels as Curcuma Longa), but this is essentially a diluted product.

For example, look at this case study label for 500mg “Curcumin”:

Curcuminoids300 mg
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric)200 mg

This capsule only contains 306 mg of Curcumin, with 300 mg coming from the curcuminoids (as labeled) and 6 mg coming from the 200 mg of Curcuma Longa, the botanical name for turmeric (3 mg per 100 mg).

Our Commitment to You:

Ageless Cures supplements never contain Curcuma Longa (turmeric); we will only ever use the purest Curcumin that is extracted from the turmeric. Perhaps more importantly, what sets Ageless Cures supplements apart is what you don’t seeOur caplets do not contain any turmeric fillers, sugars, artificial colors or flavors, dyes, dairy, assorted rice or any other fillers or unnecessary compounds.