Our first priority is to further improve our turmeric supplement. We believe it’s the best one on the market, but we’re humble enough to admit it can be improved.
Currently, our turmeric supplement contains bioperine as a bioavailability enhancer. From our research, we’ve found that curcumin being fat soluble, is better absorbed into your body when taken with fat. This is why we advise taking turmeric supplements with or just after a meal. In the near future, we’ll be looking into how we can incorporate a stable fat, like coconut oil, into our turmeric capsules.
We’ve also discovered that quercetin, a plant flavonoid found in red wine, red grapes, onions and spinach, can boost curcumin bioavailability by inhibiting the enzyme that deactivates curcumin. Quercetin supplements are very helpful by themselves, offering similar benefits to turmeric, including reducing inflammation, fighting allergies, reducing oxidative stress, and fighting cancer. We’re confident that adding quercetin to our turmeric formula will impart greater benefits than taking turmeric or quercetin alone.
There’s also ginger, which has traditionally been used with turmeric in the ancient healing art of Ayurveda. In a patent work by Khajuria et al., gingerol, the main active component in ginger, was found to increase the bioavailability of curcumin more-so than piperine, and a combination of gingerol and piperine was found to work almost twice as well as either ingredient alone. In a 2011 study in the Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, the author concluded: “The combined effect (of curcumin and ginger) might be due to enhancement of curcumin uptake by ginger through attaching curcumin to its lipophilic oily portion, thus increasing its bioavailability.” So ginger powder or gingerol is definitely something we’d like to add to our turmeric supplement in the future.
What’s interesting, is all of the above turmeric enhancers, as well as turmeric, are present in a traditional Indian curry: black pepper, fat, quercetin in onions, and ginger. As I’ve seen several times before, modern science is only confirming what age-old ancient traditions somehow knew all along. People have been staving off cancer and inflammation in India for centuries using turmeric in curries and in the ancient practice of Ayurvedic medicine, long before modern science knew what turmeric was.
To benefit from turmeric, we at Hewis & Selby Supplements suggest incorporating turmeric into your diet, and an excellent way to do this is to learn how to cook a good Indian curry. For convenience and an added boost, we recommend taking a good turmeric supplement. In the future, we’d like to study how other common curry ingredients might help further boost the effects of turmeric—the likes of garlic, chilies, coriander, and cumin. In the end, the best turmeric supplement could very well be a mix of all the whole-food ingredients in a traditional Indian curry in powdered form, tightly wrapped up in a capsule that’s easy and convenient to take.
But before the turmeric supplement of the future is here tomorrow, it’s important to be pain-free and full of life today. And the best turmeric supplement you can get your hands on today is right here:
A good few years back, I wanted to lose weight. I read up on supplements and learned of a whole different bunch of supplements that could help me lose weight. I started taking 4 to 5 different supplements, maybe 6. I forget what they were, but I’m sure a garlic supplement, green tea extract, and a multivitamin were in the mix.
After a few days of taking these supplements, I started to get these mild stomach pains. A few weeks in, and the stomach pains were getting more intense. I also noticed I wasn’t losing any weight, and despite taking these “healthy” supplements, my body wasn’t showing any signs of being more healthy. Instead, my body was showing signs of malnutrition—dry brittle hair, ridged nails, lack of energy, and dry skin.
I remember picking up one of my supplement bottles and reading the long list of ingredients besides the main supplement. There was magnesium stearate, which forms a biofilm in your gut and prevents the absorption of nutrients from your food (could this be why I had signs of malnutrition?). There was titanium dioxide, which has been shown to cause kidney damage in mice and small intestinal inflammation (possibly one cause of my stomach pains?). There was partially hydrogenated soybean oil, which encourages heart problems, strokes, nervous system problems, blocks the absorption of essential fatty acids, and upsets blood sugar regulation.
When I learned of these toxic fillers and additives in my supplements, I immediately threw them all in the bin. My stomach pain disappeared in a single day, and my signs of malnutrition were gone within a week.
This experience taught me three important lessons:
1. Avoid supplements that contain toxic fillers, binders, and other artificial additives.
2. Avoid taking too many different isolated supplements, each with a single or few targeted health benefit(s). Isolated supplements are more likely to have side-effects and be dangerous in high doses. Multiple isolated supplements may also have dangerous unknown interactions. Instead, stick to one or very few whole-food supplements, each with a wide range of health benefits.
3. Avoid artificially formulated supplements like multivitamins, stick to natural whole-food supplements only.
Later in life, I learned that turmeric was one of those few supplements that imparts a wide range of different health benefits. Since turmeric was put together by mother nature, you don’t have to worry about the way the 300+ known components of turmeric interact with one another.
But then, when I went on the search for a good turmeric supplement, I found that most turmeric supplements on the market contain toxic additives like magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. It was also difficult to find a turmeric supplement that had a good bioavailability enhancer like bioperine, and had a good mix of whole turmeric and curcumin.
That’s when I decided to approach a manufacturer and create my own turmeric supplement. This turmeric supplement would have all of the following properties, that would make it the best turmeric supplement on the market:
- Is 100% natural and contains ZERO artificial ingredients.
- Contains a good dose of bioperine to improve the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000%
- Has a good ratio of whole turmeric powder vs. isolated curcumin.
Our turmeric supplement contains what we consider to be just the right mix of the above components–1200mg of turmeric root extract, 100mg of turmeric standardized to 95% curcuminoids, and a generous 5mg of Bioperine.
Additional ingredients used in the manufacturing process of our turmeric supplement include trace amounts of rice flour and silicon dioxide. Both are 100% natural and not known to cause any harmful effects.
As an advocate of grain-free dieting, you’d think I would take issue with the rice flour, but the trace amounts used here are so small, they are negligible. Also, silicon dioxide may sound like something dangerous, but it’s a perfectly natural substance that’s found naturally in water, plants, animals, and within the Earth. It’s even found naturally in the tissues of your body. Leafy green vegetables, beets, bell peppers, brown rice and oats, and alfalfa, all contain silicon dioxide, so if you’re eating healthy, silicon dioxide is already a part of your everyday diet.
As well as having a good mix of the right ingredients, our turmeric supplement is also very affordable, is gluten free, and safe for vegetarians and vegans, making it accessible to everyone.
So, if you’ve tried other brands of turmeric before and not had any tangible results, or if you’ve never tried turmeric before and would like to see how this wonder supplement can make a difference in your life, whether you’re suffering from arthritis, back pain, skin problems, or you just want to optimize your health, then click the link below and pick up a bottle of our unique turmeric supplement today:
Some turmeric supplements are clearly better than others.
Firstly, you want to avoid supplements that contain toxic artificial additives, the likes of magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose. Magnesium stearate for example, forms a biofilm in your gut, preventing the proper absorption of vitamins and minerals from your food.
It’s also important for your turmeric supplement to contain a bioavailability enhancer like bioperine (from black pepper). Studies have shown that bioperine can increase the absorption of curcumin by 2,000%!
In my opinion, a good turmeric supplement contains both whole turmeric (in the form of turmeric root extract), and curcumin (turmeric standardized to 95% curcuminoids). This means you benefit from the best of both worlds:
- You get to benefit from a big dose of concentrated curcumin, which has the most evidence-based literature supporting its health benefits, more so than any other component of turmeric.
- You get to benefit from the 300+ non-curcumin components of turmeric, which both augment curcumin’s benefits and impart their own health benefits on your body.
We at Hewis & Selby Supplements have spent many months formulating the best turmeric supplement, one that will be quickly and easily absorbed through your gut, and make its way efficiently to your cells where the turmeric and curcumin can start to work its magic–at rejuvenating your cells, curing disease, and turning back the clock on your body.