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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where is your Turmeric grown?
The farm we used to harvest the turmeric is family owned organic Turmeric plantation in Karnataka in South India which is over 2000 miles from Bangladesh.
Why don’t you buy Australian grown turmeric? The main reason for this is that there are no organic Turmeric farms here in Australia that can produce the quantities of powdered organic Turmeric in the amounts we require, in the frequency in which we require it. We have now been getting our turmeric from the farm in Karnataka, India since 2013 and we have been supporting the family farm and the village ever since. After 7 years of this relationship are now very loyal to this community and will continue to support them for as long as we are able. The organic turmeric they grow for us meets all Australian standards and is certified organic by the ACO. Each harvest has a certificate of analysis, a heavy metal test report and a microbiology report. Our Turmeric is tested just the same as all food products to ensure it meets the quality and Australian standards for food manufacturing. Our products are manufactured in Certified Good Manufacturing Process (cGMP) facilities here on the Gold Coast. Click here for the full story and our list of certifications.
The Karnataka region where our farm is was one of the first regions in India to be part of the updated state government launched Organic Farming Policy 2017, but has been in place since 2004. This policy aims to bring organic farming into the mainstream and transform agriculture in Karnataka into a sustainable remunerative occupation enabling production of nutritious food by promoting eco-friendly organic farming and marketing systems. The policy strategies included organic farming in mainstream agriculture, focus on region and season specific crops to increase farm output and income, added as beneficiaries under various strategies, adoption of group centric approach in production, handling and marketing of organic produce, diversified farming for maximising production, productivity and farm income and promotion of Neutra Cereals. The policy also focus on conservation and management of soil and water and agri-ecosystem, improve supply chain and infrastructure for post-harvest, simplification and authentication, enforce quality control, branding, labelling and packaging of organic produce.
Difference between Turmeric and Curcumin?
The main difference between the Organic Turmeric with Black Pepper and Ginger and the Curcumin Plus is that Turmeric is the whole-food and Curcumin is a single extract found within the Turmeric root.
What percentage of Curcumin is in a capsule?
Are your products safe for animals?
Our Organic Turmeric capsules and Organic Turmeric Powder are completely safe for humans and animals alike.
Will your products interact with my prescription medication?
Turmeric can have anti co-agulant properties, so if you are taking any blood thinning medication you will need to consult to your GP or health care professional first. However it should be noted that anyone taking any prescription medication should consult their GP or care care professional first before commencing. This includes the use for vitamins, minerals and natural supplements.
Are your products vegan-friendly? Contain soy, gluten, nuts, or lactose?
Our products do not contain soy, gluten, or lactose, however, our products are manufactured in a facility that does process these ingredients. Our Chai and Smoothie blends do contain nutmeg.
What is the daily dose of your products?
Organic Turmeric Capsules: Four capsules per day with food, you can have these all at once or two twice daily.
Curcumin Plus: Two tablets per day with food.
Liquid Probiotics: 15ml per day or up to 45ml per day.
Essential Magnesium: ½ – 1 scoop per day (scoop equivalent to 10g).
What are your capsules made of?
Plantcaps™ capsules provide a premium balance of performance and purity for the most discerning healthy lifestyle consumers. They are made of pullulan produced from tapioca through a natural fermentation process, which makes them ideal for vegetarian-minded consumers who are passionate about living a pure, organic-minded lifestyle. The have Kosher and Halal certifications and Vegetarian Society approval and are suitable for the Asian regulatory environment, especially for use in Japan. Plus, they have the best oxygen barrier of all capsule.
What is the difference between Organic and Non-Organic?
Turmeric which is grown not using any artificial pesticides, manure etc. Organic farming of turmeric will rely on natural manures such as compost etc. and biological pest control methods such as Neem oil, rather than spraying harmful pesticides which enter our body causing various health issues. Organic farming relies on methods such as crop rotation, salinity control of soil, predatory beneficial insects, turning soil after crops etc., to make sure crops are weed free but without pesticides. Similarly, the manure used on organic farms is also natural. An organic farm will use green manure or compost to make the crop healthy. As you can see the above tasks are not as easy to carry out in today’s world of easily accessible chemical pesticides and manures. Thus, organic products are generally more expensive than non-organic ones.
Have there be clinical studies done on turmeric?
On the website https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed (National Centre for Biotechnology Information) PubMed.gov there are over 3472 extracts from over 3000 clinical trials and over 8500 extracts on Curcumin.
I don’t want to order online, do you have other options?
We are more than happy to manually process an order for you over the phone. We accept VISA or MASTERCARD, cheque or bank transfer.
How long will it take for me to get my order?
Standard shipping has an expected delivery time of 3-7 business days depending on your location.
Express shipping has an expected delivery time of 1-3 business days depending on your location.
International shipping has an expected delivery time of 7-15 business days depending on your location.
Please note: We have no control over packages delivery once they leave our warehouse, however, we endeavour to dispatch same day or following business day to ensure a fast delivery.
You can check the status of your package via the Australia Post website; https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/track.html#/track .
See full shipping policy HERE
How much of the active ingredient Curcumin is in Turmeric?
The percentage of curcumin varies based on the species. For example, curcumin percentage in curcuma aromatica (used in toiletry products) is much smaller than curcuma longa (which we commonly call as turmeric). However typically 2.5 to 5% depending on the crop, the area, and the processing. Don’t waste hours on google trying to find turmeric with the highest percentage of curcumin. Your concern should be buying a good quality organic powder (non-adulterated one, with required certifications etc.).