Q: What is in a capsule?
Each 750mg capsule contains: 680mg of Organic Turmeric, 50mg of Ginger and 5mg of Black Pepper
Q: What is the recommended daily dose?
Take 2 tablets twice daily with food. The recommended daily dosage is equivalent to 1 teaspoon.
Q: How do I know if the product is legitimately certified organic?
Here is our ingredient certification (click this link).
Q: 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 somehow enter in 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 crop is weed free but without pesticides. Similarly the manure 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 expensive then the non-organic ones.
Q: Have there be clinical studies done on turmeric?
On the website http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed (National Centre for Biotechnolgy Information) PubMed.gov there are over 3472 extracts from over 3000 clinical trials and over 8500 extracts on Curcumin.
Q: How long will it take for me to get my order?
Australian Shipping: We offer FREE standard shipping for all Australian orders.
Our standard shipping option is with Australia Post and advise for 3-7 business days for delivery. We offer express shipping for a discounted rate of AUD$4.95 which is guaranteed 1-2 business days for delivery and this service is also through Australia Post. You will be provided with a tracking number when your order has been processed and is ready for dispatch. You can check the status of your package via the Australia Post website; https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/track.html#/track .
International Shipping: We send all orders through Australia Post (Pack and Track). International shipping is a flat rate of AUD$20.00 however if you purchase three or more items, we offer a discounted rate of AUD$7.95. International delivery times can vary, we generally advise for 7-15 business days depending on the national postal service and customs procedure of the destined country. You will be provided with a tracking number when your order has been processed and is ready for dispatch. You can check the status of your package via the Australia Post website; https://auspost.com.au/parcels-mail/track.html#/track .
Please note: We have no control over packages delivery once they leaves our warehouse, however, we endeavour to dispatch same day or following business day to insure a fast delivery.
Q: What is the Nutritional Information:
Q: 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 highest percentage of curcumin. Your primary concern should be buying a good quality organic powder (non-adulterated one, with required certifications etc.).
Q: Should I take Turmeric or Curcumin?
Turmeric is whole food (root) and is grown for us to use as Mother Nature intended. Turmeric has an active ingredient called curcumin and the standard percentage of curcumin found in turmeric is between 2.5 – 5%.
The 95% Curcumin that people refer to is curcumin extracted from the turmeric rhizome. It is then standardised. (Concentrated, manufactured and processed to a range of 80-95% curcumin. You cannot get an organic curcumin standardised in the range of 80-95% simply because it does not naturally exist.
There are arguments for and against the natural food form vs an extracted active ingredient that is then processed for the commercial market. It is a bit like asking which is better for you; eating the whole orange or taking a vitamin C tablet. A whole orange will give you many benefits that a single vitamin c tablet may not. Oranges have wealth of nutrients. Vitamin C 93%, Fibre 13%, Folate 10%, Vitamin B1 9%, Pathothenic Acid 7%, Copper 7%, Potassium 7%, Calcium 5%. So by only taking an extract may not be getting the full benefits mother nature intended by eating the whole food.
Turmeric is one of the readily available herbs that contain a notable phyto-nutrients profile. (Plant foods contain thousands of natural chemicals). At 1,59,277 µmol TE/100 g, its total-ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) value or anti-oxidant strength is one of the highest among known herb and spice species. 100g of turmeric provides 53% of your daily dietary fibre, 138 % of vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), 32% of niacin, 43 % of vitamin C, 21 % of vitamin E, 54 % of potassium, 517 % of iron, 340 %of manganese and 40 % of zinc, but 0% cholesterol.
Further to that, there are 20 molecules in turmeric with antibiotic properties, 14 have anti-cancer, 12 are said to have anti-tumour, 12 anti-inflammatory and 10 of them are antioxidants. Impressive isn’t it?
Apart from bioactive molecules, the rhizome contains (approx) – 70% carbohydrates, 7% protein, 4% minerals, at least 4% essential oils, vitamins and about 1% resin.
So the question is – If you extract the curcumin from turmeric, what else are you leaving behind and what is the real combined effect on the body of these properties? Are they all meant to work in unison or independently? Are the vitamins and minerals in turmeric a formulation for certain diseases, aches and pains, or are they there by coincidence and it is only really the active ingredient that is the lone ranger?
The 95% Curcumin that people refer to is an extract of the natural curcumin from the turmeric. Once the curcumin is extracted is then standardised – concentrated, manufactured and processed to a range of 80-95% curcumin. You cannot get an organic curcumin standardised in the range of 80-95% simply because it does not naturally exist.
Curcumin has anti-inflammatory, immunomodulatory, antimicrobial, chemosensitising and antioxidant properties. It interferes at genetic and cellular level to cause cell death and prevent cancer cells from proliferating (to grow by rapid production of new parts, cells, buds, or offspring).
What is the whole issue about turmeric bioavailability?
In pharmacology, bioavailability (BA) is a subcategory of absorption and is the fraction of an administered dose of unchanged drug that reaches the systemic circulation, one of the principal pharmacokinetic properties of drugs. By definition, when a medication is administered intravenously, its bioavailability is 100%.
Natural turmeric powder has low bioavailability- most of the turmeric ingested is not absorbed by the intestines, therefore it is necessary to increase the bioavailability.
So to increase its bioavailability, researchers suggest a combination of turmeric and black pepper. Piperine, active ingredient of black pepper increases turmeric’s bioavailability by 2000%. The full study is here http://turmericaustralia.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/Influence-of-Piperine-on-the-Pharmacokinetics-of-Curcumin-in-Animal-and-Human-Volunteers.pdf
So the question remains; which one is right for me? This will be matter of personal choice in the end, however as general guide; for day to day wellbeing, mild inflammation, joint swelling, and arthritic related complaints and for animals then our customers prefer our organic turmeric capsules or powder. When it comes to pain management for inflammation of joints, tumours and other chronic inflammatory diseases then the curcumin extract is generally the preferred choice.
Note: Curcumin extract is not suitable for pets. Only use turmeric powder.
Note: This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results may vary from individual to individual.
Q: What is the difference between Bioperine® and BCM-95® ?
Bioperine® is a black pepper extract clinically shown to enhance the bioavailability of a variety of nutritional compounds, curcumin being one of them. BCM-95® is a unique blend of turmeric extracts and essential oils, also clinically shown to enhance absorption, but not to the same extent. It does not contain any scientifically studied Bioperine®. Studies showed that Bioperine® increased the bioavailability of curcumin by 2,000%.
The curcumin is extract is standardised to contain 95%. Curcumin extract is standardised in Australia so it should not vary from product to product. The only variation of curcumin is in Turmeric, the whole food itself.
Nature’s Help also produces a curcumin 6000 tablet. Each of our tablet contains Turmeric 333mg, Curcumin 416mg of which is from C3 Complex, Ginger 13.6mg, BioPerine2mg (Equiv to 41mg Black Pepper) Based on studies of BioPerine and C3 Complex our tablets have an increased bio-availability of 6406.40%. Go to www.curcumin6000.com for more info.
However if you can get a BCM95 product with BioPerine, then great, but it would be just as effective to take a curcumin and bio perine tablet with some coconut oil.