Fresh is always best we have known this since the beginning of time. It is always preferred to fresh food as opposed to non fresh food being fruits, vegs and meat. So why would you not want to have fresh turmeric as opposed to pills?
Our plant based health tonics are only used with fresh ingredients. We source all of our ingredients direct from Australian farmers. Our ratio of turmeric in our tonic is 8mg per 100ML which is stronger and more potent than an other product on the market.
When you purchase fresh turmeric, the most valuable part to the turmeric is the "MOTHER". This has the highest potency of curcumin. We ensure when we source our products we purchase the entire rhizome and not the arms off the body. The reason this is SO IMPORTANT is that we can ensure you are getting the highest quality product.
The problem with powdered turmeric or turmeric extract is that it has already gone through a chemical or dehydrating process that creates an inferior quality of turmeric.
See the excerpt below:
Supplement manufacturers often fall into the same reductionist trap as the drug companies. Herbs are assumed to have only one main active ingredient; and so, if you can isolate it and purify it into a pill, the thinking goes, you can boost the effects. Curcumin is described as the active ingredient in turmeric, but is it the active ingredient or just an active ingredient? It’s just one of many different components of the whole food spice.
Only limited studies have compared the potential of turmeric with curcumin, but some suggest turmeric, the whole food, may work even better, and not just against colon cancer cells. This group of researchers at the Anderson Cancer Center in Texas pitted curcumin against seven different types of human cancer cells. And also, turmeric.
Curcumin kicks butt against breast cancer cells, but turmeric, the whole food, kicks even more butt. Curcumin against pancreatic cancer; turmeric against pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukemia, and more colorectal cancer. They found that turmeric was more potent compared to curcumin, suggesting that components other than curcumin can also contribute to anti-cancer activities.
Most clinical studies treating diseases in people have used curcumin supplements, as opposed to turmeric. But none have tried using turmeric components other than curcumin. But see, even curcumin-free turmeric exhibits anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities.
Although curcumin is believed to account for most activities of turmeric, research over the past decade has indicated that curcumin-free turmeric—turmeric with the so-called active ingredient removed—is as effective as, or even more effective than, curcumin-containing turmeric. There are turmerones, for example, in turmeric, but processed out of curcumin supplements, which may exhibit both anticancer activities as well as anti-inflammatory activities. So, I assumed this review would conclude, let’s give people turmeric; but instead, they were like, let’s make all sorts of different turmeric-derived supplements!
By Kate Scholer.