What is Puritan’s Pride Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine?
Turmeric is a common spice used in cooking, particularly Indian and middle eastern cuisine. It is one of the main ingredients in any curry powder you might come across. Curcumin is a constituent component of turmeric. Bioperine is a trademarked extract of black pepper, again something natural that you’ll find in your own kitchen.
So why would you want to take this supplement? Well, both of these active ingredients are thought to bolster the immune system. Our team reviewed research in this field, and positive effects on immune health, as well as a reduction in the symptoms of various types of arthritis, have been found by researchers.
Further to this, turmeric, or more accurately, the curcumin contained within it is a widely acknowledged antioxidant, which offers a buffer against cancer-causing free radicals in the body. Other studies have also found positive effects using Bioperine in patients suffering from gout. Further Bioperine research has looked into antidepressant properties, but this hypothesis is awaiting further study at the time of writing.
This natural supplement contains turmeric, turmeric extract, and Bioperine black pepper extract. Gelatin and vegetable stearic acid were also listed as ‘other ingredients’ – we suspect, but are unable to confirm, that these two additional ingredients might simply form the capsule housing, rather than the supplement itself.
The guidelines for adults recommend one capsule to be taken twice a day, with food; so two capsules per day. The manufacturer also noted that capsules may be broken apart, and then the contents can be added to hot water to make a tea.
What is the Cost?
Our team found that three 60-capsule bottles retail for $28.99, or six 60-capsule bottles sell for $57.98. Three 60-capsule bottles would equal a 90-day supply, as long as the dosage recommendations (2 capsules per day) are followed. You can buy this product online from the manufacturer.
Puritan’s Pride does offer a price match guarantee, but only on directly comparable products from certain other manufacturers and retailers, including Amazon, CVS and Walgreens. There is also mention of a 100% satisfaction or your money back type guarantee, but no further details were provided.
Our Final Review of Puritan’s Pride Turmeric Curcumin with Bioperine
- We were happy with the natural origins of this supplement, and a further mention of non-GMO status was welcome.
- The price of the product is reasonable, and the 90 day supply (minimum, assuming you purchase the three bottle package) means that the end consumer does not have to keep visiting the store to replenish their supply on a very regular basis.
- We were unhappy with the amount of detail the manufacturer gave in regards to their 100% satisfaction guarantee policy. There was no mention of the condition the product has to be returned in, and no shipping information.
- The presence of gelatin makes it unsuitable for vegans and vegetarians.
- Bioperine can increase the absorption of some medications, and turmeric can have negative effects on people suffering from gallstones. We advise you to seek medical advice before taking this supplement.