Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids
Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids is an herbal supplement advertised as a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. The manufacturing company Golden Glow claims the formula is able to assist with maintaining the cardiovascular system health, relieving arthritic joint inflammation, pain, swelling and stiffness, while also exerting neuro-protective activity.
Golden Glow has more than 35 years of business experience and prides itself with over 6 million orders shipped worldwide. The company offers a wide range of vitamins, herbal formulas, minerals, dietary supplements, and personal care products.
Curcuminoids are the major active components of Turmeric (Curcuma longa). The product contains Curcuminoids from a patented standardized extract (Curcumin C3 Complex). The formula is recommended to be used with caution by pregnant and lactating women, and in case symptoms persist a healthcare provider should be consulted.
Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids Ingredients
Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids includes the following ingredient: Curcumin 526 mg providing Curcuminoids of Curcuma longa (Curcumin C3 Complex) 500mg.
Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids contains a standardized extract of the Turmeric root. Turmeric is best known as a spice and has been used by the Asian and Indian cuisine for thousands of years. Recent research has revealed its wide spectrum of medicinal applications, which are attributed to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. To name just a few, Turmeric may help with the management (treatment and prevention) of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, colitis, stomach ulcers, high cholesterol, viral infections, heart failure, migraine headaches, Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment symptoms and some forms of cancer. The Curcumin cancer fighting benefits are heavily investigated at the time of this review.
Additionally, it has long been used as a treatment for depression, in the Chinese medicine. Scientific research has so far been conducted on animals, but the results may be extrapolated on humans. It is believed that Turmeric assists with the synthesis of the neurotransmitters Serotonin and Dopamine and hence works to promote a balanced mood and alleviate symptoms of mood disorders such as depression. Further human studies are needed to evaluate and confirm the benefits of Turmeric on depression.
There is no standard daily dose established for the main ingredient, and certain Curcumin side effects have been reported with its use (nausea, diarrhea and skin irritation).
The manufacturer recommends taking one to two capsules twice daily with a meal. Consumer reviews are not numerous; however, consumers report effectiveness of the supplement against swollen knees and other inflammatory conditions, and increased energy and overall well-being.
- The core ingredients has been successfully used for thousands of years by traditional Asian medicine practitioners
- Consumers report increased effectiveness for the product
- The formula uses a standardized extract of Turmeric, which is usually used in clinical trials and considered safe
- Small number of consumer reviews
- The price of the product is rather high (approximately $37 for a month’s supply)
- Turmeric research on humans is rather limited
- There may be some side effects associated to Turmeric use long term
The core Curcumin benefits also advertised for Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids are those of the extract of the Turmeric root. These benefits include a variety of systems, functions and organs, however the ingredient has not been extensively researched for benefits in case of humans. Consumer reviews for the formula mention a few clear benefits; however, they are not numerous, and we cannot draw a general conclusion towards its effectiveness. We may, however, assume that Nature’s Sunshine Turmeric Curcuminoids will reach its goal for some consumers, but still advise you to further research this product and decide with your healthcare professional whether this is the right product for you or not.