One of the first aspects of selecting effective products is understanding the difference between turmeric and curcumin. Turmeric is a wonderful food and natural coloring agent. In fact, that brilliant yellow color of American mustard at baseball parks throughout the land is not from the mustard plant. The color is from the turmeric.

The pigment that gives turmeric its color is called curcumin. Very often, the pigments that give plants their color are quite healthy. For example, carrots are orange because of beta carotene, and tomatoes are red because of lycopene.

Unfortunately, there is very little curcumin in turmeric, only about 2 to 5%. That is why early researchers extracted curcumin from turmeric to intensify its health benefits.

A big challenge for both turmeric and curcumin is that they do not absorb very well. In fact, early researchers used 20 to 24 capsules a day of curcumin to get even minimal amounts into the bloodstream.

The next generation of curcumin supplements are called enhanced absorption curcumin. Companies have used extracts of black pepper, synthetic solvents, soy lecithin, and nanotechnology to boost absorption, but each of these systems has drawbacks.

Enter CuraMed from Terry Naturally, with BCM-95 Curcumin, the most clinically studied, enhanced absorption curcumin in the world. Instead of 20 capsules a day of plain curcumin, you need only 2 capsules a day of CuraMed. It is so concentrated that you would have to take between 200 and 500 capsules of turmeric of the same mg strength to get the amount of curcumin delivered to the bloodstream as one single CuraMed Capsule.

The best thing about CuraMed is that the delivery system is entirely derived from turmeric—no synthetic chemicals or solvents used. The patented BCM-95 system incorporates curcumin with turmeric essential oil containing ar-turmerone for enhanced absorption, better blood retention times, and improved benefits. Ar-turmerone not only boosts curcumin’s absorption, it works synergistically with curcumin after absorption to make it stronger.

Therefore you get two powerful extracts—both the curcumin and the ar-turmerone—instead of just one. There is no other curcumin that has this patented system, and no other curcumin that can match the volume of studies proving it is safe and highly effective.

Find Terry Naturally’s CuraMed supplements in the Wellness Department of your local Earth Fare!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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