Best Turmeric Curcumin Supplements

The good news is that finding safe and effective turmeric supplements has never been easier. The not-so-good news is the vast array of formulations can make the selection process seem overwhelming. A plethora of turmeric-curcumin variations is available on the market and each one claims properties or benefits that can be difficult to verify. Here’s our current list of best turmeric curcumin supplements in capsule form with our ranking factors noted below.

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Ranking Factors for Best Turmeric Curcumin Supplements

Purity – Seek products that have been certified organic by an acknowledged organization like the USDA.  This guarantees the product has been tested and has passed rigorous standards of chemical-free cultivation and purity in manufacturing.  In Australia seek the NASAA Certified Organic and the Australian Certified Organic labels.

Strength – Although there is some disagreement over the actual benefit of the claim “95% standardized curcuminoids” or “standardized to 95%” we believe it is a feature worthy of inclusion in product comparisons. The best turmeric curcumin supplements will be comprised of whole turmeric plus a portion which is curcuminoid extract standardized to 95%. We strive to determine the breakdown and report it whenever possible.

Bioavailability – Consider supplements formulated for higher bio-availability offering enhanced absorption. Black pepper and BioPerine (an all-natural black pepper fruit extract) are commonly added for this purpose. Without BioPerine or piperine, much of ordinary turmeric, whether in supplement or culinary form, will be excreted by the digestive system before it can be fully absorbed.

Composition – Seek products guaranteeing no GMOs, fillers, binders or preservatives.

Manufacture – Confirm the product is manufactured in the USA, Europe or Australia under certified Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) to provide assurance of quality and purity.

Metal Contamination – The chemical composition of curcumin can be negatively disrupted by bonding with any freely available metallic ions.  Because of this property, curcumin products have occasionally been known to contain traces of metal contamination. Several white label supermarket brands have been recalled by the FDA for this reason.  Although this risk is not particularly high, it is better to be selective and safe than sorry. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid generic store brands.


This is our summary of the best turmeric curcumin supplements on the market which we have personally tried and, many of which, we have been fully reviewed in this blog. The Turmeric Guru is a daily user of as many turmeric curcumin products as possible and will be updating this product summary as well as individual reviews over time. Thank you for referring to our blog, and if you have any comments or suggestions please enter them in the comment box or use our Contact form.