In this review, we take a look at a relatively new product, Qunol Liquid Turmeric – Extra Strength Turmeric Curcumin Complex. This is a new formulation that is hitting the market with fanfare. But is it all just hype, or is there really something to it? Read on to learn what our tests concluded.
- Patented formula delivers 1000 milligrams curcumin with 95% curcuminoids per dose
- Other active ingredients (200 mg total) Bioperine, glycerine, acacia gum, xantham gum, guar gum
- Other ingredients – xylitol, natural flavor, citric acid, potassium sorbate, Luo Han Guo extract
- Large bottle 600ml 20.3 fl oz providing 40 1-tablespoon servings
- Money-back guarantee
Advantages – Qunol Liquid Turmeric
Turmeric has a tendency to form tiny molecular clumps in the digestive system such that absorption through the intestinal cell walls is limited. Researchers came up with a way to break up these clumps and improve absorption by adding a carbohydrate molecule called gamma cyclodextrin. This doughnut-shaped molecule surrounds the turmeric molecules and keeps them separated. The turmeric can then disperse in water and be more readily absorbed through the intestinal walls.
A human clinical trial showed that the Qunol’s bioenhanced turmeric curcumin complex increased bioavailability by a factor of 40. The following image from Qunol’s own website, so it is clearly biased and quite possibly incorrect. We show it only to illustrate the magnitude of the company’s claim. We have no way of knowing if this is true other than the results of the study linked above, which does appear to validate the claim.
Disadvantages – Qunol Liquid Turmeric
There are two disadvantages to Qunol Liquid Turmeric
- The product does not claim to be extracted from organic turmeric, so we believe that it is not wholly organic.
- The large bottle is heavy and unwieldy, meaning it’s a stay-at-home product only.
Summary – Qunol Liquid Turmeric
Despite the fact that Quonol Liquid Turmeric is not organic, we believe its formulation is so unique, with 40x greater bioavailability, that it merits serious consideration. The Turmeric Guru has been taking this product daily for an extended period and we are impressed with the results as well as the taste. It tastes great – a slightly sweet, slightly orangy-gingery-peppery flavor that will make you want to take more than the recommended dose.
If you travel a lot, then this large bottle probably won’t work for you. In which case we recommend that you refer to our top liquid turmeric products page and the many other concentrated liquid turmeric products we have reviewed in our Reviews page.
Lastly, even if you take a turmeric curcumin supplement, we recommend that you incorporate turmeric powder into your cooking routine as well. You could start with a high-quality turmeric powder for cooking and experiment with beverages as well as cooked dishes.