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8 of the best turmeric supplements

09 Mar 2023 • 3 min read

Turmeric is known for its fame in Asian cuisine, but over recent years its popularity has grown into something much greater.

Read on and we’ll hit you with some turmeric knowledge.

What is turmeric?

Turmeric is a spice that derives from the turmeric plant, a close relative of ginger which both makes up part of the Zingiberaceae family.

On a culinary level, you’ll recognise it as the yellow-coloured spice that you find in curries and other Asian cuisine.

It’s been used for thousands of years to flavour and colour curry powders, tea, mustards, butter, and cheeses, amongst others.

However, in this instance, we are concentrating on its use in supplements where the root of turmeric is also traditionally and widely used for its health benefits.

Turmeric contains curcumin, a yellow-coloured chemical compound known to give turmeric its colour.

Curcumin makes up a wider range of compounds called curcuminoids.But there is a bit of a caveat. The curcumin content of turmeric is not actually that high.

In fact, it’s only around 3% by weight,1 which means you’d need to consume around 1 gram per day which would be very difficult to achieve just by eating turmeric in food alone.

If you want to experience the full effects, you’re probably best looking for a supplement that contains high levels of curcumin. Fortunately, we can point you in the right direction.

What does turmeric do in the body?

India has boasted the benefits of turmeric for thousands of years.

Ayurvedic culture, a traditional Indian approach to holistic has long since praised the health and wellbeing benefits of turmeric, and now it appears that Western studies are quickly catching on.

8 Best turmeric supplements

Read on for our top 8 best turmeric supplements.

1. Holland & Barrett Turmeric Gummy 500mg

1. Holland & Barrett Turmeric Gummy 500mg

Customer rating: 4/5

Holland & Barrett Turmeric Gummies contain Turmeric Extract and Vitamin C. Turmeric root has been used as a natural aid for thousands of years. Our Turmeric Gummies help to support joint health and flexibility.

Vitamin C supports the immune system and a normal energy yielding metabolism.

Taking our turmeric gummies is not a chore, thanks to their delicious orange flavour and chewable texture.

Holland and Barrett Turmeric Gummies are a great alternative to taking tablets or capsules if you otherwise find it difficult to swallow them.

What our customers think:

chancer - taste great! - 5/5 stars

“So pleased with these gummies. I have difficulty swallowing tablets and a lot of supplements are very big so these chewable gummies are perfect. They just taste of orange which is amazing as turmeric is a strong flavour. I'm taking them for joint problems, I've only been taking them a few days so a bit early to say, but they do taste great.”

Stratann – Turmeric Gummy - 4/5 stars

“Just started to use Turmeric Gummy, but so far so good. Taking them to help with joint problems, which is beginning to feel less painful.”

2. Holland & Barrett High Strength Turmeric with Black Pepper 600mg

2. Holland & Barrett High Strength Turmeric with Black Pepper 600mg

Customer rating: 4.6/5

Holland & Barrett High Strength Turmeric with Black Pepper contains turmeric and black pepper to help support joint health and your digestion.

With an impressive 1,200mg of turmeric powder, these capsules really pack a punch.

Black pepper promotes the absorption of turmeric and helps to unleash the many health benefits it hosts.

What our customers think:

Annie67 - My experience with Turmeric from Holland & Barrett - 5/5 stars

“I am very happy with my purchase, of high strength Turmeric 600g capsules. I use them every day & find them a great help to my overall health. I will purchase this product again.”

3. Turmeric Vitality Organic Turmeric with Organic Black Pepper & Ginger

3. Turmeric Vitality Organic Turmeric with Organic Black Pepper & Ginger

Customer rating: 4.3/5

Turmeric Vitality Organic Turmeric Capsules are an easy and effective way to ensure you get your daily dose of curcumin in a convenient capsule, with added organic ginger and black pepper.

The addition of proportionate organic black pepper assists turmeric absorption, while the ginger aids digestion – so the curcumin can get to your joints and get to work that little bit quicker.

This enhanced combination formula offers you a high strength, daily dose of turmeric per one capsule.

What our customers think:

LadyW - 1st choice Turmeric Pills - 5/5 stars

“Great way to take Turmeric for easing mild to medium joint pain. Includes black pepper for absorption and ginger for digestion. These are my first choice when buying turmeric pills and even better they were on special offer!”

4. Turmeric Vitality Bio-Fermented Turmeric Liquid Forest Berry Flavour 500ml

4. Turmeric Vitality Bio-Fermented Turmeric Liquid Forest Berry Flavour 500ml

Customer rating: 4.6/5

A slightly different take on ways to get your daily dose of turmeric.

Turmeric Vitality Bio-fermented liquid is a delicious and powerful combination of herbs, berries, and bacteria cultures, including papaya extract - which contains naturally occurring digestive enzymes.

Each serving provides 1000mg turmeric enriched with curcumin extract for increased strength.

During the fermentation, bacteria cultures consume the naturally occurring fruit sugars to create a 99% sugar free liquid with no artificial preservatives or additives.

5. Bioglan Active Curcumin High Strength Turmeric

5. Bioglan Active Curcumin High Strength Turmeric

Customer rating: 4.5/5

Bioglan Active Curcumin boasts to use a superior curcumin turmeric concentrate that is standardised to 600mg curcuminoids.

It contains much more of the key, active component which is proven to work wonders on your joints.

In addition, this unique formulation contains key nutrients including Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and copper to maintain healthy bones, healthy connective tissue and support the immune system.

What our customers think:

Annette W - Great for the Immune System - 5/5 stars

“I have been taking these tablets for a while, and I no longer have the aches and pains I started getting as I get older. My priority is ensuring I stay as healthy as possible and a strong immune system, so these are an essential part of my daily regime.”

Ropes - Wish I'd tried these a few years ago - 5/5 stars

“After the 2nd day of taking my daily pill, i could start to feel a reduction in my foot pain. You tell yourself you must be imagining it as you've read to allow 3 weeks. It was however clear a couple of days later that this was real and, writing this one month later, i have already invested in a bigger supply. The price of these put me off trying these originally but, now i have, i just wish I'd done it years ago.”

6. Vitaboost Turmeric Effervescent 20 Tablets

6. Vitaboost Turmeric Effervescent 20 Tablets

Customer rating: 4.7/5

Each fizzy, dissolvable Vitaboost Effervescent is made with HydrocurcTM: a highly bioavailable form of turmeric. This has been expertly blended with black pepper to maximise absorption as well as Vitamin C for health and immunity.

A refreshing alternative to tablets, simply dissolve these tablets into water or juice for a tasty turmeric-packed drink.

Plus, they’re orange flavoured and sugar free too!

What our customers think:

Lynmur - Easy to drink - 5/5 stars

“I bought for the turmeric seems to work fine with so side effects.”

Lato - Nice flavour - 5/5 stars

“Very pleasant flavour. I have been taking it for a week so far so good.”

7. BetterYou Turmeric Daily Oral Spray

7. BetterYou Turmeric Daily Oral Spray

Customer rating: 3.1/5

BetterYou Turmeric Oral Spray is formulated and designed to deliver a greater uptake of three active curcuminoids.

This Innovative spray delivery system skips out the digestive system. The oral, water-based spray provides an alternative way to get your turmeric intake with optimal absorption through the soft tissue of the mouth.

So, if you struggle with taking tablets or capsules, then this could be the perfect turmeric supplement for you.

What our customers think:

fitch - Delicious! - 5/5 stars

“Delicious orange flavour that even kids love. The spray is a more effective way of getting turmeric into the system than a tablet.”

Longerlife - Turmeric Spray - 5/5 stars

“This is an easy quick way to take Turmeric. I take other products in the range, I can’t swallow lots of vitamins as they aren’t good for my stomach, this works perfectly.”

8. Starpowa Turmeric 3000mg with Black Pepper 60 Vegan Gummies

8. Starpowa Turmeric 3000mg with Black Pepper 60 Vegan Gummies

Customer rating: 4/5

Starpowa Turmeric Gummies contain black pepper and are completely VEGAN!

These delicious orange flavoured gummies contain a huge 3000mg of turmeric per serving, to help support health.

Plus, black pepper, which is a must as it helps increase the rate at which turmeric is absorbed in the body.

Each gummy is vegan friendly, contains less than 0.1g of sugar per gummy and is naturally flavoured and sweetened using plant extracts.

What our customers think:

Teigan H - Amazing! - 5/5 stars

“Love the taste and they really do make a massive difference! Loving this product!”

Final Say

If you’re interesting in looking at more turmeric supplements then head over to this page on our website. Likewise, if you’re curious about the many other ways turmeric can be incorporated into your day-to-day life, then check out our 7 of the Best Turmeric Products article.   



Author: Bhupesh PanchalSenior Regulatory Affairs Associate

Joined Holland & Barrett: Apr 2019

Masters Degree in Toxicology and BSc Hons in Medical Biochemistry

Bhupesh started his career as a Clinical Toxicologist for Public Health England, advising healthcare professionals all around the country on how to manage clinical cases of adverse exposure to supplements, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, industrial chemicals and agricultural products.

After 7 years in this role and a further year working as a drug safety officer in the pharmaceutical industry, Bhupesh joined Holland & Barrett as a Senior Regulatory Affairs Associate in 2019.

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