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What is the difference in the supplement turmeric and turmeric curcumin?
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Dr. Rick Kirschner
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In brief: Turmeric
Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor!

In brief: Turmeric
Curcumin is the main component of turmeric, and it is likely that turmeric is more effective than curcumin in the treatment of inflammatory disorders.
Turmeric is not well absorbed unless you take it with black pepper. Don't use if you have gallstones, and it may interfere with great cancer treatment. Talk with your doctor!
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