You may have noticed that PuraTHRIVE offers a micelle liposomal turmeric that’s infused with fulvic acid for even further absorption of the root’s compounds. But we also carry an isolated micelle liposomal curcumin that’s infused with DHA and ginger.
So, which one should you choose?
Curcumin is one of the most active compounds in turmeric. But turmeric has various components that all work together — and separately — to benefit your health.
Turmeric and curcumin are both beneficial in several ways — including joint health, heart health, weight management, and supporting a healthy lifestyle.
Then why would someone take one over the other?
There’s no official consensus on which you should take. But there may be a few things to consider, especially when looking specifically at PuraTHRIVE.
Let’s start with turmeric…
Turmeric has been a staple in many health practices since the ancient Vedic cultures of India.
A lot of turmeric’s ability has to do with curcumin, but not all of it. Curcumin only makes up about 2-8% of the turmeric root, with the other 92-98% consisting of several of other compounds.
Both turmeric and curcumin are good for inhibiting fungal growth. And though curcumin does a good job, it was shown that when all of turmeric’s components were put to the test, they worked best when working together. Isolated, turmeric’s component curdione showed the best results when it came to inhibiting fungal growth. [1-2]
And though turmeric has been shown to help reduce the risk of certain health issues, it’s hard to say just how much of a role the curcumin within the turmeric is playing. 
But if you’re taking turmeric raw, the truth is that you may be getting none of the benefits. Turmeric is notoriously hard for the body to absorb. Some suggest mixing it with black pepper, or piperine, but doing so not only increases the absorption of turmeric, it can increase the absorption of other things your body is taking in that it should be filtering out (like environmental toxins).
That’s why PuraTHRIVE has created a micelle liposomal turmeric that is designed to get absorbed on its own, helping you get the most out of this amazing root.
Taking turmeric every day, it seems, can promote an overall healthy lifestyle. Its many compounds — including curcumin — can help you look and feel your best every day!
To learn more about the specific benefits absorbable turmeric can offer, click here.
But isolated curcumin can have some more specific benefits. Let’s take a look…
Because it’s considered the most active substance within turmeric, curcumin has been isolated and heavily studied in recent decades.
Compared to turmeric, it was shown to have a better ability at managing healthy blood sugar levels when isolated. 
It has also been shown to have powerful antioxidant properties and has demonstrated an ability to promote a healthy inflammatory response. [5-7]
Because of this, it is often recommended for those who are looking for something to add to their regimen that can help ease joint and muscle discomfort. 
Here at PuraTHRIVE, we noticed that several of our turmeric reviews involved people finding some relief in their sore joints and muscles after taking turmeric. We wanted to try and enhance this ability, which is why we created Curcumin Gold. Not only does it contain isolated curcumin in an absorbable form, but it also has vegan-friendly DHA and ginger. These two substances are also known for alleviating these types of aches and discomforts.
To learn more about the power of these three substances in one bottle, click here.
The Bottom Line
As we said, there is no final conclusion on this. It really depends on what you’re looking to get out of these substances.
If you’re looking to promote overall health, both are great, but turmeric may be the more suitable option.
If you’re looking to alleviate stiff muscles or sore joints, curcumin may be the better option to target those ailments.
It may also help to visit each product’s page and see what others are saying in the reviews. This can offer some insight on how it’s helping others — and how it may be able to help you!
Simply click the link below and scroll down to the review section of the page!
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