Turmeric is a spice and curcumin is the active ingredient in it.I use Theracumin as it is much more bioavalable to the body.Taking curcumin is not as good but if you add pepper it will be more effective.Since I am not keen to have 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper in my mout I use theracumin.Either one should be taken with some sort of oil.I use coconut or borage oil
Hi Ella. I use Mercola’s brand Curcumin Advanced. I think he has high quality supplements and I have found this one helpful.
RA 02/07,AP 10/07
Minocycline 200mg MWF; Plaquenil 100mg 3 days/week
Fish Oil, Ubiquinol, Turmeric, Vit C (2 grams) , MultiVit, Magnesium, Astaxanthin, D3 (5000), probiotics and a daily dose of yoga!
I get Enhansa prescribed by my LLMD and its shipped to me. Some insurances will cover it with just a co pay, but need to check ahead. I have not experienced much anti inflammatory effect and herxed initially so needed to increase dose slowly, but I take it for its multitude of health effects.
Severe, swift onset RA as a result of Lyme disease
Current Meds: Biaxin (500mg BID), Tetracycline (500mg BID), Tirosint (88mcg), Liothyronine (10 mcg), Compounded Liposomal Artemisinin, LDN (3mg), Topical Progesterone,
Current Supps: Curcumin, Bovine Colostrum, ALA. NAC, Milk Thistle, Super Liquid Folate/B12/B-Complex, Probiotics, Vit D3
Supportive Measures: IV Myer's Cocktails, IV Glutathione, FIR Sauna, Gluten-free diet, Gym.
My rheumy has me taking Meriva- a highly bioavailable form of turmeric/curcumin- Mine is formulated through Thorne Research- I take a Standard Release and a Slow Release form BID. Definitely a huge help for me!