Active Ingredient: Curcumin Extract (as 95% curcuminoids)
Suggested Use: Take 1 to 2 softgels daily. Or use as directed by your healthcare professional.
Curcumin is not readily absorbable in its natural form. However, Jigsaw Health provides Curcumin mixed with Medium Chain Triglycerides (or MCTs for short) and extra virgin olive oil to increase absorption. The MCTs and extra virgin olive oil are what helps the curcumin dissolve, making this 95% curcuminoid form highly bioavailable.
Curcumin is especially notable for its antioxidant support and for its affects on the activity of the NF-kB protein. Jigsaw Health’s curcumin can support healthy cellular maintenance as well as support the function of the immune system.
Why doesn't your product contain pepper? Like so many I've seen claim the pepper increases absorption, or does it really? My mother cannot tolerate pepper so finding your product is much better for her anyway! Just curious why yours is different?
Thank you for writing the review on our website!
Great question! Curcumin is not readily absorbable in its natural form or use in regular foods except when consumed along with black pepper or extra-virgin olive oil. We have chosen to use the extra virgin olive oil which contains Medium-chain triglycerides that is easily absorbed intact and processed thru the liver, to provide more energy to a person.
Choosing the extra-virgin olive oil is also a better option for those with any pepper allergies. ;)
-Jigsaw Health Customer Service Catera Mueller on 30th Mar 2017
My doc suggested I try tumeric/curcumin in response to increased discomfort especially in my hands and feet. After a dedicated month of twice daily dosing, I can honestly say I am truly pleased and notice a marked difference. There is definite relief in my pain and overall improved mobility with comfortable activity again. Love the timed release Jigsaw products!! Ida McManis on 4th Feb 2017
Is it impossible to make supplements without using soy? It's rhetorical because I kno its not impossible. I take other oil based gelcaps that are non GMO, soy free, gluten free, dairy free etc.
Please update the formula so I can feel good about taking it.
Hi Drew, this is Patrick, CEO of Jigsaw Health. I totally empathize with your comment as I HATE soy too!!!
However, you'll notice in this article (http://chriskresser.com/harmful-or-harmless-soy-lecithin/) that there's quite a distinction between "soy" (or more specifically, "soy protein") and "soy lecithin", which is derived from soy, but contains virtually zero soy protein.
Btw, soy lecithin (or any type of "lecithin") is used in our formula as an "emulsifier", which is a fancy word that essentially means, "it helps two liquids that don't normally mix together, mix together."
And you'll notice our formula contains Extra Virgin Olive Oil & Purified Water, two liquids that mix as well as Republicans and Democrats. ;-)
So with all that said, we're always looking for ways to improve our formulas, and given the very valid concern with the word "soy" being on the label at all, I'll have R&D look into other emulsification options that we might be able to switch to some time down the road. Thx for your feedback!
PS - If you purchased this product and would like a refund, do please contact customer service at 480-951-0840. Drew on 21st Jun 2016
Ive been using Turmeric for over a year now, and was pleasantly surprised to find Jigsaw's Curcumin (Turmeric) formula in a oil capsule. I have had great improvement since switching to Jigsaw Curcumin and Magnesium w/SRT. Libby on 25th Nov 2015
Recommended by my doctor. I love that it has olive oil already mixed in to increase absorption! Great product. Marsha on 30th Jun 2015
I have been pleased with the product! Marian R. on 23rd Jan 2015