Turmeric provides one of nature’s best kept secrets, curcuminoids, a group of antioxidants that may help support healthy inflammation response† due to physical overexertion.* While you can add turmeric to food in the form of a spice, taking a supplement is a better way to ensure you are able to experience the potential benefits. Read on to learn about the types of turmeric supplements and find out why our Qunol Turmeric is the better choice!

The Problem with Regular1 Turmeric

When it comes to turmeric supplements, absorption is key to seeing the potential benefits. When we take a supplement, it must travel through our stomach to our intestines where it is absorbed into the bloodstream. Curcumin can be poorly absorbed by the intestines because it tends to clump together inside the body.

Black Pepper Extract Enhances Absorption

One way to overcome the curcumin absorption issue is by adding black pepper extract. This is why you will often see black pepper as an ingredient in recipes containing turmeric. Turmeric supplements also utilize this absorption “hack” because black pepper extract helps curcumin pass through the wall of the intestines and leads to higher blood levels.2

While black pepper extract can enhance the absorption of curcumin, there is an even better option.

Water Dispersion Technology for Superior Absorption

Since turmeric’s tendency to clump together is one of the main reasons for its poor absorption, researchers figured out that breaking up these clumps can greatly improve absorption. In order to do this, scientists combined turmeric with a carbohydrate called gamma cyclodextrin.


Gamma cyclodextrin is a donut shaped molecule that surrounds and separates the turmeric. This allows it to disperse in water and increases the amount of turmeric absorbed by the body. 

Why Qunol is Better

Qunol’s Extra Strength Turmeric Curcumin Complex has water dispersion technology which delivers superior absorption compared to regular1 turmeric.


1Regular turmeric is standardized unformulated curcumin extract.


2The Advantages Of Curcuminoids + Bioperine® Combination http://www.sabinsa.com/newsroom/articles-download/1024-sabinsa-article-12

†May help reduce temporary inflammation associated with physical overexertion.
This product is not intended to treat, prevent or cure inflammation associated with any disease.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.