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The Turmeric Co. Faqs

What is the Turmeric Co.?

The Turmeric Co. is a range of forward thinking functional Turmeric drinks in a convenient shot. They have been perfected over 10 years’ worth of development and were created to combine a variety of different natural products to support your daily well-being. The Turmeric Co. offers natural blends of fresh and organic ingredients, made with our unique extraction process, ensuring the purest natural form available.

Why turmeric?

Turmeric, is a natural source of Curcumin. This plant is native to South East Asia and is part of the ginger family. Its use as a spice in cooking has been established over hundreds of years. Fresh turmeric offers a natural source of curcumin. All of our shots contain black pepper. Black pepper is a natural source of piperine. Piperine in combination with turmeric has been shown to increase the absorption of Curcumin into our system.

What else is in your turmeric shots?

  • Watermelon – Our base ingredient. Also known as one of nature’s most powerful hydrators.
  • Pomegranate – providing more than 100 phytochemicals, from this jewel like fruit
  • Pineapple – delicious sweet addition,
  • Lemon – Full of zest, enhancing and preserving naturally the nutrients within our shots.
  • Piperine extract – included to help the absorption of what nature provides naturally within our shots.

We're proud to say there are no other ingredients used when creating our delicious shots, other than those on the ingredients list.

Do you add any preservatives or sugars?

We never add any artificial preservatives, sugars or sweeteners. You’re in good hands!

Every ingredient that's combined with the fresh Turmeric root is handpicked for its quality, natural and fresh. This means you’re getting the very best of each ingredient’s nutritious properties that hugely contribute to your well-being.

Is there a risk of cross-contamination during the process?

Our shots are made in a custom-built production facility which is SALSA certified, with a 5-star food hygiene standard rating. Its sole purpose is to create our Turmeric based shots to the highest standards with a minimal risk of cross-contamination.

Does turmeric powder have the same nutritional benefit as the root?

Although dried turmeric might make a great addition to a curry or tea, its nutritional content has been found to be far inferior to that of the fresh root. This is down to the increased levels of the active ingredient ‘curcumin’ found in the root. In order to get the same benefit you would from one of our shots, you would have to eat far more of the powder than would be realistic as part of a balanced diet.

Do you use any juices in your shots?

All of our ingredients begin life as whole fruits or vegetables. We don’t use any juices, syrups or artificial flavourings in our drinks.

How and when should I use a turmeric shot?

Many of our customers enjoying our range drink them first thing in the morning, before eating on an empty stomach - if you can handle the kick! Our shots are also great post-workout as its an opportunity to support recovery time, with a refreshing shot to shake you awake. Feel good and refuel naturally.

How many shots do you recommend per day?

We recommend starting off with one shot per day, we make every shot in our bespoke production facility with our production specialists, and you guys have certainly been keeping them busy! We try our best to always fulfil the demand, and your patience is appreciated at times.

What is turmeric?

Turmeric, or as it’s scientifically known ‘Curcuma Longa’, is an underground stem of a plant that belongs to the ginger spice family. Whilst it’s native to India, this potent spice has since gained popularity worldwide due to its long list of nutritional benefits and antioxidant properties.

It can be consumed fresh, powdered, or as a pickled form which is the most popular method in Southeastern countries, however, to make the most of the nutritional benefits turmeric has to offer, it is recommended to take turmeric in its raw, extracted form, so that you don’t miss out on the benefits of turmeric’s most powerful active ingredient, curcumin.

What is curcumin?

Curcumin is the chemical-compound found within turmeric and is the main active ingredient that is responsible for the majority of turmeric’s health benefits.

This natural substance has powerful antioxidant properties and is favoured by many for its reported ability to reduce inflammation. Because of this, scientists and charities such as the Arthritis Foundation have been exploring the benefits of curcumin for those that suffer from inflammatory issues such as issues, such as arthritis, or eczema.

Read more about curcumin over on our blog.

What does turmeric taste like?

Flavour-wise, turmeric has an earthy, sharp taste with a little bit of a peppery kick. This is why it’s almost always paired with bigger flavours and textures to balance out the taste. Think sharp, spicy curries enriched with sweet coconut milk or butter.

At The Tumeric Co, we pair our shots with something a little sweet, or a little spicy to make sure we cater to all types of tastebuds. From sweeter shots paired with beetroot, to spicy ginger shots to give turmeric a warming kick - our collection of shots offers up plenty of variations. If you’re new to turmeric and still undecided on which you’d prefer, we offer a mixed starter box featuring something sweet, something spicy and something simple - so you can decide for yourself on how best to enjoy the taste of turmeric.

How do you pronounce turmeric?

The pronunciation of turmeric is widely debated, however the correct way to pronounce turmeric is ‘tuh-muh-ruhk’, rather than ‘tyoo-merh-ick’.

What time of the day should you take turmeric?

Whilst this varies between personal preference and scientific advice, the recommended time to take turmeric is three or more hours before, or after eating a meal. This time period is when your body is likely to be in a ‘fasting’ state, which is known to improve the absorption of the chemical compound found within turmeric, curcumin.

However, ultimately, the decision of when best to take turmeric shots or supplements is down to your personal preference, though it’s important to recognise that there is sufficient evidence to suggest that some people may have sleep disturbances if taken before bedtime, due to the natural boost of energy turmeric can provide.

How long does it take for turmeric to work?

Whilst this varies from person to person, it’s important to bear in mind that, as with most supplements, there is no quick-fix and it takes time to truly reap the full nutritional benefits turmeric has to offer.

When taking turmeric, either as a supplement or in shot form, the levels of curcumin will gradually begin to build up in your system and this is when you will start to feel the beneficial effects of this potent superfood. This time period can differentiate depending on a number of individual contributing factors, including underlying health conditions and a person’s total body mass, so ultimately it’s a matter of time and patience - rather than jumping the gun and expecting immediate results.

How much turmeric should I take daily?

Studies suggest that people looking to implement turmeric into their daily routine should take doses of 500 - 2,000mg of turmeric per day. Recommended in the form of an extract with curcumin concentration, that is much higher than the amounts naturally occurring in foods.

In our turmeric shots, each of our scientifically-formulated blends contains 35g of raw turmeric root, ensuring you get more than enough from the recommended daily dosage, as well as a great level of curcumin from added black pepper to boost absorption levels, giving you full access to the nutritional benefits on offer.