Turmeric Curcumin and Piperine Capsules

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What is Turmeric (Curcumin)?

Turmeric is a spice that contains curcumin which is the main bioactive ingredient. It is a potent cognitive enhancer and physical performance aid.* Our curcumin comes from a 95% turmeric extract.

Curcumin Benefits

Curcumin as a Nootropic

Curcumin has cognitive benefits as it is able to support brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). [1] BDNF promotes the growth of neurons which is how your brain transmits information. [2, 3] BDNF is also vital for long-term memory. [4] In a study on healthy rats, curcumin was able to increase BDNF levels by 140%.* [5]

Turmeric Capsules and Athleticism

Curcumin’s cellular health benefits allow it to aid in promoting muscular recovery from exercise. [6] It also promotes blood flow. [7] Plus, curcumin improves muscle recovery during reloading.* [8,9]

Muscle reloading builds fibers to help existing fibers return to their original state. For example, if you are injured and cannot work out for an extended period of time, you will likely experience muscle atrophy.* Reloading occurs when you begin to use the muscle again to try and return to its previous state. [10]

What is Piperine?

Piperine itself does not provide many benefits. However, it inhibits enzymes that affect the absorption of other supplements. Because of this, piperine is often taken alongside other supplements to improve their bioavailability. [11]

Turmeric 95% Extract with Piperine

Curcumin has very poor bioavailability. Piperine is able to increase this by 2000%. [11] Without the inclusion of piperine, the turmeric extract would be almost useless.

Why Turmeric and Piperine Capsules?

Encapsulated supplements are easier to take than powdered formats and save time. This removes the need to measure out these supplements and ensures accurate dosing. Plus, turmeric is a bright orange/yellow color and can stain your clothes and skin.

Turmeric (Curcumin) and Piperine Capsule Dosage

Each capsule contains 500mg of pure curcumin and 5mg of piperine. Individuals should take one capsule per day.

Curated Reviews

“Have tried other brands and liked the price on this particular one and decided to give it a shot. Everything is the same. I am experiencing no difference, better or worse, from the Turmeric with Piperine from Powder City than I was with other brands with a much heftier price tag. Good work Powder City. One request, dosage info and total MG amount per capsule is a good sign, however, it would be nice to know what the concentration level of the Turmeric is in the capsules.”– Paul G.


  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18420184
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7700353
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11520916
  4. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18263738
  5. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16364299
  6. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22261585
  7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23013352
  8. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21497497
  9. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19393114
  10. Schiaffino, Stefano, and Terence Partridge. Skeletal Muscle Repair and Regeneration. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2008.
  11. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120

Additional Resources

Curcumin Wiki
Curcumin Examine Page

Turmeric Wiki
Turmeric Examine Page

Piperine Wiki
Piperine Examine Page


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