It’s exciting to see how turmeric supplements have skyrocketed in popularity over the years. Turmeric is amazing and can offer all kinds of health benefits to those who incorporate it into their healthy routine. However, not all supplements are the same for many reasons, including processing, purity of product, or even whether they contain liposomes to help with bioavailability.  Another big difference is where the turmeric is sourced from. Do you know where your turmeric supplement comes from?  You should, and here’s why!

Where turmeric is grown

Surprisingly, turmeric can be grown almost anywhere, though in general it prefers warmer climates to grow. Turmeric originated in India but is now cultivated throughout the tropical areas of Asia and to a smaller extent in other subtropical and tropical parts of the world. However, there are many resources that instruct how turmeric can be grown in any climate, depending on how it’s cared for. That can be good or bad. Good, as it allows for turmeric to be more abundant. Bad because not everywhere is ideal for growing turmeric. Let’s dig deeper.

Not all turmeric resources are organic

The reason people take turmeric supplements are for their healthy attributes, including its anti-inflammatory elements. Like any nutrient, the closer to the original source it is, the better. When it comes to organic farming, that’s what you’ll likely get. No chemicals or other manufactured compounds are introduced to the soil or sprayed on the plant, so your turmeric is as close as possible to being pure and effective. That can’t be said for farms that are not organic and grow turmeric, where there is a risk of impurities. Organic farming rebuilds soil health and stops harmful chemicals from getting into the turmeric root.

Water plays a big role in how pure a product is

People often forget to take water into account when it comes to the purity of a fruit or vegetable root grown on a farm. Even if a farm does its due diligence to keep water clean, if the farm isn’t organic, there’s a chance that those chemicals from spraying will get into the water, which of course seeps into the ground and finally the root of plants. A reputable organic farm will take its water resource consideration even further. It makes a big difference if a farm sits above or below neighboring areas that may not be organic. If is sits below other farms that aren’t organic, heavy rains may still get into the farm’s soil and impact the integrity of the plants. Farms that sit above neighboring farms are protected from that.

What makes Future Pharm’s turmeric extract different?

We did our research when we first started this company to find a pristine resource for our turmeric, and we found it! Our turmeric is sourced from an organic farm in Hawaii. That farm sits high on a hill, so they have complete control of their water resource. The farm is certified organic, and all turmeric is shipped fresh, not processed. Being sources from a U.S. source ensures that it adheres to strict USDA organic requirements. We wouldn’t get our turmeric from anywhere else!

Do you know where your turmeric supplements come from?  Are they manufactured in the U.S.?  Are they USDA organic?  Is it sourced from an organic growing environment?  These are good questions to ask. If you’re not sure, it may be time to switch to Future Pharm’s all-natural organic turmeric extract!