This is a review of Vitacost Turmeric Extract.  Turmeric is currently receiving a lot of attention as a supplement for its various health benefits.  Turmeric supports health in several ways. It is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect cells from free radical damage. It also helps maintain a healthy inflammatory response, helps protect brain cells, and helps to maintain a healthy liver even under challenging circumstances.

This product is manufacturer by Vitacost. Vitacost nutritional products are manufactured to high standards of quality, efficacy and safety. Each Vitacost product meets or exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of Federal Regulation Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).

We decided to conduct some independent online research to learn about this product and see if it really is as great as the company claims.  Read our review below to find out if this product is right for your needs.


This product contains 1160 mg of Turmeric extract, 1100 mg of Curcuminoids, and 5 mg Black Pepper extract.  Other ingredients include: Gelatin (capsule), rice flour, magnesium stearate (vegetable source), silicon dioxide and stearic acid (vegetable source). This is not a vegetarian or vegan product which may be a problem for some users.


The website clear states that two capsules should be taken on a daily basis.  However, it does not outline what time of day the capsules should be taken and whether they should be taken with or without food.

Side Effects

No side effects are listed on the product website.  However, no side effects are generally experienced with Turmeric products.  It is good practice for pregnant or lactating women, diabetics, hypoglycemics, and people with known medical conditions and/or taking drugs to talk to a licensed physician and/or pharmacist prior to taking dietary supplements. This product should not be used by children.


This product is available directly from the manufacturer’s website for $28.33. This seems to be a good price when compared to other products on the market. However, it is unclear whether the bottle contains a 30 or 60 day supply..


The website claims a “5 Star Guarantee.”  However, this sounds like rhetoric as details are not provided. It’s unclear if you can actually get a refund if you are not happy with the product. It is also unclear if the “5 Star Guarantee” has an expiration date (i.e. if you need to return the product by a certain time).  You may need to contact the manufacturer directly for more information.


Vitacost Turmeric Extract does not really compare to some of the other Turmeric products on the market. When we conducted our initial research online we found that it seemed like this may be a suitable product from a reputable company.  However, one of the most noticeable drawbacks is the lack of a detailed satisfaction guarantee. While the company says that it has a “5 Star Guarantee” there are no specific details listed for how, or even if, you can obtain a product refund.  There are many other products on the marketplace that have strong refund and guarantee policies.

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