The overall rating for curcumin is 2.3 out of 3 meaning there is some evidence that this supplement does some (not all) of what it claims. Using this supplement may lead to some improvements.

Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Curcumin
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Curcumin Simple Report

  • Supplement: Curcumin
  • Supplement Category: plant and food extracts
  • Number of Products Containing Curcumin: 27
  • Effectiveness Rating: 2.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 35 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 3
  • Number of Claims: 4
  • Effective Dosage Range: 5 - 22.1 grams per day

Curcumin Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for curcumin is 2.3 out of 3. This rating means the evidence is mixed on the supplement's ability to deliver positive results. While some of the research supports its use, other evidence does not. Using this supplement may lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for curcumin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Curcumin

There are 3 studies in the database on curcumin; the research rating is 35. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this research rating is for curcumin as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Curcumin

Products Names Amount of Curcumin
Allflex 100mg
Joint Support*3 237.5mg
Animal Flex Amount not listed.
Joint Shield 150mg
Recover*2 Amount not listed.
Full list of all 27 products containing Curcumin.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower blood pressure

Recovery Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
improve recovery
reduce muscle damage
reduce muscle soreness


The Supplement Database includes 3 studies on curcumin dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose ranges from 5 to 22.1 grams per day, the average dose being 9.53 grams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Curcumin.


Title of Study
Curcumin and Piperine Supplementation and Recovery Following Exercise Induced Muscle Damage: A Randomized Controlled Trial
Curcumin supplementation likely attenuates delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
Oral Supplementation of Turmeric Decreases Proteinuria, Hematuria, and Systolic Blood Pressure in Patients Suffering From Relapsing or Refractory Lupus Nephritis: A Randomized and Placebo-controlled Study