Curcumin is a naturally yellow compound which is extracted from the powdered root of turmeric, a spice belonging to the ginger family. Wide range of applications! in Flavoring, Coloring, Ingredient in Cosmetics, and as a dietary supplement.
With the recent shift in the interest of researchers from synthetic drug to natural product usage, there has been a renewed attention directed at the development of turmeric and Curcumin into Nutraceutical products along with an exploration of their further applications.
Industry news of the past several months has been filled with warnings about synthetic curcumin being substituted for natural material!Naturally sourced curcumin is extracted from Turmeric rhizomes and Synthetic curcumin is produced from petroleum-derived compounds. The drafted guidelines in August 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on new dietary ingredients highlight that synthetic identical of herbs or botanicals are not the same and therefore do not qualify as a dietary ingredient under 201(ff)(1)(C) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
Carbon-14 analysis has proven to be an accurate tool to detect adulteration of natural curcumin with the petrochemical-derived synthetic version.
100 % Bio-based Carbon indicates that a material is entirely sourced from plants or animal by-products and 0 % Bio-based Carbon indicates that a material did not contain any carbon from plants or animal by-products. A value in between represents a mixture of natural and fossil sources.Sark Curcumin Powder 95% is extracted from Turmeric Rhizomes and the Authenticity proved C14 Testing.