I went to a wonderful health education seminar geared toward professional a couple weeks ago. 2016 EQ Summit. Several physicians, scientists, psychologists and nutritionists were featured. The information was phenomenal! One thing I want to share with my friends today, from the Summit, is that contrary to media, most information out there, whole turmeric works better than the curcumin extract! It makes so much sense! The whole food is greater than its parts!! Another thing is that if you make a tea or heat the turmeric powder, add a little dash of cayenne, you have a more active form of turmeric. Soooooo, my recommendation: When you make a tea, any tea, like chamomile, peppermint, verbena, whatever, add some turmeric powder to it (1 tsp per quart) let it steep, drink throughout the day and reap the powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant benefits of this humble root, a gift from the Creator!! Let me know how it helps your joints, urinary system, skin, sleep, stress, hormone balance, helps you quit smoking or drugs, foggy thinking, alzheimers all this will improve. Give it 8 weeks for results, but you will feel/see a difference sooner. God bless you my friends!