Curcuminoids are natural chemical compounds in found in turmeric, including but not necessarily limited to diferuloylmethane (curcumin), demethoxycurcumin, bisdemethoxycurcumin. Scientists believe that these compounds each have anti-inflammatory effects.1 Dietary supplements containing curcuminoids are often simply labeled as curcumin.


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