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Does turmeric/curcumin supplementations reduce pain from joint pains and rheumatoid and osteoarthritis better than placebo?


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The data on joint pain is a little better than dyspepsia, but still not robust. Turmeric should be standardized to 500mg-1000mg twice daily. Your best bet is Doctor’s Best High Absorption Curcumin for best quality and cost per capsule.


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