JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger Summarized
- A light dose of 270mg of curcumin, making it safe and effective for daily use
- Comes with 30-day money-back guarantee
- Relatively affordable at $22.99/30 servings
- Gummies come in an all-natural orange flavor
- The only other ingredient besides curcumin is ginger, which is underdosed
- Missing black pepper extract to improve curcumin’s otherwise poor absorption
- Fairly underwhelming effects in terms of joint pain reduction
JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger is a decent gummy supplement for those who’re looking to gain some of the benefits of curcumin. Curcumin is a proven anti-inflammatory compound that helps to boost your immunity, brain function, and, yes, joint health.
The problem here is, however, that JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger uses a poorly bioavailable form of curcumin with no black pepper extract to improve its absorption. It doesn’t help that the only other ingredient in the formula – ginger – is only 12mg, either. Many ingredients are missing from the formula to make it more effective for flexibility, mobility, and long-term joint health.
The manufacturer claims their gummies absorb in your blood significantly better than capsule-based supplements but provides no evidence to back it up. While it may help you reduce joint pain slightly, JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger is far from the best joint supplement we’ve seen.
About JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger
JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger is a 100% natural and naturally-flavored gummy supplement with curcumin and ginger.
It comes with 60 orange-flavored gummies per bottle and has a serving size of 2 gummies per day. Taking these gummies daily, you’re promised the following benefits:
- Reduces joint aches and stiffness
- Bolsters immune function
- Enhances cognitive performance
- Quenches inflammation
This is what almost every turmeric supplement claims nowadays, so how do you tell if this is the real deal?
Our team takes a closer look at the ingredients, serving size, and other factors to help you decide if this is the right supplement for you.
As the name suggests, there are only two ingredients in JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger Gummies;
- Curcumin (270mg)
- Ginger (12mg)
There are also some inactive ingredients, such as sugar, glucose syrup, sucrose syrup, liquid burn sugar, etc.
It is good that you can see the ingredient doses on JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger’s label. There are no proprietary blends inside. Here’s how it looks;
Overall, it looks like a decent formula. There are definitely a few improvements that the manufacturers could make to make it more effective at certain things, such as reducing joint pain and improving long-term cartilage repair.
More on this below, but first, let’s check what each of the ingredients in JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger can do for you, its quality rating, and the science behind the ingredients.
Curcumin is an extract of the turmeric root and is used as a supplement for health benefits.
Curcumin is found in all parts of the turmeric plant, with the root being the most concentrated. It has been used as a food additive and traditional medicine.
Studies have found that curcumin can alleviate symptoms of depression, arthritis, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
It also has anti-inflammatory effects and can be helpful to prevent unhealthy cells from developing and growing. Furthermore, Curcumin can help to improve heart health by lowering cholesterol levels in your blood vessels.
The recommended dose of curcumin supplements ranges anywhere from 200mg-1000mg, but it depends on the person’s age and weight. It also depends on the quality of the curcumin extract that is being used. Unfortunately, JellyBee doesn’t let us in on the details about where their curcumin is sourced from.
Ginger is a supplement that can be used to provide relief from joint discomfort and inflammation. Ginger supplements are natural, which means that they don’t come with the risk of side effects.
- Ginger is a supplement that people have been using for many years to provide relief from joint discomfort and inflammation. It was just recently discovered that this herb also helps with curing nausea and vomiting, morning sickness, motion sickness, and car sickness.
The root of the ginger plant has been studied and it is known that its active ingredient is called gingerol. Gingerol rapidly crosses the blood-brain barrier, reaching the brain in about twenty minutes. There, it acts by stimulating serotonin receptors in nerve cells to help reduce nausea and vomiting.
Ginger has analgesic effects on bone and joint pain through stimulation of pain sensors. Ginger has antidepressant effects in the brain, which is helpful for those experiencing chronic stress or depression. As we mentioned, it also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and may help to reduce joint pain and inflammation, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and asthma symptoms.
There is just one slight issue with JellyBee’s Ginger. There is only 12mg of it per serving. Even if this was a high-quality ginger extract with at least 5% gingerols (which we don’t know as it isn’t disclosed), 12mg is still too low of a dose to provide any substantial benefit. At this dosage, ginger is just a filler ingredient in JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger that is unlikely to do anything at all.
Our Thoughts on the Ingredients in JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger
JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger contains a solid dose of curcumin, the main active ingredient of turmeric that has potent studied anti-inflammatory effects. It is one of the best ingredients to include in a joint supplement because it helps to alleviate pain while improving flexibility and mobility of your connective tissues.
But this is as good as it gets.
There is nothing beyond curcumin in JellyBee’s gummies that can do much for you.
Ginger, the only other ingredient besides curcumin, is underdosed. At the mere 12mg per serving, it won’t do anything here.
This is where we come to the main issue of JellyBee’s Turmeric & Ginger formula – it is incomplete.
There is a lot missing from the formula to be able to compete with the market-leading joint/anti-inflammatory supplements. There is no selenium, MSM, chondroitin, glucosamine, or bromelain to name just a few. These ingredients don’t just reduce inflammation or help with joint pain, but they also promote cartilage repair & protection, shock absorption, and joint tissue recovery.
While turmeric/curcumin is definitely a good ingredient, it’s not strong enough to do all the work on its own! Turmeric won’t give you nearly the same effects as when combined with other proven joint health compounds.
Dosage Instructions (How to Take)
JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger dosage is 2 gummies per day with or without food.
What do Others Say?
JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger isn’t available on Amazon or other websites where you’d find impartial reviews. Unfortunately, the only reviews the manufacturer gives us are those from their official website, which are moderated.
What are the Negative Effects of JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger?
The risk of side effects from JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger is low. Both curcumin and ginger are well-studied for their safety, and their doses are fairly light, too (more so in the case of ginger).
That said, curcumin/turmeric does have some interactions with certain medications. If you are on any, speak with your doctor before taking this supplement.
Cost & Value
A single bottle of JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger with 30 servings will set you back by $22.99. Is it a good value for money?
Although this is a relatively affordable price, in our opinion, it could definitely be better! The main issue is that it has underdosed ingredients. Plus, curcumin on its own without black pepper extract is virtually pointless for joint pain. At this price range, you can find a standalone curcumin supplement with better absorption, no doubt.
JellyBee Turmeric and Ginger Review: The Bottom Line
The key marketing claim of JellyBee is that their Turmeric & Ginger gummies have a 90% absorption efficiency, compared to regular turmeric supplements. They do not, however, provide any scientific backing for their claims. We’re not quite sure where they got this information from! The truth is, turmeric on its own indeed has poor absorption, but when paired with a black pepper extract or certain types of fat molecules, its absorption increases dramatically.
So, regardless of if you take turmeric as gummies or in capsules, it depends on the quality of turmeric itself, as well as other ingredients its paired with.
In the case of JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger, it doesn’t have anything to improve curcumin’s absorption. So you’re probably not going to get much from even curcumin itself here. Apart from curcumin we only get an underdosed ginger ingredient. Other key compounds, such as MSM & chondroitin, are missing from JellyBee Turmeric & Ginger.
It’s a decent supplement for the price, just don’t expect too much from it!