VitaTree Turmeric Curcumin Vegan Joint Formula is a whole food supplement that helps to support the body in many ways. Turmeric has been used for thousands of years in various cultures to help with the support of joints and ligaments. Turmeric, and its active component curcumin, have been used traditionally in the diets of many cultures because of their well- documented abilities to support healthy digestion and liver and gallbladder function. The VitaTree Turmeric Curcumin Vegan Joint Formula is unique in that it contains both the Turmeric root, but also the extract Curcumin for extra potency and effectiveness. VitaTree Turmeric Curcumin Vegan Joint can also be used topically for supporting the joint tissues. It can be mixed in coconut oil or other carrier oils and applied to the skin over the joint in question. Dr. Janine Bowring, ND, the formulator for VitaTree Nutritionals has also included Quercitin in the formula because it helps to increase the absorption of curcumin by decreasing glucuronidation. VitaTree Turmeric Curcumin Vegan Joint Formula does not contain pepper or extracts of pepper so is ideal for those with sensitivities to peppers, yet has the maximum absorption due to the unique formulation and without any added fillers or flow agents such as magnesium stearate.