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The Differences of Curcumin versus Turmeric – Why Fermented Whole Root Turmeric is Best

The Differences of Curcumin versus Turmeric – Why Fermented Whole Root Turmeric is Best
Traditionally we would not eat curcumin, we would eat turmeric – freshly juiced or sliced in a curry or sprinkled on top of your favourite dish. Packed with antioxidants and phytonutrients, turmeric is one of the most popular superfood spices with its medicinal and culinary versatility (1). The medicinal benefits of turmeric may range from relieving joint pain, improving heart health, correcting skin and digestive issues. It has many important nutritional compounds as a whole, with many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Research has identified an active constituent in turmeric called curcumin, however the whole is always greater than the sum of its parts. 

What are Adaptogen and Nervine Herbs?

What are Adaptogen and Nervine Herbs?
Herbs help our bodies heal and become optimal. They are plants that provide actions to our bodies in many different ways. These actions can include supporting us in times of stress as adaptogen herbs can do for us and as nervine herbs help to ease and nourish our bodies. Using whole herbs are best as it includes all parts of the plants, which can be dried, dehydrated, preserved, steeped, and even fermented. The properties of herbs have been used for centuries to treat various conditions, traditionally studied and passed down throughout history. Although their effects have not always been formally studied, whole herbs have a track record of safety and efficacy when used properly. 

Ferment Active™ Series A New Paradigm of Activated Herbals

Ferment Active™ Series A New Paradigm of Activated Herbals

For our Ferment Active™, Living Alchemy uses the ancient art of fermentation to activate herbs and foods into their superior form to support our modern day physical and mental stress. We produce these using a traditional, month long fermentation containing diverse select species of microorganisms from kefir and kombucha cultures. This activation delivers the complete, activated herb within a living food matrix for exceptional vitality and bioavailability.

Our Ferment Active™ formulas deliver the whole of each organic herb and food in an enhanced, activated, and highly bioavailable form like no other. Instead of focusing just on one particular compound within the herb or food, we use our diverse strain Kefir-kombucha culture to transform the entire herb or food into its activated state. In essence, it’s microbes perfecting herbs and foods, or rather, life perfecting nature. Only a long, traditional fermentation process can produce herbs and foods in this perfect state where your body recognizes and utilizes the nutrients to deeply nourish itself.


Whether it's physical or mental stress, bringing the body back into balance is necessary. Diet and lifestyle changes are a given, but fermented herbs and foods are powerful in their anti-stress effects. Our Ferment Active Series formulas give you the strength you need to take on your day.

Ferment Active™ TURMERIC is a potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant with an outstanding 983% more tetrahydo-curcumin to enhance the wellbeing. Ferment Active™ TURMERIC promotes joint health and mobility, provides immune support and works to provide a healthy inflammatory response to the body.

Ferment ActiveRHODIOLA gives you the energy you need to finish your workout or chase after your kids. It increases stamina and energy and has a 300% greater effect than Rhodiola extract after 7 days on both stress & anxiety.

Ferment ActiveHOLY BASIL supports your mental health and helps brighten your mood. It promotes relaxation and reduces stress hormones. This is a highly bioavailable form of holy basil to provide synergistic support for the nervous system.

Ferment ActiveAHWAGANDHA focuses on your adrenals and providing overall vitality. It improves anxiety and mood, while helping focus and concentration. Our Ferment Active™ ASHWAGANDHA uses certified organic Bacopa and certified organic Turmeric which has many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that help with stress, anxiety, and depression.

Ferment ActiveMLK THISTLE revitalizes and strengthens your liver while encouraging your body to effectively detox. It also normalizes liver enzymes and liver function. Milk Thistle filters toxins from the body by regenerating damaged liver cells, protecting healthy liver cells and aids in the production of new stronger cells.

Our Ferment Active™ formulas contain no fillers, additives or excipients and they are suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Plus, Living Alchemy is USDA certified organic by International Certification Services Inc and Non-GMO Project verified.