The 100 percent pure extract of turmeric found in BCM-95® derives it powerful health-promoting benefits from the colorful and aromatic qualities of the Indian spice. Curcuminoids are responsible for the rhizome’s yellow-orange color, while an array of essential oils host the flavorful aroma at the heart of traditional curries. These two chemical groups are naturally very low in the root, less than 10 percent by weight, yet they have been regarded as the biological actives inferred from their longstanding use in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medical healing systems. BCM-95® was born out of this wisdom. It is the product of a unique extraction process that brings the curcuminoids and essential oils, like curcumin and Ar-tumerone, to the forefront. The ‘95’ in our BCM-95® trademark entails the patented composition of this potent curcumin-essential oil complex (CEC) mixture: 86% curcuminoids, plus up to 7% essential oils.